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FCAT Skills and Strategies for TEACHERS

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Success in Reading Requires EFFORT!

 

FCAT SKILLS and STRATEGIES

For

TEACHERS 

Compiled By:

Ms. Merashoff - Intensive Reading Teacher

at

Palm Bay High School

Melbourne, Florida

   Reporting Category 1   

Words and Phrases in Context, Inference, Predicting

Vocabulary

Make Your Own Vocabulary Flash Cards

FCAT Test Vocabulary

Vocabulary University

SAT Vocabulary

3 On-Line Lessons

Vocabulary Practice Grade 10

Sentence Completion Practice

On-Line Practice

Math Vocabulary

Practice 2

Practice 1

QUIA Vocabulary Practice

A Bunch of Practice Websites

High School Vocabulary Practice Tests

E-Commerce Vocabulary

Quiz 2

Quiz 1

Jeep 4 X 4 - Terms and Definition Lesson Plan - You will need a small reward for each student in the group that completes the puzzle.

Study? Youíve Got to be Kidding!

Break It Down

Cartoon Vocabulary

Common Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots

Does Word Choice Affect the Quality of a Piece of Writing?

Holey Story

It's Raining Idioms!

My Reading Words in My Social Studies Book?

Palindromes to WOW Student Minds

Picture Me with Words

Vocabulary Bingo

Vocabulary Drawing

What's the Scoop on Slang? - Newspaper Activity

Delicious Words

Down the Knoll Without the Water

Follow the Clues

If The Shoe Fits

In a Pickle - You will need the book, A Little Pigeon Toad
by Fred Gwynne


Power Words

Prefix Power

Sensitive Synonyms

Simile About Me

Survivor Suitcases - You will need an old suitcase

Synonymous Sharks - Good one for the computer lab

Window of Words

Words 'R Us

Mean Meanings

Mighty Metaphors

A Growing Vocabulary

Words 1A - Printable

Words 1B - Printable

Words 2A - Printable

Words 2B - Printable

Synonyms - Printable

Synonyms - Printable

Teaching Figurative Language Through Drama

and Humor!

 

Inference

Great Inference Lesson With Quiz

Get the Joke! - You will need a Reader's Digest for each student.

Oh My Darling - You will need a recording (instrumental) of Clementine and a PEANUT in its shell.

Product Persuasion

Making Inferences

Notes and Graphic Organizer

Lesson Plan

Inference Poster

Lesson Plan

Inference Quiz

 

Predicting

Become a Detective - You will need a short detective story...they give you a mystery website to visit

Predictions, Predictions, and More Predictions

To Read or Not to Read ? That Is the Question

Who's Confused? Not Me!

Here's the Answer - Now What Was the Question?

Reading Predictions - Students will need their Science or Social Studies textbooks

Reporting Category 1

(Words in Context, Inference & Predicting)/

Reporting Category 2

(Author's Purpose, Story elements, Characters, Main Idea & Details)/

Reporting Category 3

(Compare/Contrast and Cause/Effect)/

Reporting Category 4

 

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  Reporting Category 2  

Author's Purpose, Story Elements, Characters,

Main Idea & Details

Author's Purpose

Questioning the Author

Worksheets for Practice

Pre Test

Post Test

Evaluate Author's Purpose

Lesson Plan and Projection Chart

Scavenger Hunt

A Courtiní We Will Go - Literary Devices  = You will need the poem, "The Courtin'"

Point of You - Point of View - You will need a short narrative paragraph.

Why Do Authors Write?  You will need several reading passages

Persuasive Vegetables - You will need some cans of veggies.  ;-)

Persuaded or Informed? Newspaper Activity

The Breakfast Busters Persuade Others - You will need some Cereal Commercials...

I will look for some of these on-line.

Fruit Loops, Sugar Smacks, Pebbles and Alpha-Bits and more!

What's the Purpose Anyway?

Where Are You Coming From?

Why Did You Write That ?

 

Story Elements

Exploring Point of View

QUIZ

Character Comparison

Website List

Elements of Fiction PowerPoint

Conflict Map

Setting: The Effect of Viewpoint

Real versus Fantastic Setting

A Pen in Each Hand - Two Setting Exercises and More!

Around the Room Short Story - See A Coach...You will need a stop watch.

Find a Character, Tell a Story - You will need some teen magazines.

Let's Watch a Story - You will need a Copy of a silent movie video

Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney

Silly Nilly

A Short, Short Story

Character and Plot Development Through Comics

Dissect a Toon - You will need a TV...you get to watch cartoons!

I Think Mom Loves You Best

Scrambled Stories - You will need 3 bags or 3 boxes

Scrambled Stories II

Growing a Literature Tree

Ingredients for a Story

Narrative Sketches

Piece-by-Piece

 

Character

Characterization Unit

Characterization in Literature - Lesson Plan

Using Picture Books to Teach Characterization in Writing Workshop

Who Is That Ghostly Character? - You will need the audio tape of "The Hitchhiker"


Character Comparison

Character, You Say? Prove It!

 

Main Idea and Details

PowerPoint

Main Idea Strategies

Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan #3

Lesson Plan #4

Practice Exercises

Practice #2

Practice #3

Practice #4

Practice #5

Practice #8

Practice #9

Implied Main Idea Practice

Lesson Plan Using the song John Henry by Johnny Cash

Song - Email me and I will send you the song.  It took up too much space on my website,

so I removed it.  ;-)

A String of Beads - You will need a shoestring and some beads.

Read All About It

Gripping Details - Science or Social Studies textbook is needed for each student.

What's in a Main Idea? - Newspaper Activity

What's the Title?  You will need a poster or picture of a child or children reading. 

If you need one, just let me know.

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   Reporting Category 3  

Compare/Contrast and Cause/Effect

Compare/Contrast

Lesson with Practice Activities

Compare/Contrast an Article

Everyday Use - You will need  the short story Everyday Use by Alice Walker

News View - Newspaper Activity

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words - This lesson requires a lot of things...

Cinderella Around the World

Rip, You're Sleepin' Your Life Away - The Story by Washington Irving's -

Rip Van Winkle

Likeable Differences

What Is the True Story of The Three Little Pigs?

Cause/Effect

More Lesson Plans and Activities

Practice #1

PowerPoint

Pre-Test

Post-Test

Cause and Effect Toss Game

Cause or Effect

Cause-and-Effect Scavenger Hunt - You will need the story The Lion, The Witch,

and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Just Because - You will need - -

The Bath (Sullivan, Carolyn, Melcher, Chet H., Blaga, Jeffrey J.,

Lucas, Mark R., and Skoglund, Philip. The Bath. Racine, WI: GROW Publications, 1995.)

Match It Up ! - You will need...-Copies of poem, "The Tongue Sticker Outer"

from Falling Up by Shel Silverstein 
-Copies of poem, "Sarah Cynthia Slyvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out"

from Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein 
-Copies of poem, "Strange Restaurant" from Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

Reporting Category 1

(Words in Context, Inference & Predicting)/

Reporting Category 2

(Author's Purpose, Story elements, Characters, Main Idea & Details)/

Reporting Category 3

(Compare/Contrast and Cause/Effect)/

Reporting Category 4

(Summarizing, Fact/Opinion, Drawing Conclusions, Research Skills,

Clarifying, and Sequencing)/

 

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  Recording Category 4   

Analyzing Information -  (Summarizing, Fact/Opinion, Drawing Conclusions, Research Skills, Clarifying and Sequence)

Summarizing

Strategies

Lesson Plan

In Summary - Students need the same textbook

 

 

Fact/Opinion

Practice #1

Practice #2

Practice #4

Lesson and Activities

Lesson Part 2 and Activities

Web Links - Lessons and Activities

A Goldfish is the Best Pet

Fact and Opinion Detectives

Is that a Fact?  Newspaper Activity

Is that a Fact? Reading the Newspaper

Prove it! Fact or Opinion - You will need a box of fruits and veggies.

Research Skills

Hey Mom, Are We There Yet?

Iím Convinced!  You will need a LARGE jar of peanut butter and plastic spoons

for everyone.

Cite Your Sites

Just the Facts

Reading Charts and Graphs

  Listeners for Life - I didn't know where to put this, but knew it was

an IMPORTANT skill.

Drawing Conclusions

The Talking Eggs Lesson and Story

Pre-Test

Classified Clues - You will need a dead or dying plant.

In Conclusion

Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions - You will need -Copies of the poem,

"The Tongue Sticker Outer" from Falling Up by Shel Silverstein 
-Copies of the poem, "Sybil the Magician's Last Show" from Falling Up by Shel Silverstein
-Copies of the poem "Nope" from Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

Clarifying

Clarifying Unfamiliar Words

Connecting and Clarifying Main Idea - 20 Kids, 20 Kites, 20 Minutes

Come On, You Can Trust Me

The story by Vanallsburg, Chris. Two Bad Ants and 4 microscopes

(make friends with a science teacher) ;-)

You Do Judge a Book by Its Cover - Judging

Do You See What I See?

I Choose Card # . . . - Problem/Solution

Think Fast! What Would You Do If . . . - Video Camera and tapes

Sequencing

Meet Me at My House - You will need a class set of city maps.

Get in Order

Popsicle Prose - You will need popsicles of course.

Sunrise Sequencing

Reporting Category 1

(Words in Context, Inference & Predicting)/

Reporting Category 2

(Author's Purpose, Story elements, Characters, Main Idea & Details)/

Reporting Category 3

(Compare/Contrast and Cause/Effect)/

Reporting Category 4

(Summarizing, Fact/Opinion, Drawing Conclusions, Research Skills,

Clarifying, and Sequencing)/

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