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Gabriela Martinez

Hello everyone, I am a PhD student in the Curriculum and Instruction Department at SIUC. I am a mother, wife, teacher, sister and a friend. Hope you find useful material for your classes and/or students. Feedback is also well received! Blessings:)

Storyboard That - The Internet's Best Storyboard Creator. Story Map. The Story Map interactive includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in prewriting and postreading activities.

Story Map

The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution development. Students can develop multiple characters, for example, in preparation for writing their own fiction, or they may reflect on and further develop characters from stories they have read. After completing individual sections or the entire organizer, students have the ability to print out their final versions for feedback and assessment. The versatility of this tool allows it to be used in multiple contexts.

Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Collaborative Stories 1: Prewriting and Drafting Students hone their teamwork skills and play off each other's writing strengths as they participate in prewriting activities for a story to be written collaboratively by the whole class. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Unit back to top. The Opposites. SimpleMind for iPhone (mind mapping) Speech with Milo: Sequencing. Same Sound Spell Bound (Homophones) Question Builder. Professor Garfield Fact or Opinion. Popplet. Opposite Ocean (Antonyms) iTooch Elementary School. View in App Store iTooch Elementary School offers some great practice and efficient testing for Common Core Standards in language arts, math and science for grades 3-5 as well as fifth grade health. iTooch Elementary School provides practice for language arts, math, and science concepts in grades three through five, as well as fifth grade Health.

iTooch Elementary School

There are ten packages of subject- and grade-specific questions that can be tested for free on two levels, and expansion packs that can be acquired as in-app purchases to add additional levels of difficulty and new concepts in each area. Every item offers a problem with hints explaining the concepts and multiple choice questions to assess student mastery. Features include: Based on National Common Core StandardsVirtual blackboard for notes and diagramsGame Center IntegrationThousands of problems available as in-app purchasesLessons for each concept included. Language Empires. View in App Store Language Learning is an outstanding application to help students in elementary and middle school practice critical language skills in both oral and written forms.

Language Empires

Language Empires is a comprehensive language and communication program suitable for students in elementary grades and some in middle school. It will also be useful for remedial students in high school. The application addresses how, which and why questions, predictions, figurative language, sequencing, vocabulary and making inferences. ToonUniversity - Online Games: Language Arts Dept. Reading Comprehension Connection: Start a Sample Lesson!

Reading Comprehension Passages. Wacky Web Tales.

 Students create their own tale to share with the class.  Students work in groups creating a tale they can make a connection with.  In pairs, students create a tale leaving the ending for their classmates to write. They share each story in the class. – gamsdf1977

Interactive Reading Comprehension Resources for Grades 3-5. Free Reading GamesLearning Today. Our reading games and activities are research-based and designed to help build key reading skills in a fun and engaging way.

Free Reading GamesLearning Today

Included are phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, vocabulary and reading comprehension. Give them a try and let us know what you think. Go fishing for sight words with Kirima and Kylie the Seal. Make a spoon puppet and practice your sequencing skills. FCE Practice Tests. Reading Games. Free Online Sentence Completion Exercises. EnglishMaven Free online sentence completion exercises.

 The students read the story individually. They make a summary in their own words of the story.  The teacher creates a scenario like the one on the story and asks students to write three things they consider are important to take on a hiking day. The students discuss as a class.  The students answer some comprehension questions from the story. – gamsdf1977

In these exercises, students must choose the correct answer to fill in the blank.

Free Online Sentence Completion Exercises

Some sentences contain a single blank, while others may contain two. Each exercise is 10 questions long. By completing these exercises, students will enhance their understanding of English grammar, improve their vocabulary, and learn to interpret conjunctions as syntactical "road signs". Reading Practice.

 The students pick an international source and read an article. They summarize it in their own words.  The teacher chooses news and reads it for the class. They make a discussion about the news.  The teacher chooses a controversial article according to the students’ age from the newspaper and divides the class in two. The teacher creates a debate about the article to check on student’s comprehension. – gamsdf1977

Fifth Grade Reading Lessons. WPSU Education - Blue Ribbon Readers. Reading comprehension stories Worksheets. Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions for Kids « Reading Comprehension Most Popular Games on Place Value Pirates Tony Fraction's Pizza Shop Order Ops Half-court Rounding Torture the Teacher Collage America International Pizza Delivery Sushi Fractions Genius Boxing.

These are some useful teaching tips:  The teacher presents pictures of different types of doughnuts in the classroom. Students must brainstorm what are doughnuts made from? They come up with vocabulary and phrases about doughnuts. After that, they read the story and identify any vocabulary they had brainstormed.  The teacher reads aloud the story twice and students need to take notes about it. Then, they share their responses in groups.  The students read the story and answer the comprehension questions online. – gamsdf1977
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Comprehension Student Activities 4-6.pdf.

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