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A Christmas Carol - Building Background Knowledge & Guided Reading Packet
The Holiday Season is one of the most exciting times of the school year! Holiday activities that continue to teach curricula are an excellent way to keep students engaged in the days leading up to the long winter break. This Guided Reading Packet is complete with before, during and after reading ac
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Reading Comprehension: Background Knowledge
Reading Comprehension Literacy Center, Reading Comprehension, Background Knowledge This Reading Comprehension resource includes practice work in understanding how background knowledge helps readers better understand a text, including: 1. What I Know About the Settings 2. What I Know About the

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Antigone SPED/ELD Reader's Theatre Background Knowledge
This is meant to be used as an awesome "hook" for building background knowledge BEFORE you start reading "Antigone." Updated to add Greek Tragedy Masks and a page of fun extension activities with online link. Remember to check back every so often as I'm ALWAYS updating products. This is the power
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Building Background Knowledge with PowerPoint
This collection of materials will enable a teacher to help his or her students understand the sometimes difficult, but often taught, novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. To begin, students engage in a research project on a topic relating to the history of the US during the 1840s, the setting of the
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Background Knowledge
Get ready to activate your students background knowledge! This download includes graphic organizers in English and Spanish! The graphic organizers are designed to be used with any fiction or non-fiction book. Have fun watching your students make connections and having their schema grow! This down
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Interactive Anchor Charts - Schema - Building Background Knowledge
Schema and Building Background Knowledge - Anchor Chart Follow me on teacherspayteachers.com and receive FREE products! I offer my new products for FREE within the first 6 hours of posting. If you would like to receive some of my products for FREE, FOLLOW me and you will receive updates on m
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Background Knowledge and Asking Questions- La Llorona (incorporates CCSS)
This interactive read aloud lesson is designed to be used with La LLorona-The Weeping Woman as told by Joe Hayes (This book comes with text written in Spanish and English). The lesson focuses on the comprehension strategies of utilizing background knowledge and asking questions and is designed to b
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Letter from Birmingham Jail Background Knowledge Infographic
In this focusing activity for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, students will experiment with a fun and effective technological tool for conveying complex information: the infographic. Because of the infographic’s visual appeal, students have a better chance of learning and reta
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Filling Your Background Knowledge Reading Strategy PowerPoint
Common Core Reading: Foundational Skills The focus of this strategy is to teach students how to fill their background knowledge while reading. This is one of many interactive reading strategies created by Wise Guys that can be used right away in your classroom with your students. Each PowerPoin
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Use Background Knowledge & Make Connections - Reading Comprehension Strategy
These using background knowledge and making connections graphic organizers are a must have for reading comprehension strategy instruction! They are perfect to use with any texts to provide students plenty of opportunities to practice actively making connections while reading. WHAT'S INCLUDED: -Po
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AP English Literature - Allusions: Building Background Knowledge
Building student background knowledge regarding key stories frequently alluded to in literature is essential for developing more critical readers. In this packet, I have included an initial scavenger hunt activity, two versions of an allusion assignment (one group and one individual), and an allusio
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Shakespeare Mystery Game [engaging! fun! background knowledge!]
----------------------------------------------------------------------- Script Slipped: The Case of the Stolen Shakespeare Manuscript ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Here is a fun and engaging way for students to be introduced to William Shakespeare! Studen
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Reading Comprehension Mini Unit for Mastery- Background Knowledge
This mini-unit includes everything you need to teach, practice, assess, and build confidence with the reading comprehension skill: BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE. Use this resource to help your students MASTER the art of using their background knowledge during reading! INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE: 1. 5 min

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Esperanza Rising Building Background Knowledge
This product is a 15 slide power point which will help your students build their background knowledge before beginning a novel study using Esperanza Rising. The learning targets are defining historical fiction, describing the geographical setting and describing the historical setting. The last sli
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Thinking About Nonfiction: Background Knowledge, Questions, and Summaries
Students use the first sheet of these two pages before and after reading of nonfiction pieces. First, they write down five facts they already know about the topic to activate background knowledge and five questions they think will be answered. After reading, students write down five facts they lea
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Using Background Knowledge During Reading
Using Background Knowledge During Reading. The focus of this strategy is to teach students how to use their background knowledge while reading to make sense of the text. This is one of many interactive reading strategies created by Wise Guys that can be used right away in your classroom with your
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Lamb to the Slaughter By Roald Dahl Vocabulary Background Knowledge Packet ELL
The purpose of this activity packet is to provide students with vocabulary practice and background knowledge before reading Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl. This five-page packet contains a series of pre-reading strategies and activities designed for ELL students to use in the mainstream English
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Changing Background Knowledge Reading Strategy PowerPoint
Common Core Reading: Foundational Skills The focus of this strategy is to teach students how changing background knowledge can better help a student to understand a story. This is one of many interactive reading strategies created by Wise Guys that can be used right away in your classroom with yo
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The Cay Powerpoint Presentation for Background Knowledge
This product is a Powerpoint presentation for Theodore Taylor's novel, The Cay. This presentation has a total of 18 slides. It gives a lot of background knowledge including information about the author, the setting of the novel, some vocabulary words, and the literary focus for the novel (which can
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Amish Life Just Plain Fancy Background Knowledge
This powerpoint presentation gives an overview of Amish lifestyle. It can be used to build background before reading Patricia Polacco's Just Plain Fancy. It is especially useful for English Language Learners Save with a bundle! Purchase this slideshow and "The Peacock and the Crane" companion
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Pre-Reading/Accessing Background Knowledge Activity for UDHR
A quick and easy open-ended activity to complete prior to beginning a study on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Guides students through thinking about what they know about each term in the document's title, as well as what they believe some of their rights are. A great way to get started
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Intro to Dystopian Genre Lesson: Background Knowledge Before a Novel
Want to crash course secondary students on the concept of utopia/dystopia? Frontloading a novel unit and building background knowledge about the genre? Use this lesson to give students important political and social context and more deeply understand… • WHAT a dystopia is, • WHY dystopian literatu
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Three Skeleton Key Nonfiction Passages for Background Knowledge
This file contains two articles, a quiz of Common Core aligned multiple choice questions (10), plus two text-dependent questions that should be answered in short responses (paragraphs). The articles are both about the job of a lighthouse keeper. Both articles were taken from the Internet. The articl
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The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty Vocabulary and Background Knowledge Packet ELL
The purpose of this activity packet is to provide students with vocabulary practice and background knowledge before reading The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty. This five-page packet contains a series of pre-reading activities designed for ELL students to use in the mainstream English or ESL classroom. Si
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