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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 Literature - My Last Dutchess
Draw back the curtain, add a spot of joy to your class, and let learners be instructional activityed by a close reading exercise that models how to develop an interpretation based on evidence drawn from a text. Robert Browning’s dramatic monologue “My Last Duchess” is a wonder and investigators will enjoy figuring out what happened to the last duchess and who done it?
11th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Questions are an essential component of reading comprehension; not just answering them, but asking them as well. This lesson starts by introducing young readers to the difference between literal questions and inferential questions, which require the use of prior knowledge.
7 mins K - 3rd Language Arts 37 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Using Picture Cues to Read Unknown Words
Help readers identify new words. Learners will use illustrations in the story From Head to Toe by Eric Carle to help them with unknown words. As they read new vocabulary words, they will use pictures on the imbedded worksheet to discover meaning.
K Language Arts 29 Views 63 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Using Initial Sounds and Picture Clues to Read Unknown Words
Kindergarteners read the bold words that are unknown by using the strategies of initial sound and picture clues. They meet individually with their teacher in order to assess this concept. Excellent resource!
K Language Arts 18 Views 47 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Close Reading: Unpacking Specific Articles of the UDHR
Lesson 6 of this extensive unit finally has your class begin to work their way through specific articles from the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Before examining the rights actually detailed in the document, have your class guess what rights might be included with a "give one, get one" activity.
5th - 8th Language Arts 44 Views 58 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Close Reading: Becoming Experts on Specific Articles of the UDHR
A continuation of the previous lesson, which is part of a larger group of lessons on human rights (see additional materials). Here, in Lesson 7, your class will explore more articles from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. After a quick review of vocabulary from earlier lessons, split the class into groups for a jigsaw activity.
5th - 8th Language Arts 28 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Mid-unit Assessment: Reading, Note-taking and Paragraph Writing
For this mid-unit assessment, fourth graders should be able to read, take notes and write a well-constructed paragraph. This plan is a halfway point for a larger unit that utilizes close reading skills and visible thinking strategies to teach learners more efficient ways to read and write.
4th Language Arts 65 Views 152 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review A Close Reading of Learned Hand's "I Am an American Day"
Judge Learned Hand's "Spirit of Liberty" speech delivered during the July, 1944 "I Am an American Day" celebration is the subject of a close reading activity that models for learners how to approach a dense, difficult text.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reading Comprehension: The Mango Tree
Readers examine the traditional Indian story "The Mango Tree" as a literary analysis exercise. The story is broken into three parts, each followed by short-answer reading comprehension questions. While there are referential questions included, this analysis is limited in terms of personal or global connections.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 32 Views 188 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reading Comprehension: Thor and Sif
Expose your readers to the fascinating legends of Norse Gods Thor and Sif. They read a brief introduction about traditional stories and myths then read several paragraphs on these figures, marking unknown words as they go. Learners look up words in the dictionary if needed; consider providing space on the back for them to guess meaning from context clues and then verify it.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 26 Views 147 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Shared Reading Activities
Shared reading is a way to bond together as a family and learn key literature concepts. Great for parents or teachers who want to bring the shared reading experience into the home or classroom. The article offers several tips on what you can do to make shared reading a real experience.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
Ready . . . Set . . . Read! Teaching Reading Fluency
There are many activities and lesson ideas that teachers can use to reinforce reading fluency skills. This article brings a variety of strategies to light, including how to incorporate fluency instruction within novel units and independent book projects.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Guidance for Creating Reading Lessons for Dyslexic Students
Here are a few practical tips and sound strategies you can use in writing effective reading lessons for your pupil with dyslexia. The resource provides simple guidelines and accommodations that can be incorporated into any lesson that stresses reading fluency or comprehension.
K - 12th Language Arts 61 Views 29 Downloads
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 171 Views 96 Downloads
Taking Notes Using a Graphic Organizer Part II: Inferring What Was Important to The Iroquois
To practice identifying the main idea of a passage and identifying details that support this idea statement, pairs read together “Role of men and Women” from The Iroquois. In addition, learners are asked to draw inferences about what was important to these people.
4th Language Arts 41 Views 74 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Second and third graders listen to several nonfiction books including Apples by Gail Gibbons. They identify text that illustrates the author's purpose and add it to a classroom chart. A passage is read independently, and learners underline text evidence that shows the author's purpose.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 15 Views 163 Downloads CCSS: Designed