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Teaching RL4.1 Refer to Details and Examples in a Text

Reading Literature – 4th Grade Key Ideas and Details CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. Teacher Notes Drawings and equations help us solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities. Understanding the context and…

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Drawing Inferences Game

Drawing Inferences Game – This fun game can be played in pairs or teams.  Students match answers on triangles by drawing an inference based on clues from cards that ask questions. Key Ideas and Details: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences…

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Drawing Inferences Worksheets

Drawing Inferences – Free printable worksheets can be used to have students determine what the author is suggesting by using the information from the text and what is already known about the content.  Students will reviews recorded information and write an inference. Key Ideas and Details: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text…

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Animated Reading Comprehension Lessons & Activity – Fifth Grade

Synonyms and Antonyms – This free, fifth-grade vocabulary lesson reviews age-appropriate synonyms and antonyms such as hinder: prevent, interfere, and assist and competent: ineffective, skillful, and capable. Students read short sentences and sort words as synonyms or antonyms. Helpful hints are provided that use each word in a sentence to help students classify the words.…

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Compare and Contrast Story Elements

Compare and Contrast Story Elements – Free printable worksheets which allow students to record similarities and differences of story elements by completing a graphic organizer. Craft and Structure: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.6 Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations. Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:…

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Animated Reading Comprehension Lesson and Activity – Second & Third Grade

Prefixes and Suffixes – You’ll love this fun and free vocabulary lesson! Children play a balloon game and make new words by adding prefixes and suffixes to root words. Specific feedback combined with exciting interaction makes this lesson a hit for parents and students. Basic Sight Words – Two free sight word lessons. Both lessons…

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Animated Phonics Lessons & Activities – Third Grade

Syllabification – This free phonics lesson will teach your third-graders how to identify the number of syllables in a word. Words like dinosaur, lizard, and cave are reviewed. You might see your student with the top of their hand against their chin while reading aloud, but don’t worry, they are just practicing their syllables! Substitution…

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Story Mapping Worksheet: Grades 3-5

Story Mapping Worksheet – Mini-lesson/activity with free printable worksheet.  Students identify story elements (narrative text structure) to improve reading comprehension. Key Ideas and Details: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama,…

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