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SPOTLIGHT on Paired Passages Series

Book E (Gr.5) Teacher Guide
ISBN: 978-0-7609-4538-4
© 2008

Provide students explicit instruction in elements common to testing—scores improve...comprehension is strengthened!

Companion Series: Revising and Editing, Responding to Writing Prompts

Even good readers can struggle when faced with paired passages on tests. In the research-based Spotlight Series, they'll encounter passages representing a variety of genres. A similar topic links each pair:

  • nonfiction and nonfiction
  • fiction and fiction
  • nonfiction and fiction

With modeled instruction, guided and independent practice, students learn to:

  • respond to questions relating to the individual passages, then
  • respond to questions relating to the (paired) passages together

They practice with items common to test-taking:

  • multiple-choice
  • short-response/graphic organizer
  • short-response/writing
  • note-taking
  • response to literature, extended writing

Students learn why responses are correct or incorrect.

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Teacher Guides include a pacing chart, research summary, 4- and 6-point scoring rubrics, student and teacher assessments, student tracking chart, and answer key.

ELL/ESL Supports:

  • prior knowledge activities
  • scaffolded instruction
  • read-aloud strategy
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