background preloader

Reading

Facebook Twitter

Shakespeare - Hamlet. Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, has come back from university to find that his father, the old king, is dead.

Shakespeare - Hamlet

His mother has married his father’s brother, Claudius, who is now king of Denmark. Hamlet is shocked that his mother has married so soon after his father’s death, and angry that she has married Claudius. Soon, a ghost is seen walking on the castle walls. The ghost looks like Hamlet’s father, the dead king. When Hamlet sees the ghost, he is told that it is the ghost of his father. Hamlet can’t believe that his mother would marry the man who murdered her husband. A group of travelling actors arrives in town. Hamlet’s plan works. This of course means that Hamlet has killed the father of his girlfriend Ophelia. At the end of the play, all of the royal household of Denmark are dead. CommonLit. 54 search results for travel Filters: Fiction 9th-10th A Lexile ® score is a measurement of text complexity based on individual words and sentence lengths.

CommonLit

For more information see page 8 of this report. Story of An Hour This is a classic short story from the early feminist writer, Kate Chopin, in which a woman is overcome by the death of her oppressive husband. Kate Chopin Vogue December 6, 1894 The Metamorphosis Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman, wakes up to discover he has turned into an insect in this famously bizarre short story. Franz Kafka Translated by David Wyllie 1915 Short Story 9th-10th The Ambitious Guest Based on a true event - the Wiley tragedy of Crawford Notch, New Hampshire - this story follows a young traveler with big dreams, who stops by a family cottage in a snowy mountain pass.

To Build A Fire A man ignores warnings and slowly freezes to death in the wilderness. Short Story 11th-12th The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Fable 7th-8th The Bear and the Two Travelers Non-Fiction 7th-8th. Tell-tale-heart. Teaching Divergent: Building Background Knowledge. My students’ reading list doesn’t yet include Divergent, and most aren’t motivated to read it on their own.

Teaching Divergent: Building Background Knowledge

Although some may see the film, if I want to teach the Teengagement® Divergent Unit in my classes I’ll have to build their background knowledge. In an effort to provide students experience with the five factions of Divergent, I created a “values spectrum.” Begin by discussing the factions and the words below them. Encourage students to think of other descriptors that might belong on the spectrum and where they might belong.

Questions to Ask Before/During/After Reading With Your Child! Books You Won't Give Up On.

The Giver: lektionsmaterial, websidor och annat som är bra att h

Reader Response Questions and Prompts for Fiction and Nonfiction. Reader Response Prompts for Fictionreader response questions 1.

Reader Response Questions and Prompts for Fiction and Nonfiction

Explain a character's problem and then offer your character advice on how to solve his/her problem. 2. Explain how a character is acting and why you think the character is acting that way. 3. From what you've read so far, make predictions about what will happen next and explain what in the text makes you think it will happen. Holes. 6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students. What’s the opposite of scaffolding a lesson? Saying to students, “Read this nine-page science article, write a detailed essay on the topic it explores, and turn it in by Wednesday.” Yikes—no safety net, no parachute, no scaffolding—they’re just left blowing in the wind. Let’s start by agreeing that scaffolding a lesson and differentiating instruction are two different things.

Scaffolding is breaking up the learning into chunks and then providing a tool, or structure, with each chunk. When scaffolding reading, for example, you might preview the text and discuss key vocabulary, or chunk the text and then read and discuss as you go. Simply put, scaffolding is what you do first with kids—for those students who are still struggling, you may need to differentiate by modifying an assignment and/or making accommodations (for example, by choosing more accessible text and/or assigning an alternative project). FREEBIE READING STRATEGIES POSTERS & BOOKMARKS.

Strategies for Better Reading. 25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area. 25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area Reading is reading.

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

By understanding that letters make sounds, we can blend those sounds together to make whole sounds that symbolize meaning we can all exchange with one another. Without getting too Platonic about it all, reading doesn’t change simply because you’re reading a text from another content area. Only sometimes it does. Science content can often by full of jargon, research citations, and odd text features. Social Studies content can be an interesting mix of itemized information, and traditional paragraphs/imagery.

Literature? This all makes reading strategies somewhat content area specific. But if you’d like to start with a basic set of strategies, you could do worse than the elegant graphic above from wiki-teacher.com. For related reading, see 50 of the best reading comprehension apps, different ways your school can promote literacy, or how reading in the 21st century is different. 1.