Have You Read the Latest?
Learners aquaint themselves with the world of print journalistic culture during its early years. They research a specific magazine to find its intended audience and its place on today's newsstand. They disucss the magazines they read.
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The Giver: Reading Road Map
Sometimes it's helpful to read certain passages in a novel slowly and carefully, and to read other parts more quickly to move the plot along. Learners tread carefully through Chapter 20 of Lois Lowry's The Giver, noting which parts need...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Closely Teacher Manual
Wolves are the subject of a series of images, informational texts, videos, websites, and narratives. The activities prompt learners to use close reading skills, including reading closely for textual details, making evidence-based claims,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
HOOT Directed Reading Thinking Activity
It's helpful to encourage kids to make predictions when beginning a reading unit. Before reading Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, have kids read Susan Barlow Broggi's Am I Grown Up When I'm Not Afraid of Spiders in My Shoes? to make predictions...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Tuck Everlasting: Directed Reading Thinking Activity
Encourage close reading for young learners with a lesson based on Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting. The first part of the resource guides readers through a Directed Reading Thinking Activity (DRTA), prompting them to make predictions...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Comprehension - Common Core
When learners know the language of the Common Core, it opens them up to acquiring the skills they will need to meet the standards. Focus on developing the language of the Common Core while working on reading comprehension skills through...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Reading Assignments: Crash Course Study Skills #2
What's the difference between recognition and recall? Which one will help you on the test? Learn more about reading strategies and retaining information from large sections of text with the second video in a playlist about study skills.
10 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable