In this literature circle worksheet, students are provided areas to record short passages from their reading that they think are important or examples of good writing.
6th - 12th English Language Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
A Close Reading of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address provides the text for a series of close reading exercises that model for instructors how carefully crafted guiding questions can help readers think critically about what they read, thus developing...
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Close Reading Passages of Literature
Encourage kids to think deeply about what they are reading with five thought-provoking questions about one passage. After choosing a passage that is intriguing or confusing to them, learners write a summary, explain what they like or...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Reading Closely for Textual Details: "We reckoned now that we were at the Pole"
Enhance the reading experience with a set of lessons designed to improve textual analysis. Seventh graders use guiding questions to read both informational text and literature closely in the first part of the unit. Next, they work on...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Using TED Talks and Non-Print Texts to Address Reading and Speaking and Listening Standards
Who says that reading has to involve text? Use non-print texts, including videos, TED talks, and podcasts in your classroom to teach skills associated with nonfiction reading, including evaluating claims, finding main ideas, and...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 2, Lesson 8
Now what? Class members continue their close reading of Ethan Canin’s short story “The Palace Thief,” focusing on the feelings Hundert has about his retirement, and consider what these feelings reveal about his character.
10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Reading Between the Lines
Learning to read between the lines, to recognize the on-the-surface meaning as well as the implied or inferred meaning of text, is an important skill for all readers. The materials and activities in this 73-page packet are designed to...
7th - 9th 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
A picture is worth a thousand words. Help your class out with some of those words with a video about drawing inferences from reading passages, images, and other media. The resource focuses on the supporting details of each passage as a...
5 mins 4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Mini-Lesson Planning for Inferences
Making inferences and drawing conclusions is a key component to successful active reading. Encourage your class to use context clues and prior knowledge to infer different elements of a story, including the setting, plot, and character...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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