Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grades: K-5 (Enrichment, On Level, Reteach)
Strand: Reading Standards for Literature
Standard: RL.2.5 ~ Comprehension: Story Structure: Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action. (DOK1)
Standard: RL.1.2 ~ Comprehension: Sequence of Events: Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral (DOK1)
Standard: RL.3.7 ~ Comprehension: Cause and Effect: Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.(DOK2)
Standard: L.3.4.a ~ Vocabulary Strategy: Context Clues: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies. (DOK2)
a. Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
1. The student will be able to comprehend story structure, sequence of events, and cause and effect relationships in a text.
2. The student will be able to determine the meaning of an unknown word or phrase by looking at how it is used in the sentence.
How does the text structure help me understand the text?
Does the order of events matter in what outcome occurs?
How does a person’s decisions and actions change his or her life?
How can I figure out the meaning of a word I haven’t been taught?
Materials Needed: Make sure you have these materials ready:
Make one copy of “‘I’m Going to Change the World!’ The Story of Voltaire ~ Part 1” for each student.
Time Required: 30-60 minutes, depending on your student’s or child’s reading abilities.
Recommended Grade Range:
K-5: K-3 Enrichment; 4 On Level; 5 Reteaching
Assessment: Use Answer Key
Procedure/Preparation: Simple and easy to use. All the work is done for you and can be used throughout the year to assess reading comprehension and vocabulary acquisition, as well as world history.