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El Modo Subjuntivo

For Teachers 10th - 11th
The one-stop shop for teaching the subjunctive! This resource is packed with pertinent information, but its 55 slides are a lot to handle in one sitting. Break it up for your learners and make sure you create a fill-in-the-blank...
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The 5 W's

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Examine how to answer who, what, when, where, and why when reading text. Young writers listen to the story Skeleton Hiccups, and as a class answer and discuss the five W's. Independently they read the story silently, and write the...
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Outline It!

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate how outlining can aid in comprehending text. In this reading comprehension lesson, 4th graders outline an article they read in groups of two. Students take turns reading the article, identifying the main idea,...
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Kumara From the Farmer's Field

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars discuss the essay, Kumara From the Farmer's Field and examine strategies for organizing facts for future reference. In this reading comprehension lesson, students pretend they are advertising executives who must create a...
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Team Reading

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students practice the strategy of working in teams to comprehend text to become better fluent readers. They view and discuss the chart that describes the jobs (Discussion Director, Passage Master, Word Wizard, and the Connector)...
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Poe's the Tell-Tale Heart

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Young scholars read the short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" and examine its attributes. In this lesson plan on short stories, students develop their vocabulary skills by using the Frayer vocabulary Model to comprehending text. Young...
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"Bad Dog" By Kimberly Korman Dowling Language Arts Tutorial Activity

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners practice using skills and strategies to comprehend text. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read a story entitled, "Bad Dog" by Kimberly Korman Dowling. They respond to questions that are posed by the tutor,...
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Simple Steps of Summarization

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Pupils examine the process of comprehending and summarizing text. They participate in a class discussion of how to read and summarize text, then read a short passage and summarize the text as a class. Students list keywords, write a...
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Paraphrase/Summarize Relay

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders internalize the ability to recall, inform, or organize ideas when comprehending text. Students practice paraphrasing/summarizing by taking it to the playground. Students line up with 4B5 feet on each side of the group,...
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"Go, Go Speed Reader!"

For Teachers K - 2nd
Pupils encounter how to read quickly, effortlessly, and using expression they must become fluent readers. They work on word recognition in order for students to comprehend text and become fluent readers. In order for pupils to achieve...
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Monitor and Clarify Unknown Words in Corgiville Fair

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Learners identify unknown words and select a strategy to comprehend text. In this vocabulary lesson students listen for specific words as the teacher reads. Learners try to figure out what the meaning of the specific words are. The words...
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What is a Successful Reader?

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students identify and discuss characteristics of "successful reader," describe what goes on in their minds while they read various texts, and explain through presentation techniques that readers use to comprehend text.
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Simon Says Summarize

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students comprehend text for the purpose of understanding what is being read. In this lesson they practice the skill of summarization with the goal of improving reading comprehension while reading the article "Godzilla".
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Soaring High with Fluency

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify reading with speed, ease, and skill making it easier for them to comprehend text. They complete an activity using pseudo words, but first identifying what they are and how they are pronounced. Finally, 1st...
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"Ready? READ!"

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students encounter how to decode words to comprehend text better. They read and re-read to become better and fluent readers. Students read in pairs to increase fluency. They incorporate "Book Talk" round table discussions over text with...
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"Sum, Sum, Sum It Up!"

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are provided with a model of how to better comprehend text through using a summarization rubric which includes: deleting trivial information, deleting repeated information, substituting easy words for lists of items, adding a...
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Weaving a Story of Cooperation: The Goat in the Rug

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Weaving is an important part of Navajo culture. Read The Goat in the Rug to your fourth and fifth graders, and give them a glimpse into the process of rug making from the point of view of a goat! They will learn new vocabulary words and...
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Strategies to Build Comprehension Skills

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Reading strategies that realy work. Here is an introduction of six active reading strategies to improve reading comprehension. Super helpful for newer teachers.
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Summary of Fiction and Non-Fiction Text

For Students 3rd - 6th
Somebody Wanted But So Then (SWBST)? Yes! Here's a great strategy for teaching young readers how to summarize narrative text. In addition, the packet includes exercises that show kids how to summarize nonfiction text using the classic...
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Fairy Tales

For Teachers 3rd
Fairy Tales are the focus of this language arts lesson. First, 3rd graders come up with True or False statements regarding familiar Fairy Tales. Then, students are put into groups and go to the computer lab, where they perform research...
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The Myth and Reality of the Octopus

For Teachers 4th Standards
Get some eight-armed craziness going in class as your learners explore the fact and myth about octopi with non-fiction sources. Pupils are challenged to create questions from their reading using Blooms Taxonomy, identify main ideas and...
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Home in the Desert: Lesson for Use with This House is Made of Mud

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine how a family modifies their environment to create a home out of mud. They read the book "This House is Made of Mud" by Ken Buchanan, and write a description of their own home that compares the home of mud to their...
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Nonfiction Genre Mini-Unit: Persuasive Writing

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Should primary graders have their own computers? Should animals be kept in captivity? Young writers learn how to develop and support a claim in this short unit on persuasive writing.
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Pirate Ship Advertisements

For Teachers 4th
When building reading comprehension and practicing reading strategies the content can be anything. This lesson uses Pirate Ships to encourage good reading habits. Students preview vocabulary, read with or without a partner, complete an...

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