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) Halloween Reading Passage

    Listed below are nine nifty Halloween alliterations.
    One of our participating teachers, Ann Wimp, and her 4th grade class from LaBarge, Wyoming, sent these creative alliteration-sentences to share with everyone.

    1. The cursed killer kidnapper caused a cat fight with cool, careless, cautious Kim and the creepy crow "caw-ld" the cops.

    2. Cool cute, cautious, cat-loving Catherine cried as the crazed killer Kujo caught a cute kitty at the creepy carnival.

    3. Terribly terrified Tommy terminated Tarzen with a Tazer and turned him to toast.

    4. The jolly jack-o-lantern jumped on a jaguar then it jumped on a jackal and jogged to giant Jeremy to jinx him.

    5. The messy mummy monster murdered Michael Myers and then mangled mean mystical Matthew making a monstrous mess.

    6. Zippy, zesty, Zach zigzagged, and zoomed from the zombie zoo as a zombie zebra tried to zap him with a zip-gun.

    7. The massive mummy monster moaned and mumbled as muscular Morgen mauled and mangled him to mush.

    8. Tough, tricky Tracy tied a terrified tan tiger into a tunnel and tricked it with a tiny tarantula.

    9. Vicious vampire Veronica vaporized a voracious volcano with a vented vaporizer gun.

    10. Letters used above are C, T, J, M and Z. Try to create your own with different letters.

    Write your own "Spooky Allierations" using the 15 words from the Halloween-themed content:
    cackle, cauldron, cemetery, coven, crypt, curse, Dracula, Frankenstein, lycanthrope, macabre, miasma, petrify, phantasm, skeleton, superstition.
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