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When learners know the language of the Common Core, it opens them up to acquiring the skills they will need to meet the standards. Focus on developing the language of the Common Core while working on reading comprehension skills through the activities available in this app.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 147 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Simple Preparation Can Improve Reading Comprehension
Reading comprehension is key to success in nearly every subject in school, but how do you improve comprehension in a pupil with dyslexia? Here are several tips that define ways in which educators can provide strategies to improve overall comprehension.
K - 12th Language Arts 172 Views 99 Downloads
Developing Reading Comprehension
Developing reading comprehension is an ongoing process that begins the moment a child becomes engaged with literature. From learning the skills to navigate a picture book to reading an assigned chapter in a chemistry text, good readers acquire and initiate comprehension skills and techniques in order to comprehend, or derive meaning, from text.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Reading Comprehension: Myth About Fire
No matter what you read, you can always practice locating the main idea and key details to increase reading comprehension. Third graders read about an Aboriginal myth, they then complete three short-answer questions using key details found in the provided reading passage.
3rd Language Arts 91 Views 312 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Spruce up a class reading of the children's book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback with this fun series of activities. Starting with a list of reading comprehension questions and key vocabulary to address during a teacher read aloud, this resource goes on to offer a number of extension activities that create curricular connections with art, music, health, and science.
Pre-K - 2nd Language Arts 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching Reading Comprehension through Social Studies Readings
Examine how immigrants have changed the environment of the United States. Individually, middle schoolers will take a pre- and post-test to assess their reading comprehension. In groups, they compare and contrast the religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam while they practice reading a page aloud to the class.
6th - 8th Language Arts 103 Views 464 Downloads
Reading a Classic Novel
Charles Dickens offers an excellent example of sensory writing in this reading comprehension worksheet. Learners read excerpts from the novel Hard Times in which he describes the New England industrial city of Coketown. They consider why Dickens uses so much detail and examine his sentence structure and word choice.
4th - 5th Language Arts 26 Views 186 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Explaining the Themes of Eagle Song: (Chapter 8, "Peace")
Your class reaches the end of the novel Eagle Song as young readers focus on determining the theme of this story. Similar to previous lessons in the unit, the teacher begins with a read aloud of the first few pages of chapter 8, before asking students to finish the chapter independently.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 82 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Rereading Portions of the Iroquois Constitution and Eagle Song: "Somebody In Wanted But So"
A new close reading approach is introduced as learners continue with the novel Eagle Song in the twelfth lesson plan of this unit. This reading comprehension strategy focuses on identifying the character, setting, motivation, problem, and resolution in a text.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 59 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reading Comprehension 4
Ever needed a reason to stop eating meat? Read this interesting (and slightly disgusting) passage with your class to assess reading comprehension. Eight questions follow, and the focus is on recall, author's purpose, and passage structure. A great resource to study writing an argument.
11th - 12th Language Arts 53 Views 138 Downloads
Reading Comprehension Quiz: Oliver Cromwell
An excerpt from a Wikipedia article about Oliver Cromwell provides an opportunity for high schoolers to test their reading comprehension and literacy skills. In order to be successful on this quiz, readers must not only practice close reading strategies, but they must also use the links provided to gather the additional information required by the questions.
11th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 11 Downloads
Reading Comprehension Quiz: Mark Twain's Corn-Pone Opinions
Mark Twain's Corn-Pone Opinions serves as the text for a reading comprehension quiz, but could also serve to launch a dynamic discussion of the opinions put forth in the passage. Do you agree that our opinions are born of the human being's natural yearning to stand well with his fellows?
11th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads