The unit includes key comprehension skills, such as Main Idea and Making Inferences. Each concept has a series of three lessons: Introduce, Reintroduce, and Build Mastery. There are also useful graphic organizers to go along with some lessons.
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In this collection, you will find lessons on
* Author's Purpose
* Fact and Opinion
* Cause and Effect
* Compare and Contrast
* Identifying Details
* Main Idea
* Making Inferences
* Purpose for Reading
* Story Elements
You will also find a large collection of graphic organizers.
This document is a basic story starter appropriate for K-2 students with a box for drawing illustrations and dotted lines for writing. The clouds and flowers guide the students to make their letters go from the "ground to the sky".