Reading A-Z resources organized into weekly content-based units and differentiated instruction options.
Personal Recount (fiction), 1,617 words, Level S (Grade 3), Lexile 650L
In The Trouble with English, readers meet a young girl named Ting Yao who has moved from China to the United States. Written in first person, Ting tells about her difficulties learning to read, write, and speak English. Her humorous appraisal of some of the nonsensical parts of the language is sure to strike a familiar note with many readers. Her dogged determination will inspire readers who may themselves be struggling to master our oftentimes confusing language.
Use of Raz-Kids.com eBook Versions requires the purchase of a subscription to Raz-Kids.com or Raz-Plus.com.
Use of Kurzweil 3000® formatted books requires the purchase of Kurzweil 3000 software at www.kurzweiledu.com.
For more information about Literature Circles, see resources For Teachers and For Students.
Guided Reading Lesson
Use of vocabulary lessons requires a subscription to VocabularyA-Z.com.
Connect to prior knowledge to understand text
Analyze a character in the story
Grammar and Mechanics
Identify and use compound sentences
Understand, identify, and use idioms
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
You may unsubscribe at any time.