Common Core Reading Lessons

We are all looking for Common Core Reading Lessons to help raise the bar in our classrooms. 

No longer does the accountability fall only on the teacher. 

The children are held to a higher standard. 

When looking at my students, the standards and the end goal I wanted to come up with activities that meet the needs of all.

These 16 printable activities can be used over and over again with different books. Samples can be found here.

Each activity focuses on one standard. 

They can be used as a shared reading lesson whole group, in small groups for deeper understanding, or as independent practice.

They are NOT worksheets. 

These activities need to be modeled, explained, demonstrated and truly discussed before the children should be asked to do them on their own. 

In this book, there are 16 printable activities for the following standards:

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.3 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.4 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.5 Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.6 Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.7 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.9 Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.2 Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.3 Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.4 Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.7 Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.8 Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.9 Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).

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