Cloze Passage: Animals
In this cloze learning exercise, students fill in the blanks in a 3 paragraph selection with the most suitable word. The topic of the selection has to do with animals being killed for their skin and fur.
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Practicing Reading Closely: Section 1 of the Great Law of Peace (Iroquois Constitution)
The third lesson in a unit study of the Iroquois focuses on developing reading skills. Pupils brainstorm the actions of close readers and record these behaviors on an anchor chart entitled, “Close Readers Do These Things.” Guided by the...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Island of the Blue Dolphins: A Novel Study
Reading Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell? Use this set of worksheets to accompany a novel study of the famous book. Each set of sheets is broken up to include two chapters of reading comprehension, vocabulary study, research...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
On Target: Strategies to Help Readers Make Meaning through Inferences
Here's a resource that explicitly teaches, models, and provides readers with opportunities to practice the process of drawing inferences from text. Packed with strategies elementary, middle, and high school teachers can use, the resource...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Closely to Expand Understanding of Adaptations
Third graders work to determine the main idea, recall key details, and answer questions using an informational text on the topic of animal adaptations. Using the non-fiction text "Staying Alive: Animal Adaptations" (provided) the teacher...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Cloze Passage: Animal Survival
Combine your lessons on animals and context clues with this cloze procedure. Fifth graders fill in the fifteen missing words in the passage to help identify their reading level. There is no word bank provided, so you could create one for...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts