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) Photography Contextual Story

    Jill worked at the local photo and film DEVELOPING shop. She thought she already knew a lot about LIGHT and how to get the best picture COMPOSITION. She was good at adjusting the setting for the LENS to focus on subjects. She rarely got a bad REFLECTION or a BLURY photo. Her boss helped to educate her on the PROCESS of film development.

    It was more complicated than Jill thought. They took the film into a dark room with special light that would not ILLUMINATE the film. They put it into an EMULSION. They could then see whether the film NEGATIVE was OVEREXPOSED or OPAQUE and not REPRODUCIBLE. They could also detect if the APERTURE on the camera was properly SENSITIZED. Jill appreciated his guidance because it was TRANSPARENT to her that picture-taking and developing required skill and technique.