A Reading Passage or Context Story further clarifies the meanings of vocabulary and aids in the correct word pronunciation. Click on the character icon to hear Lesson Plans #1 - #6 story.
  • ESL, LEP and ELL especially benefit from the AUDIO passages. Stories emphasize grade level word content and subject specific vocabulary.
  • Common Core alignment to a Reading Passage is to 3 key phrases: "Grade Level", "Particular Topic" and "Grade-Relevant Text or Subject Area". CCSS Alignment Strand for Specific Grades:
    Grade Level: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4, 3.4, 4.4, 5.4, 6.4, 7.4, 8.4, 9-10.4, 11-12.4
    Particular Topic: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 4.6. 5.6, 6.6, 7.6, 8.6, 9-10.6, 11-12.6
    Grade & Subject-Relevant Text: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers:
    (Reading: Informational Text) RI.2.4, RI.3.4, RI.4.4. RI.5.4, RI.6.4, RI.7.4, RI.8.4, RI.9-10.4, RI.11-12.4
    (Reading: Literature) RL.2.4, RL.3.4, RL.4.4. RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.4
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    1) Word Roots 1: DICT, VENT, DUCT Beginner-Context-Story 1 --

    The following story will further clarify the meanings of the vocabulary words and aid in their pronunciation in Word Root 1-Beginner. Click on the Cinny character image below to hear an AUDIO of the current level story. Use this link to return to all puzzles & activities for these roots.

    Calvin thought that his parents choice of an EDUCATIONAL DICTIONARY as a gift would be a bad birthday present to bring to his friend. Did he INDICATE his annoyance with his parents idea? Yes! He explained loudly that under no CONDITION would this present be acceptable! He even screamed that it would be INCONVENIENT to take a book! He told them that his friend only wanted a game or an ADVENTURE. He shouted, "This gift will never be INTRODUCTORY present that will lead to something special or fun! In fact, your selection will REDUCE my interest in bringing back a nice SOUVENIR from a wonderful party!"
    In spite of his unhappiness, the VERDICT was to bring a book. His parents, disappointed in his negative attitude, declared his outbursts examples of unacceptable MISCONDUCT. (Word INVENT is not in the story.)