PARCC Aligned Practice Testing (7th Grade) w/ Prove It 2.0 Skills (Full Keys Included!!)

PARCC Aligned Practice Testing (7th Grade) w/ Prove It 2.0 Skills (Full Keys Included!!)

Included is a PARCC -Aligned practice test including a fictional passage and constructed response writing activity involving a journal entry. The questions involve the following areas: vocabulary theme theme development context clues Two Part questions (Parts A and B) citing textual evidence characterization narrative text writing-journal entry What makes this activity so much more valuable is that is includes the Whole Brain strategy of Prove It 2.0 strategies. This technique encourages the students to indicate whether EACH ANSWER CHOICE is correct or incorrect based on the text. The students must write a response in their own words for all answer choices. This strategy allows the students to think about their way of thinking through verifying or justifying their answer choices with textual evidence. This technique has worked beautifully for my students and has been proven to improve standardized test scores. Educator TIP: It is even more beneficial for the students to talk about their answer choices with higher order thinking discussion stems: " I think that answer choice A is incorrect because, according to the text, ________________________________. " In essence, seeing, thinking, and speaking helps to bring about a critical thinking experience, that eventually, with practice, become an effective tool in comprehending complex text. Full Keys Included!! Thanks for your purchase. We appreciate your support! Picture Resource: https://goo.gl/Fwxgmr
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S.T.E.A.L. Characterization Chart (Bonus Video Included!!)

S.T.E.A.L. Characterization Chart (Bonus Video Included!!)

This is a wonderful way to teach your students how to characterize characters within text. It includes a graphic organizer that has the pupil not the following characteristics: S- What the character says T- What the character thinks E - A Character’s effect on others A - What a character does (actions) L - What a character looks like The acronym spells out S.T.E.A.L. I have also included a bonus video that you can show to your students an introduction or review of the concepts. Enjoy!! S.T.E.A.L. Indirect Characterizaion Video by Jenny Miller: https://goo.gl/RndKWw S.T.E.A.L Chart Source: Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support.
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Escaped on the Playground game

Escaped on the Playground game

A printable board game adaptable to many different curriculum areas. Cards are available for a variety of different subjects and a template is available to buy so you can make your own for any topic you wish. I have used this game regularly with Year 3 and 4 children. It is easy to understand and easy to differentiate (you can even have children playing in mixed ability groups but by giving them their own sets of cards, they can be accessing appropriate material for their ability).
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Langston Hughes 'I Dream a World' & John's Lennon's 'Imagine' Comparison/Contrast Close Reads

Langston Hughes 'I Dream a World' & John's Lennon's 'Imagine' Comparison/Contrast Close Reads

This product includes the words from the poem, I Dream a World by Langston Hughes and the song Imagine by John Lennon. Activity 1: Interpretation of Text (Close Read) (Graphic Organizer) The students engage in close reading methods for both texts. Activity 2: Accountable Talk Communication The students are then given higher order question and discussion prompts that will allow them communicate and justify their assertions or inferences. Activity 3 Reflection (Graphic Organizer) The pupils are then asked to use one sentence to summarize the overall dream or each artist. Activity 4: Writing The students then utilized their information from the graphic organizers and construct an comparison/contrast Brief Constructed Response on how the artist dreamed of a better world. ** Educator Tip:** You can make the study unit more exciting by including an oral reading of the poem and the playing of the song. Image Source: https://goo.gl/gyXwjDThis
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The Hunger Games Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

The Hunger Games Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

This detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising Suzanne Collins’ novel ‘The Hunger Games.’ It contains comprehensive sections on: Context; Chapter by Chapter Summary (with quotes); Main Characters; Themes; Collins Language Devices; Features of Dystopian Novels. All key words and ideas are compartmentalised for easy reference. The resource is designed to be printed onto A3, and is provided as both a PDF and a Word version (so that you can edit if you want to). All images used are licensed for commercial use and are cited on a separate document (included).
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Clockwork (All Wound Up) Novel Study

Clockwork (All Wound Up) Novel Study

This 56-page resource is designed to be used during Reading Workshop and is to be used with Clockwork (All Wound Up) by Philip Pullman. The pack has been designed in alignment with Common Core State Standards for Grade 7 Reading. **About the Novel: **A tormented apprentice clock-maker, a deadly mechanical knight in armour - and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil … Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter’s evening, with the snow swirling down, and suddenly life and the story begin to merge in a peculiarly macabre - and unstoppable - way. Almost like clockwork … About the Resource: The pack has been designed to cover five weeks, with assigned pages for reading, comprehension tasks and language analysis. **A digital copy of the file is also available on Google Slides for students to complete online instead of printing.
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Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman

Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman

Here are a couple of random bits to accompany reading of the superb ‘Noughts and Crosses’ by Malorie Blackman I used to particularly love doing the History Class lesson and was always pleasantly surprised at how well the fake logic task worked! Really hope you like these bits and please feel free to review/comment - I have plenty of other resources too, so I hope you enjoy!
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DERIC Bundle

DERIC Bundle

DERIC (Reading with RIC, ERIC and various other names) is a whole class reading approach where, rather than the guided reading carousel, all children work on the same text and questions. This bundle contains five examples across World War 2, Art (Magritte), Ancient Olympics and The Stone Age.
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DERIC - The Stone Age (Whole Class Read)

DERIC - The Stone Age (Whole Class Read)

A DERIC (Whole Class Reading) session, developing the ability to draw inferences and comment on authorial choice. A brief Powerpoint based on the ERIC principles, then an independent task. Text included.
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DERIC - Evacuee Poem (Reading)

DERIC - Evacuee Poem (Reading)

A DERIC (Whole Class Reading) session, developing the ability to retrieve information from a poem, as well as to infer a point of view. Includes a brief Powerpoint focused on the ERIC principles, then an independent task. Text included.
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DERIC - The Blitz (Whole Class Reading)

DERIC - The Blitz (Whole Class Reading)

A DERIC (Whole Class Reading) session, developing the ability to retrieve information from non-fiction, as well as to infer a point of view. Includes a brief Powerpoint focused on the ERIC principles, then an independent task. Text included.
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DERIC - The Ancient Greeks (Olympics)

DERIC - The Ancient Greeks (Olympics)

A DERIC (Whole Class Reading) session, developing the ability to retrieve information from non-fiction. Includes a brief Powerpoint focused on the ERIC principles, then an independent task. Text included.
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Literacy: Read and Question Answer

Literacy: Read and Question Answer

Simple, easy read and question answering exercise. Designed for KS1. Fun story, with visual aid for added emphasis and understanding. Helpful for reading and analytical skills. Also improves writing and sentence structure.
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AQA English Language Paper 1 Mock Review - Jamaica Inn

AQA English Language Paper 1 Mock Review - Jamaica Inn

A fully differentiated lesson that looks at Language Paper 1-style AQA English Language questions (around an extract from Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn), providing students with suggested ideas on the use of language and structure in the extract and how to approach Q4. It also covers Section B - narrative/descriptive writing. Easily adaptable for other exam questions and for other exam boards. I’m really proud of this one!
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Read year 2 common exception words running record

Read year 2 common exception words running record

Reading created with the year 2 common exception words built in. Can be used as a running record - listen to a child read and tick off the words they are able to read. Each paragraph contains just 90 words that can be timed to ensure children can read 90 words in a minute. A fantastic piece of evidence for moderation.
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Literacy: Read and Question Answer

Literacy: Read and Question Answer

Simple, easy to follow short text with questions to answer. Designed for KS1. Helpful for improving reading and analytical skills. Also improves writing and sentence structure.
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Skimming and Scanning KS3

Skimming and Scanning KS3

This is a whole lesson on skimming and scanning for a mid ability ks3 group. There is a video clip that tests pupils’ skimming and scanning skills as well as multiple questions (you can pick and choose which ones you wish to do depending on ability).
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Explicit and Implicit KS3

Explicit and Implicit KS3

This is a whole lesson on explicit and implicit skills aimed at lower ability children. The lesson is based on text Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone CHAPTER ONE ‘THE BOY WHO LIVED’ and also contains a physical activity that allows pupils to infer and ‘act’ out the image.
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Inference Skills KS3

Inference Skills KS3

An interactive way to learn and apply inference skills based on Ray Bradbury’s A Sound of Thunder. This lessons also contains The Simpson’s appropriation of the plot to help lower abilty pupils understand the Bradybury’s plot.
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Angela's Ashes Close Read (Excerpt: Chapter1)

Angela's Ashes Close Read (Excerpt: Chapter1)

This activity is a Close Read within a graphic organizer. The left column has text and the paragraphs are numbered. The right column asks the close read questions and allows space for students to type or write in the responses. The following activities are included in the Close Read: Direct questions Stop and Jot (S & J) Turn and Talk (T & T) Constructed Response (CR) Annotation Vocabulary Context Clues Enjoy!! Image Source:
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Literacy:  Read and Question Answer

Literacy: Read and Question Answer

Simple, easy to follow and understand short piece of text with questions. Designed for KS1. Helpful for improvement of reading and analytical skills. Also helps with writing, sentence structure.
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PARCC Aligned Practice Test Activities Poetry and  Informational Text  (Grade 7) (Prove IT 2.0)

PARCC Aligned Practice Test Activities Poetry and Informational Text (Grade 7) (Prove IT 2.0)

Included is a PARCC -Aligned practice test including informational text and poetry comparison. The questions involve the following areas: - Main idea - Two Part questions (Parts A and B) - textual evidence - Text structure - theme - context clues - similarities and differences What makes this activity so much more valuable is that is includes the Whole Brain strategy of Prove It 2.0 strategies. This technique encourages the students to indicate whether EACH ANSWER CHOICE is correct or incorrect based on the text. The students must write a response in their own words for all answer choices. This strategy allows the students to think about their way of thinking through verifying or justifying their answer choices with textual evidence. This technique has worked beautifully for my students and has been proven to improve standardized test scores. Educator TIP: It is even more beneficial for the students to talk about their answer choices with higher order thinking discussion stems: " I think that answer choice A is incorrect because, according to the text, ________________________________. " In essence, seeing, thinking, and speaking helps to bring about a critical thinking experience, that eventually, with practice, become an effective tool in comprehending complex text. Full Keys Included!! Thanks for your purchase. We appreciate your support! Picture Resource:
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Warriors Don't Cry (pp. 1-11 ) 13 VocabularyTerms (Frayer Model Graphic Organizers)

Warriors Don't Cry (pp. 1-11 ) 13 VocabularyTerms (Frayer Model Graphic Organizers)

Hello. This product has thirteen of the key vocabulary terms from pp. 1-11 in the memoir, Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Patillo Beals. Each Frayer model is interactive in that there is a link to Google Images where the students can find pictures or videos that they can input in the model to demonstrate interpretation of the term. The Frayer Model requires that the pupil conduct the following activities for each vocabulary term: 1. Rate their level of understanding of the word BEFORE engaging in the model's activities. 2. Read the term as it is used in a sentence from the novel and guess its meaning. 2. Write a definition in their own words. 3. Draw or find a picture/video that reminds them of the term. 4. Note antonyms and synonyms for the vocabulary word. 5. Describe how the word is used in the real world in a complete sentence. 6. Define the term in their own words. 7. Rate their level of understanding of the term AFTER doing the exercises in the model The 13 terms coverd are as follows: segregation integrate segregationist perservere vulnerable ominous forceps reluctantly convulsion apprehension KowTow External Conflict (Man vs. Society) foreshadow There are also four text dependent questions from pp. 1-11 with graphic organizers included in the package. Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your business! Image Source: https://goo.gl/o4bZE8
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Anne Frank Inquiry-Based Adventure (Webquest) (Four activities in One!!)

Anne Frank Inquiry-Based Adventure (Webquest) (Four activities in One!!)

This product is an exciting inquiry-based excursion about the life of Anne Frank. It includes the following activities: Activity 1- Introduction to the Holocaust The students will: reading of complex text about how the Holocaust came about. completion of cloze activities noting the comprehension of the text. analyzing websites to acquire information about the Holocaust viewing cartoon animations of the Holocaust and noting major facts from the film (graphic organizer) observing and answering questions in relation to an interview with the daughter of a Jewish survivor (graphic organizer) Activity 2 - The Graphic Biography of Anne Frank The students will: observing and reading a graphic novel story about the life of Anne Frank. characterizing Anne Frank based on their reading of the graphic novel (Graphic Organizer w/ Time Stamps) Activity 3- The Secret Annex The students will: - view a narrated film showing the Secret Annex. - responding to the film about the challenges involved while living in the Secret Annex. **Activity 4- Mystery: Who Betrayed Anne Frank? ** The students will: view the video, Who Betrayed Anne Frank? note key evidence from the visual text (time stamps) that support their idea of who the betrayer was (graphic organizer) use the evidence and their prior knowledge to make inferences about each piece of evidence. synthesize the information to come to a conclusion of who Anne’s betrayer was. Enjoy!! Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support. Image Source:
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Blood Brothers Huge Bundle!

Blood Brothers Huge Bundle!

THIS BUNDLE CONTAINS ALL OF THE ‘BLOOD BROTHERS’ LESSONS, IN ADDITION TO THE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER, THE 30-PAGE COMPREHENSION BOOKLET, AND THE POINTLESS GAME! This engaging, varied, and informative scheme of learning is designed to help students gain understanding, assessment skills, and key interpretations of Willy Russell’s play ‘Blood Brothers.’ Made up of a wide-range of interesting and exciting lessons, students should complete this scheme having gathered vital skills in: interpreting the significant meanings of the play, understanding the writer’s ideas within the text, analysing key characters, settings, and themes, and understanding Russell’s language devices. Stimulating, visual, and easily adaptable, these lessons provide suggested learning objectives and outcomes for students of a wide-range of abilities - The vast majority of tasks are differentiated to allow for different abilities and needs in your classroom. Each lesson loosely follows this logical learning journey to ensure that students learn in bite-size steps: Engaging Defining/ Understanding Identifying/Remembering Analysing/ Creating Peer or self evaluating. All of the lessons are interactive, employ a variety of different teaching and learning methods and styles, and are visually-engaging. Resources, worksheets, and lesson plans are all provided.
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The Hunger Games - Description of District 12!

The Hunger Games - Description of District 12!

This engaging and informative lesson enables students to make precise interpretations of the descriptive language used by Suzanne Collins in her descriptions of District 12 in ‘The Hunger Games.’ They also learn how the depiction of settings can have a profound impact upon the tone and atmosphere of a novel, and apply this understanding (along with their knowledge of the key language devices) to form their own vivid and imaginative descriptions of places. The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through: Understanding the power of places and settings, especially the impact that they have on atmosphere and tone; Defining each of the different types of descriptive devices, through completing an interactive group activity; Reading extracts from the text in which Collins describes District 12, and identifying the language techniques used to paint an image of place in the minds of the readers; Analysing the effectiveness of each of Collins’ descriptive devices; Creating their own description of a desolate, run-down place, utilising appropriate and effective descriptive devices throughout; Peer assessing each other’s learning attempts. Included is: Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and comprehensive; Cards for the Card Sorting Activity;’ Extracts from The Hunger Games; Individual analysis worksheet; Writing to Describe Helpsheet All resources are provided in Word (for easy editing) and PDF (to ensure formatting remains fixed between different computers). There are also opportunities for group learning, speaking and listening, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. I originally used these resources with year 8 classes, however colleagues have used them for between years 5 and 10 with some adaptations. All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
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GCSE Romeo and Juliet (16) Act 5 Scene 3

GCSE Romeo and Juliet (16) Act 5 Scene 3

Shakespeare’s timeless text is presented here through a series of beautifully illustrated slides, each with varying degrees of challenge. I have taught this text for the last seventeen years and can honestly say that these resources have been tried, tested and refined many times. I have used this particular power point lesson to lead my teaching in class, as a homework assignment and even as a tool of revision. All have worked well for the students. This presentation focuses on the meaning of the Act 5 Scene 3 through structured tasks and academic writing. It includes, a starter activity, a previous learning slide, a glossary of terms, summary and analysis questions, an academic writing task, an extension task and a homework. Everything is done for you. Enjoy! This is a complete resource.
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GCSE Romeo and Juliet (15) Act 5 Scenes 1 and 2

GCSE Romeo and Juliet (15) Act 5 Scenes 1 and 2

Shakespeare’s timeless text is presented here through a series of beautifully illustrated slides, each with varying degrees of challenge. I have taught this text for the last seventeen years and can honestly say that these resources have been tried, tested and refined many times. I have used this particular power point lesson to lead my teaching in class, as a homework assignment and even as a tool of revision. All have worked well for the students. This presentation focuses on the meaning of the Act 5 Scenes 1 and 2 through structured tasks and academic writing. It includes, a starter activity, a previous learning slide, a glossary of terms, summary and analysis questions, an academic writing task, an extension task and a homework. Everything is done for you. Enjoy! This is a complete resource.
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Phonics: Window Words - vowel digraphs

Phonics: Window Words - vowel digraphs

Set of 5 window word books to learn vowel digraphs. Spell words by adding beginning and end sounds to each vowel digraph. Students consolidate their understand of digraphs by having them represented as one unit in the word. Each book includes 8 pages + answer page. Book sets: ai ea ee oo oa Answer page doubles as lower level matching vocabulary sheet. Pages include instructions on how to put the books together.
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Unseen Poetry - Mock Exam Review

Unseen Poetry - Mock Exam Review

A fully differentiated lesson that looks at a Paper 2-style AQA English Literature unseen poetry questions (on Autumn by Alan Bold and Today by Billy Collins and reviews the presentation of Autumn and Spring in both poems and the use of language and structure in the poems before students review their own answers and then self-assess each other’s work. Easily adaptable for other exam questions and for other exam boards. I’m really proud of this one!
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English for Beginners - A Vocabulary Builder

English for Beginners - A Vocabulary Builder

A Vocabulary Builder for Beginning English Language Learners of all ages. Each page presents 10 basic vocabulary words in English with pictures to color and learn. Each page is based on a particular topic (topics listed below), with one page using all caps and the second page with lowercase letters. A word list is on the bottom of each page. Students can match the picture to the word. This printable packet of 20 pages includes the following topics/words/pictures to learn: wild animals: bear, deer, elephant, giraffe, gorilla, lion, monkey, panda, tiger, zebra house: door, driveway, fence, garage, lawn, mailbox, roof, steps, walkway, window kitchen things: can opener, casserole, frying pan, kitchen knife, ladle, peeler, pizza cutter, sauce pan, spatula, whisk cleaning supplies: broom, mop, bucket, dust pan, duster, sponge, spray bottle, vacuum, carpet sweeper, whisk broom hand and foot: ankle, finger, foot, hand, heel, nail, palm, thumb, toe, wrist clothes: cap, dress, jacket, pants, shirt, shoe, shorts, skirt, socks, tee shirt car exterior: door handle, gas cap, headlight, hood, license plate, roof, tire, trunk, wheel, windshield sports: baseball, basketball, basketball net, bat, football, football helmet, hockey stick, puck, soccerball, soccer goal. office supplies: pen, pencil, marker, scissors, stapler, staple remover, tape dispenser, clipboard, paperclip, letter opener. numbers 1-10. These are sample pages from ‘Coloring in English - A Vocabulary Builder for Beginners.’ If you like using these printable handouts in your classroom, the book offers more topics such as vegetables, fruit, laundry, tools, pets, farm animals, containers, classroom, verbs, furniture, etc. (400 vocabulary words total). Published by ProLingua Associates. www.ProLinguaAssociates.com. Thank you!
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“The Lion and the Bulls” Fable by Aesop Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis & Comprehension Quiz/Test

“The Lion and the Bulls” Fable by Aesop Multiple-Choice Reading Analysis & Comprehension Quiz/Test

This 15-question multiple-choice reading analysis/comprehension test/quiz on “The Lion and the Bulls” Fable by Aesop has questions from different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). It will test students’ literal and interpretive understanding of the selection, plot development, characterization, author’s purpose, point of view, making inferences, vocabulary, and figurative language. Questions are modeled after standardized tests (SAT, ACT, and state tests) to familiarize students with the structure and vocabulary of standardized test questions. Questions are spaced 1.5 lines apart for comfortable reading. The questions also encourage students to go back and re-read key parts of the selection, a crucial skill for comprehension and improving reading stamina. Includes link to free file of the text so each student can get their own copy to annotate (recommended to use this version as others will not match the test questions). Answer key included. Editable MS Word Doc. You can use this product for years and years! Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated! Objectives/US Standards (SUGGESTED) (From Corestandards.com): Students are expected to: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
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Reading Cycle Professional Development Notes

Reading Cycle Professional Development Notes

This product contains the notes from a professional development session that I attended. It deals with teachers being able to ensure that each student is effectively comprehending text during close reads. To be made clear, during close reading sessions, it is possible that instructors may get what is called a “false positive” or indication that a student understands a concept of the text when they actually do not. **False Positive Prevention Method - ** occurs when students are able to write about and discuss a text with some accuracy after gleaning an understanding of a text from what teachers and peers says about the text, NOT from their own understanding about the text. The Reading Cycle Strategy prevents this situation by taking the READ-DISCUSS-WRITE method to the next level through the following steps: Read-Discuss- Read Read-Write-Read Read -Write Discuss Read-Write -Discuss Read-Discuss-Write-Revise Each of these steps are explained within this product. Thanks for your purchase. We appreciate your support!
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It's a Buggy Situation: A Common Core Aligned Reading and Science Insect Unit  - Four Bonus Videos

It's a Buggy Situation: A Common Core Aligned Reading and Science Insect Unit - Four Bonus Videos

Do you ever wish that you had a resource that involved all of the core informational text reading strategies within areas of science and/or socials studies? Look no further! The “It’s a Buggy Situation” Reading and Science Insect unit is here! As educators, we know that comprehending informational text can be challenging for most students. This unit provides multiple opportunities for your students to interact with informational text in a fun and concrete way. In addition, it provides the students a connection with the real world by them engaging in research through the use of technology! This unit of study involves a 4-week study of insects. The topics are as follows: Topic #1: Killer Bees (Week 1) Topic #2: What is a Butterfly? (Week 2) Topic # 3: Ladybug Anatomy (Week 3) Topic # 4: Eating Bugs (A student Favorite!!) (Week 4) Each topic includes: Informational Text Articles. Common Core Aligned Comprehension Questions. Real World Internet Investigation Activities. Graphic Organizers [Venn Diagram, Life Cycle (Sequencing), Cause-Effect, Problem-Solution] Extensive Brief Constructed Responses base on Graphic Organizer notations. Unit Implementation Suggestions The unit includes suggestions on how to implement the unit. Answer Keys In addition, each activity within the unit has a thorough answer key. Student Packet We know that student packets make life much easier for both the teacher and the students. That is why we have a student packet with cover sheet including each activity in the unit. Certificates of Completion Certificates of completion helps you, your students, and parents celebrate the completion of the It’s a Buggy Situation” unit. Image Source: https://goo.gl/W7CaES Bonus Videos Killer Bees - National Geographic: https://goo.gl/kW5sFh Butterfly: A Life - National Geographic:https://goo.gl/F5ukiG The Life Cycle of a Lady Bug: https://goo.gl/mZs6fw Should We Eat Bugs? by Emma Bryce (Ted ED):
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Peeper Frogs Informational Text and Science Study (Bonus Nature Video Included)

Peeper Frogs Informational Text and Science Study (Bonus Nature Video Included)

Do you ever wish that you had a resource that involved all of the core informational text reading strategies within areas of science and socials studies? Look no further! The Peeper Frog Informational Text Study has done just that! As educators, we know that comprehending informational text can be challenging for most students. This study provides multiple opportunities for your students to interact with informational text in a fun and concrete way. Also, it gives the students a connection with the real world by them engaging in research through the use of technology! The study packet includes: Informational Text Articles. Common Core Aligned Comprehension Questions. Real World Internet Investigation Activities. Graphic Organizers Extensive Brief Constructed Responses based on Graphic Organizer notations. Study Implementation Suggestions The packet includes suggestions on how to implement the study: Day 1: Read and highlight the article with your class. Preview and highlight the questions and activities. Day 2: Answer questions # 1-6 with your class. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 3: Answer questions # 7-11 with your class. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 4: Complete the Peeper Frog graphic organizer. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 5: Complete the Peeper Frog Brief Constructed Response. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Review and Debriefing Answer Keys All activities in the study have a thorough answer key. Student Packet We know that student packets make life much more easy for both the teacher and the students. That is why we have a student packet with cover sheet including each activity in the unit. Image Source: Spring Peeper Frogs - CTnaturalist Online Video Source:
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Galapagos Turtle Informational Text and Science Unit (Full Key and Videos Included)

Galapagos Turtle Informational Text and Science Unit (Full Key and Videos Included)

This unit incorporates informational text reading strategies with scientific concepts! The study involves the Galapagos Tortoise. As educators, we know that comprehending informational text can be challenging for most students. This study provides multiple opportunities for your students to interact with informational text in a fun and concrete way. In addition, it provides the students a connection with the real world by them engaging in research through the use of technology! **The study involves a 1-Week study of Galapagos Tortoise: ** Day 1: Read and highlight the article with your class. Preview and highlight the questions and activities. Day 2: Answer questions # 1-6 with your class. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 3: Answer questions # 7-11 with your class. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 4: Complete the Galapagos Tortoise Cause and Effect graphic organizer. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 5: Complete the Cause and Effect Brief Constructed Response. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Review and Debriefing) The study packet includes: Informational Text Article. Common Core Aligned Comprehension Questions. Real World Internet Investigation Activity. Graphic Organizer Extensive Brief Constructed Response based on Graphic Organizer notations. Image Source: GIANT GALAPAGOS TORTOISE Video:
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The Haunted House Cause and Effect Activity

The Haunted House Cause and Effect Activity

This product is a fun activity that allows the students to practice their cause and effect skills within the literary text. The student read the text, then denoted cause and effect examples within a graphic organizer. Next, the students synthesize the textual evidence into a brief constructed response. Lastly, the students analyze their solution process by completing a student self-assessment. This activity provides extensive graphic organizer and brief constructed response keys. Haunted House Image Source: https://goo.gl/ndtiot Thank you for your purchase. We appreciate your support.
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The Largest Dinosaur: A Reading and Science Unit on the Titanosaur (Full Keys and Videos Included)

The Largest Dinosaur: A Reading and Science Unit on the Titanosaur (Full Keys and Videos Included)

Do you ever wish that you had a resource that involved all of the core informational text reading strategies within areas of science and/or socials studies? Look no further! The Largest Dinosaur: The ELA and Science Study Unit has done just that! As educators, we know that comprehending informational text can be challenging for most students. This study provides multiple opportunities for your students to interact with informational text in a fun and concrete way. In addition, it provides the students a connection with the real world by them engaging in research through the use of technology! The study involves a 2-Week Study of the largest known dinosaur, the Titanosaur. The unit study is as follows: Week 1 Days 1 & 2: Read, highlight and review vocabulary terms. Day 3: Read and highlight the article with your class. Preview and highlight the questions and activities. Day 4: Answer questions # 1-6 with your class. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 5: Answer questions # 7-11 with your class. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Week 2 Day 1: Complete the Venn Diagram graphic organizer. (Whole group, small groups or individually) Days 2 &3: Complete the Brief Constructed Response Activity (Whole group, small groups or individually) Day 4 : Grade BCRs and provide feedback to students. And/Or Have students provide peer feedback using the key as an exemplar. Day 5: Unit Debriefing and Review The study packet includes: Informational Text Articles. Common Core Aligned Comprehension Questions. Real World Internet Investigation Activities. Graphic Organizers Extensive Brief Constructed Responses based on Graphic Organizer notations. Study Implementation Suggestions The packet includes suggestions on how to implement the study. Answer Keys All activities in the study have a thorough answer key. Student Packet We know that student packets make life much easier for both the teacher and the students. That is why we have a student packet with cover sheet included with the unit so that you can copy and make a study packet for each student. Bonus Videos: Meet the Titanosaur by The Museum of Natural History Video Source: https://goo.gl/DkGyZM 70-Ton Titanosaur Becomes World’s Largest Dinosaur:
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