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Beginning of the Year: Assess Skill Level

Core Skills Activity Sheets

For use with your September 2013 issue of Scope, these basic activities will help you assess your students’ skill levels.

Making Inferences

Students make inferences about character motives, setting, plot, and more in our play The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Also Included: a multiple-choice inferencing activity for additional practice

Standard: R1

 
Text Evidence

Students practice identifying and using text evidence to support claims drawn from our informational text “Are These Chips Too Delicious?”

Also Included: a review of direct quotations and paraphrasing

Standard: W1

 
Tone and Mood

Students explore tone and mood in our narrative nonfiction feature, “Malala the Powerful.”

Also Included: a review of the concepts of tone and mood

Standard: R4

Central Ideas and Details

Students identify central ideas and details in “Space Attack.”

Also Included: a review that answers the question “What is a central idea?”

Standard: R2

 
Summarizing

Students edit an objective summary of “A Bloody History” for unncessary details and opinions.

Also Included: a model objective summary of “Are These Chips Too Delicious?”

Standard: R2

 

 
 

Ongoing: Reinforce Skills

Read, Think, Explain Activity

Our popular Read, Think, Explain is a fabulous way to reinforce your priority skills. This is an independent nonfiction-reading activity that covers the core skills (central ideas and details, text evidence, mood/tone, inference, summarizing) along with additional key skills (text features, text structures, connotation/denotation, author’s craft, and more).

Read, Think, Explain is now offered on two levels for every nonfiction feature story in Scope. Here are samples from our September 2013 issue.

To ensure your students become proficient in the core skills, we recommend you have them complete Read, Think, Explain on a regular basis, either as homework or in groups.

Standards: R1, R2, R4, R5, R7, R8, W1

Mid-year: Remediate

Core Skills Activity Sheets

For use with your February 2014 issue of Scope, these basic activities can serve as reviews for your whole class—just in time for test season—or practice for individual students who need extra help with a particular skill.

Making Inferences

Students make inferences about characters, setting, plot, and more in our play The Red-Headed League.

Also Included: a multiple-choice inferencing activity for additional practice

Standard: R1

 
Text Evidence

Students practice identifying and using text evidence to support claims drawn from the essay “Could You Be the Next Sherlock?”

Also Included: a review of direct quotations and paraphrasing

Standard: W1

 
Tone and Mood

Students explore tone and mood in our narrative-nonfiction feature, “Saving the Great White Monster.”

Also Included: a review of the concepts of tone and mood

Standard: R4

Central Ideas and Details

Students identify central ideas and details in “Imagine This Was Your School.”

Also Included: a review that answers the question “What is a central idea?”

Standard: R2

 
Summarizing

Students edit an objective summary of “Should School Start Later?” for unnecessary details and opinions.

Also Included: a model objective summary

Standard: R2

 

 
 
What do you think of our new Core Skills Program?

E-mail Editor Kristin Lewis at kelewis@scholastic.com.