Reading Lessons Now!

By on October 13, 2015

LiteracyTA makes it easy for you to teach the texts you love with effective literacy lessons. We have added more standard-aligned lessons to our Skill Library so teachers like you can confidently implement state literacy standards. What makes this tool so special? All you need is a text and a purpose for reading. LiteracyTA provides the rest.

Allow me to illustrate how this tool works. This morning, I woke up and checked my social media channels. I came across a New York Times article called "Why Can't We Sit Still Anymore?" I immediately saw a connection with my students. It was so relevant to them.

I wanted to teach the article today but I had to leave for work in 25 minutes--not enough time to develop a full lesson. I wasn't too concerned, however. I knew LiteracyTA.com had ready to go lessons for me to use. I calmly closed my apps and finished getting ready. When I arrived at school, I turned on my computer and logged into LiteracyTA.com. I went to the Prompt Builder and used a template called summarizing an argument. Within seconds, I had a reading purpose. (All I had to do was add a title and the author's name). Then, I went to the Skill Library and selected from the drop down menu "Read Argument." A list of skills that follow a process for reading appeared. I had skills and activities for identifying claims, analyzing evidence, and a summary activity that brought it all together. I had a skill-based, standard-aligned lesson in 2-3 minutes. I was happy and most importantly, prepared!

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Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

R2
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
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