CCSSR ELA Reading Writing: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. Includes questions you can ask about any story. Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence. Story Source: Sean Taylor and http://reading-sage.blogspot.com/
Cause and Effect Review:Cause and Effect Review: Causality (also referred to as causation) is the relation between an event (the cause) and a second event (the effect), where the first event is understood to be responsible for the second. Cause and effect test questions look for a logical connection (Cause and Effect ) between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence., causality is also the relation between a set of factors (causes) and a phenomenon (the effect).
Vocabulary Review: Fact, Opinion, Argument, Persuasion, Theses, Infer, Drawing conclusions, Compare and Contrast, Main Idea, Authors View Point, Chronological order, Cause and Effect. Sequence, Summarize, and Context Clues
The Disappeared Children
NEWS Flash: The Federal Bureau of Education said they received a tip from state education officials that all the children in a single school failed their National Academic Standards Tests and Evaluation (NASTE). FBE officials obtained an emergency custody order to remove ALL the students in the failing school and enroll them in the Pearson-Gate Academy. When FBE authorities arrived at the the Socratic Academy of Math, they said a 4-year-old girl answered the front door. FBE agents reported that they found some teachers sleeping in the teachers lounge, others were mindlessly texting on their cellphones, most of the classrooms were out of control. FBE officers said they removed all six hundred children from the Socratic Academy of Math after the principal could not explain all so many students failed to pass their mandatory end of year test.SIX WEEKS LATER
THE NIGHT OF THE ESCAPE
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