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) Earth Day Contextual Story #1

    The following story will further clarify the meanings of these new words.
    These words (listed alphabetically) appear somewhere in the story one:
  • abundance, apathetic, botanical, defoliate, deplete, Ecology, endangered, endemic, environs, evolution, erode, flora, fauna, fertile, flourish, inspiration, ozone, pollute, renewable, revitalize, sustainable, symbiosis, terrain, vegetation

    Earth Day Story One:
    Our science teacher had an INSPIRATION for our ECOLOGY class! We would visit the BOTANICAL gardens. As we examined the FERTILE TERRAIN where flowers FLOURISHED in ABUNDANCE, the class was not APATHETIC at all about ways to REVITALIZE the SUSTAINABLE and RENEWABLE VEGETATION. We were fortunate in these ENVIRONS that no diseases ENDEMIC to some species would ERODE the productivity of the buds. We were certain that problematic OZONE levels would neither DEPLETE, DEFOLIATE nor POLLUTE the areas of the FLORA or FAUNA! We planned to ensure positive SYMBIOSIS in this special place that would never ENDANGER the EVOLUTION of even the most exotic varieties of plants.