Help students learn to interact with texts in ways that prepare them for the STAAR Reading test while expanding their knowledge bases. By implementing this resource into instruction, students will sharpen their comprehension and critical-thinking skills to build the stamina necessary to succeed on the state test. Featuring TIME for Kids content, this resource offers high-interest informational texts, engaging literature passages, and poems. Questions are carefully crafted to guide students as they approach the texts and share their understanding. The practice exercises help students with skills such as making inferences and drawing conclusions, analyzing the development of ideas or characters, identifying author’s viewpoint, and identifying main idea, theme, and supporting details. This must-have resource is perfect to help promote the use of skills needed for success in the 21st century.
There is no better way to prepare fourth grade students for next generation tests than to take practice tests! These practice sets are the perfect preparation tool for Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR), and other state testing. The higher-level questions, multi-step mathematics problems, and higher-order thinking skills on these tests will help get students ready for the performance-based assessments they will be facing. They will give students the experience to complete the real state tests with confidence and the skills and ability to achieve maximum results. Teachers will be able to identify gaps in knowledge and target instruction accordingly.
The Hunger Games: An Instructional Guide for Literature e-Book provides lesson plans and activities for this engaging Young Adult fiction novel. This valuable resource guides teachers with ways to add rigor with complex literature. Text-dependent questions help students analyze the text with higher-order thinking skills, with lessons focused on story elements, vocabulary, and more. Close reading activities throughout the literature units encourages students to use textual evidence as they revisit passages to respond more critically. With various methods of assessing comprehension, this instructional guide offers strategies for cross-curricular activities as students build a greater understanding of this great literary work.
Island of the Blue Dolphins: An Instructional Guide for Literature features rigorous and engaging cross-curricular lessons and activities to aid in students as they follow this Newbery Medal-winning novel about a young girl stranded on an island. This guide incorporates research-based literacy skills to help students become thorough readers. Each lesson and activity work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and much more.
Looking for ways to add rigor to your students' explorations of rich, complex literature? Students will be engaged as they analyze this classic Newbery Medal-winning book about a young girl's fight against prejudice. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: An Instructional Guide for Literature provides engaging activities that incorporate the following research-based literacy skills: close reading tasks; text-based vocabulary practice; cross-curricular activities; text-dependent questions; reader response writing prompts; leveled comprehension questions; story elements comprehension tasks; diverse and relevant assessments. Strengthen your students' literacy skills by implementing this high-interest resource in your classroom!