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Comprehension Strategies - Making connections, questioning, inferring, determining importance, and more. 40 LGBTQ-Friendly Picture Books for Ages 0-5. To care for small humans, all you have to do is keep them fed, watered, rested and equipped with the necessary cognitive and emotional skills to process the constant onslaught of heterosexist and cissexist messaging that assaults our senses every day. No big deal, right? I was one of those kids who inhaled books growing up — as I suspect many of you were too — but now as an adult in bookstores and libraries I’m often exasperated at the options available to my younger siblings. There’s so much I want to share with them, and it’s rarely easy to figure out how. Adults can debate endlessly about when it’s appropriate to “expose” children to “sensitive” topics like sex and sexuality, gender expression and diversity, non-conventional methods of conception and so on, but kids don’t live in isolated bubbles — they’re right here in our complex, messy world with us.

From personal experience, most of these titles will likely be hard to find in store. 10,000 Dresses A is for Activist Written by S. CHUNKING- READING STRATEGY ACTIVITY SHEETS. Phonemic Awareness - Pre Reading Skills - Reading Skills Pyramid. Phonemic awareness is the understanding that words are made up of sounds which can be put together in different ways to make different words. Simply put, phonemic awareness is the moment a child realizes that if the "b" in "bat" is changed to a "c", then the word becomes "cat. " Phonemic awareness is a critical pre-reading skill which is often overlooked. And while each child is different, most learn to read following a similar sequence.

Many are able to continue with no trouble when steps are missed, but others may have difficulty later because they didn't make the connection. Learning to read should be an exciting time, and with Time4Learning, it can be. For more information, check out our curriculum demos or early reading lesson plans for kindergarten, first, and second grade. Phonemic Awareness Is Often Confused With Phonological Awareness Phonemic awareness is often mistaken for phonological awareness, which is the ability to distinguish sounds from one another. Fueling Curiosity. Children's Storybooks Online - Stories for Kids of All Ages. Best Practices in Planning Interventions for Students With Reading Problems. Click the "References" link above to hide these references. Aaron, P. G., & Joshi, R. M. (1992). Reading problems: Consultation and remediation. New York: Guilford.

Adams, G. Adams, M. Adams, M. Anderson, J. Ball, E. Barnes, G. Bear, D. Bryne, B., & Fielding-Barnsley, R. (1993). Carnine, D., Silbert, J., & Kame'enui, E. (1990). Carr, M., & Borkowski, J. Clay, M. (1993). Clymer, T. (1996). Cunningham, P. (1995). Cunningham, P. (1999). Cunningham, P., & Hall, D. Daneman, M. (1991). Gambrell, L. Goddard, R. Haller, E. Jacobsen, B., Lowery, B., & Ducette, J. (1986). Joseph, L. Joseph, L. Kim, Y. Lerner, J. McCormick, S. (1999). Morris, D. Nation, K., & Hulme, C. (1997).

National Assessment of Educational Progress. (1997). Nicholls, J. Novak, J. Palinscar, A. Palmer, B. Pressley, M. (1998). Pressley, M., & Woloshyn, V. (1995). Samuels, S. Santa, C. Shapiro, E. Skinner, B. Snow, C. Stahl, S. Stanovich, K. Stanovich, K. Stanovich, K. Thomas, E. Wood, S. Wristers, K., Francis, D. Vygotsky, L. Active Listening Activities: Free programs that target listening skills.

Active Listening Activities: The purpose of the activities is for students to identify and point to correct shapes in the correct sequence as presented via oral instructions. After each instruction, students should be given adequate time to correctly process the information and identify the correct answer. If students consistently have difficulty identifying the correct sequence, repeat instructions in a slow, clear voice and point to the correct answer if necessary. The advanced section has some very tricky and complex tasks so it is ok to repeat the instructions as often as is needed and even break the question into separate parts.

Provide as much scaffolding as is needed to ensure that students are able to cope with the complexity of some of the questions. It's important to state that the active listening programs are teaching activities, not assessments so it's fine to break the instructions into bite size portions if needed. Sequence: Active Listening Activities - Entry Level Program. Raven Steals the Light: Comprehension Questions. In the beginning there was no light in the world, because an old magician kept it hidden in a box inside his house. Raven, who was always hungry, didn’t like the darkness because it was difficult to find food. One day he was looking for food near the old magician’s house. He heard a voice saying, “I have a box, and inside this box is another box, and inside this there is another box, and inside the smallest box is all the light in the world.” Raven decided to steal the light. Inside the girl’s belly Raven took the form of a human baby.

He grew and grew, and in time she gave birth to a funny looking child with black eyes and a big nose. As soon as Raven caught the light, he immediately changed into his bird form. The light was heavy in Raven's beak, and he was getting tired. . * hemlock needle: the needle-shaped leaf of an evergreen tree Story retold by Mary MahoneyClipart under license from Microsoft for educational use. Owning a Dog: Reading Comprehension. Brendan's best friend is Tip. Tip and Brendan are inseparable. They teach each other things and they look after each other. Tip has helped Brendan become more responsible, more caring, and a better friend. Brendan is a nine-year-old boy, and Tip is a ten-year-old dog. Brendan and Tip are an example of how owning a dog can have a positive effect on a child's development.

Having a dog develops a child's sense of responsibility, broadens his capacity for empathy, and teaches the nature of friendship. Having a dog helps a child learn how to act responsibly. Another lesson that a child can learn from having a dog is how to be empathetic. Being considerate and caring are important characteristics in a good friend. These are some of the most important lessons a child will ever learn. Reading Passages and Exercises - p.1. Children's short stories. Peter was tired. After 10 years of holding together the paperwork for “Johnson, A.P. – SSN 555-66-33xx,” his tensile strength was fading; he could feel his molecules beginning to degrade. - Length: 8 pages - Age Rating: U People told tales of long, long ago, when they used to enjoy Halloween, dressing up, knocking on doors showing off their fine costumes, playing something called Trick or Treat and, it used to be fun, but not anymore. - Length: 7 pages Was this a riddle?

Breanna put the peeler down and peered closely at the message. Becca laughed and smiled at her brother ruefully. . - Length: 6 pages Hoover had been the runt of his mother’s fourth litter. . - Length: 5 pages It was the fifth day at her new school and ten-year-old Buseje hung her head as she settled down into her desk. She returns to the kitchen and stops in her tracks. . - Length: 4 pages Helen was born wrong. . - Length: 14 pages Snow fell steadily in the wild woods of Siberia... Peter was tired. . - Length: 8 pages - Age Rating: U. Reading Comprehension - Free Worksheets. Home- English- Math - Reading - Research - Keys - Newsworthy - Links - Contact Reading Comprehension, Volume 5: Number 32, Word Meanings From Context Number 31, The Painting Number 30, Word Meanings From Context Number 29, Charity, Poem Number 28, Word Meanings From Context Number 27, Mysteries Number 26, As I Awake, Poem Number 25, Democracy and Freedom Number 24, Modest Requirements Number 23, Martin's St.

Number 22, Word Meanings From Context Number 21, Word Meanings From Context Number 20, Word Meanings From Context Number 19, You, Poem Number 18, Word Meanings in Context - Antonyms Number 17, Winter Heat Number 16, Word Meanings From Context - Synonyms Number 15, Word Meanings From Context Number 14, The Presidential Campaign Number 13, Memories, Poem Number 12, Word Meanings From Context Number 11, Campaign Finance Reform Number 10, Simple Math Number 9, Fashion Blues Number 8, Word Meanings From Context Number 7, Thank You Sincerely, Poem Number 6, Treasure, Part IV Number 5, Treasure, Part III.

English Short Stories, Level 03, Story 01. Reading Comprehension - Multiple Choice. QAR question answer relationship strategy handout. Question-Answer Relationship (QAR) | Classroom Strategies. 1. Explain to students that there are four types of questions they will encounter. Define each type of question and give an example. Four types of questions are examined in the QAR: Right There Questions: Literal questions whose answers can be found in the text. Often the words used in the question are the same words found in the text. 2. 3. 4. Methods for Increasing the Intensity of Reading Instruction for Students with Intellectual Disabilities.

Exitslips after reading. Conceptmap. Peer-Assisted Learning Strategy. Classroom Strategies Background Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS) is a classwide peer tutoring program. Teachers carefully partner a student with a classmate. The pair works on various activities that address the academic needs of both students. Pairs change over time. PALS can be used across content areas. Benefits PALS does not require special reading materials and consequently enables teachers to use the reading material of their choice. The strategy provides direct opportunities for a teacher to circulate in the class, observe students, and offer individual remediation. Create and use the strategy Create pairs within the classroom by identifying which children require help on specific skills and who the most appropriate children are to help other children learn those skills.

Teachers train students to use the PALS procedures. References Fuchs, D., Fuchs, L., & Burish, P. (2000). Fuchs, L., Fuchs, D., & Kazdan, S. (1999). Frayer model concept map/bubble. Concept Sorts. Classroom Strategies Background A concept sort is a strategy used to introduce students to the vocabulary of a new topic or book. Teachers provide students with a list of terms or concepts from reading material. Students place words into different categories based on each word's meaning. Benefits This technique is beneficial when there is a lot of specialized vocabulary to introduce.

Create and use the strategy Introduce the book or topic to be read; Choose relevant, important vocabulary terms; Write or print out the terms on cards (one term per card), making several sets; Create and label the categories OR assist students with creating their own categories as they sort the cards. Note: As with all strategy instruction, teachers should model the procedure to ensure that students understand why and how to use the strategy. Provide the students with the cards containing the selected terms. Sample Concept Sort The following example introduces students to a book about trees. References.

Before, during, after reading guide. Anticipationguide before reading. Classroom Strategies | Resources for educators of kids in grades 4-12. Gersten et al 2001 reading comprehension learning disabilities. WWC | Find What Works! What works clearinghouse literacy. Evidence of effectiveness in the topics selected above. A colored icon with a box indicates positive or potentially positive effects on outcomes for that topic. A grey icon with no box indicates a lack of positive effects. By default, results are sorted by this column, based on the amount of evidence. For details on the sort logic please see the FAQs An educational program, product, practice, or policy aimed at improving student outcomes.

Grades of the students examined in the studies that met WWC design standards, which may not reflect the full range of grades for which the intervention may be used. The indicator represents the highest level of similarity found between your students and each of the high-quality studies of the intervention. Select interventions to compare side-by-side to see details on the intervention and its effectiveness across different outcome domains. Say it move it activity. Blank Book .pdf. Literacy Intervention Lions. Elkin Boxes (PA) Bears Comic Book2. Bears Comic Book Additions. Bears Comic Book1. Bears Comic Book3. Bears Literacy Intervention Bears. Camp Maverick Rec N' Read Intervention Guide 2017. Tigers 3 space Elkin Boxes. Tigers Decoding and Comprehension. Tigers Literacy Intervention Tigers. Speech Therapy | The Somali Literacy Project.

Blogs on Bilingual Language Development 2 Languages 2 Worlds The Educational Linguist Research Bilingual Children with Primary Language Impairment Breadth and Depth of Diversity in Minnesota Expressive Vocabulary Development of Children who Somali, Spanish and Hmong Resources Augmentative Communication Cue Cards (Somali-English) Cue cards which can be used to facilitate communication for non-verbal Somali speaking children and adults. Bilingual Handout on Modified Barium Swallow A Somali-English brief explanation of what a Modified Barium Swallow is. A brief word list of common Speech Language Pathology terms, in Somali. Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Somali Translation The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) is a validated developmental screening tool for toddlers between 16 and 30 months of age. Somali Articulation Probe An articulation screener for Somali children, developed by the Minneapolis Public Schools. Somali Phonology Talk with Me Manual Like this: Like Loading...

Storybook Therapy Intervention Templates 1. Hogan, 2018 Five ways speech language pathologists can positively impact children with dyslexia.