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Blue Ribbon Readers: Making Connections
Model for young readers how to make the shift from passive to active reading by making text-to-self and text-to-text connections. After a series of activities that provide guided practice, the focus shifts to making text-to-words connections.
K - 5th Language Arts 91 Views 145 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Building Background Knowledge: Colonial Craftspeople
In the first lesson of this unit on colonial trade, fourth graders gain background knowledge of different jobs performed by early colonists. The class begins with a slide show presentation that includes a variety of great photographs depicting different trades in colonial America, during which learners work in small groups to take notes and make inferences about each occupation.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 72 Views 71 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Children Making Text to Self Connections Through Reading and Their Environment
Students determine how to make connections between the stories they read to their community. In this text connection lesson, students take a mental walk through their own community before listening to Lisa Bullard's, My Neighborhood; Places and Faces.
Pre-K - K Language Arts 11 Views 44 Downloads
War Powers Act and the Constitution
The strength of this plan, which focuses on the War Powers Act, is in the included supplementary materials. Class members read several provided documents, take notes, and discuss their opinions and then deliberate within small groups or partnerships.
9th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Making Inferences
The ability to make inferences is an important skill. Provide your class with some practice. This resource includes several different passages with which learners are required to practice inferring. They read each passage and respond to the questions, noting down textual evidence when asked.
4th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan Aid for Book Punch- A Lion to Guard Us
Readers examine the book A Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla about a girl who undertakes a risky sea-journey to America to find her father in the 1600s. Writing prompts and questions guide character exploration, text-to-self connections, and vocabulary development from the text.
3rd Language Arts 4 Views 13 Downloads
Lesson Plan Aid for Book Punch: Sarah, Plain and Tall
Lead your class through various literacy activities based on the text, Sarah, Plain and Tall. Vocabulary and characters are examined, and kids also make text-to-self connections. While the worksheets referenced in the lesson are only available from Book Punch, vocabulary lists, writing prompts, discussion questions, and reading checks are included in the lesson.
3rd Language Arts 8 Views 142 Downloads
Inferring About Characters Based on How They Respond to Challenges (Chapter 4: "Los Higos/Figs")
How do you know what a character's personality is like if an author doesn't tell you? With a focus on character development in Esperanza Rising, pupils complete a jigsaw activity to analyze the actions of Mama, Abuelita, and Miguel.
5th - 7th Language Arts 122 Views 157 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Making inferences about the 2000 presidential election
“Hanging chads.” While these two words may be infamous to most of us, few middle schoolers understand their importance to the presidential election of 2000. As an exercise in drawing inferences, class members examine a Mini Page article about the changes made in political policies and election laws prior to the 2004 election.
6th - 8th Language Arts 31 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reading Strategies for Decoding Tricky Words
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.
K - 2nd Language Arts 55 Views 332 Downloads
Mid-Unit 2 Assessment: Inferring About the Silversmith Trade in Colonial Times
The seventh lesson in this unit on colonial trade assesses fourth graders' ability to use details from an informational text to make inferences and create a piece of informative writing. The included assessment begins with learners reading about silversmiths and using the provided graphic organizer, sorting the information into given categories.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 80 Views 62 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Build a Connection
Learners discuss their personal connections with stories they've read in the past and identify techniques to connect with more stories. They create illustrations, construct task cards, and complete sentence stems based on books they read to develop a more intimate connection with the story.
2nd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 216 Downloads
Two Greedy Bears
Improving listening comprehension skills is the goal of this language arts lesson. Young readers listen to the story Two Greedy Bears, stopping to have discussions with a partner. They predict outcomes and make inferences based on teacher prompts.
K - 2nd Language Arts 54 Views 182 Downloads
Lesson Plan Aid for Book Punch- Little House in the Big Woods
Fourth graders experience various literacy activities based on the book,Little House in the Big Woods. In this literacy instructional activity, 4th graders explore the main characters and develop text to self connections.
4th Language Arts 5 Views 25 Downloads
James and the Giant Peach Comprehensive Guide
You'll love this 13-page comprehension packet that goes with the book James and The Giant Peach. Each page requires learners to think, comprehend, focus on characters, make text-to-self and text-to-world connections, and build vocabulary through context.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 66 Views 50 Downloads
Inferring About Characters Based on How They Respond to Challenges (Chapter 3: "Las Papayas/Papayas")
Start off your day with a quick reading comprehension quiz about chapter three of Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. After they complete the quiz, pupils participate in a discussion and look closely at the text. A strong Common Core designed lesson, the activities described here focus on discussing the text in groups, making inferences, responding to text-dependent questions, and using evidence.
5th - 7th Language Arts 132 Views 210 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Text-to-Self and Text-to-World Connections in Reading
Help your class make text-to-self connections by associating real-life events with the events in the story "Dancing with the Indians" by Angela Shelf Medearis. They identify events from the story, complete a think sheet, and record a personal, real-life event that relates to an event from the story.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 9 Views 108 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Comprehensive Assessment of Reading Strategies II
Assess your kids' reading skills with a straightforward reading comprehension exercise. Pupils read a story and answer 12 multiple choice questions about the story. Each question is labeled with one of 12 reading strategies, such as recognizing cause and effect, understanding sequence, making predictions, and so on.
7 mins 3rd - 6th Language Arts 56 Views 35 Downloads