The Magic Tree House Series: An Instructional Guide for Literature e-Book provides lesson plans and activities designed specifically for the Magic Tree House series. This valuable resource guides teachers with ways to add rigor with complex literature. Text-dependent questions help students analyze the series with higher-order thinking skills, with lessons focused on story elements and vocabulary. Close reading activities 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 deeper understanding of this magical series.
There is no better way to prepare second 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.
Expand second grade students' knowledge base and prepare them for Next Generation Assessments by incorporating these engaging, rigorous practice exercises into their daily learning. The practice tests in this e-book 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. Higher-level questions, multi-step problems, and higher-order thinking skills required on these tests will take a lot of practice before students can become comfortable with the test. By implementing this resource into instruction, students will expand their skill set and be given the necessary tools needed to excel on these assessments. Featuring TIME FOR KIDS® content, this digital resource offers experience with questions similar to those that appear on todays assessments and includes ten high-interest informational texts, four engaging literature passages, three poems, and three reader's theater scripts; 16 as standalone exercise texts and two sets of paired exercise texts. Each text incorporates: questions for key ideas and details, craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, and one or two constructed response questions based on technology-enhanced questions on the real tests. Not only will students enjoy preparing for assessments through these exercises, educators will feel fulfilled knowing they're setting their students up for 21st century success.