On-Line Reading Class

(There are no limits on where you can go, if you are a READER!)

With

Ms. Merashoff   ;-)

Reach me at: 

School Email          Home Email

                  

Or Call... 

952-5900  EXT. 5070  (School) or 674-1596 (Home)

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Click on the Palm Tree For An Adobe Acrobat Version of the:

Florida 

Sunshine State Standards

For Language Arts/Reading - Grades 9-12

(If you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can DOWNLOAD it here.)

CLICK ON A SKILL AND BEGIN!

VOCABULARY -- INFERENCE --  PREDICTING --  AUTHOR'S PURPOSE --  STORY ELEMENTS --

MAIN IDEA AND DETAILS -- COMPARE/CONTRAST  --  CAUSE/EFFECT --  SUMMARIZING --

 DRAWING CONCLUSIONS --  FACT/OPINION --  CLARIFYING --  RESEARCH SKILLS --

 SEQUENCING  --  FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE -- ANALOGY -- TEST TAKING SKILLS --  READING COMPREHENSION PRACTICE  --  TESTS

Cheating and Plagiarism Activity

 

HOW TO TAKE A TEST

CLUSTER 1

Words and Phrases in Context

 

Vocabulary:

FCAT VOCABULARY and TEST PRACTICE

These FCAT Activities were made by your teacher!  They are worth BONUS POINTS!  Just PRINT and put them in the RED box.  ;-)  SSS - LA.910.1.6.1

1.  FCAT VOCABULARY Study Guide #4

2.  FCAT VOCABULARY 4A - Crossword

3.  FCAT VOCABULARY 4B - Crossword

4.  FCAT VOCABULARY 1A - Fill In

5.  FCAT VOCABULARY 1B - Fill In

6.  FCAT VOCABULARY 2A - Multiple Choice

7.  FCAT VOCABULARY 2B - Multiple Choice

8.  FCAT VOCABULARY 3A - Multiple Choice

9.  FCAT VOCABULARY 3B - Multiple Choice

10.  FCAT Vocabulary 1A- A Hot Potato Activity

11. FCAT Vocabulary 1B - A Hot Potato Activity

12.  Literary Terms Crossword

13.  Literary Terms Fill In

14.  Literary Terms Multiple Choice

15.  Literary Terms Word Search

 

THESE ACTIVITIES I FOUND ON-LINE...

1. SSS - LA.910.1.6.1 8 Activities to practice your FCAT Vocabulary.  Go to the bottom of the page for the rest of them.  ;-)

2.  SSS - LA.910.1.6.1 Who Want To Be A Millionaire?  Play this game to help with FCAT Reading Vocabulary.

3.  FCAT Practice Tests and Answer Key - Start on a lower level and work up to grade level.

4.  More Practice Tests - The Talking Drums

6.  SSS - LA.910.1.6.3   Words in Context 1:  This one you have completed before.

7.  SSS - LA.910.1.6.3  Words in Context 2:  This one you have completed before.

8.  SSS - LA.910.1.6.3  Words in Context: Strong Collocations

 

VOCABULARY LIST A - ACTIVITIES

1.  Study Guide

2.  Word Search

3.  Crossword

4.  Scramble

5.  Quiz 1

6.  Quiz 2

7.  Quiz 3

ANALOGY PRACTICE

My students seem to be having difficulty with analogies.  I hope these fun activities will help them get a grip on this skill.  Have FUN while learning!

1.  Analogy Practice

2.  Analogy Practice 2

3.  AWESOME ANALOGIES! - Game - Play it with a friend!

4.  SAT Test Analogy Questions - Harder - A real challenge.

5.  Analogies

6.  Analogy Games and Activities - Many to choose from...make your choice and begin!

7.  Practicing With Analogies - Choose one of the fun activities and begin.

9.  Analogies - Analogies - Analogies

10.  ANALOGY:  See How Many You Can Get Correct.

 

Finding Word Meaning in Context (Context Clues)  SSS - LA.910.1.6.3
FCAT Question Stems:
"In the passage, the word _______ means....."
"In paragraph (#), the word ________________________means?"
"The word ______________________in this book/selection means?"
"Which word(s) from paragraph (#) help the reader know what ____________ means?"
"In paragraph (#), which word(s) help you know what_________________means?"
In the story, the word ____means.....
The word ____as used in the phrase _____means.....
The best meaning for the word _____as used in the story is.....
From the story, you can tell _____describes.......
 

2.  Vocabulary Activity #1:  There are three (3) vocabulary exercises on this website. 

YOUR JOB:  Complete each exercise.  Once you have completed each one, you may cut and paste it into a word document to email to me or you may select all and print a hard copy to send to me at school.

3. SSS - LA.910.1.6.3   Guessing Vocabulary in Context 1:

YOUR JOBFirst, you must click on the link that says...How to Guess Words-In-Context and study that box.  Now, read and answer each question.  Once you have completed the exercise, you may cut and paste it into a WORD document to email to me or you may select all and print a hard copy to send to me at school.

4. SSS - LA.910.1.6.3   Guessing Vocabulary in Context 2

YOUR JOBFirst, you must click on the link that says...How to Guess Words-In-Context and study that box.  Now, read and answer each question.  Once you have completed the exercise, you may cut and paste it into a WORD document to email to me or you may select all and print a hard copy to send to me at school.

10 A.  Seven Vocabulary Activities

Vocabulary Practice #1

Vocabulary Practice #2

 Vocabulary Practice #3

Vocabulary Practice #4

Vocabulary Practice #5

Vocabulary Practice #6

Vocabulary Practice #7

YOUR JOB:  Print each activity.  Once you have completed these activities, you may sent them to school or hang on to them until I make my visit to your home.

11.  A lot of Vocabulary and Grammar Building Activities.

YOUR JOB:  Choose an activity and Print Out the Handout - Enjoy yourself as you practice what you know or learn something new.

12.  More HOT POTATO Activities:  Beginners, Grammar and Pronunciation, Computer Literacy, Listening, Verbs, Reading and More!

YOUR JOB:  Choose an activity and Begin!

12 A.  Word Clues:  Interactive - Three (3) Practice Activities

YOUR JOB:  Answer and Check

2 B.  SSS - LA.910.1.6.3  Using a Combination of Context Clues:

YOUR JOB:  Answer and Check

12 C.  SSS - LA.910.1.6.3  Using Context Clues Introduction:

YOUR JOB:  Choose a LEVEL and Complete All Exercises.

13.  SSS - LA.910.1.6.3  Context Clues Index:

YOUR JOB:  Choose an Activity and Begin!

14.  Vocabulary GAMES

YOUR JOB:  Choose an Game and Begin!

 

CLICK ON A SKILL AND BEGIN!

VOCABULARY -- INFERENCE --  PREDICTING --  AUTHOR'S PURPOSE --  STORY ELEMENTS --

MAIN IDEA AND DETAILS -- COMPARE/CONTRAST  --  CAUSE/EFFECT --  SUMMARIZING --

 DRAWING CONCLUSIONS --  FACT/OPINION --  CLARIFYING --  RESEARCH SKILLS --

 SEQUENCING  --  FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE -- ANALOGY -- TEST TAKING SKILLS --  READING COMPREHENSION PRACTICE  --  TESTS

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Inference SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

Making Inferences
FCAT Question Stems:
"You can infer that _____" 
"You can conclude that____"
"What is the most likely reason that_________________?"
"The reader can tell that (character) ________?"
"What lesson does (character) learn from (event)?"
"(Character) would probably ______________________. "
"From the article/selection, what can the reader tell about ______________?"
"Why would (character) probably (do action in story)?"
"What will most likely happen to _________(character)?"
What would probably _____?
What might have ______?
You can probably determine from _____that......
Which of these probably not _________?
What will _____ probably do?
What is the problem (conflict) in the story?
Why might it be surprising that _______?
Why did the main character say, "______?"
From the passage, you can tell that....
 

11.  Inference Practice #1 SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  Read the following passage and answer the following questions about the story. Make the best inferences possible based on the facts in the story.  This activity will be easier for you, if you print it out first.  By printing and using the hard copy, you can highlight, underline, etc. all the facts, so you can make the BEST inference possible based on the facts you highlighted or underlined.  you may send it to school or just hang on to it until I make my visit.

12.  Inference Practice #2 SSS - LA.910.1.7.3  Visualization Practice to help with making inferences

YOUR JOB:  Read the lesson on Visualization and then complete the practice activity.  You must print this activity and turn it in to me.

12 A.  Inference LESSON and Practice SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  Study the Lesson and then CLICK on the Flower for practice.

2 B.  What Can You Infer?  SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  Click to Begin.

12 C.  Choose A Challenge:  Deduction

YOUR JOB:  Choose and Begin

12 D.  Inference Riddles:  GAME  - SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  Follow the Directions Given and Enjoy!

12 E.  InferenceSSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  Choose an Activity and Begin!

12F.  TEST TUTOR:  SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

13.  Inference Riddle Game

14.  Guess What?

15.  Guess Who?

 

Test Tutor: Inferences Dear Mr. Blueberry
Test Tutor: Inferences Watermelon Day

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VOCABULARY -- INFERENCE --  PREDICTING --  AUTHOR'S PURPOSE --  STORY ELEMENTS --

MAIN IDEA AND DETAILS -- COMPARE/CONTRAST  --  CAUSE/EFFECT --  SUMMARIZING --

 DRAWING CONCLUSIONS --  FACT/OPINION --  CLARIFYING --  RESEARCH SKILLS --

 SEQUENCING  --  FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE -- ANALOGY -- TEST TAKING SKILLS --  READING COMPREHENSION PRACTICE  --  TESTS

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Predicting SSS - LA.910.1.7.8

Making Predictions
FCAT Question Stems:
"Predict what would probably occur if _________________________" 
"Using details from the text, how do you feel the problem will end?"
What will ____ probably do next?
What do you think will probably happen next?
What would have happened if?
 

13.  Picture Walk SSS - LA.910.1.7.8

YOUR JOB:  Read and complete the lesson.  Please PRINT the PREDICTION GUIDE and fill it in for me.  Make sure you complete the Prediction WRAP UP.  You can do this on the back of your PREDICTION GUIDE.

13.  Let's Dig:   SSS - LA.910.1.7.8

YOUR JOB:  Have fun practicing Predicting...this is really easy, but very cute.  ;-)

15.  Making Prediction SSS - LA.910.1.7.8

YOUR JOB:  Click on PRINT THIS WORKSHEET.  Complete and turn in to me.

15 A.  TV411 - Predicting SSS - LA.910.1.7.8

YOUR JOB:  Follow Given Directions and PREDICT!  SSS - LA.910.1.7.8

NEW!!!  16.  Test Tutor: Making Predictions Ruth Law thrills a Nation   SSS - LA.910.1.7.8

CLUSTER 1   CLUSTER 2    CLUSTER 3   CLUSTER 4

READING COMPREHENSION ACTIVITIES   TESTS

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CLUSTER 2

Author's Purpose and Main Idea

 

Author's Purpose:  Watch This LESSON First, then Choose an Activity.

Identifying Author's Purpose/Point of View - SSS - LA.910.2.1.5
FCAT Question Stems:
"In the third paragraph, the author's purpose is to ______"
"Who is narrating the passage?"
"How did the author ____________________"
 

18.  Author's Purpose Practice #1 SSS - LA.910.2.1.5

YOUR JOB:  Click on PRINT THIS WORKSHEET, complete and then turn in to me.

19.  Author's Purpose Practice #2 SSS - LA.910.2.1.5

YOUR JOB:  Click on PRINT THIS WORKSHEET, complete and then turn in to me.

20.  Author's Purpose Practice #3 SSS - LA.910.2.1.5

YOUR JOB:  Click on PRINT THIS WORKSHEET, complete and then turn in to me.

21.  Author's Purpose Practice #4 SSS - LA.910.2.1.5

YOUR JOB:  Click on PRINT THIS WORKSHEET, complete and then turn in to me.

NEW!  22 A.  Author's Purpose Index SSS - LA.910.2.1.5

YOUR JOB:  Choose an Activity and Begin!

NEW!!!  23.   Types of Text - Author's Purpose  SSS - LA.910.2.1.5

YOUR JOB:  Choose an Activity and Begin!

NEW!!!  24.  Types of Text GAME - Author's Purpose  SSS - LA.910.2.1.5

YOUR JOB:  Choose an Activity and Begin!

Play "Summer of the Swans" Reading Skills Rocket (Point of View) 
Play "My Side of the Mountain" (Point of View) 
Play "My Name is San Ho" (Author's Purpose) 
Play "Cowboys: Roundup on an American Ranch"
Play "Frindle"
Play "Little by Little"
 

NEW ***   AUTHOR'S PURPOSE

NEW ***   AUTHOR'S PURPOSE

 

CLICK ON A SKILL AND BEGIN!

VOCABULARY -- INFERENCE --  PREDICTING --  AUTHOR'S PURPOSE --  STORY ELEMENTS --

MAIN IDEA AND DETAILS -- COMPARE/CONTRAST  --  CAUSE/EFFECT --  SUMMARIZING --

 DRAWING CONCLUSIONS --  FACT/OPINION --  CLARIFYING --  RESEARCH SKILLS --

 SEQUENCING  --  FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE -- ANALOGY -- TEST TAKING SKILLS --  READING COMPREHENSION PRACTICE  --  TESTS

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Story Elements SSS - LA.910.2.1.6

Interpreting Figurative Language, Analogies, Similes, Metaphors
FCAT Question Stems:
"What does the phrase _____________ mean?"
"Describe what the expression___________means"
In the story, the phrase _____means.......
The phrase _____describes........
What words in the passage mean ______?

25.  Understanding Setting, Plot and Theme Lesson SSS - LA.910.2.1.6

YOUR JOB:  Read the lesson and answer the questions as you go.

26.  Understanding Setting, Plot and Theme Practice SSS - LA.910.2.1.6

YOUR JOB:  Practice...  ;-)

27.  Guess the SettingSSS - LA.910.2.1.6

YOUR JOB:  Practice...  ;-)

28.  Character's Feelings SSS - LA.910.2.1.6

YOUR JOB:  Read and Practice...Nothing to turn in.  ;-)

29.  Sequencing A Story Lesson SSS - LA.910.2.1.6

YOUR JOB:  Read and Study the Lesson

30.  Sequencing A Story Practice SSS - LA.910.2.1.6

YOUR JOB:  Read and Complete this Practice Activity.  Remember to PRINT and TURN in to me. 

NEW!  30 C.  Identify Realistic Story Elements SSS - LA.910.2.1.6

YOUR JOB:  Study the lesson and continue.

YOUR JOB:  Learn the Literary Terms Using this Flashcard Activity.

NEW!  30 F.  Different Types of Text:  Persuasive, Descriptive, Informative, Instructive

YOUR JOB:  Study the FACT SHEET, Play the GAME, Complete the Worksheet and then Take the Quiz!

NEW!!!   30 G.  Story Elements

 

FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE SSS - LA.910.2.1.7

12 D.  Figurative Language - Eye on IdiomsSSS - LA.910.2.1.7

YOUR JOB:  Choose the Right Idiom.

12 E.  In Step With IdiomsSSS - LA.910.2.1.7

YOUR JOB:  Read the Story and See If You Know What Each Idiom Means.

12 F.  Paint By Idioms:  Game  SSS - LA.910.2.1.7

YOUR JOB:  Choose an Activity and Have Fun Learning!

NEW!  30 G.  HyperboleSSS - LA.910.2.1.7

YOUR JOB:  Study the Lesson and then Take the Quiz at the Bottom of the Page.

NEW!  30 H.  Alliteration SSS - LA.910.2.1.7

YOUR JOB:  Study the Lesson and then Take the Quiz at the Bottom of the Page.

NEW!  30 I.  Alliteration or Simile? SSS - LA.910.2.1.7

YOUR JOB:  Take This Practice Quiz.

NEW!  30 K.  Simile Drag and Drop SSS - LA.910.2.1.7

YOUR JOB:  Drag and Drop Your Answers.

NEW!  30 L.  Metaphor Drag and Drop SSS - LA.910.2.1.7

YOUR JOB:  Drag and Drop Your Answers.

NEW!  30 M.  Metaphor Battleship:  Interactive Game  SSS - LA.910.2.1.7

YOUR JOB:  Read the Directions and Play the Game.

NEW!  30 N.  Metaphor Quiz:  Interactive  SSS - LA.910.2.1.7

YOUR JOB:  Choose Your Answers

NEW!  30 O.  Metaphor Quiz 2:  Interactive  SSS - LA.910.2.1.7

YOUR JOB:  Choose Your Answers

1.  SIMILE:  Simile Practice  SSS - LA.910.2.1.7

2.  METAPHOR:  Metaphor Practice  SSS - LA.910.2.1.7

3.  PERSONIFICATION:  Personification Practice  SSS - LA.910.2.1.7

4.  ONOMATOPOEIA:  Onomatopoeia Practice  SSS - LA.910.2.1.7

5.  ALLITERATION:  Alliteration Practice  SSS - LA.910.2.1.7

6.  IDIOMS:  Idiom Practice  SSS - LA.910.2.1.7

7.  Interactive QuizSSS - LA.910.2.1.7

8.  NEW! - Literary Elements On-Line Practice.  Great place to see what you know and don't know!

9.  NEW! - Literary Elements On-Line Practice.  FLASH CARDS & GAMES

10.  NEW! - Literary Elements On-Line Practice.  Study Stack - Games 

SSS - LA.910.2.1.7

11.  NEW! - Literary Elements On-Line Practice.  Fun Game!  SSS - LA.910.2.1.7

12.  NEW! - Interactive Literary Elements Handbook - Learn Definitions & Watch Animations

13.  NEW! - Literary Elements - Quia Quiz  SSS - LA.910.2.1.7

14.  NEW! - Literary Elements - Lesson to help refresh you memory...Just click on the element you are not sure you remember.

15.  Idiomatic Simile:  Put on your thinking cap.

16.  NEW*** - Interactive Figurative Language Activity #1

17.  NEW*** - Interactive Figurative Language Activity #2

18.  NEW*** - Interactive Figurative Language Activity #3

19.  NEW*** - Interactive Figurative Language Activity #4

20.  NEW*** - Interactive Figurative Language Activity #5

21.  NEW*** - Interactive Figurative Language Activity #6

 

CLICK ON A SKILL AND BEGIN!

VOCABULARY -- INFERENCE --  PREDICTING --  AUTHOR'S PURPOSE --  STORY ELEMENTS --

MAIN IDEA AND DETAILS -- COMPARE/CONTRAST  --  CAUSE/EFFECT --  SUMMARIZING --

 DRAWING CONCLUSIONS --  FACT/OPINION --  CLARIFYING --  RESEARCH SKILLS --

 SEQUENCING  --  FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE -- ANALOGY -- TEST TAKING SKILLS --  READING COMPREHENSION PRACTICE  --  TESTS --

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Main Idea and Details SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

Recalling Facts & Details
FCAT Question Stems:
Who____What____When___Where_____Why____How____?
When did _________ happen?
In this story, who did ___________?
What was the name of __________?
Which of these events did not happen?
Who is the main character?
Which of these are details/facts from the story?
Which of these is not a fact?
According to the story.....Who? What? When? Where? How?
Which sentence is a fact mentioned in the story?
 

31.  Main Idea Practice SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  Read and Choose the Main Idea.  At the end, Click on EVALUATE to see how you did.  Go over the ones you missed to try to understand WHY you missed them.

34.  Main Idea TESTSSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  PRINT and COMPLETE.  Once completed, please turn in to me or send by email.  ;-)  Do NOT Submit.

NEW!  34 A.  Get the Idea SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  Begin and Have Fun Practicing!

34 B.  Main Idea Test Tutor SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  CLICK GO and Begin.

34 C.  Main IdeaSSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  Choose an Activity and Begin.

NEW!!! 35.  Question Forms: WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY ? SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  Choose an Activity and Begin.

NEW!!!  36.  TEST TUTOR"  SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

Test Tutor: Main Idea and Supporting Details Evelyn Cisneros: Prima Ballerina
Test Tutor: Main Idea and Supporting Details Look Into the Past; Greeks and Romans

NEW!!!  37.  Main Idea Practice - What's the big Idea?  SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  Choose a topic button and then begin.

NEW!!! 38.  Main Idea Practice   SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  Choose a story and begin.

NEW!!! 39.  Main Idea - Keys to Reading Success  SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  Read and choose your answer, then check.

NEW!!!  40.  Main Idea - The Kid's Invention Book  SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  Read and Learn

NEW!!!  41.  Main Idea - Oceans  SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  Read and Learn

NEW!!!  42.  Main Idea - Rosa Parks  SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  Read and Learn (Follow the website directions)

NEW!!!  43.  Main Idea - Thomas Edison  SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  Read and Learn

NEW!!! 44.  Listening and Reading

YOUR JOB:  Listen and Learn

NEW!! 45.  Main Idea - TEST #1

NEW!! 46.  Main Idea - TEST #2

 

CLUSTER 1   CLUSTER 2    CLUSTER 3   CLUSTER 4

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CLUSTER 3

Compare/Contrast and Cause/Effect

 

Compare/Contrast SSS - LA.910.1.7.7

****Comparing and Contrasting
FCAT Question Stems:
"In the passage, the _____ is compared to_____"
"What is the difference between...and...?"
"How are...and...similar?"
What advantage did _____ have over _____?
Why did _____ than _____?
Why does the author compare the _____ to _____?
What do _____ and _____ have in common?
In what way is this _____ an appropriate comparison?
How is _____ similar/dissimilar to _____?
How is _____ like/unlike _____?
How is _____ both similar and different from _____?
Short Response (SR) questions for this benchmark would look like the stems above and end with one of the statements below:
Use details from the story/passage to support your answer.
Support your answer with details from the text.

35.  Lesson With Practice SSS - LA.910.1.7.7

YOUR JOB:  Complete the lesson and the practice activity.

36.  Practice Quizzes SSS - LA.910.1.7.7

YOUR JOB:  Print the record sheet, complete the activities by clicking on each red dot.

37.  A Fishy Tale SSS - LA.910.1.7.7

YOUR JOB:  Read the story and complete the activity.  Don't forget to save me a copy of your completed work.

NEW!!!  37A.  Girls Think of Everything SSS - LA.910.1.7.7

YOUR JOB:  Read the story and complete the activity.

NEW!!!  37B.  A Do-It-Yourself Project SSS - LA.910.1.7.7

YOUR JOB:  Read the story and complete the activity.

NEW!!!  37C.  Stealing Home SSS - LA.910.1.7.7

YOUR JOB:  Read the story and complete the activity.

NEW!!!  37D.  One Grain of Rice SSS - LA.910.1.7.7

YOUR JOB:  Read the story and complete the activity.

NEW!!! 37E.  Two Lands One Heart SSS - LA.910.1.7.7

YOUR JOB:  Read the story and complete the activity.

NEW!!!  37F.  Off and Running SSS - LA.910.1.7.7

YOUR JOB:  Read the story and complete the activity.

NEW!!!  37G.  Dear Mr. Henshaw SSS - LA.910.1.7.7

YOUR JOB:  Read the story and complete the activity.

NEW!!!  37H.  Cocoa IceSSS - LA.910.1.7.7

YOUR JOB:  Read the story and complete the activity.

 

 

CLICK ON A SKILL AND BEGIN!

VOCABULARY -- INFERENCE --  PREDICTING --  AUTHOR'S PURPOSE --  STORY ELEMENTS --

MAIN IDEA AND DETAILS -- COMPARE/CONTRAST  --  CAUSE/EFFECT --  SUMMARIZING --

 DRAWING CONCLUSIONS --  FACT/OPINION --  CLARIFYING --  RESEARCH SKILLS --

 SEQUENCING  --  FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE -- ANALOGY -- TEST TAKING SKILLS --  READING COMPREHENSION PRACTICE  --  TESTS

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Cause/Effect SSS - LA.910.1.7.4

Recognizing Cause and Effect
FCAT Question Stems:
"According to the passage, which of the following is a result of______"
What happened when ______?
According to the story, ____ did not ______ because......
What caused _______?
Why did __________?
 

39.  Cause and Effect Practice SSS - LA.910.1.7.4

YOUR JOB:  Read and Practice...Nothing to turn in.  Please CLICK on Exercise #2 once you have finished the first one.

40 A.  Cause and Effect:  Quia Interactive  SSS - LA.910.1.7.4

YOUR JOB:  Match the cause with the effect.

40 B.  Cause and Effect:  Interactive  SSS - LA.910.1.7.4

YOUR JOB:  Click your answer and then check.

NEW!!!  41.  Practice with Cause and Effect SSS - LA.910.1.7.4

YOUR JOB:  Practice!!!

NEW!!!   42.  Cause and Effect 1  SSS - LA.910.1.7.4

YOUR JOB:  Match the cause with the effect.

NEW!!!   43.  Cause and Effect 2  SSS - LA.910.1.7.4

YOUR JOB:  Match the cause with the effect.

NEW!!!   44.  Cause and Effect 3  SSS - LA.910.1.7.4

YOUR JOB:  Match the cause with the effect.

NEW!!!   45.  Cause and Effect 4  SSS - LA.910.1.7.4

YOUR JOB:  Match the cause with the effect.

NEW!!!   46.  Cause and Effect 5  SSS - LA.910.1.7.4

YOUR JOB:  Match the cause with the effect.

               48.  CAUSE and EFFECT - Connectors  SSS-LA.910.1.7.4

               49.  Using Cause & Effect Transitions: Exercise #1a

               50.  Finding Errors in Cause/Effect Paragraphs: Exercise #2a

CLUSTER 1   CLUSTER 2    CLUSTER 3   CLUSTER 4

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CLUSTER 4

Analyzing Information

 

Summarizing SSS - LA.910.1.7.8

Summarizing
FCAT Question Stems:
"Which of the following best summarizes the passage?"
"Which is the best title for this passage?"
"Which sentence summarizes the information in the second paragraph?"
"Which sentence best completes the summary?"
"Which of these is the best summary of the story?
"
"Which is the best summary?
"
"Which of the following best completes/finishes the summary above?
"
What would be a good summary for this story?
Which of these best describes the meaning of the story?
Which of these would be the best summary of the story?
 

41 A.  TV411 - Summarizing  SSS - LA.910.1.7.8

YOUR JOB:  CLICK BEGIN.

41 B.  Summarizing SSS - LA.910.1.7.8

YOUR JOB:  Choose An Activity and Begin.

NEW!  42.  TEST TUTOR  SSS - LA.910.1.7.8

Test Tutor: Summarize and Paraphrase Woodsong
Test Tutor: Summarize and Paraphrase Old Yeller
Test Tutor: Summarize and Paraphrase Nights of the Puffling
Test Tutor: Summarize and Paraphrase Folktales from Asia
Test Tutor: Summarize and Paraphrase Flood: Wrestling with the Mississippi
Test Tutor: Summarize and Paraphrase Black Frontiers

 

 

 

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MAIN IDEA AND DETAILS -- COMPARE/CONTRAST  --  CAUSE/EFFECT --  SUMMARIZING --

 DRAWING CONCLUSIONS --  FACT/OPINION --  CLARIFYING --  RESEARCH SKILLS --

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Drawing Conclusions (See Inferences Above)

SSS - LA.910.1.7.3 POWERPOINT LESSON

Drawing Conclusions  SSS - LA.910.1.7.3
FCAT Question Stems:
"You can infer that _____" 
"You can conclude that____"
"What is the most likely reason that_________________?"
"The reader can tell that (character) ________?"
"What lesson does (character) learn from (event)?"
"(Character) would probably ______________________. "
"From the article/selection, what can the reader tell about ______________?"
"Why would (character) probably (do action in story)?"
"What will most likely happen to _________(character)?"
What would probably _____?
What might have ______?
You can probably determine from _____that......
Which of these probably not _________?
What will _____ probably do?
What is the problem (conflict) in the story?
Why might it be surprising that _______?
Why did the main character say, "______?"
From the passage, you can tell that....
 

42.  Drawing Conclusions Pre-Test SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  Print Out, Read and Complete.  Print Out Answers and then figure out why you missed the ones you did.

44.  Drawing Conclusions Post-Test SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  Print and Complete on a day that I am visiting.  ;-)

44 A.  Conclusions SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

YOUR JOB:  Choose an Activity and Begin!

NEW!  44 B.  TEST TUTOR  SSS - LA.910.1.7.3

Test Tutor: Conclusions Story of Louis Braille
Test Tutor: Conclusions Sarah, Plain and Tall
Test Tutor: Conclusions Seventh Grade
Test Tutor: Conclusions Case of the Shining Blue Planet
Test Tutor: Conclusions The Talent Show
Test Tutor: Conclusions The Fun They Had
Test Tutor: Conclusions Iditarod Dream
Test Tutor: Conclusions We'll Never Forget You, Roberto Clemente

Fact/Opinion SSS - LA.910.2.2.3

***Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion
FCAT Question Stems:
"Which of these is an opinion expressed in the passage?"
Which of these is not a fact from the story?
Which of these did not happen in the story?
Which of these are facts from the story?
Which of these sentences tells an opinion?
 

45.  Fact or Opinion Practice #1 SSS - LA.910.2.2.3

YOUR JOB:  Read and Complete.  Print your score.

46.  Fact or Opinion Practice #2 and #3:   SSS - LA.910.2.2.3

YOUR JOB:  Read, Complete and Print to turn in.  Once you have completed the first activity, click on the link to go to the next one.  Either print and complete or complete and then print to turn in.

47.  Fact Or Opinion Practice Exercises SSS - LA.910.2.2.3

YOUR JOB:  There are four (4) Exercises to complete for this activity.  Be sure you read the lesson first and print each one to turn in.

47 A.  Fact or Opinion Interactive PracticeSSS - LA.910.2.2.3

YOUR JOB:  Click your answer - Green Checkmark Means You are Correct!

NEW!!! 47B.  DIVE!  My Adventure in the Deep Frontier SSS - LA.910.2.2.3

YOUR JOB:  READ and COMPLETE the Activity.

NEW!!!  47C.  Cyber Surfer SSS - LA.910.2.2.3

YOUR JOB:  READ and COMPLETE the Activity.

NEW!!!  47D.  Boom TownSSS - LA.910.2.2.3

YOUR JOB:  READ and COMPLETE the Activity.

NEW!!!  47E.  William Shakespeare and the Globe SSS - LA.910.2.2.3

YOUR JOB:  READ and COMPLETE the Activity.

NEW!!! 47F.  The Gold Rush SSS - LA.910.2.2.3

YOUR JOB:  READ and COMPLETE the Activity.

NEW!!! 47G.  Satchmo's Blues SSS - LA.910.2.2.3

YOUR JOB:  READ and COMPLETE the Activity.

NEW!!!  47H.  Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox SSS - LA.910.2.2.3

YOUR JOB:  READ and COMPLETE the Activity.

NEW!!!  48.  Fact/Opinion Jeopardy - Have Fun Learning  SSS - LA.910.2.2.3

YOUR JOB:  READ and COMPLETE the Activity.

NEW!!!  49.  FACT/OPINION Game #3 - Have Fun Learning  SSS - LA.910.2.2.3

YOUR JOB:  READ and COMPLETE the Activity.

NEW!!!  50.  FACT/OPINION Game #2 - Have Fun Learning  SSS - LA.910.2.2.3

YOUR JOB:  READ and COMPLETE the Activity.

NEW!!!  51.  FACT/OPINION Game #1 - Have Fun Learning  SSS - LA.910.2.2.3

YOUR JOB:  READ and COMPLETE the Activity.

NEW!!! 52.  Fact or Opinion?

YOUR JOB:  READ and COMPLETE the Activity.

NEW!!!  53.  Is That a FACT?

YOUR JOB:  READ and COMPLETE the Activity.

NEW!!! 54.  Fact and Opinion Exercises

YOUR JOB:  READ and COMPLETE the Activity.

NEW!!! 55.  Fact and Opinion

YOUR JOB:  READ and COMPLETE the Activity.

NEW!! 56.  Fact and Opinion TEST

NEW***  Fact and Opinion  #1

NEW***  Fact and Opinion #2

 

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VOCABULARY -- INFERENCE --  PREDICTING --  AUTHOR'S PURPOSE --  STORY ELEMENTS --

MAIN IDEA AND DETAILS -- COMPARE/CONTRAST  --  CAUSE/EFFECT --  SUMMARIZING --

 DRAWING CONCLUSIONS --  FACT/OPINION --  CLARIFYING --  RESEARCH SKILLS --

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Research Skills:

49.  Understanding Data SSS - LA.910.1.7.1

YOUR JOB:  Watch the presentation, print out the worksheet and complete.  Then, print out the test and complete it.  Both need to be turned in to me at  school or on my visit.

50A.  Chart Reading Practice #1

50 B.  Chart Reading and Interpretation

50 C.  U.S. Presidents - Chart Study

50 D.  Reading Maps #1

50 E.  Reading a City Map

50.G.  Reading Clothing Labels

50 H.  Reading Food Labels

50 I.  Reading an Envelope and then the QUIZ

 

Sequencing SSS - LA.910.2.1.6

Understanding Sequence
FCAT Question Stems:
"Which of these happened first?  last?   before___?  after____?
What event happened at the beginning of the story?
What event happened at the middle of the story?
What event happened at the end of the story?
Which of these happened first?
What happened after _____?
Which of these did not happen in the story?
Which of these sentences would you most likely find a t the beginning of the story?
Which of these sentences would most likely be at the end of the story?
Which sentence would most likely come next?
 

50.  Making Homemade Pizza SSS - LA.910.2.1.6

YOUR JOB:  Read and number the nine (9) steps correctly.  Check your answers.  Print and turn in.

51.  Making Microwave Popcorn SSS - LA.910.2.1.6

YOUR JOB:  Read and number the ten (10) steps correctly.  Check your answers.  Print and turn in.

52.  Making Cookies SSS - LA.910.2.1.6

YOUR JOB:   Read and number the nine (9) steps correctly.  Check your answers. Print and turn in.

53.  Sequencing Events SSS - LA.910.2.1.6

YOUR JOB:  Complete the Activity.

54.  Story Scramble SSS - LA.910.2.1.6

YOUR JOB:  Follow the directions and enjoy!

54 A.  Many Sequencing Activities SSS - LA.910.2.1.6

YOUR JOB:  Pick A WINNER and Begin!

NEW!!!  55.  SEQUENCING ACTIVITIES  SSS - LA.910.2.1.6

Test Tutor: Sequence Coyote
Test Tutor: Sequence In My Family
Test Tutor: Sequence Red Writing Hood
Test Tutor: Sequence Case of Pablo's Nose
Test Tutor: Sequence All That Corn
Test Tutor: Sequence Centerfield Ballhawk
Test Tutor: Sequence Oceans
Test Tutor: Sequence Summer of Fire
Test Tutor: Sequence The Case of Flying Saucer People
Test Tutor: Sequence The Stories Julian Tells

YOUR JOB:  Choose an Activity and Begin!

NEW!!!  56. SEQUENCING - Making a Cup of Tea  SSS - LA.910.2.1.6

YOUR JOB:  See if you can get the sequence right!

NEW!!!  57.  SEQUENCING - Making Cheese Sauce  SSS - LA.910.2.1.6

YOUR JOB:  See if you can get the sequence right!

 

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VOCABULARY -- INFERENCE --  PREDICTING --  AUTHOR'S PURPOSE --  STORY ELEMENTS --

MAIN IDEA AND DETAILS -- COMPARE/CONTRAST  --  CAUSE/EFFECT --  SUMMARIZING --

 DRAWING CONCLUSIONS --  FACT/OPINION --  CLARIFYING --  RESEARCH SKILLS --

 SEQUENCING  --  FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE -- ANALOGY -- TEST TAKING SKILLS --  READING COMPREHENSION PRACTICE  --  TESTS

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A Few Ideas:

YOUR JOB:  Read and Take Notes...Notes will be turned in.  ;-)

Tips for Better Test Taking:

YOUR JOB:  Read and Take Notes...Notes will be turned in.  ;-)

The BEST Website Ever for a GREAT Student:

YOUR JOB:  Use this whenever you feel the need.

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Reading Comprehension Activities

 

NEW!!! - Lots of HOT POTATO Reading Activities Here

6.  Word Meaning From Context #1

7.  Word Meaning From Context #2

8.  I Build Walls (Poem)

9.  The Leader (Poem)

10.  Half-Truths

11.  Main Idea

12.  Using Inference

13.  The Painting

14.  Mysteries

15.  Modest Requirements

16.  Fashion Blues

17.  The Idea

18.  Candy Labels

19.  Dates: Appointments

20.  Reading A City Map #1

21.  Reading Maps #1

22.  Reading Clothing Labels

23.  Reading A Check

24.  Chart Reading #1

26.  Literary Terms - Word Search

27.  Vocabulary Worksheet

28.  Sonoram Desert

29.  My Name Is Albert

30.  Dinosaur #1

31.  Dinosaur #2

32.  Compound Words

33.  All Mixed Up - ABC Order

34.  Pachycephalasaurus

35.  My Alphabet Poem

36.  Penguin Facts

37.  Birds - Fact or Opinion

38.  People From American History

39.  Bill of Rights Word Find

40.  Map Skills #2  SSS - LA.910.2.2.3

41.  Map Skills #1  SSS - LA.910.2.2.3

42.  Mythology Mystery

43.  Reading Comprehension Too

44.  Reading Comprehension

45.  Another Reading Practice Test

46.  Another Reading Practice Test

47.  Another Reading Practice Test

48.  Another Reading Practice Test

49.  Deductive Reasoning #1

50.  Deductive Reasoning #2

51.  Relationships #2

52.  American Presidents

53.  The Underground

54.  Similar Meanings - Nothing to turn in...Have Fun!

55.  Tom's Night Out

56.  Reading and Spelling Activity

57.  Egg - Print and complete the first 3 pages.

58.  Basic Grammar -  Interactive

59.  In A Pickle

60.  Who Stole the World Cup?

61.  Parking Garage

62.  Text Message Tales - Creative Writing

63.  Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Sequencing

71.  Two Sisters and the Cat #2

72.  Two Sisters and the Cat #3

73.  Moving

74.  Dan's Kitchen

75.  Kindergarten

76.  Mary and John

77.  Into The Garbage

78.  The Lost Feast

79.  The Grasshopper

80.  The Death Car - This one is TIMED!

81.  The Choking Dog - This one is TIMED!

82.  The Carpet Fitter - This one is TIMED!

83.  The Hitchhiker - This one is TIMED!

84.  The American Pepper - This one is TIMED!

85.  Learning Resources - The Learning Resources site offers web-delivered instruction using current and past CNN San Francisco bureau and CBS 5 - KPIX (CBS Broadcasting) news stories. Each module includes the full text of each story and interactive activities to test comprehension. The learner can choose to read the text, listen to the text, and view a short video clip of the story. Each module is designed for ease of use so the learner can use it independently.

87.  The Shaggy Dog Story:  Gap Filling Activity

YOUR JOB:  Fill in the Gaps and Have Fun!

88.  The First Woman Doctor:  Gap Filling Activity

YOUR JOB:  Fill in the Gaps and Have Fun!

89.  FRIENDS:  Gap Filling Activity

YOUR JOB:  Fill in the Gaps and Have Fun!

90.  Today's World:  Gap Filling Activity

YOUR JOB:  Fill in the Gaps and Have Fun!

91.  SIGHTSEEING:  Gap Filling Activity

YOUR JOB:  Fill in the Gaps and Have Fun!

92.  The Internet:  Gap Filling Activity

YOUR JOB:  Fill in the Gaps and Have Fun!

93.  Jumbled Sentences:  Some of these are not easy. 

Apple      Food     Friends     Girlfriend     Health     Music

Parking     Police     Station      Student     Town     Video

Work      Good Things     Incident     Law     Life     Lights

Morocco     Morning      Poverty      Questions    Reward

Taxi      Bird in Hand      Breeze      Compliment      Dogs

Hospital     India     Lobsters     Pilot     Sun     Thunder

Voice     Water     Book     Circumstances     City Life

Crowd     Fools      Law-Breaking      Memories      Mind

Objectives     Rebel-Forces      Seabirds       Troubles

YOUR JOB:  Pick a sentence and try not to use your hints.

94.  Lots of Activities to Choose From: 

ON-LINE READING LAB

AMERICA -TODAY and TOMORROW

By William M. Balsamo

YOUR JOB:  Pick an Activity and Begin

95.  Reading Lab Connection:

YOUR JOB:  Choose a skill and a level, then begin learning.

Varsity Tutors

Here is a great website to practice for many

content area subjects...practice tests are FREE!

 

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 DRAWING CONCLUSIONS --  FACT/OPINION --  CLARIFYING --  RESEARCH SKILLS --

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READING COMPREHENSION ACTIVITIES   TESTS

 

TESTS

1.  Lucy and the Chickens

2 Talking Drums

3 Hastin's Big Chance

4.  The End of the Storm

5.  The Charro

6.  A Knight's Honor

7.  A Brother in Need

8.  Benito Juarez:  Hero of the Americas

9.  Finding Veronica

10.  NEW!  ACE Practice Reading Tests - There are 20 tests here.

11.  NEW!  Interactive Reading Skills Practice - Choose SAMPLE TEST A, B or C

12.  NEW!  Journal of Life

A Knight's Honor

Queen of Scream

The Hindenburg

Backyard Pride

Quick Eats

Come to Camp Chippenstock

A Magical Experience

Signs of Change

Driver's Manuel

Finding Veronica

The Return of the Poe Rava

A Brother in Need

The Friendship

A Horse for Matthew

Susan B. Anthony Argues for Women's Rights

Jobs

Bus Stops

City of Cambridge

 

WRITING ACTIVITIES

8.  180 Journal Topics:  Choose a topic to write about.

 

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