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Community Club Firefighter Level A, Community Club What happens when the fire alarm rings? Early readers will follow along with images and audio as a firefighter races to work. Librarian Librarians love to read, too, as early learners will find out in this read-along book about life at the library. Mayor What’s it like to be a mayor? Pediatrician Listen and read along as a pediatrician describes how she takes care of children in this interactive book for early learners. Pizza Maker Dough, sauce, and cheese combine to make a delicious pizza pie in this fun early-learner read-aloud about being a pizza maker. Police Officer A police officer’s most important duty is keeping people safe, as early readers will learn through the words, images, and audio in this interactive book. Utility Worker Follow along with images and sounds as a utility worker climbs down into manholes and up high on electric poles in this exciting read-aloud book. Veterinarian Animals Animal Moves Level A, Animals Level B, Animals Related:  Literacy Idea Sites

Reading Comprehension Worksheets and Printables: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Holida... abcteach features over 1,000 multi-page reading comprehension activities. These include biographies, history lessons, and introductions to important concepts in social studies, science, holidays, and more. Fictional stories are also available, providing students with fun and imaginative scenarios to explore. Use the subcategories below to find reading activities written for your students’ comprehension level. In addition to the readings, the majority of our worksheets have attached study questions and games that reinforce important vocabulary words and key concepts. Want access to all of the reading comprehension packets on abcteach? Favorite saved.

Reading Goes Digital – 6 Ways Technology Enhances Reading Practices — Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Over the past several years, we at Subtext have talked to and observed teachers in schools at all different stages of technology integration. While some teachers have class sets of iPads or Chromebooks, others have only a few classroom computers, or access to a school computer lab. Despite these differences, we would submit a simple principle that helps teachers be successful in their efforts: When literacy instruction goes digital across the curriculum, reading can be transformed as it becomes more impactful, engaging, and effective for students. Here, we’ll share what this looks like when technology extends 6 tried-and-true reading practices, whether your classroom is fully digital or just exploring technology. Highlighting Becomes Metacognitive When students can explain “why” they are highlighting specific text, their thinking while reading becomes metacognitive but they also become more engaged readers. Differentiation Becomes Real Time Support Gets Personalized

Prompts for Reading Conferences/Groups | Mrs. Judy Araujo, Reading Specialist Teachers, here is a list of my favorite questions to ask during 1:1 reading conferences! Fiction ~ Generic Prompts What does the title mean?What is happening in the part you are reading now?Tell me about a strategy you used and how it helped you understand what was happening, or how it helped you understand a word.Would you recommend this book? Nonfiction ~ Generic Prompts Tell me 2 facts you learned about the topic.What is the most memorable idea you learned? Concepts About Print ~ For PreK-Beginning Grade 1 Where do you start reading? One-To-One Matching/Early Reading Behaviors Point to the words and readDo the words match? Predicting/Previewing Prompts What made you come up with that prediction? Detecting & Correcting Errors / Monitoring for Understanding Prompts Something wasn’t quite right. Problem Solving New Words Is there another word that might work here? Nonfiction: what 3 questions do you think will be answered? Has your prediction changed? Fluency Prompts Making Connections Prompts

Literature Circle Models After experimenting for many years, I discovered an approach that's easy, fun, and effective. I refer to it as Classroom Book Clubs because it's a more relaxed method of doing Literature Circles that doesn't involve roles. You can view a narrated slidecast to this model by scrolling down to the Classroom Book Clubs section. On this page you can also learn about different types of Literature Circles. I've had some success with all the models below, but all models haven't been successful with all groups of students. Ways to Structure Literature Circles Classroom Book Clubs - My favorite method at the moment is a flexible approach to Literature Circles that does not require the use of extensive handouts and assignment booklets. Classroom Book Clubs I love this model because it's a very flexible and fun approach. Mini Literature Circles (Using Leveled Readers) Are you required to use a basal reading program in your classroom? Literature Circles with Roles Nonfiction Literature Circles

Easy English news, short news, English story, reading skills for you The International Dyslexia Association Promoting literacy through research, education and advocacy Comprehension Strategies - Making connections, questioning, inferring, determining importance, and more from Strategies That Work, Mosaic of Thought, and Reading with Meaning, this page gives you information on the six comprehension strategies known as making connections, questioning, visualizing, inferring, determining importance, and synthesizing.

Make and Play Make New Animals Switch Zoo Online is the center of the site. You can visit nine different habitats and make new animals in each. While you play, you can read facts about each of the animals in your current combination. Learn how to make new animals in Switch Zoo by taking the Guided Tour: Make New Animals. You can also click the How To button on the fence to open the hidden How to Play panel and find out about everything you can do in the zoo. Build an Online Habitat Choose animals and match them to the environment best suited for their survival. Build a Biome Build six of world's biomes by choosing the right plants, animal, temperature range and precipitation for each. Switch Zoo Puzzles Try your hand at solving these jigsaw puzzles and sliding puzzles while the images on the pieces are changing! Where Do I Live? Feeding Time at Switch Zoo How much do you know about what animals eat? Scavengers Hunt Can you spot a scavenger in a crowd?

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