For each story, the first six learning activities focus on vocabulary, language skills, questions, comprehension, writing skills, and research.

  1. Vocabulary: For example: definitions, best meaning, studying words, syllables, root words, nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, ect.
  2. Language skills: For example: cloze procedure, filling in the blanks, sequence of events, punctuation, sentence structure, tenses, verbs, adjectives, ect.
  3. Questions: For example: factual, drawing conclusions, interference, using questions for journal writing, ect.
  4. Comprehension: For example: rereading text for information, inferences, reading beyond the text, 5 ws and how, summarizing, ect.
  5. Writing skills: For example: letters, mapping, paragraph writing, short essay writing, descriptive writing, narrative writing, persuasive writing, poetry, ect.
  6. Research: For example: biographies, climate change, family literacy, Internet research, career options, ect.

Other learning activities include: speaking, listening, representing and viewing.

At the end of each section you'll find a list of a few key resources.

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