Language Arts Curriculum Standards
3005 - English IV
Recognize clear or subtle and implied relationships among ideas (e.g., cause-effect, comparative, sequential) in complex informational texts.
- Adverb Clauses: Cause and Effect Relationships - complete the statement to create a cause and effect
- Cause and Effect Transitions - Combine two sentences using connecting words to show cause and effect.
- Cause and Effect - Quia Quiz
- Cause and Effect Activities and Quizzes - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms
- Cause and Effect Diagrams - Lesson showing how to think through causes of a problem
- Cause and Effect Sheet - Read passage online and answer questions on paper
- Cause and Effect Lesson - explore some cause and effect situations using graphic organizers
- Cause and Effect Pretest - Short passages to read, followed by questions, after taking the pretest try another Pre- test
- Cause and Effect quizzes - Quiz One | Quiz Two | Quiz Three | Quiz Four | Quiz Five
- Cause and Effect Slide Show Presentation - After viewing the show take a post test
- Cause-and-Effect Writing Challenges Students - The cause-and-effect relationship is both a way of thinking and a format for writing. Teachers who emphasize cause-and-effect writing say that they are helping students learn to think critically as well as write cogently. Read what three experienced teachers have to say about this teaching approach, which can be used with students of all ages. This is an article from Education World magazine
- Compare and Contrast Activities - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms
- Compare and Contrast Lesson Plans - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms
- Compare or Contrast? - Which is it? Read the sentence and decide whether you are comparing or contrasting
- Comparing and Contrasting Fables - apply literal, interpretive, and critical thinking skills to two versions of a fable. They will then draw a cartoon to illustrate the moral of one of the fables they read.
- Comparing and Contrasting: Picturing an Organizational Pattern - investigate picture books organized in comparison/contrast structures to discover methods of organization
- Compare/Contrast Online Activities - These activities help students read and write using compare and contrast. A good place to start would be "Help Lee Decide." After that, try "What Should Maria Do?"
- Enchanting Readers with Revisionist Fairy Tales - students will read three examples of literature in which common fairy tale themes are revised and then compare and contrast them thematically and in terms of form.
- Practice with Comparison and Contrast - lab activity to find and organize similarities and differences
- Test Tutor - compare and contrast practice
- Ordering the Phrases - interactive quiz - learn about the different stages of a presentation and to learn some phrases that tell your audience where you are in your presentation
- Patterns of Organization and Their Clue Words- handout; defines term with example word usage [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Principles of Organization - scroll to middle of page to get to this section - four broad principles
- Planning, Writing, and Completing Oral Presentations - quiz with 30 multiple choice questions and 5 essay questions
Summarize in a concise and well-organized way the main ideas, supporting details, and relationships among ideas in complex informational and technical texts.
- Finding the Main Idea
- How are They Selling It? - students read three advertisements and evaluate the type of persuasive writing being employed
- Main Idea - building blocks of comprehension - exercises to print included
- Main Idea - The main idea of a paragraph is what all the sentences are about. Read the paragraph and ask, "What's your point?"
- Main Idea - lesson on main idea of a passage and an activity to print
- Reading Comprehension - free reading comprehension worksheets for teachers and parents - includes original stories, poems, essays, and articles
- Reading Detective - Quia quiz
- Reading Headlines - read eight headlines and try to determine what the article is about
- Summarize as You Read - When you summarize, eliminate unnecessary details. Focus on the main idea of the whole passage.
- What's the Big Idea - solve a riddle by answering questions about the main idea
- What's the Big Idea? Exercise 1 - Write the common subject for each group of words, or "write a good title for each list." - a worksheet to print, not interactive
- What's the Big Idea? Exercise 2 - Write the common subject for each group of words, or "write a good title for each list." - a worksheet to print, not interactive
- What's the Big Idea? Exercise 3 - a bit harder than 1 & 2 - Write the common subject for each group of words, or "write a good title for each list." Then add another example that could be included in that group. Be as specific as you can. - a worksheet to print, not interactive
Synthesize information across multiple complex informational and technical texts.
- Organize and Synthesize Information - interactive unit lesson with exercises
Evaluate the ways in which a complex textís unconventional organizational structure supports or confounds its meaning.
- Expository Organizational Patterns - information and examples of each type
- Ordering the Phrases - excellent interactive quiz - learn about the different stages of a presentation and to learn some phrases that tell your audience where you are in your presentation.
- Organized Speech Writing: Speech Structure - 7 part video lesson
- Patterns of Organization and Their Clue Words - handout - defines term with example word usage [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Principles of Organization - scroll to middle of page to get to this section; four broad principles
- Planning, Writing, and Completing Oral Presentations - a quiz with thirty multiple-choice questions and five essay questions
- Speech Organization - determine the most appropriate organizational pattern for a variety of extemporaneous topics
- Types of Organizational Patterns - explanations of the types of patterns of a speech
Comprehend and evaluate complex information presented graphically.
- Scanning for Visual Details - This lesson will focus on locating visual details and examining them within the overall context of an image
- Using Graph and Charts
- Interpreting a Data Chart - answer questions about what can be found in a grid chart
- Interpreting Column Graphs - answer ten questions about a column graph
- Interpreting Circle (Pie) Graphs - answer eight questions about a circle graph
- Using Graphs to Understand Data - a five-question multiple-choice quiz
Evaluate complex informational and technical texts for their clarity, simplicity, and coherence and for the appropriateness of their graphics and visual appeal.
- Cause and Effect Chain - graphic organizer [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Concept Maps Explained - Concept maps and story webs are visual ways to structure ideas. (sample included
- Copyright in an Electronic Environment - Fair Use Guidelines for Multimedia
- Creating a Multimedia Presentation - Follow the steps to make your multimedia presentation
- Five main types of organizers - links showing examples of many types
- Graphic Organizers - from Enchanted Learning
- Graphic Organizers from Education Place
- Helpful Hints for Presenters - [16 slides] many good suggestions can be found in this PowerPoint show by Silvi Marina
- Index of Graphic Organizers - from Inspiration
- Multimedia Presentation Checklist - adaptable for middle school students; a customized checklist that you can print out
- Photo Analysis Guide - how to analyze photo elements
- Short Story Elements - five question multiple-choice quiz
- Ten Tips for PowerPoint Slide Shows - create and deliver visual aids that complement and reinforce your message.
- Twelve Tips for Creating a Better PowerPoint Slide Show - produced by the Communications & Information Technology department at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Follow extended multi-tasked or multi-dimensional instructions in complex informational or technical texts.
- Can You Follow Directions? - fun worksheet to print and use as classroom activity.
- Following oral directions - online computer activity, students will need pencil and paper.
- George Washington Teaches Map Directions - Follow directions to create profile of Washington.
- How Well Do You Follow Directions? - Fun worksheet to print or read orally to students.
- How to build a spaghetti and marshmallow tower - follow these instructions to create a tower.
- How to Create A Fun Marble Artwork - follow these instructions to create your art.
- How to Make an Origami Bookmark - follow these instructions to create your bookmark.
- How to make paper beads for Altered Art - follow these instructions to create your art.
- How to Build a Toy Paddle Boat - follow these instructions to create your boat
- How to build a Boat - follow these instructions to create your boat [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Listening to instructions - Listen carefully to the messages to find the information you need
- Make me a Copy Please - [designed for grades 5-6] Lesson plan; the need to be articulate and precise when explain steps to another student.
- The Magician's Apprentice - Have students follow directions to do magic tricks!
- Mystery Pictures: Following Oral Directions - focus on the importance of clear, oral communication.