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Reading The Little Chapel That Stood

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Use this guide to actively read The Little Chapel that Stood, a picture book about September 11, 2001. Part of an OurStory module entitled September 11, 2001, this activity includes discussion prompts, a glossary, and background information.
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Exploring How Section Headings Support Understanding of Expository Texts - ReadWriteThink

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Nonfiction may be dull for some students, but this lesson helps them focus on the main ideas. Through awareness of section headings, students learn to sort and categorize main concepts.
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Blending Fiction and Nonfiction to Improve Comprehension and Writing Skills - ReadWriteThink

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Students use a text set to increase understanding of content area material and demonstrate what they have learned by writing an original piece that blends together narrative and expository elements.
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Author Study: Improving Reading Comprehension Using Inference and Comparison - ReadWriteThink

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ARTSEDGE: Themes: Myths and Heroes

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Greek and Egyptian mythology, the story of the Lion King, and the legend of King Arthus are just some of the ways these resources explore the different cultural interpretations of heroes.
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Digging Deeper: Developing Comprehension Using Thank You, Mr. Falker - ReadWriteThink

Digging Deeper: Developing Comprehension Using Thank You, Mr. Falker - ReadWriteThink | teresa's tech | Scoop.it
A read-aloud of Patricia Polacco’s Thank You, Mr. Falker helps promote deeper comprehension through questioning to achieve personal connections and discussions of character and theme.
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A Schema-Building Study With Patricia Polacco - ReadWriteThink

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Students use the Semantic Impressions and Possible Sentences strategies to write about Patricia Polacco's books Chicken Sunday and Rechenka's Egg, complete a character study, and write using a WebQuest.
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6 NonFiction Children’s Book Awards–Finding NonFiction Texts for Common Core | CommonCoreStandards.com

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Great place to find quality non-fiction to support the Common Core


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Reading Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers

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Explore environmentalism, the role of the first lady, and biography by reading Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers together!
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Daily Book Boosts - ReadWriteThink

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Book Boosts—one-minute raves at the end of independent reading time—are easy ways to suggest new titles to students, and they act as a way for students to have something to think about as they read.
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Engaging With Cause-and-Effect Relationships Through Creating Comic Strips - ReadWriteThink

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Students demonstrate their knowledge of cause-and-effect relationships by creating original comic strips and sharing their completed work in an oral presentation format.
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Mapping Characters Across Book Series - ReadWriteThink

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Students work on a guided characterization project, using a graphic map to illustrate the ways a character from a book series grows and evolves over the course of the story.
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Exploring the Subtext Strategy: Thinking Beyond the Text - ReadWriteThink

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What is it like to have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day? Students find out in this lesson in which they “become” the characters in Judith Viorst’s book.
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Character Map - ReadWriteThink

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Who are the characters in this story? Students will examine what a character looks like, what a character does, and how other characters react to him or her.
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Acquiring New Vocabulary Through Book Discussion Groups - ReadWriteThink

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This lesson employs direct instruction and small-group discussion to help students learn new vocabulary skills while reading Patricia Polacco’s Pink and Say.
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