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This resource, although based on out-dated content, could be useful in your language arts or ESL classroom as it outlines a listening and reading comprehension strategy. Using nonfiction sources, such as newspaper articles, struggling readers practice identifying the verbs in a text as a way of anchoring their understanding of what is being said and thereby improving their comprehension skills. Easily adaptable to any material you would like your class to read.
Use this podcast lesson to familiarize scholars with the characteristics, history, and cultural implications of idioms. As part of the Walking Classroom curriculum, kids listen to a 12-minute podcast as they walk around campus. If you don't have the mobile resources, this can still be useful for the classroom: have kids do exercises as they listen so the rest of the lesson is relevant. Discuss the main ideas of the podcast, then give kids a listening comprehension quiz (included) to test their recall and inference skills. The podcast can be found online.
For this listening comprehension worksheet, students listen to the teacher read the poem entitled, "Annabel." As the teacher is reading the poem, the students are called upon to answer the 41 comprehension questions included on the worksheet page. The students are encouraged to focus their attention on each word that the teachers reads to the class.
Explore a variety of reading strategies with your youngsters! Using the March 2010 issue of Ladybug Magazine, class members investigate several reading comprehension strategies based on the articles, stories, and poems of Ladybug Magazine. The readings are interesting and age appropriate, but you will need to find the magazine's 2010 March issue to utilize this plan!
Primary learners use various reading strategies to increase comprehension. They read articles from September 2006 issue of Ladybug Magazine about fall, leaves, and acorns. Using these articles as inspiration, young writers craft expository sentences written from the point of view of an acorn. Comprehension questions and extension activities, such as making leaf rubbings, are included.
Elementary schoolers read the September 2007 issue of Ladybug Magazine while working on reading comprehension strategies. They engage in pre-reading, reading comprehension, and post-reading activities. Then they read poetry and stories that focus on family and friends. They answer associated questions and participate in reading discussions.
If you teach English learners and want a thorough assignment that addresses reading and listening comprehension, speaking skills, vocabulary acquisition, and more, a high-interest content worksheet on Britney Spears may be useful. It includes a 1-page passage about Spears, followed by 10 exercises/activities that address ELL needs. Answers to some of the exercises are included.
Preparing your class for the Italian advanced placement exam? This article breaks down the different components of the test, paying particular attention to the listening portion. How are you going to build your class's listening comprehension before the exam? Teach your Italian speakers some of these strategies and give them several opportunities to practice.
As scholars begin reading more difficult text, they need to acquire an arsenal of comprehension strategies. Here are few helpful ones to guide new readers through the informational text About Trees, which is linked here for printing. This text is an excellent resource to investigate text features, and you conduct a think-aloud as you read through particularly confusing parts. It's important here to explain your thinking; what don't you understand? What are your techniques? They focus on context clues and rereading as "fix-up strategies" and record the various times they apply these techniques on a graphic organizer.