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A. Reading:2. The student constructs meaning from a wide range of texts.:3-5:The student...

LA.A.2.2.1 Add Website - Add Activity

reads text and determines the main idea or essential message, identifies relevant supporting details and facts, and arranges events in chronological order.

Activity: main Idea and supporting details

Enlish as a 2nd language

This website has many reproducible activities and lesson plans that can be used to teach ESOL students how to understand teh main idea of a text.

LA.A.2.2.2 Add Website - Add Activity

identifies the author's purpose in a simple text.

The Read In

This site contains lots of information concerning reading and authors.

LA.A.2.2.3 Add Website - Add Activity

recognizes when a text is primarily intended to persuade.

LA.A.2.2.4 Add Website - Add Activity

identifies specific personal preferences relative to fiction and nonfiction reading.

Activity: Feudal Pyramids

Book Adventure

It is a free, non-profit, kid oriented, on-line reading program designed to encourage students in grades K-8 to read more often, for longer periods of time, with greater understanding.

LA.A.2.2.5 Add Website - Add Activity

reads and organizes information for a variety of purposes, including making a report, conducting interviews, taking a test, and performing an authentic task.

The Nasa Shuttle Web

Site has a variety of information on the current space missions, crew members, and numerous links.

Activity: Dinosaurs

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E.Frankweiler: A Yahooligans! Sacavenger Hunt

Take your students on a scavenger hunt based on the adventures of Claudia and Jamie in From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Includes extensive teacher information on implementing this activity as well as the activity page for students.

LA.A.2.2.6 Add Website - Add Activity

recognizes the difference between fact and opinion presented in text.

LA.A.2.2.7 Add Website - Add Activity

recognizes the use of comparison and contrast in a text.

LA.A.2.2.8 Add Website - Add Activity

selects and uses a variety of appropriate reference materials, including multiple representations of information, such as maps, charts, and photos, to gather information for research projects.


"CyberGuides are supplementary, web-based units of instruction centered on core works of literature. They are designed for the classroom with one online computer. Each CyberGuide contains a student and teacher edition, objectives,a task and a process by which it may be completed,teacher-selected web sites and a rubric." This site contains lesson plans for well-known books used in the classrooms. What is unique is that the plans incorporate technology into them in the form of online links that are related to the story.

Activity: Research and a HyperStudio Presentation

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