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5th Grade - Pre-Reading Strategy

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Use a variety of pre-reading strategies (e.g., set a purpose for reading, {to understand, to enjoy, to solve problems, to locate specific information/facts}, utilize reference sources to build background for reading, preview text features). 0501.8.1


Links verified on 3/26/2012


  1. American Rhetoric - Database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events
  2. Critical Evaluation of Resources - In the research process you will encounter many types of resources including books, articles and web sites. But not everything you find on your topic will be suitable. How do you make sense of what is out there and evaluate its authority and appropriateness for your research?
  3. Critically Analyzing Information Sources - the emphasis here is on print sources
  4. Electronic Resources - [designed for grade 4] on-line activity
  5. Electronic Text - [designed for grade 4] on-line activity
  6. Evaluation of information sources - This page contains pointers to criteria for evaluating information resources, particularly those on the Internet.
  7. Evaluating Information Found on the Internet - a thoughtful guide to evaluating web and other Internet resources
  8. Evaluation of information sources from the web - critically evaluate a Web page for authenticity, applicability, authorship, bias, and usability
  9. Evaluating Internet Research Sources - scroll near the bottom of the page to find a Checklist for Research Source Evaluation
  10. Evaluating Web Pages - Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
  11. Fifth Grade Reading - Read the introduction and the passage that follows. Then read each question and mark the circle next to the correct answer. [this test released by Texas] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  12. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources
  13. Historical Fiction: Using Literature to Learn About the Civil War - teach the characteristics of historical fiction, inferencing, visualization, and Civil War history using an American Girls Collection book. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  14. How to Read and Enjoy a Play (Drama) - several suggestions for getting the most our of reading a play
  15. Inflation in Russia - read and answer questions at the bottom of the passage This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  16. Quality Information Check List -a resource to help young people evaluate the information they find on the Internet.
  17. Read a Contract - read and answer questions [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  18. Reading Comprehension stories - Interactive quizzes online for 6 stories - also quizzes on sequencing summarization of each story This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  19. Reading for a Purpose - Nine activities to check understanding about the purposes of different sorts of texts This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  20. Reading for a Purpose - brief site addressing the purposes for reading.
  21. Reading for Meaning - template to use as guide for reading; the question on the left-hand side will help you describe and analyze the text; the question on the right hand side will help focus your response
  22. Reading Strategies - Article for students to emphasize and remind them of various strategies.
  23. Reading the Fine Print - read the fine print in different advertisements, analyze the fine print to see if the deal is worth it, and do the math to figure out the real cost of an "amazing" offer
  24. Scaffolding Students' Interaction with Texts - Click on any of the reading strategies below to access ideas and resources for using this strategy in your classroom
  25. Strategies for Better Reading - read between the lines by using the power of inference, predict what will happen next in a story, and identify the main ideas in what you read
  26. Teaching Zack to Think (from Alan November) - it is essential that students learn how to validate information. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  27. Textbook analysis - Textbook analysis involves a variety of reading skills as described on this page. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  28. Truth in Advertising - read and identify various types of advertisements, analyze advertisements for examples of persuasive writing, generalizing, exaggeration, and scare tactics, and write responses to ads that you've analyzed
  29. Using Reference Sources - students decide most appropriate sources to use This link includes something for the teacher to print An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format



A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

 

 

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