Response skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student responds to an increasingly challenging variety of sources that are read, heard, or viewed. The student is expected to:
(A) describe personal connections to a variety of sources, including self-selected texts;
(B) write responses that demonstrate understanding of texts, including comparing sources within and across genres;
(C) use text evidence to support an appropriate response;
(D) paraphrase and summarize texts in ways that maintain meaning and logical order;
(E) interact with sources in meaningful ways such as notetaking, annotating, freewriting, or illustrating;
(F) respond using newly acquired vocabulary as appropriate;
(G) discuss and write about the explicit or implicit meanings of text;
(H) respond orally or in writing with appropriate register, vocabulary, tone, and voice; and
(I) reflect on and adjust responses as new evidence is presented.
A graphic organizer for students to use to summarize a fiction text.
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A 76-slide PowerPoint presentation containing a variety of quick warm-up activities.
An article and comprehension task celebrating women and Women's History Month.
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An 80-slide PowerPoint presentation containing a variety of quick warm-up activities.
A reading passage about cultural diffusion paired with a comprehension worksheet.
A reading response journal for students to use to engage with text in meaningful and purposeful ways.
Meet famous Black History Month figures with this informational text and comprehension questions activity.
A reading response template for students to use to summarize a piece of text.
A graphic organizer to use with students when making connections with a piece of text.
A comprehension worksheet paired with a literary text about a princess who demands to hear the loudest sound in the world.
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Review our profile on history-maker Thomas Mundy Peterson and answer questions to reinforce understanding.
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A poster of symbols students can use to monitor their understanding of a text.
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