Reading Comp. Skills - Mini-Unit Bundle - Compare/Contrast, Summarizing, POV

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Reading Comprehension Skills - ULTIMATE BUNDLE - 12 Mini-Units! Making Inferences, Finding the Main Idea, Predicting, Context Clues, Sequencing, Cause and Effect, Drawing Conclusions, Fact & Opinion, Author's Purpose, Summarizing, Point of View, and Compare & Contrast

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Summarizing Mini-Unit

Teaching students how to summarize can be a daunting task. Often, it’s one of the hardest reading strategies for students to grasp. That’s where this mini-unit comes in.

This 3-day summarizing mini-unit encourages modeling, hands-on activities, and lots of summarizing practice. Through creative activities like a 6-word summary, 60-second fairy tale sketches, and sum it up illustrations students become actively involved in their learning. Students learn how to take larger selections of text and reduce them to their key ideas through direct instruction and ample opportunities to practice the skill of summarizing with 6 original passages. This mini-unit not only engages students in their learning, but also helps them truly develop this critical reading comprehension skill.

This detailed Summarizing Mini-Unit includes:
• 3 Detailed Daily Lesson Plans
• Movie Summary in 24 - 12 - 6 Words
• 60-Second Fairy Tale Topics
• 60-Second Fairy Tale Planning Page
• Fairy Tale Character Name Tags
• Sum it Up - Illustration Activity
• Guided Notes on Summarizing
• 3 Short Practice Passages
• Characteristics of a Good Summary Web
• Writing a Summary - Eliminating the Unnecessary Activity
• Reading Passage with Multiple-Choice and Short Answer Questions
• Fiction Passage
• Summarizing Star Graphic Organizer
• Summarize with a Title Worksheet
• All Keys for student work and instruction

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Point of View Mini-Unit

Identifying the narrator’s or author’s point of view is an essential reading skill that is often assessed on standardized tests. This 3-day mini-unit is designed to help students understand how to identify an author’s point of view.

This 3-day point of view mini-unit encourages modeling, hands-on activities, and lots of reading comprehension practice. Through creative activities like writing from an object’s point of view, playing a point of view toss game, and participating in a mock trial, students become actively involved in their learning. Students learn how to identify an author’s point of view through direct instruction and ample opportunities to practice the skill of identifying point of view with original reading passages. This mini-unit not only engages students in their learning, but also helps them truly develop this critical reading comprehension skill.

This detailed Point of View Mini-Unit includes:
• 3 Detailed Daily Lesson Plans
• Object Pairings - Point of View
• Creative Writing Activity
• 8 Mini Point of View Passages
• Point of View Toss Answer Sheets
• Mock Trial - Case Facts
• Mock Trial - Judge’s Role
• Mock Trial - Defendant’s Point of View
• Mock Trial - Plaintiff’s Point of View
• Guided Notes on Point of View
• 3 Short Practice Passages
• Notes on Point of View in Fictional Texts
• Point of View Perspectives Worksheet
• Point of View Letters
• Point of View Questions
• Paired Passages
• Multiple-Choice Practice
• All Keys for student work and instruction

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Compare and Contrast Mini-Unit

Help students practice the skill of comparing and contrasting information and texts with this detailed 3-day mini-unit. Filled with hands-on learning activities, practice reading passages, and direct instruction guides, it’s the perfect resource to help students learn how to identify comparisons and contrasts in various texts. Through creative activities like the “How Many Ways?” game, a signal word sort, and mystery item activity, students will become actively involved in their learning. Direct instruction on how to compare and contrast using textual evidence further develops students’ reading comprehension skills. Six original reading passages also help students master the skill of comparing and contrasting. This mini-unit not only engages students in their learning, but also helps them truly develop this critical reading comprehension skill.

This detailed Compare and Contrast Mini-Unit includes:
• 3 Detailed Daily Lesson Plans
• “How Many Ways?” Game
• How Many Ways Sorting Sheet
• Signal Word Sort
• Signal Word T-Chart
• Mystery Item Cards
• Mystery Item Partner Clue Guide
• Guided Notes on Comparing and Contrasting
• 3 Short Practice Passages
• Writing with Comparing and Contrasting Signal Words
• Nonfiction Reading Passages
• Test Question Web
• Venn Diagram
• Paired Reading Passages
• Multiple Choice Questions
• All Keys for student work and instruction

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Reading Comp. Skills - Mini-Unit Bundle - Compare/Contrast
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