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New Review Recommended Reading: Elementary
Early readers will be so excited to begin their new literary adventures with this reading list! Titles are organized according to grade level (K-5), and each include the title's author as well as a brief plot summary.
K - 5th Language Arts 277 Views 168 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part I
Jonathan Edwards' "Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God" and Anne Bradstreet's "Upon the Burning of Our House" provide learners with an opportunity to develop their close reading skills. Groups identify the figurative language and appeals the writers use to express their beliefs on a similar theme.
11th - 12th Language Arts 69 Views 77 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Jim Murphy, The Great Fire - Grade 6
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy provides the text for a study of the Chicago fire of 1871. The plan is designed as a close reading activity so that all learners have the same background information require for writing. Richly detailed, the plan also includes photographs of Chicago, historic and contemporary articles, and directions for an argumentative writing assignment.
6th Language Arts 89 Views 187 Downloads CCSS: Designed
In this fact and opinion worksheet, middle schoolers sharpen their reading skills as they read a 1 page article titled "Culture Control" and identify the facts and opinions in the piece. Students list 2 facts and 2 opinions about an issue that matters to them.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 89 Downloads
Tales from the Ice
In this cause and effect reading skills worksheet, students read a 5 paragraph selection about the Antarctic ice and identify causes and effects noted in the piece. Students give examples of cause and effect pertaining to an issue of their choice.
7th - 10th Language Arts 8 Views 74 Downloads
Catching the Sun: Tales from Asia
Explore the folklore of Asia and the South Pacific with this language arts lesson series. Complementing a reading of Catching the Sun: Tales from Asia by Jan M. Mike, this resource supports learners with understanding cause and effect relationships and identifying the moral or theme in each of the book's four stories.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 39 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Words In The News
A complete resource from BBC World Service provides informational text for English or ESL classes to teach vocabulary, grammar, and reading skills. Learners participate in small group work, whole class discussions, and role-plays to explore the universal topics presented in a current news article.
9th - 12th English Language Development 57 Views 336 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
"Lonesome for a Change": Close Reading an excerpt from Their Eyes Were Watching God
Whether or not Zora Neale Hurston's classic novel is a part of your course, this packet deserves a place in your curriculum library. Designed as a close reading exercise, the series of activities begins with the instructor modeling, with a chunk of text, how to highlight imagery and figurative language, and how to use in-text citations to answer guiding questions.
11th - 12th Language Arts 34 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Building Reading Skills: Fluency
Students practice their fluency skills. In this fluency instructional activity, students read aloud stories to their peers and they help to coach one another on their fluency, pronunciation, phrasing, and inflection. They discuss what makes a good reader enjoyable to listen to and easy to understand.
6th - 8th Language Arts 68 Views 160 Downloads
Developing Reading Fluency: Selecting a Text and Practicing Reading Aloud
Young readers continue to strengthen their fluency skills with a text of their choosing. The teacher first engages the class with an audio recording or read-aloud of a short poem, modeling for children how to read fluently. Next it's game time, as the class plays charades or taboo in order to reinforce the fluency vocabulary phrasing, rate, punctuation, and expression.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 198 Views 125 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Physics of Fun
In this reading skills worksheet, students look for the main idea and details that support it as they respond to questions about to the 1 page reading selection. Students also identity the main idea and supporting details of an interesting job that they might write about.
6th - 9th Language Arts 19 Views 288 Downloads
Close Read: Communication and Conflict Resolution Strategies
Fourth graders practice their close reading skills with a short text on conflict resolution. Working in pairs, learners read and reread the article Smart Speak by Marilyn Cram Donahue as they identify the main idea and use context clues to understand challenging vocabulary.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 203 Views 158 Downloads CCSS: Designed
"Take my Advice": Poems with a Voice
Discuss the meaning of the phrase tone of voice with the class. They respond to a variety of scenarios where a particular tone would be prevalent. They then read "Mother to Son" without knowing the title and answer some questions about the poem's tone and voice.
5th - 12th Language Arts 42 Views 409 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Foundations of Reading: Pre-reading - Which Clothes? - Who's the Smallest
Use this pre-reading skills worksheet to have young readers look at pictures of clothes then draw clothes they would wear in summer and winter in the correct boxes. Next, they look at 5 rows with 3 pictures, and color the smallest figure in each row green, the biggest red, and the other blue.
Pre-K - K Language Arts 16 Views 213 Downloads