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Reading Comprehension Strategies – Student Lesson and Online Activity

Reading Comprehension Strategies Reading Comprehension Strategies – Online video with a student lesson and student activities to improve their reading comprehension and to improve student’s ability to think and learn across the curriculum.  The following Common Core aligned strategies are covered: Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating, Synthesizing, and Strategies Together. Click…

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Reading Passages (K-8)

Reading Passages (K-8) Reading Passages – Must register (free) to have access to passages. Covers reading levels kindergarten through eight grade.  The passages can be used for comprehension, fluency, or about any reading skill in the Common Core State Standards. Informational and literary texts. Organized by grade or lexile. The reading passages can be used…

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5th and 6th Grade Novel Study Units

5th and 6th Grade Novel Study Units 5th and 6th Grade Novel Study Units – These are longer units organized around a single chapter book. These units do not focus on a teaching students any one reading comprehension skill but provide an opportunity for students to practice a suite of reading comprehension skills to master…

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Comprehension Units

Common Core Reading Lessons: Comprehension Units Comprehension Units – These research-based units facilitate close reading, precise questioning based on evidence in the text, and focused discussion to enable comprehension of the entire text. Read-aloud and paired text lessons embody the most effective research-proven instructional practices to support student comprehension. Units are based on superb, carefully…

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Voice

Common Core Reading Lessons: Voice An author’s tone or attitude toward a subject in a text. Voice Lessons – Covers second through sixth grade.  Examples: Identify and describe the author’s voice (feelings) in a poem using the title and textual evidence.  Compare and contrast words and phrases in poems with different voices.  Give examples of…

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Vocabulary in Context

Common Core Reading Lessons: Vocabulary in Context The meaning of a word within a text. Vocabulary in Context Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade.  Examples: Use picture cues to read unknown words. Use visual, meaning, and structure clues together to determine the meaning of a word.  Use a dictionary to find the meaning of…

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Setting

Common Core Reading Lessons: Setting Where and when a story takes place. Setting Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade.  Examples: Identify when and where a story takes place.  Identify and describe when a story takes place using evidence from pictures, text, and clue words.  Determine the implicit setting of a story using context clues…

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Common Core Reading Lessons: Sequence

Common Core Reading Lessons: Sequence The order of events or steps in a text. Sequence Lessons – Covers kindergarten through sixth grade.  Examples: Show the correct order of events from beginning to end in a story.  Use sequence clue words (morning, afternoon, late afternoon, night, and months) to show the correct order of events in…

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