Reading Comprehension


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Non-fiction

Biography/autobiography

Pre Reading Chart (English Companion)

Non-fiction: bibliography and paraphrasing (book)

Non-fiction: bibliography and paraphrasisng (web source)

Non-fiction Book Report

Outline maker

Primary Sources: Awesome Stories

Tween Tribune(free registration)

Primary Sources: Non fiction

Practice with non-fiction(Skillwise)

Reading Non fiction (BBC)
In the News (BBC)

BBC: BiteSize: Non-Fiction
BBC: BiteSize Interactive

Navigating the newspaper

Fact/Opinion
Fact and Opinion: High School Musical (ppt)

 

Proverb Resources

Chronicling America

How Stuff Works

We've got news for you


NEWS


Go Go News is a news website designed for elementary school students. The site features many short news stories that can be read and listened to. The stories that Go Go News covers aren't hard, breaking news stories. The stories are more of a interesting and educational nature.

Teaching Kids News is a news site developed for use in elementary school and middle school classrooms. Teaching Kids News features timely and relevant news stories written on a level that students can comprehend. Each article is accompanied by a set of discussion questions, writing prompts, reading prompts, and vocabulary words.

Youngzine is an online source of news, sports, and entertainment stories for elementary school students. Students will find stories to read and videos to watch in each of the information categories. Each news story is accompanied by a Google Map that has a placemark indicating where the story takes place.

CNN Student News is an excellent resource for middle school and high school current events lessons. The roughly ten minute episodes feature US stories, a world news stories, a "shout out" to a classroom, and a quick quiz. Transcripts for each show are available for download as are suggested viewing questions to cover with your students.  

One of my favorite features on the BBC New website is the Day in  the Day in Pictures

Reading Comprehension

Reading powerpoints
Drawing Conclusion ppt
Reading (TV411)

Knowble

Reading for Facts Quia #202725

Johnnie's Story page

Literacy Works

JLab: comprehension

Story Archives

Dollaraire: 8 English

Interlink # 6
Interlink #8
Interlink #2

10 Skills review:

11 PHall: Reading Skills (History)

12 Reading Basic Skills History

13 Wild Children

14 Study Zone: Pulp Fiction

15 330 Reading Exercises (Study Zone)

16 JLab Reading Comprehension

17 FCAT: Reading 8th grade
Comprehension: Soft


18 
Reading Practice
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Reading Practice
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Reading Practice 
21 
Reading Practice 
22 
Reading Practice 
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Reading Practice 
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Reading Practice 
25 
Reading Practice 
26 
Reading assessment 7
27 
Reading assessment 8

28In the news - planet (BBC Skillswise)

29ABC: Science

30Beacon Learning Center

31 Reading Practice (LaMagna)

32 Reading Practice (LaMagna)

33 Reading Practice (LaMagna)

34 Reading Practice (LaMagna)

35 Reading Practice (Geek)

36 Reading Practice(Bertha)

37 Reading Practice (Annie)

38 Reading Practice (LaMagna)

39 Reading Practice (LaMagna)

40 Readquarium

Context Clues/connotation 8.4

Future City
Context Clues Quia #192008
Context Clue Quia #35971
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Context Clue: Synonyms Quia #192009
Context Clue: Quia #1449361
Context Clues pretest
TV411; Context is Key
Words in Context #1 (English Zone)
10 
Words in context #2(English Zone)
11 
Context clues (Soft)
12 
Context clues (rhl)
13 
Context clues (rhl) #2
14 Context clues (rhl)#3
15 
Context clue prefix/suffix (LaMagna)
16 Context clues (cows) 
17 
Context clues (Longman)
18 
eclassroom
19 
Fling the teacher: context clues
20 
Quiz (Lamagna)

Drawing Conclusions
Conclusions: Quia # 15023
Conclusion Quia # G-2
Conclusion Quia # 7
Conclusion: New York State/3
Drawing Conclusions: Quia #412135
Guess What Comes Next (TV411)
Making Predictions (Study Zone)
Drawing conclusions (Soft)
Purpose: Skillswise/BBC

Identify details
World Largest Motorcycle
Fast Car
Guess What Comes Next (TV411)

Following instruction8.6
eclassroom
Read a recipe elcassroom
Multiple choice (LaMagna)

Idioms
1Idioms 
self study idiom quizzes
Mouth of the horse
Idioms (Grain Valley)
Eye of Idiom

Inferences
TV411: Be a critical reader
Study Zone #1
Study Zone #2
Study Zone #3
What Can you infer? Quia #43335
Inference Battleship Quia #41785
Inference:Bitesize

Main Idea

Main Idea: explanation

Main idea: Reading headlines TV 411
Main idea: Quia 10023
What's the Big Idea 
Main Idea:

Reading for purpose

Skills for life Purpose post test
Author's purpose and point of view pretest
411:advertisement
Looking for the fine print
reading charts TV 411
What's on a map TV 411

tone/purpose
Purpose and Tone
Purpose: Skillswise/BBC 
Purpose: Glencoe
How are they selling it (TV 411)
Looking for the fine print (TV 41
mood/tone
Quia # 343157

Summarizing point

Blue Ridge: English 2004 / 8
Summarize as you read TV411
Using Multiple meanings(TV411)
Summarizing (BBC)
Make a long story short (TV411)
Study Zone: summary
eclassroom 8.6
eclassroom 8.6

Figures of Speech 8.4

KidsKonnect: 
literary devices
figurative language (thinkquest)
figurative language quiz (Quia 449371)
Figurative Language Quia #139966
Figurative Language Quia #1233785
eclassroom
figurative language (Lamagan)
Figurative language; ClassifyIt (LaMagna)
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Analyzing figurataive language (LaMagna)

Onomatopoeia
Exploring Onomatopoeia

Similes/Metaphors
List of similes 
Figurative Language: smilie/metaphor(Worksheet)

metaphor quiz (Quia 119849)

Similes match

Do you know your similes?

Simile/Metaphor (Grain Valley)

Simile, Metaphor, Personifications # 280843

 

Alliteration
alliteration/simile(Internet4 classroom)

Starship: alliteration

Tongue Twisters: Alliteration

Alliteration or Simile (Discovery ed)


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