Using a variety of fun and interesting formats, the activities in Inferring require students to draw logical conclusions based on prior knowledge and implied information. This important skill will strengthen comprehension across subject areas.
Give students plenty of practice in reading comprehension. Each book has over 40 reading passages followed by multiple choice questions. Fiction, nonfiction, and informational passages.
Fifty must-have books with lessons and activities that build skills in vocabulary, comprehension, and more.
Product ID: SCH0439404185
Grades: Grade 1
Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary
File Size: 1.28 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9780545185134
ISBN (Physical Book): 9780439404181
Fifteen lessons that use favorite picture books to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.
Aliveness. Clarity. Strength. These are characteristics of good writing, characteristics too often lacking in student work. Jane Sullivan and Midge Madden have developed a successful approach that helps students to see and appreciate these qualities in literary models-and then to revise their own writing with the ideas in mind. Includes 15 classroom-tested lessons in a format that lets teachers hear the authors' thinking, describing what they do and discussing why they do it.
Make reading aloud a powerful teaching time with this fantastic resource. Master teacher Susan Lunsford has hand-picked 50 books perfect for second grade, and she shares how to use these read-aloud favorites to build vocabulary, model reading strategies, teach story elements, reinforce math skills, jumpstart writing, and so much more. A must-have for any professional bookshelf!
Motivate kids to learn about the features of fiction and nonfiction with the series they're mad about - the Magic Tree House Books! This idea-packed book includes tips on planning a series study, journal-writing activities that help kids distinguish real from fantasy, lessons that explore character, plot, and setting, and extensions in social studies, science, and art. Plus, vocabulary-builders, literature response reproducibles, book links, and ideas for using the companion nonfiction Research Guides!
Help students build fluency and gain confidence as readers with the timeless tales of King Midas, Daedalus and Icarus, Echo and Narcissus, and more. This collection of short scripts features parts that are written to accommodate readers at different proficiency levels-so everyone can participate. Includes tips for putting on the plays and related activities.
Boost students' reading skills and get them ready for the standardized tests with this selection of mind-boggling mysteries kids will love. Each reproducible story comes with a set of 10 comprehension questions, designed to reinforce specific reading skills such as identifying the main idea, analyzing plot, distinguishing fact from opinion, and more.
Invite students to explore urban, suburban, and rural communities with this collection of fun and ready-to-go mapping activity pages. Kids will plan their own city, read a shopping mall floor map, create a grid map for a dinosaur excavation site, and much more. Reproducibles reinforce key map concepts, such as distance and scale, cardinal directions, picture and abstract symbols, coordinates, and more. A fun way to connect kids to the world!
Easy-to-make, fun-to-color paper dioramas feature familiar habitats and the animals that live in them. One double-sided diorama shows the top and bottom of an ocean, while another displays a forest in spring and fall. Other dioramas compare the adaptations of big and little desert animals, reveal the animals that live above and below ground, and more. Includes background information, step-by-step instructions, and reproducible worksheets.
Help young children learn the important skill of following directions with age-perfect activities that invite them to tell about themselves, their preferences, and experiences in pictures. Each page features a consistent, structured format to scaffold young learners: four simple directions with illustrated prompts on topics kids care about: family and friends, favorite foods and activities, school, holidays and special days, their dreams, and more. Perfect for seatwork, centers, or homework!
In adherence with Common Core State Standards, this series tackles the critical reading skills needed to cite textual evidence to support conclusions explicitly determined from the text. Supplied within this eBook are 40 nonfiction passages with companion comprehension questions, designed to allow students to make logical references from them. Recurring practice will allow students to build a foundation of competency in several key reading skills that they will carry as lifelong strengths.
A research-based approach for improving comprehension, Question Answer Relationships (QAR) has been helping students achieve in reading for more than 20 years. This unique book of lessons for teaching QAR in grades 6-8 introduces students to the QAR language and shows them how to answer questions in key comprehension areas - from summarizing to making inferences. Each lesson includes a step-by-step teaching guide, an engaging nonfiction article, poem, or story to model the target QAR strategy, and an assessment activity. Also includes strategy posters, assessment tools, and whiteboard-ready passages for every lesson!
Need to meet Common Core State Standards? This unique resource from Scholastic contains dozens of activities that will help students build strong reading skills in many areas, including vocabulary, grammar, spelling, comprehension, and more. Jumpstarting their learning each morning (or any other part of the day!) will encourage kids to follow a routine in preparation for standardized tests.
Step-by-step lessons to help you model the three types of writing students must master to meet the Common Core Standards!
A collection of 25 leveled passages—just for sixth grade—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.
25 reproducible maps, featuring temperature, transportation routes, endangered species populations, and more, are paired with crossword puzzles to make map-skills review fun! As students read and analyze the map to answer the crossword clues, they build important geography skills and reinforce social studies vocabulary.
Help kids succeed in class and on tests with these fun, super-quick daily exercises that provide essential practice in test taking - and help meet the standards. All it takes is 5 minutes a day! Perfect for starting the day, engaging fast finishers, or reviewing skills.
A concise, ready-to use collection of assessments to use at the beginning of the school year. With these tests, you can determine each child's level of proficiency in reading, identify instructional needs for individuals and for the group as a whole, and have a baseline from which to measure a child's growth in reading. Covers comprehension, vocabulary, and oral reading.
Humorous takes on favorite tales that boost reading skills, build fluency and keep your class chuckling with lots of read-aloud fun.
This collection of 40 quotes motivates students to practice cursive and sparks rich discussions that build character. Each practice page includes a memorable quote printed in DeNealian script and a lined guide for copying the quote. The bottom of the page is designed so that students can cut out and collect the favorite quotes they've copied to create a cursive quote mini-book. Includes famous words from historic figures like Ben Franklin and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Easy-to-use lessons that focus on grammar, spelling, punctuation, editing and use of conventions: Day 1: Model - A model lesson offers ready-to-use teaching language that can serve as a think-aloud for the many lesson topics in the book (using an editing checklist, combining sentences, punctuation dialogue, and more). Day 2: Guided Practice - Use this lesson to guide students through the editing and proofreading of a student writing sample Day 3: Independent Practice - When ready, students begin the process of looking back at their own work with a careful eye toward conventions and mechanics. Students edit with their peers. PLUS - assessment tools and a full-color yearlong calendar!
Help all students write successful reports with these age-perfect nonfiction fill-in frames! Kids simply research their topics, read the prompts, and then complete the reproducible frames for structured reports that are ready to share. Topics include animals, biography, autobiography, how-to, current events, and more. A truly innovative resource!
Fifteen lessons developed by master writing teachers guide students to write thoughtful, well-structured essays - from informative to persuasive. These step-by-step lessons use a simple, but effective graphic organizer to show how the parts of an essay work together to create a cohesive whole. Each lesson provides differentiation tips for striving and advanced writers. Also included are sample essays that can be used to model and discuss structure and technique!
Here are 25 sure-fire ways to erase writer's block - and meet writing standards - such as: Found-Art Superheroes, The Room of My Dreams, Canned Art, and Shakespeare at the Movies! Designed to help students craft a coherent story, develop and support a main idea, build a persuasive argument, describe a scene using precise words, and more. The art projects give students a concrete visual which inspires their writing. Includes mini-lessons, step-by-step directions, cross-curricular strategies, rubrics, and photographs of student samples!
This collection of 40 short quotes - including favorites about friendship, respect, and generosity - helps young writers build beginning cursive skills while encouraging positive behavior and good citizenship in the classroom. Each practice page includes a memorable quote, printed in DeNealian script, plus tips for letter formation and spacing skills. When students have copied the quote, they can cut along the dotted line and add the new page to a cursive quote mini-book!
Instant, systematic, and engaging! These ready-to-use activity mats give young children the focused practice they need to really learn their letters. Each mat targets the upper- or lowercase form of a letter. Skills include letter recognition, letter formation, phonemic awareness, identifying letter sounds, following directions, and more. Great for independent work, centers, and homework!
Instant, systematic, and engaging! These ready-to-use activity mats give young children the focused practice they need to really learn their numbers. Each mat targets a number from 1 to 30, an increment of 10 up to 100, or a key number concept. Skills include number recognition, number formation, counting, number words, comparing quantities to numbers, comparing sets, sequencing, as well as following directions. Great for independent work, centers, and homework!
Help students write focused and detailed responses to any prompt! Veteran teacher Mary Rose provides lessons, activities, and tips for weaving writing test prep seamlessly into everyday lessons. Students will learn quick strategies for identifying the form of writing a prompt requires and how to use simple graphic organizers to organize their thoughts before writing. Also covers how to craft a strong opening, a coherent body with relevant details, and an effective conclusion. Includes dozens of ready-to-use prompts!
Build word power with 24 ready-to-reproduce, 3-page lessons! Each lesson teaches ten words, and includes research-based activities that tap students' prior knowledge for greater understanding and give them multiple encounters with new words so they really remember them. Topics include synonyms, antonyms, compound words, content area vocabulary related to key science and social studies topics, and much more. Watch reading skills soar!
This time-saving resource provides ready-to-use readings organized around high-interest topics connected to the curriculum. The readings are specially formatted to provide practice with text marking, a proven, powerful tool for building comprehension skills, such as finding main idea and details, identifying cause and effect, and using context clues. Each lesson comes with specific instructions and tips to help teachers follow a gradual release instructional approach. Also includes a Companion Folder filled with whiteboard-ready files that provides another great way to model, practice, and apply the technique!
A research-based approach for improving comprehension, Question Answer Relationships (QAR) has been helping students achieve in reading for more than 20 years. This unique book of lessons for teaching QAR in grades 45 introduces students to the QAR language and shows them how to answer questions in key comprehension areas - from summarizing to making inferences. Each lesson includes a step-by-step teaching guide, an engaging nonfiction article, poem, or story to model the target QAR strategy, and an assessment activity. Also includes strategy posters, assessment tools, and whiteboard-ready passages for every lesson!
This big collection of tiered reading-response sheets enables you to match the right activity with all your students - whether they're reading at level A, N, or anywhere in between! That means your students will be able to do skill-building, level-perfect seatwork while you work with small groups. That also means your students will build valuable comprehension and writing skills - independently. A must-have for all K-3 teachers with guided reading programs!
Scholastic is here to help you meet Common Core State Standards! This exceptional resource containing dozens of activities will help students develop sturdy mathematics skills in many areas, including place value, computation, logic, critical thinking, word problems, and more. Jumpstarting their education each morning (or any other part of the day!) will enable students to follow a routine in preparation for standardized tests.
Mentor teacher and best-selling author Cindy Middendorf shares research-based, classroom-tested lessons, strategies, and activities that help every young reader thrive. Simple routines strengthen the brain-body connection and develop gross motor skills, helping children develop the focus and stamina they need for reading. Youll find strategies for supporting all students during whole-class lessons, just-right tools that foster success with independent tasks, targeted interventions for different learning styles, and engaging lessons, activities, and interventions for phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, fluency, and comprehension!
Vocabulary activities to introduce commonly used words, as well as activities that outline the rules of writing!