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Reading For Understanding

Apply strategies and skills to comprehend, respond to, interpret, or evaluate a variety of texts of increasing length, difficulty, levels of difficulty, and complexity.  Complexity is indicated by such elements as sophistication of language, content, and syntax.  Analyze (interpret, compare, contrast, evaluate, etc.) literary elements in multiple texts from a variety of genres and media for their effect on meaning, and to recognize, and assess the effectiveness of, patterns and connections.  Demonstrate an understanding of text, subtext, and context.  Interpret textual evidence of details, organization, and language to predict, draw conclusions, or determine author's purpose.  Critique the author's choice and placement of words (diction and style) in an analysis of the reader's response to the text.  Appreciate and comprehend literal aspects, along with figurative subtleties and nuances.  Accurately read instructional level materials (texts in which no more than approximately 1 in 10 words is difficult to the reader) with an appropriate reading rate.

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Ages: 18 - 18
Book Buddies
From learner.org, produced by Annenberg
In this 19 minute video Tim O'Keefe and his third graders meet with their Book Buddies, fifth graders in Julie Waugh's class, in this classroom visit. The two classes have chosen to talk together about Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco. Over two day... [more]
March 10, 2012 at 09:01 PM
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Ages: 3 - 10
Walt Disney - Ferdinand The Bull - 1938
From YouTube, produced by Walt Disney
This Oscar-winning short tells of a bull who preferred to sit under trees and smell flowers to clashing horns with his fellow animals. (07:56)
August 27, 2011 at 09:41 PM
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Ages: 3 - 12
The Daily Five: Fostering Literacy Independence
From YouTube, produced by LitDiet.org
This video demonstrates how The Daily Five works in a second grade classroom.  The Literacy program has been modified a bit for her classroom, but is pretty much true to the book.  She tells what all 5 stations are and how what they look like.  Altho... [more]
August 16, 2012 at 01:14 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
How to Read a Book You Don't Want to Read
From YouTube
Reading a book you don't want to read is like cutting down a large tree tucked between three houses; it's best done piece-by-piece, chapter-by-chapter. Here's how to do it, from Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook. (09:12)
January 17, 2010 at 09:56 AM
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Ages: 8 - 18
How to Speed Read
From videojug.com, produced by VideoJug
A three minute video that starts with getting a starting reading rate. Next it explains scans, and what not to read. Many good points practiced. Well worth showing students.
March 13, 2011 at 10:08 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
Read Across America Kickoff Ceremony, 2010, U.S. Library of Congress
From loc.gov, produced by United States Library of Congress
03/02/2010 School children wearing red and white striped hats listen to First Lady Michelle Obama read The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. Librarian of Congress Dr. James H. Billington is joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, President of the National ... [more]
June 6, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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Ages: 5 - 10
How the Cow Ate the Cabbage Read A Loud
From mightybook.com, produced by Mighty Book
This video is a play on the story "There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly". The theme is a barnyard and a series of events creates an opportunity for a cow to get out of a gate to eat some cabbage in the field. Words appear at the bottom of the s... [more]
March 23, 2011 at 10:51 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Reading Comprehension Strategies : Tips on Reading Comprehension
From YouTube
In order to improve reading comprehension, there needs to be motivation for holding ideas together and concentration to promote good studying techniques. Find out how a wide variety of reading materials can help improve a person's interest in reading... [more]
December 20, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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Ages: 3 - 9
Guided Reading: Making it Active
From teachers.tv
A six minute video that shows two different guided reading sessions, which involve primary pupils revisiting well known texts, in a resource showing ways that guided reading can be used. Part of a series.
December 14, 2010 at 03:12 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
Speed Reading
From irisreading.com
A thirty minute video about how to measure reading speed, problems with reading rapidly, and ways to read faster. There is a one minute reading speed test at the start of the video so students should have a copy of something to read before the video ... [more]
March 13, 2011 at 09:51 PM
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LarrySanger on 11/21/2008 04:05 PM wrote:

I'm open to renaming "Getting Ready to Read" and "Learning to Read" in line with something more familiar to teachers.