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) Food-Ice Cream Contextual Story

    After the meeting, four friends went to the Dairy Bar.
    Tom planned to DEVOUR a SUNDAE because he was famished. He hoped he would not get INDIGESTION. Donna had little APPETITE and because she was LACTOSE intolerant, she chose a CONFECTION from the cookies. Sally wanted a PARFAIT with PREMIUM ice cream. Since she was so thin, she never worried about CALORIES. Sue selected GELATO, not SHERBET, because she liked to have a unique INGREDIENT in her dish.

    Write your own story using the 12 words above:
    appetite, calories, confection, devour, gelato, indigestion, ingredient, lactose, parfait, premium, sherbet, sundae
    or write one using 13 words that have not been used above:
    choice, decadent, delicious, dessert, expectation, extraordinary, flavor, gorge, recommendation, sample, satisfy, selection, taste