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) July 4th Contextual Story

    The following 14 words (listed alphabetically) appear somewhere in the story below:


    Susan had a REVOLUTIONARY idea. "Lets set up a COLONY of llamas, breed them in multi-colors and sell the animals to zoos around the world!" We could send out a PROCLAMATION with a PREAMBLE saying, "Free to good zoos everywhere; red, white, and blue llamas, indicators of PATRIOTISM!" We all thought she was "nuts" but we played along with her scheme. Bill suggested we call the effort "The REPUBLIC of Llamas (R0L)", that we write a CONSTITUTION of principles to guide us, describe the organization of llamas in terms of having rules and INALIENABLE rights to unique foods. The animals, therefore, would not have INDEPENDENCE to eat just anything but rather specific dietary supplements that would preserve their colors. In the increasing CRESCENDO of enthusiasm for Bills crazy description, Tony piped up. "My thought about this REVOLUTIONARY idea is first, to put PYROTECHNICS around the whole thing; second, to thoroughly prepare the proper DETONATION apparatus and third, EXPLODE the whole idea!" As you might expect, hilarious laughter ERUPTED!