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Reading Too

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Text Structures


http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/text-structure/ - Text Structure Definitions & Examples


Compare & Contrast


Cause & Effect


Order of Importance




















http://webs.morton709.org/elementary/RTI%20Final%20Project/Student%20Activity%20docs/Comprehension%20Student%20Activities%204-6.htm#Author - Comprehension Activities - Passages & Questions


http://www.neshaminy.k12.pa.us/Page/432 - Comprehension Strategies Good Readers Use


http://el014.k12.sd.us/Reading%20Strategies.htm - Strategies Good Readers Use


http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/ReadStrats_20Best.html - NonFiction Strategies - North


http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/InstrucStrats_40Best.html - Instructional Activities - North



http://eolit.hrw.com/hlla/litelem/setting.pdf - Analyzing Setting





 http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/listcompreheta.html - Interactive Reading Activities



Genres At A Glance






Traditional Literature

Stories that are passed down from one group to another in history. This includes folktales, legends, fables, fairy tales, tall tales, and myths from different cultures.



A story including elements that are impossible, such as other worlds, talking animals, or magical powers.  Make-believe is what this genre is all about.


Science Fiction

A type of fantasy that uses science and technology (robots, time machines, etc.)


Realistic Fiction

A story using made-up characters that could happen in real life.


Historical Fiction

A fictional story that takes place in a particular time period in the past. Often the setting is real, but the characters are made up from the author’s imagination.



A suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story.




Texts that provide facts about a variety of topics (sports, animals, science, history, careers, travel, geography, space, weather, etc.)



The story of a real person’s life written by another person.



The story of a real person’s life that is written by that person.


Other Genre




Poetry is verse written to create a response of thought and feeling from the reader.  It often uses rhythm and rhyme to help convey its meaning. 





Reading Strategies


Active Reading Strategies


Use these strategies to help your understanding and appreciation of your reading.


Predict:  Try to figure out what will happen next and how the story might end.  Read on to see if you were right.


Visualize:  Form an image in your mind of characters, events, and setting to help you understand what’s happening.


Connect: Think of similarities between the story and what you have personally experienced, heard about, and read about.


Question:  Search for reasons behind events and characters’ feelings.  You may wonder why the author included certain events.


Clarify:   Stop to review and check your understanding of what you are reading.  You may have to reread or use outside resources to develop a full understanding.


Evaluate:  Form opinions about what you read, both while you are reading and after you’ve finished.  Develop your own ideas about characters and events.


Summarize:  Tell the main events or ideas and important details briefly and in your own words. 



http://www.shsu.edu/~txcae/readingless.html - Interactive Practice - LA Reading Skills - TX 






 http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson112/elements.pdf - THIEVES STRATEGY  -  Reading Stategy


 http://www.glencoe.com/sec/teachingtoday/tiparchive.phtml/7 - Glencoe Reading Resources


http://www.middleweb.com/MWLresources/dbova1.html - Reading Journal Prompts



 http://www.sabine.k12.la.us/vrschool/read_write_elem_mid.htm - Reading & Writing



Graphic Organizers


http://www.glencoe.com/sec/teachingtoday/downloads/pdf/kwl_download.pdf - KWL Chart - Active Reading




Comprehension Activities 


http://webs.morton709.org/elementary/RTI%20Final%20Project/Student%20Activity%20docs/Comprehension%20Student%20Activities%204-6.htm#Caus - Comprehension Activities - Interactive


http://www.carlisleschools.org/webpages/pluta/teacher.cfm?subpage=1265199 - Reading Comprehension Activities


http://mrnussbaum.com/readingpassageindex/ - Mr. Nussbaum Reading Comprehension Activities



http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/listcompreheta.html - Interactive Comprehension Activities


http://www.literacy.uconn.edu/compre.htm - Reading Comprehension - Sites


http://www.english-zone.com/reading/elefants.html - Elephant Story








Critical Thinking - Reading Activities


http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/worksheets/critical_thinking/6-8/index.shtml - Criticial Reading & Thinking Activities






http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/readingliterature/readingstrategies/inferences.htm - Inferencing Lessons & Activities


http://www.quia.com/pop/43335.html - Inferencing Quiz


http://www.quia.com/quiz/822814.html?AP_rand=1925633400 - Inferencing Quiz


 http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/reading.cfm?str=reading&num=11&act=2&que=1 - Inferencing Activities


http://www.quia.com/pop/43335.html - Inferencing QUIA



http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/o/inferencep.cfm - Inferencing Practice


http://www.quia.com/pop/43335.html - QUIA Inferencing Practice


http://reading.ecb.org/teacher/inferring/infer_studentinteractive.html - INTO THE BOOK - Inferencing


http://www.fcatexplorer.com/parent/4gr/en/tipslister/question_tip_zoo.asp - Inferencing - Read short passages & Infer


http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/o/inferencel.cfm - Inferencing Defined, Read Short passages & Infer


http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/o/inferencep.cfm - Inferencing - Short Stories


http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/projects/20c/turn1.html - Who Are These Children? Historical Inferencing


http://www.tv411.org/reading/understanding-what-you-read/strategies-better-reading/activity/2/1 - MI, Inferencing


http://www.quia.com/rr/332704.html - Inferencing & Drawing Conclusions






Historical Fiction 


http://www.learner.org/interactives/historical/ - Historical Fiction Interactive



Guided Reading 


 http://www.mrsgoldsclass.com/teacherwebsites.htm - Teacher Sites






http://www.readingmatrix.com/directory/pages/ - Reading Sites






Author's Purpose


http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practicetest?TUAG7034 - Author's Purpose Quiz


http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skill_builders/authors_purpose_language_arts_sixth_6th_grade.htm - Author's Purpose Activities





http://www.shsu.edu/~txcae/Powerpoints/5thTAASSummarizing12.html - Summarizing - Explained


http://www.internet4classrooms.com/grade_level_help/informational_text_summarize_language_arts_fifth_5th_grade.htm - Summarizing Activities


http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/storysummaryl.cfm - Summary Activity


http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/trophies/test_tutor/grade5/skill16/frontiers.htm - Summary


http://www.quia.com/rr/86000.html - Summarizing Quiz


 http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/trophies/test_tutor/grade5/skill16/woodsong.htm - Woodsong - Summarize using text



Sentence Stems

Use the language of summarizing. Sentence stems include the following:

  • First…
  • Next…
  • Then
  • After that…
  • Finally…
  • The story takes place…
  • The main characters are…
  • A problem occurs when…
  • I learned that…
  • The most important ideas in this text are…
  • This part was about…


 http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson277/gorillas.pdf - Gorillas in Crisis


http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson277/sample.pdf - Gorillas in Crisis - Fishbone Map - Summarizing


http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson277/template.pdf - Fishbone Template


http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/Primates/Facts/FactSheets/Gorillas/default.cfm - Great Ape Site


http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson322.pdf - Ameilia Earhart - Brief Biography





Main Idea & Theme


http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/samoset/rcmi1.htm - Main Idea Tutorial


 http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/mainideap24.cfm - Main Idea - Read the passage & ID Main Idea


 http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skill_builders/main_idea_theme_language_arts_third_3rd_grade.htm - Main Idea & Theme


http://www.quia.com/servlets/quia.activities.common.ActivityPlayer?AP_rand=1474635207&AP_activityType=6&AP_urlId=120023&AP_continuePlay=true&id=120023 - Main Idea Quiz QUIA



Cause & Effect


 http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/fwalters/causeconnect.html - Cause & Effect Transitions


http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/trophies/test_tutor/grade3/skill2/armadillo.html - The Armadillo from Amarillo - Cause & Effect



 http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/o/charactersandplot4l.cfm - Characters & Plot




Drawing Conclusions 


 https://www.internet4classrooms.com/grade_level_help/logic_conclusions_language_arts_fifth_5th_grade.htm - Drawing Conclusion Activities

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/trophies/test_tutor/grade5/skill7/iditarod.htm - Iditarod Dream


http://www.quia.com/rr/332704.html - Drawing Conclusions - QUIA

http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/language_arts/drawing_conclusions_reading_comprehension/quiz1286.html - Drawing Conclusions Passages - Soft Schools


http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/e/drawconclusionsp.cfm - Drawing Conclusions - Inferencing

 http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/e/infer_files/frame.htm - PPT - Drawing Conclusions/Making Inferences

 http://www.tv411.org/reading/understanding-what-you-read/strategies-better-reading - Drawing Conclusions from Short Paragraphs


 http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/phonics/5_6/cows/cows.htm - Cows Conclusion

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/book_buddy/gr1_4lily/skill_ae.html - Solve Mystery - Draw Conclusions

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/trophies/test_tutor/grade4/skill4/sarah.html - Sarah Plain & Tall


http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/trophies/test_tutor/grade3/skill6/talent.html - The Talent Show


http://www.philtulga.com/Riddles.html - Inferencing Riddles


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