This reading literature lesson focuses on comparing the broad patterns of events in stories. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. There is also a separate whiteboard insert for students to more easily do the student work without flipping back and forth in the handout.
To comprehend informational text, students will read questions to identify what to look for. Then, they will read the text to find information that answers the question. Finally, they will comprehend the text by answering the question. Two kinds of questions are asked -- where are the answers located in the text and what kinds of questions can be asked that have answers in the text. Additional activities are available for listening, reading, and writing about this concept and skill as well as three items for periodic review.
Solve word problems involving multiplication of a fraction by a whole number, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, if each person at a party will eat 3/8 of a pound of roast beef, and there will be 5 people at the party, how many pounds of roast beef will be needed? Between what two whole numbers does your answer lie?
Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100.* For example, express 3/10 as 30/100, and add 3/10 + 4/100 = 34/100.