READING ACTIVITIES FOR FICTION AND NONFICTION TEXTS
OBJECTIVE
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we will review elementary activities,
strategies and resources that will help your
students grasp context, in...
DEFINITIONS
CONTEXT
Start seeing this in grade 1 SOL- Use prior
and background knowledge as context for
new learning.
 Defined as - t...
INFERENCE
INFERENCE
First alluded to in grade 1 SOL - distinguish
between information provided by pictures or
illustrations and info...
DRAWING CONCLUSIONS
VDOE equates drawing conclusions with
Simple inferences (Enhanced Scope and
Sequence)
 Introduced in ...
RIGOR
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Rigor is more than what you teach and what
standards you cover; it's how you teach and how
students show yo...
Technology Activity

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT TIPS
MANAGING THE COMPUTER CENTER
Test out the activity yourself (or ask an
advanced student to try it) so you know how
long th...
MANAGING THE COMPUTER CENTER
Set up “classrooms” whenever possible – it
will help you track student work.
 Use portaporta...
Getting the message across with

INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS
INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS - CONTEXT
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Kidspiration – Online Resources – Inferring Word
Meanings; Contextual Definiti...
INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS - INFERENCE
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Reading Eggs instructional resources – Demo Lessons:
PPT Inferential 1 & 3
P...
INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS – DRAWING
CONCLUSIONS
Drawing conclusions – seasons (K-2):
http://emediava.org/link/loid/1151025245
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INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS – ALL THREE
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Orchard Guided Comprehension
PRACTICE ACTIVITIES
PRACTICE ACTIVITIES - CONTEXT
Kidspiration – Online Resources – Inferring
Word Meanings; Contextual Definitions;
Coding Te...
PRACTICE ACTIVITIES - CONTEXT
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Quia:
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http://www.quia.com/rr/869184.html

Read Write Think:
http://www.readwritethink....
PRACTICE ACTIVITIES - INFERENCE
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Orchard
Reading Comprehension Beginning (23LG)
{Grades 3 – 4}

Lakeshore learning – Haz...
PRACTICE ACTIVITIES – DRAWING
CONCLUSIONS
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Orchard –
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Reading Comprehension Beginning and advanced

h...
PRACTICE ACTIVITIES – ALL THREE SKILLS
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Orchard
 Reading

Links 1 – 5 (109CC – 113CC) – {grades

1-3}
 Guided Comprehe...
Reading activities for fiction and non fiction texts
Reading activities for fiction and non fiction texts
Reading activities for fiction and non fiction texts
Reading activities for fiction and non fiction texts
Reading activities for fiction and non fiction texts
Reading activities for fiction and non fiction texts
Reading activities for fiction and non fiction texts
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Reading activities for fiction and non fiction texts

  1. 1. READING ACTIVITIES FOR FICTION AND NONFICTION TEXTS
  2. 2. OBJECTIVE  we will review elementary activities, strategies and resources that will help your students grasp context, inferences, and drawing conclusions
  3. 3. DEFINITIONS
  4. 4. CONTEXT Start seeing this in grade 1 SOL- Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning.  Defined as - the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed.  Also can be the parts of something written or spoken that immediately precede and follow a word or passage and clarify its meaning. 
  5. 5. INFERENCE
  6. 6. INFERENCE First alluded to in grade 1 SOL - distinguish between information provided by pictures or illustrations and information provided by words in the text.  Defined as an idea that is suggested by the facts or details in a passage 
  7. 7. DRAWING CONCLUSIONS VDOE equates drawing conclusions with Simple inferences (Enhanced Scope and Sequence)  Introduced in grade 2  Defined as a decision about what may happen or about the result an event may have 
  8. 8. RIGOR    Rigor is more than what you teach and what standards you cover; it's how you teach and how students show you they understand. True rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels, each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels, and each student demonstrates learning at high levels (Barbara Blackburn; 2008) Depth of understanding, depth of questioning, depth in how students apply what they’ve learned, and depth in the process and product related to their learning is really what we’re talking about.
  9. 9. Technology Activity CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT TIPS
  10. 10. MANAGING THE COMPUTER CENTER Test out the activity yourself (or ask an advanced student to try it) so you know how long the activity actually takes  Introduce the activity to the whole class first  Establish a signal for students to use to indicate that they need help  Designate a “computer center helper” or two  Use Task Cards  Plan a related activity for “early finishers”  Don’t assign more than 2 skill trees in Orchard 
  11. 11. MANAGING THE COMPUTER CENTER Set up “classrooms” whenever possible – it will help you track student work.  Use portaportal for individual websites  Ask your TRT to:   help you set up activities  look them over for you  Help students in the computer center  Give you feedback and help you “fix” issues
  12. 12. Getting the message across with INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS
  13. 13. INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS - CONTEXT      Kidspiration – Online Resources – Inferring Word Meanings; Contextual Definitions; Coding Text DE Streaming context clues: http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/asset Guid/55D5624C-CABC-4454-AF7A-913697DC9971 DE Streaming Reading strategies (context clues): http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/asset Guid/B7506B7F-8394-4E72-8AE1-4BCE30743BBB Pen Pals: http://emediava.org/link/loid/5451 A closer look at Context clues: http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/asset Guid/441F0153-DE49-479C-AFFD-F104E8E9E89A
  14. 14. INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS - INFERENCE      Reading Eggs instructional resources – Demo Lessons: PPT Inferential 1 & 3 Professor Garfield’s Infinite Learning Lab http://learninglab.org/english/inferences/ and teacher guide: http://learninglab.org/english/inferences/fdcb371624672b 12ca6b763f49da37d1/teachers_guide_inferences.pdf Discovering Language Arts: http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/assetGuid/ 1391709B-19EE-4569-BF36-365CFECB4ADD http://prezi.com/gmtvpced8pnb/inference/ Blendspace: https://www.blendspace.com/lessons/HpQAfrR3FBUUw/making-inferences
  15. 15. INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS – DRAWING CONCLUSIONS Drawing conclusions – seasons (K-2): http://emediava.org/link/loid/1151025245  NYS practice passage: http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/infe rencesp.cfm  Blendspace: https://www.blendspace.com/lessons/cH9VN -MFYfXidg/drawing-conclusions 
  16. 16. INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS – ALL THREE  Orchard Guided Comprehension
  17. 17. PRACTICE ACTIVITIES
  18. 18. PRACTICE ACTIVITIES - CONTEXT Kidspiration – Online Resources – Inferring Word Meanings; Contextual Definitions; Coding Text  Lakeshore Learning – Kooky Carnival  Orchard – Reading and Writing Strategies 
  19. 19. PRACTICE ACTIVITIES - CONTEXT  Quia:  http://www.quia.com/rr/869184.html Read Write Think: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroomresources/student-interactives/flip-chip30031.html  http://www.tv411.org/reading/understandingwhat-you-read/using-context-clues  http://www.purposegames.com/game/contextclues-quiz 
  20. 20. PRACTICE ACTIVITIES - INFERENCE  Orchard Reading Comprehension Beginning (23LG) {Grades 3 – 4} Lakeshore learning – Hazard Mountain Inference game  http://www.professorgarfield.org/ReadingRin g/Strips/strips.html 
  21. 21. PRACTICE ACTIVITIES – DRAWING CONCLUSIONS  Orchard –         Reading Comprehension Beginning and advanced http://www.pspb.org/blueribbon/games/detective/DetectiveGame.html Image Detective: http://cct2.edc.org/PMA/image_detective/ 5 Minute Mystery: http://www.5minutemystery.com/ Super thinkers: http://www.superpages.com/enlightenme/superthinkers/pages/welcome. html Quick solve mysteries: http://kids.mysterynet.com/ Mystery tutorial: http://www2.smarttutor.com/player/swf/RC_Context_Clues_L5_V1_T4a. swf Jeopardy Practice: http://www.superteachertools.com/jeopardy/usergames/Jan201203/gam e1326776682.php
  22. 22. PRACTICE ACTIVITIES – ALL THREE SKILLS  Orchard  Reading Links 1 – 5 (109CC – 113CC) – {grades 1-3}  Guided Comprehension 1 – 6  Reading and Writing Strategies 1-3 (141SB); and 4-6 (142SB)  Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking 1 (204CC)

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