There are important words in every text that students need to know to understand what they are reading. The Important Vocabulary we choose to explicitly teach should be related to the main ideas in the text. Sometimes, words outside of the text may need to be taught in order to increase students' comprehension. Have fun with these words. Tell stories. Help students complete the graphic organizes. Act out the words. Word play is key to student engagement and understanding of new words.

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Teacher Reflection

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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.

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