Visual Summary

This strategy asks students to draw the main ideas in a text. Illustrations are a great way for students to communicate what they know and understand. There are spaces, however, to have students write very brief summaries under each image.

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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.

R1
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; and cite specific evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
R2
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
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