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Understand New Vocabulary Within Context (English 6 Reading)
You will learn how to use context (e.g., cause and effect or compare and contrast organizational text structures) to determine or clarify the meaning of unfamiliar or multiple-meaning words.
Themes in Literary Texts (English 6 Reading)
You will learn how to infer the implicit theme in a work of fiction, distinguish theme from topic, and make complex inferences using textual evidence.
Imagery and Figurative Language
Using textual evidence, you will be able to explain how authors create meaning through stylistic elements and figurative language emphasizing the use of personification, hyperbole, and refrains in prose and poetry.
Understand New Vocabulary Using Roots and Affixes (English 6 Reading)
You will learn how to determine the meaning of grade-level academic English words derived from Latin, Greek, or other linguistic roots and affixes.
Target 2% Lessons to Support Vocabulary for Grades K through 5
Vocabulary knowledge is an essential component of comprehension, language proficiency, and reading growth for all students.These vocabulary activities are designed to enhance the instruction of all teachers of reading and to meet the learning needs of all students, as indicated by data.
Target 2% Lessons to Support Phonics for Grades K through 5
Phonics is the relationship between the letters (graphemes) of written language and the sounds (phonemes) of spoken language. These phonics activities are designed to enhance the instruction of all teachers of reading and to meet the learning needs of all students, as indicated by data.
Target 2% Lessons to Support Fluency for Grades K through 5
Fluency is the ability to read text effortlessly, allowing the reader to concentrate on meaning. Fluency includes reading accurately, quickly, and with prosody (appropriate phrasing, expression, and attention to punctuation).
Target 2% Lessons to Support Comprehension for Grades K through 5
These comprehension activities are designed to enhance the instruction of all teachers of reading and to meet the learning needs of all students, as indicated by data.
Write an Expository and/or Procedural Text (English 6 Writing)
You will learn how to write an expository/procedural text with a variety of sentence structures, rhetorical devices, transitions, appropriate facts, and details.
You will learn how to explain a playwright’s use of dialogue and stage directions.
Explain the Influence of Setting on Plot Development in Literary Text/Fiction
You will learn how the setting in a story can influence the development of the plot.
Make Connections Between and Across Literary Texts
You will learn how to make connections between and across texts, including other media (e.g., film, play), and provide textual evidence.
Analyze (Describe) Point of View in Literary Texts/Fiction
You will learn how to analyze different points of view, including first-person, third-person omniscient, and third-person limited.
Colombian Folktale: Pastorcita
This video features the Colombian story Pastorcita in both English and Spanish. Pastorcita has many elements that are similar to “Little Bo Peep.
Intervention | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a 3-tier framework schools can adopt to identify and help struggling learners—before they fail.
Activities | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z
Need some ideas for reading-based activities you can do with children? This section offers suggestions to help parents, teachers, preschool teachers, and childcare providers fill kids' days with fun and stimulating reading and writing activities.
Comic Cam: Expressive Reading
Jennifer Barber introduces the different characters she created for her stories when she was seven years old. She reads one of her stories using different voices to differentiate between the three characters.
Kid Math's Coming to Dinner | WordGirl
Becky brings home her newest friend Rex, AKA Kid Math. They discuss having a secret identity while Becky's dad cooks.
Tips from the Playground: OE
Reggie explains the different sounds made by the "oe" letter combination. He uses the sentence, "Your toes come before your shoes," to help students distinguish between the two sounds while reading.
Tips from the Playground: KN, GN, and BT
Reggie discusses the silent letters in the "kn," "gn," and "bt" combinations. He advises his viewers that "the ghost is always first," meaning that in all three combinations only the second letter is pronounced.