Nature: Friend and Foe: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 6)

This Nature: Friend and Foe: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 6) unit also includes:

Breaking down words into syllables has two benefits: it improves vocabulary and it improves understanding of a text. The third and final resource in a series of materials designed to be used with Nature: Friend or Foe offers extra support lessons which incorporate vocabulary activities and reading comprehension strategies. These lessons make it easier to scaffold instruction for struggling learners.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add words from activities to a classroom word wall to improve retention
  • Give worksheets before completing a larger activity on the text to provide a context for reading
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a basic understanding of what a syllable is and how to break up words into syllables
Pros

  • Teaches vocabulary concepts in the context of a text
  • Uses graphic organizers to improve reading comprehension   
Cons

  • Only offers worksheets related to select concepts; it would benefit from offering worksheets for all of the concepts