Human Behavior This lesson introduces students to the study of human behavior and to develop their ideas about the importance of understanding mental health. Mental Health through Literature In this lesson students examine the impact and portrayal of mental illness in literature and further develop their ideas about mental health through the arts. The Mozart Effect Students learn why skepticism is important in science by looking at actual scientific studies regarding the effect of playing Mozart's music to infants. Williams, and her research with the Hawaiian monk seal, KP2.
Common Core Standards Why Use Reading A-Z for Common Core Our Common Core Standards pages explain in-depth how Reading A-Z provides what you need to meet the key instructional shifts of the Common Core State Standards in the areas of foundational skills, informational text, text complexity, close reading, text-dependent questions, academic vocabulary, writing, and assessment.
Our vast collection of resources provides opportunities for practicing skills expected on new standardized tests. All books are available in both printable and projectable formats, and the Learning A-Z Text Leveling System ensures books gradually increase in complexity over levels.
Leveled Books with lessons target specific skills and strategies along with supporting worksheets, a graphic organizer, a set of discussion cards and a comprehension quiz. Common Core Supplements for a selection of both nonfiction and fiction Leveled Books address specific key shifts of Common Core instruction.
Each supplement features text-dependent questions, a written response to reading, and academic vocabulary words important to discussing the book. Comprehension Skill Packs provide direct and explicit instruction on up to 16 different comprehension skills to support your students' close reading of any text.
Visual Devices feature explicit instruction on informational text elements, such as graphs, charts, maps, schedules, or other visual texts. Keep a checklist of high-frequency words. When a student has memorized a word, meaning he or she can read it without decoding or write it without seeing the word, check the word off and move on to the next word.
Our Paired Books lessons include a set of text-dependent questions that require students to closely read and compare and contrast two related texts. They also help our youngest learners begin reading text more closely.
Each five-day lesson plan includes a section devoted to text-dependent questions. A second projectable version of each book includes character prompts.
The characters ask the reader to complete tasks and interact with the book. Writer's Responses for select titles from levels E-Z encourage students to reflect on the deeper meaning of each book read.
Prompts support writing that applies, synthesizes, or evaluates a book's enduring understanding. Graphic organizers for any text support close reading instruction and practice.Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking, and Language sections calls attention to the progression of a standard, or in other words, what has been added to a particular grade level.
Since all expectations are “new” in kindergarten, the entire standard is highlighted. Use these charts to access Student Center Activities aligned to each of the Common Core State Standards (Grades K through 5).
Click on the grade level below to access the activities organized by standard. A Center on Instruction document listing the standards addressed by each Student Center Activity can be accessed here. The best source for free math worksheets.
Easier to grade, more in-depth and best of all % FREE! Common Core, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade and more! For third graders, this Common Core area helps students gain mastery of writing skills by working collaboratively and producing written texts, understanding syntax and .
These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state.
Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the standards to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.
CDE: 3rd Grade Reading, Writing, and Communicating Page 2 of 26 Colorado Academic Standards in Reading, Writing, and Communicating and The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.