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2 Articles Paired "Antaractica" & "Manta" ~ Reading & Writing Test Prep ~
Aug
16
2017

For classrooms with students reading BELOW, AT, and ABOVE grade level. 

“The Life in Antarctica?” and “The Magnificent Manta” are TWO HIGH-INTEREST PAIRED articles designed to hold students’ attention.

Written at an ending 4th grade reading level for students in 5th - 12th grades--these materials strongly support READING and WRITING skills.

These materials are JAM-PACKED with WRITING PROMPTS and SAMPLE PARAGRAPHS. These articles also make perfect RESEARCH articles to use to write ESSAYS.

A STEAL at $1.50--these materials provide WEEKS of READING and WRITING

Each Article
- has MULTIPLE CHOICE questions and WRITING PROMPTS
- is 2 - 6 pages long
- has PHOTOS with CAPTIONS
- is aligned to COMMON CORE STANDARDS
- is RESEARCH-BASED 

PHOTOGRAPHS and CAPTIONS help students make connections to the text, self, and world and keep them interested using real-world examples. ALIGNED to COMMON CORE STANDARDS.
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TEXT #1
“The Life in Antarctica” 

IS AN ARTICLE ABOUT our extreme 7th continent and the many different animals living on and around Antarctica. Packed with photographs, it is INFORMATIONAL NONFICTION.

TEXT #2
“The Magnificent Manta” 

is an ARTICLE ABOUT manta rays, where they live, how they eat, and their appearance. It is INFORMATIONAL NONFICTION.

Students use information from BOTH ARTICLES to answer questions.
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Two types of questions with ANSWER KEYS provided.
- MULTIPLE-CHOICE Questions
- PROMPTS with SAMPLE PARAGRAPH responses

TWO ARTICLES develop critical thinking and ANALYSIS SKILLS that BUILD STUDENT CONFIDENCE and give readers extra practice in reading, writing, and answering comprehension questions for state tests. 
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Model easy-to-use strategies that help students become better at 
- reading different TEXT TYPES / FEATURES
- comprehending & analyzing articles in various GENRES
- organizing their thinking with pre-answer and pre-writing STRATEGIES 
- answering a variety of QUESTION types.
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Use this resource as a simple reading activity answering multiple-choice questions.

OR choose to USE THE STRATEGIES and PROMPTS provided with the two question types to BUILD SKILLS [learning how] to find WRITE and FIND the best answers. 
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RESPONDING TO THE PROMPT means students
~ LEARN HOW-TO write paragraphs
~ get additional PRACTICE organizing their thoughts.

WRITING PROMPTS focus on WRITING COMPLETE, WELL-SUPPORTED PARAGRAPHS that have:
- topic sentence
- evidence
- elaboration
- transitions
- conclusion


Use articles MULTIPLE times to teach NEW concepts, as well.
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Check out the discounted bundled articles.

New articles each month.
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Solar Eclipse Interactive Foldable Booklets
Aug
16
2017

Explore the exciting phenomena of solar eclipses as you create these interactive foldables for your Interactive Notebook or Lapbook.
 
These 2 foldables cover:
*Basic Facts about Solar Eclipses
*Solar Eclipses in Ancient Times

 This ebook is a downloadable PDF file. Just follow the instructions, cut, fold, glue, and create!

Keywords: Solar, Eclipse, Sun, Moon, Space, Astronomy, Lunar, Greece, China, Babylon, Interactive, Foldable, Amy Moses

10 Articles with Guide ~ Reading & Writing Test Prep 2 ~ Prompts & Questions
Aug
16
2017

For classrooms with students reading & writing BELOW, AT, and ABOVE grade level. 

Reading level: 3rd - 5th grades. For students in grades 3 - 12

The articles, questions, and prompts strongly support READING and WRITING SKILLS

Included are TEN TEXTS with questions and prompts.
- "12,000 Miles a Day"
- "What Makes You Happy?"
- "The Great Outdoors, Right?"
- "The Ultimate Eating Machine"
- "Snurfing, Anyone?"
- "The Boating Life"
- "Dancing House"
- "Destroying the Enemy"

- Paired Texts: "MEET SUE" and "LEARNING FROM THE PAST"

Articles and questions develop critical thinking and analysis skills. 

Included:
- Teaching Guide
- Strategies for answering test questions
- Gradual Release of Responsibility--Explanation and examples
- 10 Passages with MULTIPLE CHOICE question and PROMPTS
- Sample paragraphs 
- Answer keys 
- Handouts for answering prompts
- SAMPLE PARAGRAPHS


PHOTOGRAPHS and CAPTIONS help students make connections to the text.

Two types of questions with answer keys are provided.
- Multiple Choice Questions and answer key
- Prompts and sample paragraphs

All are aligned to COMMON CORE STANDARDS.

Model easy-to--use strategies that help students become better at COMPREHENDING TEXTS & answering questions. 
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RESPONDING TO THE PROMPT means students
~ LEARN HOW-TO write paragraphs
~ get additional PRACTICE organizing their thoughts to write well-developed, SUPPORTED PARAGRAPHS

Prompts focus on WRITING COMPLETE, WELL-SUPPORTED PARAGRAPHS that have:
- topic sentence
- evidence
- elaboration
- transitions
- conclusion

Use articles MULTIPLE times to teach NEW concepts, as well.


Save 30% with this bundle. Each article is sold individually, too.


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1 Article "Ultimate Eating Machine"~Reading & Writing Test Prep
Aug
16
2017

For classrooms with students reading BELOW, AT, and ABOVE grade level.

The "Ultimate Eating Machine" is written at a 3rd grade reading level. For students in 3rd - 8th grades. This text strongly supports READING and WRITING skills. 
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"The Ultimate Eating Machine" is about sharks and is INFORMATIONAL NONFICTION.

It is a HIGH-INTEREST article written to hold students’ attention.

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PHOTOGRAPHS and CAPTIONS help students make connections to the text, self, and world and keep them interested using real-world examples. ALIGNED to COMMON CORE STANDARDS.

This article has a WRITING PROMPT and SAMPLE PARAGRAPH
Students use information from the ARTICLE to answer questions.

Two types of questions with ANSWER KEYS provided.
- MULTIPLE-CHOICE Questions
- PROMPTS with SAMPLE PARAGRAPH responses

The article included develop critical thinking and ANALYSIS SKILLS that BUILD STUDENT CONFIDENCE and give struggling readers extra practice in reading, writing, and answering comprehension questions for state tests. 

OR choose to USE THE STRATEGIES provided with the two question types to build skills [learning how] to find the best answers. 
………………………………………………
RESPONDING TO THE PROMPT means students either 
~ LEARN HOW-TO write paragraphs, or 
~ get additional PRACTICE organizing their thoughts to write well-developed, supported paragraphs. 

PROMPTS focus on WRITING COMPLETE, WELL-SUPPORTED PARAGRAPHS that have:
- topic sentence
- evidence
- elaboration
- transitions
- conclusion
Use articles MULTIPLE times to teach NEW concepts, as well.


Check out the discounted bundled articles. 

New articles each month.


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1 Article "Destroying the Enemy" ~Reading & Writing Test Prep~
Aug
16
2017

For classrooms with students reading BELOW, AT, and ABOVE grade level.

For students in 5th - 12th grades. “Destroying the Enemy” is written at an upper 4th grade reading level. It is a HIGH-INTEREST article designed to hold students’ attention--and strongly supports READING and WRITING skills. 
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An ARTICLE ABOUT vaccines—specifically Dr. Jonas Salk, polio, and tetanus, “Destroying the Enemy” is an INFORMATIONAL NONFICTION article. 


Students use information from the article to answer questions.
………………………………………………
PHOTOGRAPHS and CAPTIONS help students make connections to the text, self, and world and keep them interested using real-world examples. ALIGNED to COMMON CORE STANDARDS.

This article is packed with WRITING PROMPTS and SAMPLE PARAGRAPHS
Students use information from the ARTICLE to answer questions.

Two types of questions with ANSWER KEYS provided.
- MULTIPLE-CHOICE Questions
- PROMPTS with SAMPLE PARAGRAPH responses
………………………………………………
RESPONDING TO THE PROMPT means students either 
~ LEARN HOW-TO write paragraphs, or 
~ get additional PRACTICE organizing their thoughts to write well-developed, supported paragraphs

Prompts focus on WRITING COMPLETE, WELL-SUPPORTED PARAGRAPHS that have:
- topic sentence
- evidence
- elaboration
- transitions
- conclusion


Use articles MULTIPLE times to teach NEW concepts, as well.
………………………………………………
Want more? Check out the discounted bundled articles. NEW ARTICLES each month.


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Fiction Point of View
Aug
16
2017

Students can work as a class, in pairs, or alone to determine whether a text is 1st person, 2nd person, 3rd person Limited, and 3rd person omniscient. They must explain their answers. KEY is included.


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1 Article "Do What Makes You Happy" ~ Reading & Writing Test Prep ~
Aug
16
2017

For CLASSROOMS with students reading BELOW, AT, and ABOVE grade level.

For students in 4th - 12th grades,“Do What Makes You Happy” is written at a 3rd grade reading level--and strongly supports reading and writing skills. 
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An ARTICLE ABOUT the activities of 5 people—Finn and skateboarding, Jo and surfing, Emily and nature walks, Michael and swimming, and Lou and rock climbing. 


“Do What Makes You Happy” is a NARRATIVE FICTION text. Students use information from the article to answer questions. 
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PHOTOGRAPHS and CAPTIONS help students make connections to the text, self, and world and keep them interested using real-world examples. ALIGNED to COMMON CORE STANDARDS.

This article has a WRITING PROMPT and SAMPLE PARAGRAPH. 
Students use information from the ARTICLE to answer questions.

Two kinds of questions with ANSWER KEYS provided.
- MULTIPLE-CHOICE Questions
- PROMPTS with SAMPLE PARAGRAPH responses

The article included develop critical thinking and ANALYSIS SKILLS that BUILD STUDENT CONFIDENCE and give struggling readers extra practice in reading, writing, and answering comprehension questions for state tests. 
………………………………………………
Model easy-to-use strategies that help students become better at 
- reading different TEXT TYPES / FEATURES
- comprehending & analyzing articles in various GENRES
- organizing their thinking with pre-answer and pre-writing STRATEGIES 
- answering a variety of QUESTION types.
………………………………………………
Use this resource as a simple reading activity answering multiple-choice questions.

OR choose to USE THE STRATEGIES provided with the two question types to build skills [learning how] to find the best answers to better comprehend the text. 
………………………………………………
RESPONDING TO THE PROMPT means students either 
~ LEARN HOW-TO write paragraphs, or 
~ get additional PRACTICE organizing their thoughts to write well-developed, supported paragraphs. 

Prompts focus on WRITING COMPLETE, WELL-SUPPORTED PARAGRAPHS that have:
- topic sentence
- evidence
- elaboration
- transitions
- conclusion

Use articles MULTIPLE times to teach NEW concepts, as well.

Check out the discounted bundled articles.

New articles each month.


Visit the ELA Portland shop on Teacher's Notebook
1 Article "The Great Outdoors, Right?"~Reading & Writing Test Prep
Aug
16
2017

For classrooms with students reading BELOW, AT, and ABOVE grade level. 

For students in 3rd - 10th grades. “The Great Outdoors, Right?” is written at a 3rd grade reading level and will STRONGLY support READING and WRITING skills.
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An ARTICLE ABOUT being prepared when you go camping. “The Great Outdoors, Right?” is an LITERARY NONFICTION article. 
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PHOTOGRAPHS and CAPTIONS help students make connections to the text, self, and world and keep them interested using real-world examples. ALIGNED to COMMON CORE STANDARDS.

Two types of questions with ANSWER KEYS provided.
- MULTIPLE-CHOICE Questions
- PROMPTS with SAMPLE PARAGRAPH responses

The article included develop critical thinking and ANALYSIS SKILLS that BUILD STUDENT CONFIDENCE and give struggling readers extra practice in reading, writing, and answering comprehension questions for state tests. 
………………………………………………
Model easy-to-use strategies that help students become better at 
- reading different TEXT TYPES / FEATURES
- comprehending & analyzing articles in various GENRES
- organizing their thinking with pre-answer and pre-writing STRATEGIES 
- answering a variety of QUESTION types.
………………………………………………
Use this resource as a simple reading activity answering multiple-choice.

OR choose to USE THE STRATEGIES provided with the two question types to build skills [learning how] to find the best answers. 
………………………………………………
RESPONDING TO THE PROMPT means students
~ LEARN HOW-TO write paragraphs
~ get additional PRACTICE organizing their thoughts to write well developed, supported paragraphs. .

WRITING PROMPTS focus on WRITING COMPLETE, WELL-SUPPORTED PARAGRAPHS that have:
- topic sentence
- evidence
- elaboration
- transitions
- conclusion


Use articles MULTIPLE times to teach NEW concepts, as well.
………………………………………………
Want more? Check out the discounted bundled articles. NEW ARTICLES each month.


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Alphabet Cut & Paste Worksheets, Autism, Special Education
Aug
16
2017

Alphabet Cut & Paste Worksheets for Students with Autism and Special Needs

This set contains 15 No Prep cut and paste worksheets for students to fill in the missing letters.

All the graphics used in our resources have been designed to appeal to a wide age range, as we know how difficult it can be to find suitable resources for teens. 

As some people with autism can be overloaded by too much visual input, our resources have been designed with clear layout and plain backgrounds.

5 Articles Paired ~ Reading & Writing Test Prep = 10 Articles
Aug
16
2017

For classrooms with students reading BELOW, AT, and ABOVE grade level. 

~ 5 PAIRED TEXTS means there are 10 TEXTS. ~

All TEXTS are written at a 3rd and 4th grade reading levels for students in 4th - 12th grades. 

PHOTOGRAPHS and CAPTIONS help students make connections to the text, self, and world and keep them interested using real-world examples. ALIGNED to Common Core Standards.
………………………………………………
Two types of questions with ANSWER KEYS provided.
- MULTIPLE-CHOICE Questions
- PROMPTS with SAMPLE PARAGRAPH responses

Develop critical thinking and ANALYSIS SKILLS that BUILD STUDENT CONFIDENCE and give struggling readers extra practice in reading, writing, and answering comprehension questions for state tests. 
………………………………………………
Model easy-to-use strategies that help students become better at 
- reading different TEXT TYPES / FEATURES
- comprehending and analyzing articles in various GENRES
- organizing their thinking with pre-answer and pre-writing STRATEGIES 
- answering a variety of QUESTION types.
………………………………………………
RESPONDING TO THE PROMPT means students  
~ LEARN HOW-TO write paragraphs
~ get additional PRACTICE organizing their thoughts.

WRITING PROMPTS focus on WRITING COMPLETE, WELL-SUPPORTED PARAGRAPHS that have:
- topic sentence
- evidence
- elaboration
- transitions
- conclusion


Use articles MULTIPLE times to teach NEW concepts, as well.
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--ARTICLES--
PAIRED TEXT SET A
Text #1: "STATE FAIR" 
is AN ARTICLE ABOUT visiting the butterfly tent at the 
State Fair. This article is a LITERARY NONFICTION article

Text #2: "BUTTERFLIES" is an ARTICLE ABOUT the butterflies' five senses. 
This article is a INFORMATIONAL NONFICTION article.
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PAIRED TEXT SET B
Text #1: “Meet Sue”
is an ARTICLE ABOUT Sue Hendrickson’s discovery of a T 
Rex fossil in South Dakota. This is an INFORMATIONAL NONFICTION article.

Text #2: “Learning About the Past” is an ARTICLE ABOUT how paleontologists use fossils to learn about the plants and animals millions of years ago. “Learning About the Past” is an INFORMATIONAL NONFICTION article.
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PAIRED TEXT SET C
Text #1: "Starfish, Rockfish, Stonefish?"
is an ARTICLE ABOUT what happened on a vacation when one person steps on a stonefish. This article is a LITERARY NONFICTION article.

Text #2: "And the Winner is..." is an ARTICLE ABOUT how to treat someone who gets stung by a stonefish--the most venomous fish in the world. This article is INFORMATIONAL NONFICTION.
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PAIRED TEXT SET D
Text #1: "Earthquakes"
is an ARTICLE ABOUT one person's experience of an earthquake. This article is LITERARY NONFICTION article.

Text #2: "About Earthquakes" is an ARTICLE ABOUT how earthquakes work. This article is a INFORMATIONAL NONFICTION article.
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PAIRED TEXT SET E
Text #1: "The Life in Antarctica"
is an ARTICLE ABOUT the animals that live in Antarctica. This article is a INFORMATIONAL NONFICTION article.

Text #2: "Marvelous Manta" is an ARTICLE ABOUT the manta ray. This article is a INFORMATIONAL NONFICTION article.
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New articles each month.


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