Saturday, February 6, 2016

Stanford 10 Reading Passages Test

STANFORD 10 Practice READING PASSAGES and Reading Test

Grade 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8  Stanford 10 Practice Reading Test Passages | Free Printable Stanford 10 Reading Passages PDF

ARMT AND SAT-10 PREPARATION AND PRACTICE WORKBOOK

Grade 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 Stanford 10 Critical Thinking READING TEST Passages | Inference, Main Idea, Authors Purpose, Sequencing, Summary, Character Traits, Fiction and Non-Fiction (nonfiction) | STAAR ONE PAGE Printable CRITICAL THINKING Reading PASSAGES ALIGNED TO the TEXAS STAAR Assessments and the COMMON CORE ELA Standards from Depaul University http://teacher.depaul.edu More Resources


[PDF]Stanford 10 - Pearson
An Achievement/Ability Comparison can be made when Stanford 10 is ... Reading.Reading. Mathematics. Mathematics. Language. (STANFORD 10 Traditional test).

The STAAR is a Pearsone Made Test that is great Stanford 10 Test Prep 

2015 Grades 3–8 STAAR Assessments
The links below open PDF versions of 2015 STAAR released tests for grades 3 through 8.

GRADE  TEST FORMSANSWER KEYS
32015 Reading2015 Reading  
42015 Reading | 2015 Writing  2015 Reading | 2015 Writing  
52015 Reading | 2015 Science  2015 Reading | 2015 Science  
62015 Reading 2015 Reading  
72015 Reading | 2015 Writing  2015 Reading | 2015 Writing  
82015 Reading | 2015 Science 2015 Social Studies 2015 Reading | 2015 Science | 2015 Social Studies

GRADE 3 STAAR READING PASSAGES
The Ants and the Grasshopper

STAAR Grade Level Nonfiction Reading Passages 
2nd-3rd Grade Reading Level

After the Chicago Fire sequence and summarize 
American Explorers evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Animal Studies infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Block Clubs infer and support the main idea of a passage 
The Captain's Job infer and support the main idea of a passage
Chicago Changes identify and support the main idea in nonfiction texts
Chicago Fire sequence events, infer  motive, and write about nonfiction 
Chicago Legacy, DuSable's Choices and Changes locate and use information to analyze a situation, then write about it English / Spanish
Chicago's First Leader infer and support the main idea of a passage 
The First Flyers infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Grant Park write an extended response about a nonfiction reading 
Learn about Ghana infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Letter to the Mayor evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Natural Gas: An Energy Resource infer and support the main idea of a passage 
A New Park evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Pigeon Creek infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Pioneer Families infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Prairie Ecology analyze information in a nonfiction text 
Read to Learn about Symbols, Maps, and Art evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Saving Your Family's Energy Dollar infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Staying in Phoenix summarize a passage 
Transportation Changes infer and support the main idea of a passage 


STAAR 4th Grade Reading Level Passages
A New Day  Realistic Fiction about the Election of Barack Obama and Civil Rights
A Proud Flight   The story of Icarus

Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
4th Grade Reading Level
 Traveling West evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
What is a Fable? evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Working at the Hospital evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
 Breaking the Food Chain infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Chicago Changer, Jane Addams infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Chicago High Schools evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Chicago Legacy: Burnham's Plan locate and use information to analyze a situation, write about a topic English / Spanish 
Chicago Legacy, DuSable's Choices and Changes locate and use information to analyze a situation, then write about it English / Spanish 
City Government infer and support the main idea of a passage 
The Early Chicago Environment and People classify information and summarize a nonfiction topic 
Learn about Egypt infer and support the main idea of a passage 
The Football Team identify the main idea 
A Garden in Lawndale evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea (4th grade reading level)
Illinois Pioneers and Prairies infer while reading a history 
Learning about the Solar System identify the main idea of a passage, write an extended response about a nonfiction passage 
Natural Gas: An Energy Resource infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Pilsen, A Community Changes identify causes and effects 
Plants and Places infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Prairie Changes identify an author's purpose, write an extended response 
Prairie Changing the Ecosystem with Multiple Choice Questions analyze information in a nonfiction text 
Seasons on the Prairie infer and support the main idea of a passage
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Space Food infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Staying in Phoenix infer and support the main idea of a passage
Today's Telephone infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Transportation Workers evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
What is a Fable? evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Working at the Television Station evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Working at the Hospital evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
The Working Tools of Insects infer and support the main idea of a passage 

5th Grade Reading Level
Columbus and the Egg  historical fiction

Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
5th Grade Reading Level
 American Explorers infer and support the main idea of a passage
Animal Studies infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Better Living in Chicago: Jane Addams restate a situation presented in text; write to communicate about a situation (5th grade reading level)
Chicago Changes infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Chicago Fire infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Chicago Legacy: Burnham's Plan locate and use information to analyze a situation, write about a topic English / Spanish 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I can infer the author's purpose 
Election Choices infer and support the main idea of a passage 
From Many Places evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Learn about Ethiopia  infer and support the main idea of a passage )
How Have Students Made Community Progress? analyze a problem and solution in a text, identify and support the main idea 
Prairie Keepers analyze information in a nonfiction text
Public Transportation evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Read to Learn about City Systems evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Read to Learn about Elections evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
The Recycle Center evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Reversing the Chicago River identify cause-effect relations and infer predictions 
Seasons on the Prairie analyze information in a nonfiction text 
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Valley Forge infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Who Am I sequence events, infer  motive, and write about nonfiction 

6th Grade Reading Level
Community Progress    realistic fiction about a mural
A Good Student realistic fiction about starting high school
His First Dollar historical fiction about Abraham Lincoln

Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
6th Grade Reading Level
Before Chicago infer and support the main idea of a passage
Chicago's First Leader infer and support the main idea of a passage 
The Early Chicago Environment and People classify information and summarize a nonfiction topic 
Election Choices infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Labor Day Address--Barack Obama Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Learn about Zambia infer and support the main idea of a passage
Nutrition Lesson evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Plants and Food infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Prairie Ecology evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Settlement analyze information in a nonfiction text 
Seasons on the Prairie infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Traveling West infer and support the main idea of a passage 

7th Grade Reading Level
Columbus and the Egg historical fiction about an event showing Columbus as a smart person
A Good Student  realistic fiction about starting high school

Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
7th Grade Reading Level
Honest Abe infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Labor Day Address--Barack Obama Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Learn about Kenya infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Learning about the Solar System infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Pilsen--A Community Changes identify causes and effects
Prairie Keepers infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Today's Telephone infer and support the main idea of a passage 

8th-10th Grade Reading Level



Grade Level Nonfiction Passages 
8th-10th Grade Reading Level
 An African Heritage in Chicago identify and support the main idea in a nonfiction passage 
Bold Plans, Big Dreams, City Progress identify and support the theme of a text  
Changing the Ecosystem infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Chicago is a City of Possibilities: Deval Patrick, Leader for Chicago analyze a text and write an extended response based on it 
Deval Patrick's Acceptance Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Honest Abe infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea
Labor Day Address--Barack Obama Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Learn about Physical Therapists evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Learn about South Africa evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea 
Maintaining Cultural Continuity infer and support the main idea of a passage 
New Leadership analyze a speech 
Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Transportation Changes infer and support the main idea of a passage 
What is Your Own Big Plan? (Barack Obama speech) analyze a text and respond to the issues it presents, write an extended response to a persuasive text 
What Values Have Shaped Chicago? identify the main idea of a passage  
Why is Community Service Important? identify the main idea and supporting information 
Chicago High Schools infer predictions 
Chicago Legacy: DuSable's Choices and Changes  infer and support the main idea of a passage 
Deval Patrick's Acceptance Speech infer and support the main idea of a passage 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Abacus Soroban Math Worksheets and Soroban Math Lessons

The soroban is an abacus developed in Japan. It is derived from the Chinese suanpan, imported to Japan in .
the 14th century. The soroban uses a decimal system, where each of the rods can represent a single digit from 0 to 9. By moving beads towards the reckoning bar, they are put in the "on" position; i.e., they assume value. For the "five bead" this means it is moved downwards, while "one beads" are moved upwards. In this manner, all digits from 0 to 9 can be represented by different configurations of beads.

Abacus Soroban Textbook and workbook sample pages

Soroban The Japanese Abacus By Kimie Markarian

Abacus Soroban Math Worksheet Generator 

Soroban Math Exam Generator 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tape Diagram Lessons Plans Grade 3, 4 and 5 & Tape Diagram Worksheets

Tape Diagram Lessons and Story Problem Worksheets | Grade 3, 4 and 5 Teaching Tape Diagram Lessons | READ DRAW AND WRITE USING TAPE DIAGRAMS TO SOLVE WORD PROBLEMS | A tape diagram, also known as a bar model, is a pictorial representation of ratios. In mathematics education, it is used to solve word problems. Tape diagrams are models that students draw to help them visualize the relationships between the quantities. 

Tape Diagram Lessons Plans and Worksheets

Tape Diagrams Worksheet 2 - Math Worksheets Land
Making and Reading Tape Diagrams: Worksheet 2. 1. The price of a small used car is three times greater than the price of a used motorcycle. If the price of the ...

[PDF]Making Tape Diagrams: Worksheet 1 - Math Worksheets Land
Making Tape Diagrams: Worksheet 1. 1. During a clearance sale, a toy shop offers a 20% discount on all toys. You purchased a Barbie doll and received a $10 ...

New South WalesIn this lesson we aim to teach a new diagram (strategy for solving a word .... Curriculum K–12 Directorate Introducing tape diagrams lesson plan Page 1 of 3.

[PDF]Tape Diagrams - Louisiana Department of Education
without written consent from Common Core, Inc. 2. Opening Exercise. • If you do not have tape diagram experience try to solve the problem on using a diagram ...

[PDF]Introduction to Tape Diagrams - EngageNY
Tape diagrams are best used to model ratios when the two quantities have the ... Tape diagrams are visual models that use rectangles to represent the parts of a ...

[PDF]Tape Diagrams and Double Number Lines: Visual Tools for ...
Kennesaw State University solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.
GRADE 3• MODULE 2 - EngageNY
Aug 5, 2013 - MD.2). An exploratory lesson relates metric weight and liquid volume .....Tape Diagram (a method for modeling) ..... assess the students' understanding of the concepts that were presented in the lesson today and plan more.

Introduction to Tape Diagrams - EngageNY
Tape diagrams are best used to model ratios when the two quantities have the ... Tape diagrams are visual models that use rectangles to represent the parts of a ...

Tape Diagrams - Louisiana Department of Education
without written consent from Common Core, Inc. 2. Opening Exercise. • If you do not have tape diagram experience try to solve the problem on using a diagram ...

Tape Diagrams and Double Number Lines: Visual Tools for ...
Kennesaw State University solved real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.

What are Tape Diagrams? - Mtplcsd.org
Tape diagrams, also called bar models, are pictorial representations of ... At the heart of a tape diagram is the idea of forming units. In fact, forming units to solve ...

Tape Diagram - SchoolSites
How to Implement A Story of Units. Tape Diagram. Grade Level. 1 – 5. Description. Rachel collected 5 ...
Images for tape diagram PDFReport images

[PPT]Solving Word Problems Using Tape Diagrams
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[PDF]Tape Diagrams Worksheet 2 - Math Worksheets Land
Making and Reading Tape Diagrams: Worksheet 2. 1. The price of a small used car is three times greater than the price of a used motorcycle. If the price of the ...

Grades 3-5 Math: Using Tape Diagram 3.OA.8, 4.OA.2, 5.NF.3, 5.NF.4a. from EngageNY on Vimeo.
Multiplying: 4 digits times 1 digit (using grid): It's helpful sometimes to use a grid when multiplying multi-digit numbers. Here's an example using a 4 digit number times a 1 digit number.

HELPING DYSLEXIC BOYS LOVE READING

HELPING DYSLEXIC BOYS LOVE READING

Top Ten Ways to Truly Help Dyslexic AND Dysgraphic BOYS Learn to Love Reading and Writing!
  1. Read Great Literature Daily
  2. Read Fairy Tales, Folk Tales and Fables to build literary background knowledge
  3. Use Books on Tape to Build a Love of Reading 
  4. Read everything out loud with the text visually tracked by the student!
  5. Learn cursive first and skip printing Think Art and Calligraphy! 
  6. While writing, say what you are writing out loud
  7. Read high-interest books with the child cover to cover if possible in one sitting
  8. Turn the closed captioning on anytime your child watches TV
  9. Watch music videos that have the lyrics embedded
  10. Read movie scripts and act out the scenes while reading to increase engagement
  11. Play lots of fun complex strategy games that take reading complex instructions Book Based Role Playing Games
  12. Build old fashion models that require step by step instructions
  13. Use bookmarks, pointers, color cover overlays, fingers to always track the text and keep it targeted
  14. Make reading engaging with Socratic seminars 
  15. Use formative reading assessments not summative assessments
  16. Turn off the TV, Computers and Smart Phones 

 Some of My Favorite Links to Great Free Resources

https://librivox.org/fairy-tales-every-child-should-know-by-hamilton-wright-mabie/
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14916

[PDF]Grade 1 National Reading Vocabulary - Geneva 304

www.geneva304.org/Downloads/National%20Vocab%20Grade%201.pdf

[PDF]Grade 3 National Reading Vocabulary - Geneva 304

www.geneva304.org/.../Grade%203%20National%20Vocabulary%20Lis...

[PDF]Grade 4 National Reading Vocabulary - Boone County ...

www.boone.k12.ky.us/.../National%20Reading%20Vocabulary.pdf?id...

[PDF]Grade 2 National Reading Vocabulary - Rainbow Ridge ...

rainbowridge.valverde.edu/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId...

[PDF]Grade 5 National Reading Vocabulary - Reading Key

www.readingkeyfree.com/Files/vocab/Grade5/Vocab5.pdf

[PDF]GRADE 6 National Reading Vocabulary - Reading Key

www.readingkeyfree.com/Files/CD-6/vocab/Vocab6.pdf

"Mr Taylor who annually starts with a class of fourth graders, 2/3 of whom are below grade level, and ends the year with most of the class at and above grade level. He gets results by emphasizing reading and writing, and holds students responsible for the work assigned. All the students read the same challenging books, stories and poems; they spend a lot of time on vocabulary, take notes, identify the main chapter idea and write a chapter summary every day. They read about six challenging books a year...Fortunately for his students, he puts them first and is determined that every student will make at least one year of progress in his class. Some students make spectacular gains in reading, writing or math. The average student this past year made about three years academic progress....His Title I students perform as well as students in the nearby "rich" area with all top-rated schools." Robert Cherba
https://librivox.org/fairy-tales-every-child-should-know-by-hamilton-wright-mabie/