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Plot Elements PowerPoint
Introduce your students to plot elements with this student-friendly PowerPoint. It begins by introducing students to each part of a plot diagram: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. It concludes with practice slides and three original fiction passages. After reading each story, students use a plot diagram to identify the five plot elements.
Learning how to cite text evidence after reading a passage is a critical skill in the upper elementary grades. Use these tri-folds over the course of 4 days to provide targeted instruction or intervention on citing text evidence. They progress from basic to more complex. They can be used for test prep with a whole class or with a small group that would benefit from an intervention that specifically targets citing evidence in the text. Many fiction and nonfiction practice passages are featured. Citing Text Evidence, Citing Evidence, Text Evidence, Nonfiction Text Features
Teach how to cite text evidence with trifolds!
Learning how to cite text evidence after reading a passage is a critical skill in the upper elementary grades. Use these tri-folds over the course of 4 days to provide targeted instruction or intervention on citing text evidence. They progress from basic to more complex. They can be used for test prep with a whole class or with a small group that would benefit from an intervention that specifically targets citing evidence in the text. Many fiction and nonfiction practice passages are featured.
Students must be taught how to properly use reference materials. Use this set of three worksheets to teach your students how to use dictionaries, glossaries, and thesauruses. Students will learn how to interact with guide words, definitions, and pronunciation guides in dictionaries and glossaries. For the thesaurus worksheet, students will learn the importance of analyzing the entire sentence rather than simply choosing a word from the listing. Ideal for 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. Reference, Thesaurus, New Words, Words
Dictionary and Thesaurus Practice Worksheets
Students must be taught how to properly use reference materials. Use this set of three worksheets to teach your students how to use dictionaries, glossaries, and thesauruses. Students will learn how to interact with guide words, definitions, and pronunciation guides in dictionaries and glossaries. For the thesaurus worksheet, students will learn the importance of analyzing the entire sentence rather than simply choosing a word from the listing. Ideal for 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.
Inferences PowerPoint
Teach your students to make inferences with this student-friendly PowerPoint. It begins by teaching students how text clues and their personal schema are used to make inferences while reading. It includes practice slides, four fiction reading passages, and two nonfiction reading passages. This inferencing PowerPoint includes test prep elements. After reading each passage, students infer and answer the multiple-choice inference question that follows.
This author's purpose assessment features five types of author's purpose: persuade, inform, entertain, explain, and describe. The first section features matching items, while the second section requires a short-answer response. In the final section, students read a short passage and answer the multiple-choice question that follows. This assessment, made for fourth and fifth grade students, is rigorous and engaging! If you want, you can also use them as worksheets. Fifth Grade, Multiple, Author, Persuade
Author's Purpose Assessment for Fourth and Fifth Grade
This author's purpose assessment features five types of author's purpose: persuade, inform, entertain, explain, and describe. The first section features matching items, while the second section requires a short-answer response. In the final section, students read a short passage and answer the multiple-choice question that follows. This assessment, made for fourth and fifth grade students, is rigorous and engaging! If you want, you can also use them as worksheets.
Identifying the theme of a fiction passage can be a challenge. Make it fun, as well, by using these task cards! Each of the 16 task cards contains a short narrative. Two answer sheet options are included. Students can either write their own sentence that identifies the theme, or they can choose from a list of answer choices. 7th Grade Reading, Teaching Spelling, Middle School Literacy, English Class, Reading Strategies
Identify the Theme: 16 Theme Task Cards
Identifying the theme of a fiction passage can be a challenge. Make it fun, as well, by using these task cards! Each of the 16 task cards contains a short narrative. Two answer sheet options are included. Students can either write their own sentence that identifies the theme, or they can choose from a list of answer choices.
Teach your students to search for context clues when they encounter an unknown word. This is a step-by-step PowerPoint designed to introduce upper elementary students to the 5 types of context clues. Types of clues included are synonym clues, antonym clues, a definition, example clues, and inference clues. Each type of context clue is presented on its own slide, and contains a definition, and an example sentence. It ends with MANY practice slides written in a multiple choice format. Comprehension Skill, Multiple Choice, Teaching Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension Skills, Language Arts
Context Clues PowerPoint Lesson
Teach your students to search for context clues when they encounter an unknown word. This is a step-by-step PowerPoint designed to introduce upper elementary students to the 5 types of context clues. Types of clues included are synonym clues, antonym clues, a definition, example clues, and inference clues. Each type of context clue is presented on its own slide, and contains a definition, and an example sentence. It ends with MANY practice slides written in a multiple choice format.