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INFORMATION ABOUT THE FCAT:

Florida Department of Education FCAT 2.0 Resources:
FLDOE FCAT 2.0 Homepage
Just Read, Florida! FCAT 2.0 Resources
Content Focus Reports (2011)
CPALMS Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
Sample Questions and Answer Key Books
Grades 3-5 FCAT Test Item Specifications
FCAT Spring 2012 FCAT Sheet

Resources from RRS Meetings:
Introduction to FCAT.ppt

TIER ONE INSTRUCTION:
The comprehensive core reading program is the foundation of reading instruction and consists of scientific, research based instructional practices and methodologies, designed to support all students in the general curriculum. When core instruction must be supplemented in any essential component of reading, the programs recommended on the Struggling Reader Charts provide guidance in the selection process. Consider English Language Learner’s (ELL) reading skills in both their native language and English, as well as their English language proficiency level prior to identifying them as struggling readers.
Instructional Strategy Chart (Release-Acceptance).pdf

EXTENDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:
Extended Learning Opportunities should build on the core and intervention instruction students receive during the school day. Materials should be focused on students’ specific areas of deficiency and include explicit instruction in target skills and strategies. The following resources can be used alone or combined during tutoring sessions and after school or Saturday camps.
ELE RDG Extended Learning Opportunities

FULL TEXT RESOURCES FOR ONLINE READING OR PRINTING :
Informational Articles (sports, people, animals, plants, inventions, etc)
Kids Info Bits
National Geographic for Kids
Time for Kids
Library of Congress for Kids
We Give Books
Book Written by Sixth Grade Class About Ireland
Whale Times (Research Information about Ocean Animals)
Storyline Online

RESOURCES TO SUPPORT ALL BENCHMARKS:
FCAT Task Cards (Apply FCAT task cards and question stems to reading passages and resources below)
Reading Benchmarks Assessed on FCAT
Read Works.Org Reading Passages And Questions (Divided by Grade and Benchmark Below)
Literacy Leader Website (Click on Essential Components of Reading on Right Hand side)
Comprehension Skills Charts
Draw Conclusions Game


RESOURCES TO SUPPORT SPECIFIC BENCHMARKS:
Reporting Category 1: Vocabulary
Strand 1: Reading Process
Standard 6: The student uses multiple strategies to develop appropriate vocabulary.
LA.3-5.1.6.3
163 Task Card
LA.3.1.6.3
The student will use context clues to determine meanings of unfamiliar words;
CPALMS LA.3.1.6.3
Vocab in Context Unit-3
Vocab Passages-3
LA.4.1.6.3
The student will use context clues to determine meanings of unfamiliar words;
CPALMS LA.4.1.6.3
Vocab in Context Unit-4
Vocab Passages-4
LA.5.1.6.3
The student will use context clues to determine meanings of unfamiliar words;
CPALMS LA.5.1.6.3
Vocab in Context Unit-5
Vocab Passages-5
LA.3-5.1.6.7
167 FCAT Task Card
Race To Ramses Word Part Online Game
Create a Castle Affix Meaning Online Game
The UN People Video Clip- PBS Kids
Numerical Prefixes
Prefix and Suffix Word Sort-EduPlace
LA.3.1.6.7
use meaning of familiar base words and affixes (prefixes and suffixes) to determine meanings of unfamiliar complex words.
CPALMS LA.3.1.6.7
LA.4.1.6.7
use meaning of familiar base words and affixes (prefixes and suffixes) to determine meanings of unfamiliar complex words.
CPALMS LA.4.1.6.7
LA.5.1.6.7
use meaning of familiar base words and affixes (prefixes and suffixes) to determine meanings of unfamiliar complex words.
CPALMS LA.5.1.6.7
Also assesses
LA.5.1.6.11
use meaning of familiar roots and affixes
derived from Greek and Latin to determine
meanings of unfamiliar complex words.
CPALMS LA.5.1.6.11
Teacher Power Point-Intro to Greek and Latin Roots
EXAMPLES of Greek and Latin Roots
LA.3-5.1.6.8
LA.3.1.6.8
use knowledge of antonyms, synonyms, homophones, and homographs to determine
meanings of words.
CPALMS LA.3.1.6.8
LA.4.1.6.8
use knowledge of antonyms, synonyms,
homophones, and homographs to determine
meanings of words.
CPALMS LA.4.1.6.8
LA.5.1.6.8
use knowledge of antonyms, synonyms,
homophones, and homographs to determine
meanings of words.
CPALMS LA.5.1.6.8
E Learning for Kids (Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homographs)
LA.3-5.1.6.9
LA.3.1.6.9
determine the correct meaning of words with multiple meanings in context.
Also assesses LA.3.1.6.6
identify “shades of meaning” in related words (e.g., blaring, loud).
CPALMS LA.3.1.6.9
LA.4.1.6.9
determine the correct meaning of words with
multiple meanings in context.
Also assesses LA.4.1.6.6
identify “shades of meaning” in related
words (e.g., blaring, loud).
CPALMS LA.4.1.6.9
LA.5.1.6.9
determine the correct meaning of words with
multiple meanings in context.
CPALMS LA.5.1.6.9
Also assesses LA.5.1.6.6
identify “shades of meaning” in related
words (e.g., blaring, loud).
CPALMS LA.5.1.6.6

Reporting Category 2: Reading Application
Strand 1: Reading Process
Standard 7: The student uses a variety of strategies to comprehend grade level text.
LA.3-5.1.7.2
LA.3.1.7.2
identify the author’s purpose (e.g., to inform, entertain, explain) in text and how an
author’s perspective influences text.
CPALMS LA.3.1.7.2
Author's Purpose FCRR-3
Author's Purpose Unit-3
Author's Purpose Passages-3
LA.4.1.7.2
identify the author’s purpose (e.g., to inform, entertain, explain) in text and how an author’s perspective influences text.
CPALMS LA.4.1.7.2
Author's Purpose Unit-4
Author's Purpose Passages-4
LA.5.1.7.2
identify the author’s purpose (e.g., to inform, entertain, explain) in text and how an author’s perspective influences text.
CPALMS LA.5.1.7.2
Author's Purpose Unit-5
Author's Purpose Passages-5
LA.3-5.1.7.3
Online Article from Highlights for Kids: Bethune's "Thirst for Education"
Online Article from Time for Kids: Pythons Attack the Everglades
Reading Application_LA173 Question Stems
Main Idea Skills Chart.pdf
LA.3.1.7.3
determine explicit ideas and information in
grade-level text, including but not limited to main idea, relevant supporting details, strongly implied message
and inference, and chronological order of events.
CPALMS LA.3.1.7.3
Making Inferences FCRR-3
Retell and Summarize FCRR-3
Main Idea Unit-3
Main Idea Passages-3
LA.4.1.7.3
determine explicit ideas and information in
grade-level text, including but not limited to
main idea, relevant supporting details,
implied message, inferences, chronological
order of events, summarizing, and
paraphrasing.
CPALMS LA.4.1.7.3
Main Idea Unit-4
Main Idea Passages-4
LA.5.1.7.3
determine the main idea or essential message in grade-level text through inferring,
paraphrasing, summarizing, and identifying
relevant details.
CPALMS LA.5.1.7.3
Main Idea Unit-5
Main Idea Passages-5
LA.3-5.1.7.4
Yuck! Interesting article about giant rats in the Florida Keys: Time for Kids: Rats!
LA.3.1.7.4
identify cause-and-effect relationships in
text.
CPALMS LA.3.1.74
Cause and Effect FCRR-3
Cause and Effect Unit-3
Cause and Effect Passages-3
LA.4.1.7.4
identify cause-and-effect relationships in
text.
CPALMS LA.4.1.74
Cause and Effect Unit-4
Cause and Effect Passages-4
LA.5.1.7.4
identify cause-and-effect relationships in
text.
CPALMS LA.5.1.7.4
Cause and Effect Unit- 5
Cause and Effect Passages-5
LA.3-5.1.7.5
Power Point Review



LA.3-5.1.7.6
LA.3.1.7.6
identify themes or topics across a variety of
fiction and nonfiction selections.
CPALMS LA.3.1.7.6
Theme Unit-3
Theme Passages-3
LA.4.1.7.6
identify themes or topics across a variety of
fiction and nonfiction selections.
CPALMS LA.4.1.7.6
Theme Unit-4
Theme Passages-4
LA.5.1.7.6
identify themes or topics across a variety of
fiction and nonfiction selections.
CPALMS LA.5.1.7.6
Theme Unit-5
Theme Passages-5
LA.3-5.1.7.7
LA.3.1.7.7
compare and contrast elements, settings, characters, and problems in two texts.
CPALMS LA.3.1.7.7
Compare and Contrast FCRR-3
Compare and Contrast Unit-3
Compare and Contrast-3
LA.4.1.7.7
compare and contrast elements in multiple texts (e.g., setting, characters, problems).
CPALMS LA.4.1.7.7
Compare and Contrast Unit-4
Compare and Contrast Passages-4
LA.5.1.7.7
compare and contrast elements in multiple texts.
CPALMS LA.5.1.7.7
Compare and Contrast Unit-5
Compare and Contrast Passages-5

Reporting Category 3: Literary Analysis Fiction/Nonfiction
Strand 1: Reading Process
Standard 2: The student identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the elements of a variety of nonfiction, informational, and expository texts to demonstrate an understanding of the information presented.
LA.3-5.2.1.2
FCAT Task Card: Literary Analysis_LA212.pdf
Online Story from Highlights for Kids: The River Never Sleeps
Elements of a Story Interactive Learning
Scholastic: Writing With Writers
Text Structure
LA.3.2.1.2
identify and explain the elements of story structure, including character/character
development, setting, plot, and
problem/resolution in a variety of fiction.
CPALMS LA.3.2.1.2
Plot Unit-3
Plot Passages-3
Character Unit-3
Character Passages-3
Setting Unit-3
Setting Passages-3
LA.4.2.1.2
identify and explain the elements of plot
structure, including exposition, setting,
character development, problem/resolution, and theme in a variety of fiction.
CPALMS LA.4.2.1.2
Plot Unit-4
Plot Passages-4
Character Unit-4
Character Passages-4
Setting Unit-4
Setting Passages-4
LA.5.2.1.2
locate and analyze the elements of plot
structure, including exposition, setting, character development, rising/falling action,
problem/resolution, and theme
in a variety of fiction.
CPALMS LA.5.2.1.2
Plot Unit-5
Plot Passages-5
Character Unit-5
Character Passages-5
Setting Unit-5
Setting Passages-5
LA.3-5.2.1.7
LA.3.2.1.7
identify and explain an author’s use of
descriptive, idiomatic, and figurative
language (e.g., personification, similes,
metaphors, symbolism), and examine how it is used to describe
people, feelings, and objects.
CPALMS LA.3.2.1.7
Figurative Language Unit-3
Figurative Language Passages-3
E Learning for Kids: Figurative Language
LA.4.2.1.7
identify and explain an author’s use of
descriptive, idiomatic, and figurative
language (e.g., personification, similes,
metaphors, symbolism), and examine how it
is used to describe people, feelings, and
objects.
CPALMS LA.4.2.1.7
Figurative Language Unit-4
Figurative Language Passages-4
LA.5.2.1.7
identify and explain an author’s use of
descriptive, idiomatic, and figurative
language (e.g., personification, similes,
metaphors, symbolism), and examine how it
is used to describe people, feelings, and
objects.
CPALMS LA.5.2.1.7
Figurative Language Unit-5
Figurative Language Passages-5
Standard 2: The student identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the elements of a variety of nonfiction, informational, and expository texts to demonstrate an understanding of the information presented.
LA.3-5.2.2.1
FCAT TASK CARDS: Literary AnalysisLA221.pdf
LA.3.2.2.1
identify and explain the purpose of text
features (e.g., table of contents, glossary,
headings, charts, graphs, diagrams,
illustrations).
CPALMS LA.3.2.2.1
LA.4.2.2.1
locate, explain, and use information from
text features (e.g., table of contents, glossary,
headings, charts, graphs, diagrams,
illustrations).
CPALMS LA.4.2.2.1
LA.5.2.2.1
locate, explain, and use information from
text features (e.g., table of contents, glossary,
index, transition words/phrases, headings,
subheadings, charts, graphs, illustrations).
CPALMS LA.5.2.2.1

Reporting Category 4: Informational Text/Research Process
Strand 6: Informational and Media Literacy
Choosing the Best Print Resources
Standard 1: The student comprehends the wide array of informational text that is part of our day-to-day experiences.
Use for Modeling and Practice- Time for Kids Article: The Deep Freeze
Online book that's PACKED with interesting types of text features: Inventions from We Give Books
LA.3.6.1.1
LA.3.6.1.1
read informational text (e.g., graphs, charts,
manuals) and organize information for
different purposes, including but not limited
to being informed, following multi-step
directions, making a report, conducting
interviews, preparing to take a test, and
performing a task.
CPALMS LA.3.6.1.1
LA.4.6.1.1
read informational text and text features
(e.g., format, graphics, legends, illustrations,
diagrams) to organize information for
different purposes (e.g., being informed,
following multi-step directions, creating a
report, conducting interviews, preparing to
take a test, performing a task).
CPALMS LA.4.6.1.1
LA.5.6.1.1
read and interpret informational text and
organize the information (e.g., use of
outlines, timelines, graphic organizers) from
multiple sources for a variety of purposes
(e.g., multi-step directions, problem solving,
performing a task, supporting opinions,
predictions, conclusions).
CPALMS LA.5.6.1.1
Standard 2: The student uses a systematic process for the collection, processing, and presentation of information.
LA.5.6.2.2


LA.5.6.2.2
read and record information systematically,
evaluating the validity and reliability of
information in text by examining several
sources of information.
CPALMS LA.5.6.2.2