SBAC Test Prep ~ 1 PDF Text "The Dancing House" about a unique building

SBAC Test Prep ~ 1 PDF Text "The Dancing House" about a unique building
SBAC Test Prep ~ 1 PDF Text "The Dancing House" about a unique building
SBAC Test Prep ~ 1 PDF Text "The Dancing House" about a unique building
SBAC Test Prep ~ 1 PDF Text "The Dancing House" about a unique building
SBAC Test Prep ~ 1 PDF Text "The Dancing House" about a unique building
SBAC Test Prep ~ 1 PDF Text "The Dancing House" about a unique building
SBAC Test Prep ~ 1 PDF Text "The Dancing House" about a unique building
SBAC Test Prep ~ 1 PDF Text "The Dancing House" about a unique building
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~ READING & WRITING TEST PREP ~

Prepare your students for STATE ASSESSMENTS. But it's MORE than just test prep. It's GOOD writing.

OPTIONS: Use these RESOURCES as a simple READING ACTIVITY:

  • Work on reading COMPREHENSION.
  • DISCUSS the text.
  • Answer MULTIPLE CHOICE questions.

Or ADD a bit more and FOCUS on making strong CLAIMS and writing compelling PARAGRAPHS.

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READING LEVEL: 4th Grade

TOPICS APPROPRIATE for students in 4th – 12th Grades

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TEXT

"THE DANCING HOUSE" is a NONFICTION ARTICLE about architect, Frank O. Gehry. He has designed award-winning, often metal-skinned buildings around the world, including the Guggenheim Museum in Spain. The "Dancing House" was designed to celebrate the beginning of democracy in Prague, Czechia in the 1990's.

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INCLUDES

  • ONE text
  • MULTIPLE CHOICE questions
  • WRITING PROMPTS with SAMPLE paragraph responses
  • COLOR-CODED paragraphs that HIGHLIGHT the topic sentence, evidence, elaboration, and transitions
  • Handouts
  • Aligned to COMMON CORE STANDARDS
  • Use OVER and OVER, year after year
  • Great for SUB days

ALL TEXTS

  • are HIGH-INTEREST
  • are 2 – 4 pages long
  • are RESEARCH-BASED
  • have PHOTOGRAPHS and CAPTIONS

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For ALL classrooms.

These materials strongly support READING and WRITING skills.

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WRITING PROMPTS focus on WRITING COMPLETE, WELL-SUPPORTED PARAGRAPHS:

  • topic sentence
  • evidence
  • elaboration
  • transitions
  • conclusion

This article has multiple choice questions, a WRITING PROMPT and SAMPLE PARAGRAPH RESPONSE. Students use information from the TEXT to answer questions.

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RESPONDING TO THE PROMPT means students either

  • learn HOW to write PARAGRAPHS, or
  • get ADDITIONAL PRACTICE organizing and COMMUNICATING their thoughts.

Use texts MULTIPLE times to teach NEW concepts, as well.

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SBAC TEST PREP--WRITING

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WRITING & RESEARCHING PARAGRAPHS & ESSAYS

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Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 11–12 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
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