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Lessons STAAR Reading 3

Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/activity/it%E2%80%99s-greek-me-word-roots-game-go-gold-activity 
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Prefixes_Suffixes_Roots.html 

Use context to predict word meaning
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Context_Clues.html 
http://www.spellingcity.com/literature-based-word-lists.html --vocabulary practice.
http://www.spellingcity.com/sample-spelling-lists.html#ThirdGradeSpellingLists --Can choose spelling or vocabulary quiz options.

Multiple Meaning Words and Homographs
http://www.freeclubweb.com/powerpoints/languagearts/multiplemeaning.html 
http://www.spellingcity.com/multiple-meaning-words.html 

Antonyms, Synonyms
http://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/antonymssynonymsandhomonyms/preview.weml --Use closed captioning.  Free with AISD login or free trial.  
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/word/synonymsandantonyms/preview.weml 
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Synonyms_and_Antonyms.html 

Homographs, and Homophones
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Homonyms_Homophones.html 
http://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/antonymssynonymsandhomonyms/preview.weml --Use closed captioning.  Free with AISD login or free trial.  
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/word/homonyms/preview.weml --Use closed captioning.  Free trial.  
http://www.spellingcity.com/sound-alikes.html --many lists and quizzes of sound alike words.
http://www.spellingcity.com/capitonyms.html --sound alike words that are capitalized in one form.
http://www.spellingcity.com/homophones-and-homonyms.html --explanation, quizzes, and lists.

Locate facts, details, answers, and support in text
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Reading_Strategies.html 
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Details.html 

Analysis of Theme and Genre
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/writing/biography/preview.weml 
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/writing/shortstory/preview.weml 
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/writing/writingaboutyourself/preview.weml 
http://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/biography/preview.weml 
http://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/blogs/ 
http://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/bookreport/preview.weml 
http://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/drama/preview.weml 
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Literary_Genres.html 
Link from http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/listcompreheta.html :
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Fantasy_vs.html 
http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mff/mythmachine.htm --myth brainstorming machine interactive.

Inferences About Theme and Genre
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Making_Inferences.html 

Conclusions About Theme and Genre
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Drawing_Conclusions.html 

Paraphrase Themes and Supporting Details of Fables, Legends, Myths, and Stories
http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mff/index.htm --myths, legends, and folktales interactives and lessons.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mff/fractured_fairy.htm --Fractured Fairy Tales lesson.  

Characteristics of various forms of poetry
http://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/poetry/preview.weml --Use closed captioning.  Free trial or AISD login.  

Imagery
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/sentence/similes/preview.weml 
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/writing/writingwiththesenses/preview.weml 

Structure and Elements of Poetry
http://teacher.scholastic.com/writeit/poetry/ --Write it! activity.
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/activity/poetry-idea-engine-writing-writers-activity --Poetry writing machine.
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/sentence/similes/preview.weml 
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/phonics/rhymingwords/preview.weml 
http://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/similesandmetaphors/preview.weml 
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/writing/poems/preview.weml 
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Poetry_Forms.html --lots of poetry links and lessons.
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Figurative_Language.html --figurative language.
http://www.spellingcity.com/syllables-segmenting.html --how to divide words into syllables.


Narrative Poetry
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/reading/poetry/read2.shtml 

Lyrical Poetry

Humorous Poetry

Free Verse

Structure of Fiction
http://www.brainpop.com/english/studyandreadingskills/readingskills/preview.weml --Use closed captioning.  Free trial or AISD login.  

Elements of Fiction
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/activity/homework-hub-book-report-sandwich --book report sandwich interactive.
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Parts_of_a_Story.html 
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Cinderella_Lesson.html 
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Plot_1.html 
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Plot_2.html 
Lessons from http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/listcompreheta.html :
Point of View - Study Zone: Point of View - Learn about the author's choice of point of view and practice.
Problem & Solution - Describing Solutions to Problems

Inferences About Fiction
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/comprehension/makeinferences/preview.weml 
Plot - Inferences About Plot Development - Learn about make inferences about how a plot develops 

Conclusions About Fiction
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Compare_and_Contrast.html 

Fiction--Evidence in Text to Support Answers

Sequence the Plot
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/comprehension/sequence/preview.weml 
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Plot_1.html 
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Plot_2.html 
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Retelling_a_Story.html 

Explain How Events Influence Future Events (Cause and Effect/Foreshadowing)
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/comprehension/makepredictions/preview.weml 
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/comprehension/causeandeffect/preview.weml 
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity_collections_preview/predict_outcomes/3_predict.html --Making Predictions 
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Cause_and_Effect.html 

Character Interactions, Relationships, and Changes
http://www.slideshare.net/gskeesee/charactersketch character sketch. 
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Character_in_Literature.html 
http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks1/english/characters/index.htm --Create a character fun.
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/trading_cards/ --put description into computer and print.

Nonfiction--Inferences and Conclusions Based Upon
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/comprehension/makeinferences/preview.weml 

Nonfiction--Structure and Features
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Nonfiction_Text_Features.html 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/schools/ks2bitesize/english/quizengine?quiz=non_fiction&templateStyle=english --fiction or nonfiction.

Nonfiction--Evidence in Text to Support Answers

Sensory Language--Appeals to Senses
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/writing/writingwiththesenses/preview.weml 

Media Literacy--How Words, Images, Graphics, and Sounds Work Together to Impact Meaning in Various Forms
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/elci/index.html?launch=true --Communicating through posters, newspapers, and comics game; media literacy. 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/writing/leaflets/read1.shtml --brochures and leaflets.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/writing/letters/read1.shtml --letters lessons.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/writing/letters/watch.shtml --animated lesson on writing letters.  
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/writing/newspapers/read1.shtml --newspapers.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic/types-of-text --games.

Author's Message
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Author_s_Purpose_1.html 
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Author_s_Purpose_2.html 
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Main_Idea.html 
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Main_Idea_Exercises.html 

Summarize Information in Text, Maintaining Meaning and Logical Order
http://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/paraphrasing/preview.weml --free with AISD login or free trial.

Nonfiction--Identify Facts and Details that Support the Main Idea
http://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/mainidea/ 
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Main_Idea.html 
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Main_Idea_Exercises.html 
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/comprehension/mainidea/preview.weml --free trial offered.  Use closed captioning.  

Nonfiction--Draw Conclusions Based Upon Facts and Provide Support
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Fact_or_Opinion.html 

Nonfiction--Identify Cause and Effect
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/comprehension/causeandeffect/preview.weml 
http://www.freevideosforautistickids.com/Cause_and_Effect.html 

Nonfiction--Use Text Features ( bold print, captions, key words, italics, etc.) to Find Information and Make Predictions About Contents of Text
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/readingskills/readingnonfiction/preview.weml --free trial.  Use closed captioning.

Understand Procedural Texts and Documents
http://www.brainpopjr.com/readingandwriting/writing/howtoessay/preview.weml 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/writing/instructions/read1.shtml --instructional texts.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/writing/instructions/watch.shtml --animated lesson.

Locate and Use Information in Graphic Features of Texts (Pictures, Graphs, etc.)

General Reading Comprehension Lessons/Activities
Practice Tests and Guidelines

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/storystarters/storystarter1.htm --Story starters daily journal activity.


Note:  You will have to subscribe to learningtoday.com (which has a two week free trial) or do a web search in order to get the text of the poems and short stories that go with the above video lessons.  

http://www.mhln.com/corsair/isbn/MMH/FL09/pe/treas_g3/index.html --grade 3 online textbook for another state.  

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