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Curated Lesson Resources-Reading Comprehension (High School 9-12)

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Description: This website explains how to create a reading quilt to help students visually improve their understanding of a story
Rationale: Some students will find it easier to understand a story by being able to be more involved in the story by creating visual aids.
 

Reading Comprehension Activities | Study.com

Description: This website provides steps in how to approach a novel and how to ensure that the students will be able to understand the story they are reading.
Rationale: Some students will find more help in being taught step by step on the pre-reading steps, while-reading steps, and after-reading steps in order to help them understand a story. At the end they are given a link to take a short quiz to show their understanding of the steps they need to take.

Description: English and Language Arts gaming website.
Rationale: Students will be able to interact as they play games and build their grammar and reading comprehension skills.

Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.

Description: Twine is a site that gives students the opportunity to create their own stories.
Rationale: Students can interact and as they learn more about reading comprehension and understanding story lines, they will have the opportunity to create their own story.

Tutoring Tips: Reading Comprehension Strategies

Description: This is a video that provides a deeper explanation of reading comprehension strategies.
Rationale: Some students form a better understanding by verbal explanation and visuals, which will be provided through the video.

READING COMPREHENSION in Exams, Tests - Strategies, Tips and Tricks - Building Reading Skills

Description: This video provides tips, tricks, and advice on how to approach reading comprehension while taking exams.
Rationale: Students may not understand the importance of reading comprehension until they need it for an exam such as the ACT or SAT, having these tips and trick broken down and taught to them could be extremely helpful in their future success.

Reading Comprehension Flashcards | Quizlet

Description: This quizlet provides definitions to terms that are necessary to know for understanding reading comprehension that students can develop an understanding of through flash cards, games, and quizzes.
Rationale: This provides a variety of ways for students to grasp the concepts that they need to understand when approaching a story and understanding the story line and some students learn better from having the option to decide how they learn what they are trying to learn.

Comparison and Contrast Guide - ReadWriteThink

Description: The Comparison and Contrast Guide outlines the characteristics of the genre and provides direct instruction on the methods of organizing, gathering ideas, and writing comparison and contrast essays, students can experience this through interactive activities.
Rationale: Some students may find that they learn better and grasp concepts better through not only visuals, but through interacting with those visuals.

Description: This site provides steps in understanding character analysis in various aspects.
Rationale: Students can experience a more descriptive way of learning through this online tutor website that will help them understand the concepts of analyzing characters.

Teaching: Plot Diagram Through Disney and Pixar Movies

Description: This is a short video that gives a plot diagram using Disney/Pixar films to help students understand the aspects of understanding plot.
Rationale: This gives an explanation of plot in a way that is entertaining and easy to understand for students.