A. Reading:2. The student constructs meaning from a wide range of texts.:6-8:The student...
LA.A.2.3.1 Add Website - Add Activitydetermines the main idea or essential message in a text and identifies relevant details and facts and patterns of organization.
Activity: Presidential Research
LA.A.2.3.2 Add Website - Add Activityidentifies the author's purpose and/or point of view in a variety of texts and uses the information to construct meaning.
LA.A.2.3.3 Add Website - Add Activityrecognizes logical, ethical, and emotional appeals in texts.
LA.A.2.3.4 Add Website - Add Activityuses a variety of reading materials to develop personal preferences in reading.
Favorite Teenage Angst Books
Listing and reviews of books interesting to adolescents (issues of importance to them)
ALSC 1997 Newbery Medal Winner
Provides a current (1997) list of Newbery Award Winning Books for students in grades 6-8. The list is accompanied by a synopsis and colorful graphic.
Carol Hurst's Children Literature Site
This site offers a collection of book reviews for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes, and professional topics. Great teacher resource for grades k-9.
Children's Literature Web Guide
Excellent teacher resource with many links to authors, titles, booklists, etc. that may be used by students as well. It gathers together and categorizes the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults. This site was created by David Brown, Director of Doucette Library of Teaching Resources, University of Calgary.
Activity: Book Review Through Poetry English Especially for Teachers
Among other things has an Interest Survey for students to complete. Will greatly aid teacher in recommending reading material they will enjoy.
This site reviews books that are of interest to teens.
LA.A.2.3.5 Add Website - Add Activitylocates, organizes, and interprets written information for a variety of purposes, including card catalogs and computer catalogs, to gather information for research topics.
Excellent teacher resource with many links to authors, titles, booklists, etc. that may be used by students as well. It gathers together and categorizes the growing number of Statewide union database. Searchable card catalog of Florida public school media centers.
LA.A.2.3.6 Add Website - Add Activityuses a variety of reference materials, including indexes, magazines, newspapers, and journals, and tools, including card catalogs and computer catalogs, to gather information for research topics.
Oak Island: The Money Pit
Excellent teacher resource with many links to authors, titles, booklists, etc. that may be used by students as well. It gathers together and categorizes the growing number of A mysterious island in Nova Scotia which has attracted treasure hunters for 200 years. A great tie-in with Treasure Island.
Activity: A Journey to Oak Island
LA.A.2.3.7 Add Website - Add Activitysynthesizes and separates collected information into useful components using a variety of techniques, such as source cards, note cards, spreadsheets, and outlines.
Activity: Reading Comprehension Graph
LA.A.2.3.8Add Website - Add Activitychecks the validity and accuracy of information obtained from research, in such ways as differentiating fact and opinion, identifying strong vs. weak arguments, recognizing that personal values influence the conclusions an author draws.