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9th ELA: Nonfiction Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary
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This English Language Arts lesson for 9th or 10th graders focuses on reading comprehension and vocabulary via nonfiction articles linked from commonlit.org, and addresses the following NE state standards: NE.LA 10.1.5.A; NE.LA 10.1.5.C; NE.LA 10.1.6.A; NE.LA 10.2.2.BThe lesson will take approximately 90 minutes.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Katie Schneider
Date Added:
07/24/2020
Active Reading through Self-Assessment: The Student-Made Quiz
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This recurring lesson encourages students to comprehend their reading through inquiry and collaboration. They choose important quotations from the text and work in groups to formulate "quiz" questions that their peers will answer.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/25/2013
Asking Questions, All the Time
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The ability to ask and answer questions while reading is essential to comprehension. This article discusses instructional strategies used to teach questioning and provides many online resources. The article appears in the free, online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle, which explores the seven essential principles of the climate sciences for teachers in k-grade 5 classrooms.

Subject:
Education
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
05/30/2012
Author’s Purpose: Identify and Explain PIE
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In this seminar you will be engaged by video, text, and activities that will help you identify and explain the “Author’s Purpose” of printed material. You will be using habits of mind which focus on clarity in communication, as well as accessing prior knowledge to make new decisions regarding the purpose of text. Realize that authors of any printed material have a reason for writing.  Understanding this purpose will help you develop your own comprehension and writing skills.StandardsCC.1.2.6.D - Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.  

Subject:
Elementary Education
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tracy Rains
Date Added:
01/30/2018
The Big, Bad Wolf...Is This a Fact?
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Reading is revamped in this lesson in which students use a multimedia approach to study the books by Seymour Simon.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/29/2013
Blending Fiction and Nonfiction to Improve Comprehension and Writing Skills
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In this plan you will find a great activity to use with students. This activity will boost your students' reading comprehension and will boost their interest for literature and story reading. This lesson supports the use of a text set (paired fiction and nonfiction texts on a similar topic) to increase student interest in and understanding of content area material and to develop critical writing skills. The more familiar format of narrative fiction introduces the topic and generates confidence in exploring the less familiar genre of nonfiction.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Author:
Christopher Guadalupe
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Book Sorting: Using Observation and Comprehension to Categorize Books
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Students utilize their reading and writing skills as they think critically in order to sort books in multiple ways.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/28/2013
Building Reading Comprehension Through Think-Alouds
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Students learn components of think-alouds and type-of-text interactions through teacher modeling. In the process, students develop the ability to use think-alouds to aid in reading comprehension tasks.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/28/2013
Character Traits and Similes
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 The attached Lesson Plan is designed for Third Grade English Language Arts students. Students will determine character traits and provide supporting evidence from the text. They will also identify and explain why authors use literary devices, specifically similes, in their writing. This Lesson Plan addresses the following NDE Standard: NE LA 3.1.6.b and NE LA 3.1.6.c.It is expected that this Lesson Plan will take students 2- 30-40 minute sessions to complete.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Michelle Helt
Date Added:
07/24/2020
Combining Read-Alouds With Economics in the Primary Grades
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Students learn that what you read in books can really add up when they analyze literary texts for economic concepts.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Finance
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/28/2013
Crevecoeur's New America
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 Overview: In this lesson, students closely examine Crevecoeur’s third letter in order to understand historically early American literature and the culture. Students critically read the letter and answer critical content questions to increase their knowledge. Students will take a quiz demonstrating their understanding of some of the literature of this period. Finally, in the spirit of early America, students will write their own letters defining what an American is, why immigrants should come, and what the American Dream is or if it is still alive. Students will exchange their letters with a partner for feedback and then turn them in for completion points.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Judy Lorenzen
Date Added:
07/27/2020
Critical Literacy in Action: Multimodal Texts on Global Warming
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Students will really warm up to this lesson about global warming as they study multimedia materials and use a variety of comprehension strategies.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/30/2013
Demonstrating Comprehension Through Journal Writing
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Students demonstrate comprehension by responding to open-ended questions based on the Newbery Honor book "Mr. Popper's Penguins", and then draw from the text and their personal experiences to create journals.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/02/2013
Determining Purpose
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In this seminar you will be engaged by video, text, and activities that will help you determine (identify/label) the author’s purpose in printed material. You will be using habits of mind which focus on clarity in communication, as well as accessing prior knowledge to make new decisions regarding the purpose of text. Realize that authors of any printed material have a reason for writing. Understanding this purpose will help you develop your own comprehension and writing skills.StandardsCC.1.2.6.D - Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tracy Rains
Date Added:
01/30/2018
Developing Inferential Comprehension Through DL-TA and Discussion Webs
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Students will love unwrapping this lesson about before, during, and after reading activities based on Margaree King Mitchell's book, "Grandaddy's Gift".

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
10/02/2013
Digging Deeper: Developing Comprehension Using Thank You, Mr. Falker
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A read-aloud of Patricia Polacco's "Thank You, Mr. Falker" helps promote deeper comprehension through questioning to achieve personal connections and discussions of character and theme.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/30/2013
Engaging With Cause-and-Effect Relationships Through Creating Comic Strips
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Students demonstrate their knowledge of cause-and-effect relationships by creating original comic strips and sharing their completed work in an oral presentation format.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/30/2013
English Language Arts, Grade 11
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The 11th grade learning experience consists of 7 mostly month-long units aligned to the Common Core State Standards, with available course material for teachers and students easily accessible online. Over the course of the year there is a steady progression in text complexity levels, sophistication of writing tasks, speaking and listening activities, and increased opportunities for independent and collaborative work. Rubrics and student models accompany many writing assignments.Throughout the 11th grade year, in addition to the Common Read texts that the whole class reads together, students each select an Independent Reading book and engage with peers in group Book Talks. Students move from learning the class rituals and routines and genre features of argument writing in Unit 11.1 to learning about narrative and informational genres in Unit 11.2: The American Short Story. Teacher resources provide additional materials to support each unit.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Pearson
Date Added:
10/06/2016