25 Complex Text Passages to Meet the Common Core: Literature and Informational Texts, Grade 5

Author: Martin Lee,Marcia Miller

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545577113

Category: Education

Page: 80

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A collection of 25 leveled passages with text-dependent comprehension questions that help students tackle increasingly complex texts and provide the academic rigor called for by the Common Core State Standards. With the rigorous reading standards called for in the Common Core State Standards, teachers need easy access to reading passages at an increasing level of complexity so students will have opportunities to read closely and stretch their skills as the school year progresses. This collection of passages offers just that. Each of the 25 passages comes with text-dependent comprehension questions, including open-ended questions that require students to use higher-order thinking skills when writing their responses. The lessons include teaching tips that target the challenges students will encounter in the passage and provide text-complexity information- quantitative (Lexile level), qualitative, and reader and task considerations-to help teachers meet the needs of their class. For use with Grade 5.

25 Complex Text Passages to Meet the Common Core: Literature and Informational Texts, Grade 6

Author: Martin Lee,Marcia Miller

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545577120

Category: Education

Page: 80

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A collection of 25 leveled passages with text-dependent comprehension questions that help students tackle increasingly complex texts and provide the academic rigor called for by the Common Core State Standards. With the rigorous reading standards called for in the Common Core State Standards, teachers need easy access to reading passages at an increasing level of complexity so students will have opportunities to read closely and stretch their skills as the school year progresses. This collection of passages offers just that. Each of the 25 passages comes with text-dependent comprehension questions, including open-ended questions that require students to use higher-order thinking skills when writing their responses. The lessons include teaching tips that target the challenges students will encounter in the passage and provide text-complexity information- quantitative (Lexile level), qualitative, and reader and task considerations-to help teachers meet the needs of their class. For use with Grade 6.

25 Complex Text Passages to Meet the Common Core: Literature and Informational Texts, Grade 7-8

Author: Martin Lee,Marcia Miller

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545577137

Category: Education

Page: 80

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A collection of 25 leveled passages with text-dependent comprehension questions that help students tackle increasingly complex texts and provide the academic rigor called for by the Common Core State Standards. With the rigorous reading standards called for in the Common Core State Standards, teachers need easy access to reading passages at an increasing level of complexity so students will have opportunities to read closely and stretch their skills as the school year progresses. This collection of passages offers just that. Each of the 25 passages comes with text-dependent comprehension questions, including open-ended questions that require students to use higher-order thinking skills when writing their responses. The lessons include teaching tips that target the challenges students will encounter in the passage and provide text-complexity information- quantitative (Lexile level), qualitative, and reader and task considerations-to help teachers meet the needs of their class. For use with Grade 7-8.

Reading, Grades 6 - 8

Informational Text Learning Stations

Author: Schyrlet Cameron,Suzanne Myers

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1622234286

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Reading: Informational Text Learning Stations is perfect for center activities, whole class instruction, or individual assignments. Topics includes organizational text structure, bias and point of view, citing evidence and more! The Learning Stations series increases student achievement and provides opportunities for inquiry with a variety of learning stations. Aligned to Common Core State Standards, each of the activities included also support Listening, Speaking, and Media/Technology standards. Make learning fun today with Learning Stations!

Understanding Informational Text Features, Grades 6 - 8

Author: Schyrlet Cameron,Carolyn Craig

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1622230043

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Designed to help students more easily navigate the world of nonfiction reading, Understanding Informational Text Features is a helpful resource for all middle-school learners. It is aligned to Common Core State Standards and focuses on common text features such as type, index, glossary, table of contents, captions, charts, and more! 64 pages

Common Core: Complex Issues in Text

Author: Linda Armstrong

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1622234669

Category: Education

Page: 48

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Centered around Common Core State Standards, Common Core: Complex Issues in Text is designed to help students read both fiction and nonfiction with a critical eye, develop reasoned opinions, and defend ideas with specific examples. Practice pages, student charts, graphic organizers, research challenges, discussion starters, writing prompts, games, group activities, and recommended reading lists enable students to practice: uncovering the authorÕs purpose; spotting propaganda and bias in nonfiction; sorting credible from unreliable narrators in fiction; seeing one event from multiple points of view; building arguments for informal debates; and using inference and connotation to discover underlying meanings. --Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources.

Reading Paired Text, Grade 5

Author: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

Publisher: Reading Paired Text: Common Company

ISBN: 9781613689875

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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Each unit contains two related reading selections--informal and literary text, and supporting activities, such as close reading, vocabulary, comprehension and writing.

Paired Passages, Grade 5

Author: Kris Biddle

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1483830691

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Paired Passages for grade 5 offers pairs of nonfiction and fiction passages for students to compare and contrast. Aligned to state standards, students will read high-interest passages about topics such as Babe Ruth, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, a Robert Frost poem, and more. --Help your students meet rigorous college- and career-ready expectations by improving reading comprehension skills. Paired Passages helps students meet and exceed reading standards by teaching them to compare and contrast fiction with nonfiction, fiction with fiction, and nonfiction with nonfiction. When students finish reading a pair of passages, they will rely on the text to complete the accompanying questions and activities. --The Paired Passages series for grades 1 to 6 improves reading comprehension skills by providing passages for students to compare, contrast, and synthesize. Filled with content that appeals to todayÕs learners, the passages represent a variety of genres such as literature (narrative, poetry, realistic fiction, and more), social studies, and science. Each topic features a pair of passages and is followed by two pages of text-dependent questions and activities. By using this research-based instructional approach, you are preparing students for a successful academic journey this year and for years to come.

Writing Lessons to Meet the Common Core

Grade 6

Author: Linda Beech

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545496001

Category: Education

Page: 64

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18 Easy Step-by-Step Lessons With Models and Writing Frames That Guide All Students to Succeed

Evidence-Based Reading, Grade 5

Author: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1483814637

Category: Education

Page: 64

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Evidence-Based Reading for grade 5 offers 64 pages of reading practice. It is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and includes a reading comprehension rubric, a standards alignment chart, and pages of reading passages with evidence-based questions to encourage higher-level thinking and thoughtful answers. Each question is designed so that students learn to support their answers with evidence from the text. A variety of literature and informational passages are included to engage learners in a range of texts. The Applying the Standards: Evidence-Based Reading series emphasizes close reading by requiring students to answer text-dependent questions in both literary and informational texts. This is a series of six 64-page books for students in kindergarten to grade 5. Various reading and vocabulary skills are covered, and a culminating reflection question for each passage engages students' higher-level thinking skills. Of particular emphasis throughout the series are the Common Core State Standards and the teaching of evidence-based reading.

Textual Analysis Made Easy

Ready-to-Use Tools for Teachers, Grades 5-8

Author: C. Brian Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317361695

Category: Education

Page: 176

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In this new book, you’ll learn how to teach evidence-based writing using a variety of tools, activities, and sample literary texts. Showing elementary and middle school students how to think critically about what they’re reading can be a challenge, but author C. Brian Taylor makes it easy by presenting twelve critical thinking tools along with step-by-step instructions for implementing each one effectively in the classroom. You’ll learn how to: Design units and lesson plans that gradually introduce your students to more complex levels of textual analysis; Encourage students to dig deeper by using the 12 Tools for Critical Thinking; Help students identify context and analyze quotes with the Evidence Finder graphic organizer; Use the Secret Recipe strategy to construct persuasive evidence-based responses that analyze a text’s content or technique; Create Cue Cards to teach students how to recognize and define common literary devices. The book also offers a series of extra examples using mentor texts, so you can clearly see how the strategies in this book can be applied to excerpts from popular, canonical, and semi-historical literature. Additionally, a number of the tools and templates in the book are available as free eResources from our website (http://www.routledge.com/9781138950658), so you can start using them immediately in your classroom.

50 Common Core Reading Response Activities

Grades 5 & Up

Author: Marilyn Pryle

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545626774

Category: Education

Page: 128

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"Easy mini-lessons and engaging activities to help students explore and analyze literature and informational texts."--Cover.

Common Core: Elements of Literature, Grades 6 - 8

Author: Linda Armstrong

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1622234642

Category: Education

Page: 48

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Centered around Common Core State Standards, Common Core: Elements of Literature is designed to help students understand such complex elements of literature as irony and symbolism. Practice pages, student charts, graphic organizers, research challenges, discussion starters, writing prompts, games, group activities, and recommended reading lists enable students to practice: Pinpointing character, setting, plot, and theme; uncovering common symbols in fiction; detecting similes, metaphors, and other figures of speech; spotting verbal, situational, and dramatic irony; and recognizing allegory, parody, and satire. --Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources.

The Common Core Reading Book, 6-8

Lessons for Increasingly Complex Literature, Informational Texts, and Content-Area Reading

Author: Gretchen Owocki

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325057316

Category: Education

Page: 232

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"Working effectively with the standards requires the critical understanding that the teacher-not the standard or the program-is the most important variable affecting adolescents' achievement." -Gretchen Owocki The Common Core Reading Book, 6-8 makes the reading goals of the standards doable for teachers in every content area. It also keeps the focus on instruction that's meaningful to adolescents and that supports deep engagement with literacy and your subject-area content. "I wanted to honor the intent of the standards," writes author Gretchen Owocki, "and at the same time respect the fact that students are eleven, twelve, and thirteen years old only once in their lives." Gretchen has matched sensible, step-by-step teaching strategies to the 10 reading anchor standards, giving you instructional choices that you can match to your students' needs, your goals for their development as readers, and your content-area's key texts. Whether you are a skilled teacher of reading or new to it, Gretchen pays special attention to the needs of literacy teachers and subject-area teachers alike with tools you'll use every day: a precise description of what each standard asks from adolescents instructional decision trees that simplify lesson planning clearly presented instructional strategies that release responsibility to students "students who..."suggestions for tailoring support to meet kids' individual needs. For close reading, citing textual evidence, evaluating arguments, analyzing visual media, or anything the Common Core reading standards ask for, rely on The Common Core Reading Book, 6-8. You'll find a framework sturdy enough to teach with, flexible enough to plan from, and so respectful of you and your students that it will soon become core to your teaching. Begin reading now with our sample chapter.

Pathways to the Common Core

Accelerating Achievement

Author: Lucy Calkins,Mary Ehrenworth,Christopher Lehman

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325043555

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Lucy Calkins and her colleagues at the Reading and Writing Project have helped thousands of educators design their own pathways to the Common Core. Now, with Pathways to the Common Core, they are ready to help you find your way. Designed for teachers, school leaders, and professional learning communities looking to navigate the gap between their current literacy practices and the ideals of the Common Core, Pathways to the Common Core will help you: understand what the standards say, suggest, and what they don't say; recognize the guiding principles that underpin the reading and writing standards; identify how the Common COre's infrastructure supports a spiraling K-12 literacy curriculum; and scrutinize the context in which the CCSS were written and are being unrolled. In addition to offering an analytical study of the standards, this guide will also help you and your colleagues implement the standards in ways that lift the level of teaching and learning throughout your school.

A Close Look at Close Reading

Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts, Grades K–5

Author: Diane Lapp,Barbara Moss,María Grant

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416620346

Category: Education

Page: 200

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The Common Core State Standards have put close reading in the spotlight as never before. While elementary school teachers are certainly willing to teach students to closely read both literary and informational text, many are wondering what, exactly, this involves. Is there a process to follow? How is close reading different from guided reading or other common literacy practices? How do you prepare students to have their ability to analyze complex texts measured by Common Core assessments? Is it even possible for students in grades K-5 to "read to learn" when they're only just learning to read? Literacy experts Diane Lapp, Barbara Moss, Maria Grant, and Kelly Johnson answer these questions and more as they explain how to teach young learners to be close readers and how to make close reading a habit of practice in the elementary classroom. Informed by the authors' extensive field experience and enriched by dozens of real-life scenarios and downloadable tools and templates, this book explores * Text complexity and how to determine if a particular text is right for your learning purposes and your students. * The process and purpose of close reading in the elementary grades, with an emphasis on its role in developing the 21st century thinking, speaking, and writing skills essential for academic communication and required by the Common Core. * How to plan, teach, and manage close reading sessions across the academic disciplines, including the kinds of questions to ask and the kinds of support to provide. * How to assess close reading and help all students--regardless of linguistic, cultural, or academic background--connect deeply with what they read and derive meaning from a complex text. Equipping students with the tools and process of close reading sets them on the road to becoming analytical and critical thinkers--and empowered and independent learners. In this comprehensive resource, you'll find everything you need to start their journey.

Unlocking Complex Texts

A Systematic Framework for Building Adolescents' Comprehension

Author: Laura Robb

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545449069

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Presents instructional routines and lessons for building adolscents' reading comprehension, including how to determine main ideas and themes, identify key details, analyze characters, ideas, and events, and expand vocabulary.