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 7: SPECT, STA, VERT Advanced-Context-Story --

    The following story will further clarify the meanings of the vocabulary words and aid in their pronuncation in Session #7-Level 1. In the future one of our VU faculty will appear below to give you to an AUDIO version of the current level story. Hit the "back" button on your browser to return to the page of all puzzles.
    As a boy, Clay suffered from VERTIGO and lived in a abandoned trailer with his DESTITUTE mother. As a result, he had a PERVERSE sense of humor. He enjoyed SPECIOUS fibs and playing DISPICABLE pranks on his friends. Even after they complained, he was OBSTINATE and dismissed their AVERSION to his unrepentant behavior. Some time later, recognizing that the CONSTITUENTS of his personality were negative, Clay completely changed. With ECSTASY, the same friends praised him because he had even become an EXTROVERT. It was also AUSPICIOUS that he had become very CIRCUMSPECT. His attitude adjustment allowed him to avoid prison.
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