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Comprehension, sequencing, and main idea are all targeted. First students must read and comprehend the paragraphs. Then they arrange them sequentially. Finally, main ideas are matched to paragraphs.
The 30 sets contain high-interest, informational text. The nonfiction stories in Level A have 4 paragraphs and main ideas. The sequence is more obvious than in Level B. Content is appropriate for third grade or above.
Manipulatives build key comprehension skills by providing extensive practice using structured reading selections followed by activities that check comprehension. The manipulatives are ideal for fostering the cooperative learning that is so valuable for advancing viable text comprehension strategies.
PDF pages are designed to be printed on 8.5 x 11 inch sheets. Each page contains the story title, paragraphs, main ideas, and answer key. Cover-weight paper in a variety of colors is available at office supply stores or online. Lamination is recommended if you want your materials to last.
All Reading Manipulatives pieces have a code that is used for maintaining set integrity and student recordkeeping. Checklists are provided for tracking the materials that have been completed. Put student sets in zipper bags. Answer keys can be kept in the bags or stored separately.
Contents: 30 sets of 4 paragraphs & main ideas; story title; answer keys
Common Core ELA Standards: RL.2.2, RI.2.2, RL.3.2, RI.3.2, RL.3.3, RI.3.3, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.5.2, RI.5.3, RI.6.2