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) Valentine's Day Story #1

    The words in this story are also in the Interactive Puzzles. Do you know what each one means? The story will help clarify their meanings.

    Story One:

    It could not be helped! In the CORE of my heart, I knew I was ENAMORED with Janie Simmons. The INFATUATION on my part was clear since I knew she was my HEARTTHROB! A genuine ROMANCE seemed likely. I planned an honest COURTSHIP with FLOWERS, CHOCOLATE and plenty of CORDIAL conversation with my TRUELOVE! I finally worked up the COURAGE to ask her to the SWEETHEART dance in the HEARTLAND of the county! Even if she said, "No!" her negative response would not DISCOURAGE me. There was absolutely no reason to feel HEARTBROKEN because there was no DISCORD between us! In fact, we were in total CONCORDANCE since she accepted the invitation with HEARTINESS!