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Welcome to Ms. Pratt's reading class.  We use the Journeys Reading Book, StoryWorks Magazine, Leveled Readers, & Chapter books in this class. My teaching style generally begins with a whole group lesson (with partner work, whole class work, & individual work incorporated) & then students break into centers (2 per day) while I meet with students in small group instruction. We usually spend about 3 days in the Chapter Book & 2 days with a StoryWorks article or Reading Book. Most of my grades come from classwork & formative assessments. I do not give tests on each story. Most of my summative assessments (or tests) in Reading are Unit tests. Generally I have a no homework policy unless students need to finish work not completed in class.

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  • Reading Standards
    • RL.1 / RI.1: Referring to details and examples when drawing inferences
    • RL.2: Determining theme
    • RI.2: Determining main idea
    • RL.3: Describing character, theme, and plot in depth
    • RI. 3: Explaining events, ideas, procedures, and concepts
    • RL.4: Words and phrases that allude to mythology
    • RI.4: Determining meaning of words/phrases
    • RL.5: Explain differences of Poetry, Drama, and Prose
    • RI.5: Key structures of chronological order, comparison, cause/effect, & problem/solution
    • RL.6: Compare/Contrast 1st and 3rd Person Point of View
    • RI.6: Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts
    • RL.7: Visual/Oral Presentations of a text
    • RI.7: Interpreting information in various formats and text features
    • RI.8: How authors use reasons/evidence to support points in a text
    • RL.9: Compare/Contrast themes from different cultures
    • RI.9: Integrating info from two texts on same topic
    • RL.10 / RI.10: Read/Comprehend at a 4th/5th grade level
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