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Reading Comprehension - Scanning
Students use scanning as a comprehension skill when reading certain types of publications. They compare the reading technique used when reading in their mother language to those used when reading English.
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Using Think-Alouds to Improve Reading Comprehension
Watch literacy scores rise as upper elementary and middle school students begin to improve their reading comprehension using these think-aloud strategies. Versatile for multiple grade levels and reading units, the activities focus both...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Guided Reading: Beyond the Basics
Elevate children's reading comprehension skills with this collection of guided reading resources. From paper dice with basic comprehension questions printed on them to a system for using sticky notes to identify key parts of a story,...
1st - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Maniac Magee: A 5th Grade Literature Guide
There's no need to run around trying to plan a unit for the book Maniac Magee, the work has already been done for you. Through a series of whole class, small group, and independent lessons and activities, students practice synthesizing...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Reading Closely for Textual Details: "The Wolf You Feed"
Close reading doesn't mean to literally read text close to your face, but rather to pay attention to particular details in order to develop a deep and purposeful understanding of text. The first part of a five-part resource provides an...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Common Core Teaching and Learning Strategies
Here's a resource that deserves a place in your curriculum library, whether or not your school has adopted the Common Core. Designed for middle and high school language arts classes, the packet is packed with teaching tips, materials,...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Activities for Teaching “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
Use all of these exercises, assignments, and assessments or pick and choose your favorites for your study of "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. In this resource you will find: an informational text to examine, vocabulary lists and...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Student Workbook: Reading Comprehension
Teach your class five reading strategies to help them with reading informational texts and literary texts. This packet, designed to help learners prepare for the CAHSEE, provides specific strategies that could be used to help prepare for...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
Practice Book O
Whether you need resources for reading comprehension, literary analysis, phonics, vocabulary, or text features, an extensive packet of worksheets is sure to fit your needs. Based on a fifth-grade curriculum but applicable to any level of...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Blue Ribbon Readers: Making Connections
Model for young readers how to make the shift from passive to active reading by making text-to-self and text-to-text connections. After a series of activities that provide guided practice, the focus shifts to making text-to-words...
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed