Building Blocks Of Comprehension: What Is The Big Idea?
Students engage in a lesson that is about finding the main idea of a passage of reading. They use a passage while focusing upon the words and defining vocabulary. The students work on fluency and then identify the main idea.
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Reading, Vocabulary, Comprehension
Whether you teach mainstream elementary classes or older English learners, a set of reading comprehension resources is a great addition to your language arts curriculum. Ten activities each include a reading passage and set of...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Who is Dr. Seuss?
Get to know the history of Dr. Seuss while using comprehension strategies in this short reading passage worksheet. After reading an engaging and informative article about Dr. Seuss, test readers' comprehension with questions that cover...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Comprehension and Inference Question Creator
Encourage learners to ask questions about what they read with a worksheet about comprehension and inference questions. The resource provides directions and examples that guide kids through crafting their own questions.
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Way to Analyze Paragraphs to Figure Out the Main Idea of a Nonfiction Text
Shrink up a section by asking pupils to write down the main idea for each of seven paragraphs. There is a space provided for each main idea. When learners have completed this portion, they write down what they think to be the central...
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What Do You See? (Inferences)
Making inferences is a skill that goes beyond the comprehension of written text. For this simple exercise, young learners are provided with a photograph and asked to answer a series of inference questions using only on the information...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Implied Main Ideas
Skilled readers can find the main idea of an informative passage without finding it directly stated. A reading video prompts elementary learners to examine supporting details in several examples, and to infer what the main idea of the...
7 mins 4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What is Verbal Irony?
Attitude and tone of voice are everything when it comes to verbal irony. In addition to modeling and defining verbal irony, the narrator of this short video also explains the difference between verbal irony and sarcasm, that bit of...
3 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable