Inventors Making Things Better – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Have children summarize what they learned about inventions. Help them list the inventors and their inventions. Ask them to discuss which of the inventions they think made the most difference in their lives. Response ActivitiesInvention Hall of FameMaterials: art paper, writing paper, crayons or markers To follow up on the discussion in After … Read more

LYNX When Earth Moves – Science Teacher’s Guide Collection I by Steck-Vaughn

Physical ScienceVibrations (from sound, light, earthquakes, etc.) move in waves at different speeds and have different wavelengths. Life ScienceAnimals process, react to, and store information from the environment. Links to Reading/Language Arts Comprehension Compare and ContrastComprehension Main Idea and DetailsVocabulary Synonyms and AntonymsPhonics/Word Study Dipthongs/Compound WordsText Feature Cross-Sectional DiagramsLiterary Analysis Character TraitsNonfiction Genre Interview Vocabulary … Read more

LYNX Maximum Sports – Science Teacher’s Guide Collection I by Steck-Vaughn

Physical ScienceThe motion of an object can be described by its direction and speed. Motion can be measured and represented on a graph. Earth ScienceGravitation is a force that determines both where a ball will land and the path of the planets around the sun. Links to Reading/Language Arts Comprehension InferenceVocabulary Parts of SpeechPhonics/Word Study … Read more

LYNX Let Freedom Ring – Social Studies Teacher’s Guide Collection I by Steck-Vaughn

World History Economic, political, and cultural links occurred among Africa, Europe, and the Americas between 1500 and the present. 2. Europeans colonized the African continent and brought enslaved Africans to their colonies in the New World. American HistoryThe values of European economics took root in the colonies, and slavery reshaped European and African life in … Read more

Rocks and Minerals: The World Beneath Our Feet – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Lead students in a discussion about the elements of nonfiction, including the text organization used by the author. You may wish to distribute copies of the Comprehension Master on p. 58. Vocabulary Activity: Word RelationshipsMaterials: glossary wordsHave students work in pairs to look for relationships among the glossary words. Ask them to choose … Read more

The Lion and the Mouse – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Talk about how Mouse helped Lion. Ask children to think of ways Lion could help Mouse in return. Encourage children to discuss the lesson taught in this fable. Response ActivitiesAnother FableMaterials: noneHave children divide into small groups to make-up and act out their own fables about Lion and Mouse. Remind them to include … Read more

Little Red and the Wolf – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Talk about this version of “Little Red Riding Hood.” Discuss how the pictures help tell the story. Ask children to describe what they think the pictures reveal about each character. Response ActivitiesWhere Do We Go From Here?Materials: board, chalkOn the way to Grandmother’s house, Little Red Riding Hood made several stops. With children, … Read more

LYNX Caribbean Paradise Lost? – Social Studies Teacher’s Guide Collection I by Steck-Vaughn

American History The Americas attracted Europeans, they brought enslaved Africans to their colonies, and Europeans struggled for control of North America and the Caribbean. GeographyUsing geographic representations, including maps and globes, to acquire, process, and report information should be understood. Links to Reading/Language ArtsComprehension Cause and EffectVocabulary Using “Finish the Idea” RoutinesPhonics/Word Study r-controlled vowels/Homographs … Read more

Landforms – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Have students tell which landform they find the most interesting and explain why they chose it. You may wish to distribute copies of the Comprehension Master on p. 46. Vocabulary Activity: Draw the MeaningMaterials: glossary words, colored pencils or markersHave students select 6–8 words from the glossary that they can depict in a … Read more

A Smiling Salad – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Talk about what happened in the book. Review children’s pre-reading predictions. Ask children if they were surprised by the ending. Have children think about vegetables they would and would not put in a salad. Response ActivitiesSalad RecipesMaterials: paper, crayons, salad ingredients, bowlLet children view the available ingredients and think about their own secret … Read more

Amazing Birds of the Rainforest – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Guide children to review the book. Have volunteers tell which bird they liked best and why. Compile children’s responses on the board. Then as a class choose one of the birds to research and learn more about. Response ActivitiesBird Trading CardsMaterials: index cards, crayonsGive each child three index cards. Tell children to select … Read more

Ecosystems – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Return to the information from the Before Reading activity. Have students add additional facts for each ecosystem. You may wish to distribute copies of the Comprehension Master on p. 106. Vocabulary Activity: Group StoryMaterials: glossary wordsHave students use glossary words to create an oral story. One student begins by using a glossary word … Read more

Dinosaur SHOW and TELL – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Talk about the collections, favorite things, and pets in the story. Ask children if the items the characters share remind them of something they own. Discuss the children’s before-reading predictions and have them consider whether or not their predictions match what the author wrote. Response ActivitiesDinosaur DialogMaterials: noneExplain to children that this story … Read more

The President of the United States – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Have students reflect on the information they learned in the book. Add this information to the K-W-L chart. You may wish to distribute copies of the Comprehension Master on p. 70. Vocabulary Activity: Glossary Words BingoMaterials: glossary words, blank bingo cards with 16 word squaresHave students use 16 glossary words to fill in … Read more

All Around the United States: A Travel Adventure – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Have students look at the map on the Contents page. Ask them to find each family’s hometown, then identify the regions each family traveled through to arrive in South Dakota. You may wish to distribute copies of the Comprehension Master on p. 87. Vocabulary Activity: Travel StoryMaterials: list of Key Vocabulary words, index … Read more

Laura Ingalls Wilder – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Discuss what children learned from reading the story, and fill in the third column on the chart. Ask if anything they learned about Laura Ingalls Wilder surprised them. Response ActivitiesAn InterviewMaterials: writing paper, pencilsHave children write questions they would like to have asked Laura Wilder. Then have children take turns pretending to be … Read more

LYNX Ancient Empires – Social Studies Teacher’s Guide Collection I by Steck-Vaughn

GeographyAn understanding of geography can help people interpret events from the past and understand cultures. American HistoryThere were similarities between the early societies of the Americas and Ancient Egypt. Links to Reading/Language ArtsComprehension InferenceVocabulary Meaning MapsPhonics/Word Study Variant Consonants/Context CluesText Feature MapsLiterary Analysis SettingNonfiction Genre Expository Text Vocabulary Linksagriculture (noun) the production of crops and … Read more

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