Reading in the Content Areas

TeachersFirst offers this collection of web resources well suited to teach reading in the content areas, especially in science and social studies classes, but in almost ANY subject area. See "In the classroom" ideas and strategies for teaching reading across the curriculum and find texts to use on the computer, in print, or in interactive whiteboard/projector. Sometimes using web-based texts can be more engaging, and often these are more up-to-date. Practice with these resources is certain to help student mastery of informational texts.

 

Previous   81-89 of 89 

89 Results | sort by:

Less
More

Reading Comprehension - RHL

Grades
4 to 6
2 Favorites 0  Comments
This collection of printable worksheets addresses a variety of comprehension skills using short poems, essays, articles, and stories. Each text sample is followed by content-related...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

This collection of printable worksheets addresses a variety of comprehension skills using short poems, essays, articles, and stories. Each text sample is followed by content-related discussion questions or multiple-choice quizzes.

tag(s): reading comprehension (121)

In the Classroom

Add to your arsenal of educational tools for state assessment testing preparation. Distribute the worksheets and divide your class into cooperative groups so that students can share in discussions of the readings and related activities.

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Learning Resources - CNN

Grades
8 to 12
21 Favorites 0  Comments
Improve reading comprehension of non-fiction text with this online activity that uses actual CNN news stories to strengthen skills in making inferences and drawing conclusions. Differentiate...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

Improve reading comprehension of non-fiction text with this online activity that uses actual CNN news stories to strengthen skills in making inferences and drawing conclusions. Differentiate your reading instruction by allowing students to choose a story of interest, then select the full or abridged version, based on reading ability. Follow-up activities testing vocabulary and comprehension are provided (see links to the left of each story).

tag(s): reading comprehension (121)

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

ABYZ News Links

Grades
9 to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Choose a country and publication, then tap into the latest news of the day with this easy-to-use directory that links to newspaper Web sites from around the world. This is ...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

Choose a country and publication, then tap into the latest news of the day with this easy-to-use directory that links to newspaper Web sites from around the world. This is an excellent resource for building authentic reading comprehension skills in a world language class.

tag(s): news (237)

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Reading Comprehension Connection - Merit Software

Grades
4 to 11
4 Favorites 0  Comments
Give your students some independent practice in reading comprehension with this collection of interactive lessons. Select a subject (vocabulary in context, reading for understanding,...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

Give your students some independent practice in reading comprehension with this collection of interactive lessons. Select a subject (vocabulary in context, reading for understanding, or reading strategies) and a skill level. Check out the lesson summaries for guidance in determining the reading levels addressed by each module. This site offers great practice for state assessments. Be aware: this site does sell software but teachers can use this portion of the site for free.

tag(s): assessment (120), reading comprehension (121)

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Brainchild Online Assessment - Brainchild

Grades
5 to 7
2 Favorites 0  Comments
Simulate a reading comprehension assessment with this interactive quiz. Short texts are followed by multiple-choice questions. After completing the activity, students can view a summary...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

Simulate a reading comprehension assessment with this interactive quiz. Short texts are followed by multiple-choice questions. After completing the activity, students can view a summary report that provides links back to missed questions. Click on the "Study" buttons to practice specific areas of weakness. A great prep activity for state assessment testing.

tag(s): assessment (120), reading comprehension (121)

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

What Makes A Compound Word? - Education Development Center

Grades
5 to 8
0 Favorites 0  Comments
This interactive tutorial introduces compound words and strategies for revealing their meanings. Includes an instructive slide show followed by some completion, click-and-drag, and...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

This interactive tutorial introduces compound words and strategies for revealing their meanings. Includes an instructive slide show followed by some completion, click-and-drag, and reading comprehension activities. Preview content and difficulty level before turning your students loose on this one.

tag(s): word study (54)

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Sounder - Lesson ideas - Easyfunschool

Grades
6 to 7
0 Favorites 0  Comments
 
Here's one of the rare sites with a brief lesson for the well loved story Sounder. This one, created by Easy Fun School, has some facts about the author ...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

Here's one of the rare sites with a brief lesson for the well loved story Sounder. This one, created by Easy Fun School, has some facts about the author William Armstrong and a few vocabulary word suggestions. A set of Questions and Activities are included that can be great for reading comprehension, class discussions, and as short writing assignments. Teachers will find the questions useful when planning the study of this compelling story.

tag(s): sound (71)

In the Classroom

If you are using the questions as short writing assignments, consider having students answer them using an online blogging tool. If you are beginning the process of integrating technology, exchange pen and paper and have students create blogs sharing their learning and understanding using Telegra.ph, reviewed here. This blog creator requires no registration. If you are teaching younger students and looking for an easy way to integrate technology and check for understanding, replace pencil and paper and challenge your students to create a blog using Seesaw, reviewed here. Some of the questions call for reasearch. Challenge students to redefine their learning and present their results in a multimedia presentation such as Adobe Spark, reviewed here.

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

Children's Picture Book Database

Grades
1 to 5
0 Favorites 0  Comments
 
One of the faculty Miami University of Ohio has created an on-line database designed to help teachers build thematic units for young children around picture books. The only user interface...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

One of the faculty Miami University of Ohio has created an on-line database designed to help teachers build thematic units for young children around picture books. The only user interface is a fairly sparse search engine which prompts with selections of keywords for each of the various categories. While awkward at first, this becomes more intuitive as you use it. Search results include bibliographic information and short plot summaries. Once you get the hang of it, this could be a nice way to build thematic units for younger children.

tag(s): book lists (121)

In the Classroom

Use the book reviews on this site for recommendations to parents who want suggestions on outside or summer readings. The lists are separated by topics, concepts, and skills for building content area reading across all academic subjects. You can also browse by categories, abstracts, or an A-Z list.

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Less
More

A Month of Ideas for Celebrating Hispanic Heritage - Scholastic

Grades
K to 12
0 Favorites 0  Comments
Discover a list for grades 3-8 of simple activities. There are ideas for building community connections while celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Without sharing specific ideas, these...more
Here is the direct link to share this resource review. Feel free to copy and paste this URL into an email or place it on your web page or blog so others can read this TeachersFirst review:

 Close Link

Discover a list for grades 3-8 of simple activities. There are ideas for building community connections while celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Without sharing specific ideas, these ideas allow users to choose activities suitable to their needs and are open-ended to provide implementation through a variety of methods. Also, the ideas cover a broad range of techniques for you, including book readings, crafts, and content area suggestions.

tag(s): central america (13), hispanic (15), mexico (26), south america (36)

In the Classroom

The straight-forward suggestions found on this website offer many opportunities to engage and extend learning through peer to peer and global interactions. Encourage students to become involved in their learning by offering a choice of activities. Engage students by using an online polling tool like Dotstorming, reviewed here, for students to select activities that appeal to them. Use purposeful partnering strategies to pair partners with similar interests and motivate students to learn more about the Hispanic culture. Enhance learning further by asking students to demonstrate what they learned using their choice of technology tools. For example, offer students the option of creating a website using PorfolioVillage, reviewed here, or create a travel brochure using Canva, reviewed here. Offer students the opportunity to make real-world connections by sharing their findings and projects with the community as part of your Hispanic Heritage Month activities.

Add your comments below (available only to members) | Become a Member

Rating (click star to set rating):

Close comment form

You must be registered and logged in to add items to your favorites.
Use the form at the top of the page to log in, or click here to join TeachersFirst (it's free!).

Close

Previous   81-89 of 89