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A brief, dialogue-rich passage from Jerry Spinelli's novel Maniac Magee is accompanied by a well-written literacy assessment tool. Thematic content lends itself to age-appropriate discussions about race relations and social justice. Seven questions address main idea, supporting details, key events, inference, figurative language, and cause and effect. Paragraphs labeled with letters and sentences numbered for reference develop useful test taking skills.
High schoolers practice actively reading The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Goals and curriculum objectives are provided, and the six steps of active reading are outlined. Each learner creates a portfolio during the unit to show their use of the reading techniques discussed. Bonus: past student work is shown!
Practice reading comprehension by completing a quiz. Readers identify important questions to ask themselves during a reading or writing assignment in order to fully grasp the concept and the task. They read to the class, complete a graphic organizer, and take a quiz aimed at enhancing reading skills.
Aid readers in achieving fluency! Hone in on appropriate pacing, accurate pronunciation, and varied intonation through modeling and ample practice. In one-minute bursts, individuals rehearse reading a passage aloud, recording where they stopped each time. Partners take turns reading along with the recording, trying to imitate the effective expression and fluency. Set goals and master the reading! Build some reading confidence in your emerging readers!
Small groups of learners read text round-robin style, and then work individually to answer three questions based on the text. Next, they share their questions and responses and add ideas from the group. The reading strategies detailed here can be applied to other subject areas. Links to story sources, assessments, and game ideas are included.
Young writers observe and demonstrate a variety of reading strategies for reading with expression. As a class they read sentences and discuss and identify the appropriate punctuation. Everyone reads the book What Will the Seal Eat? and identifies the appropriate punctuation needed for sentences from the story.
Help primary school pupils learn valuable reading strategies. As they choral read a poster or big book, they predict covered words and learn various reading strategies for figuring out an unknown word. This will help them gain an understanding of the alphabetic principle of associating sounds with letters in order to decode tricky words. Strategies taught include: using context, rereading, using pictures, and chunking. This could benefit your English language learners, too!
To help learners better comprehend informational texts, they work through a series of activities. They discuss strategies, make predictions, skim passages, focus on key words, and practice taking notes. This instructional activity focuses on what to do before, during, and after reading. It also includes an information collection chart and handouts.
Read a story about a girl and her dad to your English language learners. Together, investigate sequencing the story. Learners explore compound words and the order of the story. Generate a text connection by illustrating a book and discussing how kids help their families. The high frequency words help and hold are used.
You scream, I scream! Young learners read this passage about ice cream flavors, then answer 13 questions about details from the reading. The questions address details from the text, vocabulary, and parts of speech. Use this activity to assess your class's reading comprehension skills - and prepare to debate about their favorite ice cream flavors! An answer key provides in-depth explanations of each solution.