Language Arts: 7 Multimedia Mini Lessons in The Comprehension Bundle



Introductionlanguage arts

Here's a great bargain on these 7 MicroLessons for comprehension:

  • Using Context Clues
  • Identifying Cause and Effect
  • Distinguishing Fact and Opinion
  • Comparison and Contrast
  • Recognizing Supporting Details
  • Identifying the Main Idea
  • Making Inferences
If purchased individually, the total cost would be $34.65.

The Comprehension Bundle is now available for the much lower cost of $16.95--a savings of over 50%!

The purpose of the rest of this page is to describe in more detail what comes in The Comprehension Bundle.

Additionally, links are provided for the purpose of leading you to the free trial version of each MicroLesson.

New Features Released!language arts

For the first time ever, free trials of all 7 MicroLessons are available in one PDF download. This document contains live links that will open each MicroLesson for preview.

There is also good news for Mac Users. Each of these MicroLessons will run on all of the most-widely used web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. As a result, you may access them from all versions of Mac AND Windows!

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Using Context Clues
Identifying Cause and Effect
Distinguishing Fact and Opinion
Comparison and Contrast
Recognizing Supporting Details
Identifying the Main Idea
Making Inferences
Conclusion

Using Context Clueslanguage arts

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MicroLesson 8
Using Context Clues
Presentation Time: 23-28 min.


By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • define context clues.
  • explain why using context clues is an important reading strategy.
  • recognize direct and indirect context clues.
  • use context clues to determine the meanings of unfamiliar words in 10 sample sentences.
Using Context Clues, Free Version is available for download.

Identifying Cause and Effectlanguage arts

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MicroLesson 9
Identifying Cause and Effect
Presentation Time: 20-25 min.


Special Note: Distribute copies of the included organizational chart before starting this presentation.

By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • define the terms cause and effect.
  • recognize that signal words and phrases indicate cause and effect relationships.
  • recall at least four signal words and phrases that indicate cause and effect relationships.
  • identify cause and effect relationships based on 5 sample passages.
Identifying Cause and Effect, Free Version is available for download.

Distinguishing Fact and Opinion

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MicroLesson 10
Distinguishing Fact and Opinion
Presentation Time: 18-23 min.


By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • recognize that a fact is a statement that can be proven to be true.
  • list at least three ways that facts can be verified.
  • recognize that an opinion cannot be proven to be true.
  • give examples of at least three phrases that commonly introduce opinions.
  • recognize that comparative adjectives are often found in statements of opinion.
  • correctly distinguish fact an opinion when presented with 10 sample sentences.
Distinguishing Fact and Opinion, Free Version is available for download.

Comparison and Contrast

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MicroLesson 11
Comparison and Contrast
Presentation Time: 23-28 min.


By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • recognize that comparison and contrast are tools used by writers of all genres of literature.
  • define comparison and contrast.
  • explain why recognizing comparison and contrast enhances reading appreciation.
  • list at least nine signal words that indicate similarities.
  • list at least nine signal words that indicate differences.
  • recognize that the presence of comparative adjectives indicates differences.
  • correctly locate comparisons and contrasts when presented with 10 sample paragraphs.
Comparison and Contrast, Free Version is available for download.

Recognizing Supporting Details

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MicroLesson 12
Recognizing Supporting Details
Presentation Time: 19-24 min.


By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • recognize that the main idea is the author's most important message.
  • recognize that supporting details reinforce the main idea.
  • give examples of four kinds of supporting details.
  • identify details that support the main idea and details that do not when presented with 5 sample paragraphs.
Recognizing Supporting Details, Free Version is available for download.

Identifying the Main Idea

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MicroLesson 13
Identifying the Main Idea
Presentation Time: 20-25 min.


By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • define topic and define main idea
  • identify facts, detail, and examples that support the main idea.
  • identify the topic and main idea of sample paragraphs.
  • recognize that the author may present the main idea directly or indirectly.
  • recognize that when the main idea is presented directly, it usually appears at the beginning of the paragraph.
  • demonstrate mastery by correctly identify the main idea in 5 sample passages.
Identifying the Main Idea, Free Version is available for download.

Making Inferences

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MicroLesson 14
Making Inferences
Presentation Time: 17-22 min.


By the end of this MicroLesson, students will be able to...

  • describe the process of making inferences from a text.
  • locate and use details, facts, and evidence presented in passages to draw conclusions.
  • make correct inferences based on 5 sample paragraphs.
Making Inferences, Free Version is available for download.

Conclusion

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Care to save a little time previewing these MicroLessons? Just grab this document which contains all 7 of the preview links for The Comprehension Bundle.

The full version of The Comprehension Bundle is exactly the same as the previews, minus those pesky “Free Trial” stamps. Plus, it comes with a word search and a crossword puzzle for each MicroLesson!

Important Note: All of the titles in the Language Arts Presenter series are accessible with any of the major web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. As a result, these apps are compatible with all versions of both Windows and Mac.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future MicroLessons, please take a moment to let me know what's on your mind. And, as I often say, best wishes to you and your kids!


Language Arts Presenter: The Comprehension Bundle by Chad Manis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.



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