Lightning Speed Reading
Students focus on improving their reading fluency. They discuss what it means to be a fluent reader and practice repeated readings with a short story. They work in partners and take turns timing one another for one minute reads.
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Reading and Writing Skills Activities
A straightforward and thorough packet of reading exercises would be a solid addition to any reading unit. With worksheets that address various writing and reading skills, including word roots, narrative writing, evaluating text, and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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