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Skills Index, 2009-2010


FLUENCY

Adjusting for Mood
Wolverine • October 26, 2009 • page 6

Chunking
Jesse Owens • September 7, 2009 • page 6

Creating Suspense With Dialogue
Star Trek • November 9-23, 2009 • page 12

Double-Vowel Sounds
A Real-Live Blond Cherokee • November 9-23, 2009 • page 4

Practicing Unfamiliar Names
The Odyssey • November 9-23, 2009 • page 18

Question Marks and Exclamation Points
Fame • September 21, 2009 • page 6

Read the Way You Speak
More Than a Game • February 22, 2010 • page 6

Reading with Expression
Amelia • October 5, 2009 • page 6

Read With Feeling
The Last Airbender • May 10, 2010 • page 6

Repeated Readings
The Blind Side • November 9-23, 2009 • page 24
The Last Song • April 19, 2010 • page 6
Temple Grandin • March 15, 2010 • page 6

Shared Reading
The Gift of the Magi • December 7, 2009 • page 6

Unusual Names
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief • February 1, 2010 • page 6

Using Volume for Stress
Fighting for Fairness • January 11, 2010 • page 6


PRACTICAL LITERACY

Creating a Resume
My Resume • December 7, 2009 • online skills sheet

Filling Out a Job Application
Get a Job! • February 22, 2010 • page 23

Letter Writing
Write to Someone You Admire • March 15, 2010 • online skills sheet
Write to Someone You Admire • May 10, 2010 • online skills sheet

Reading a Bus Schedule
To the Beach by Bus! • May 10, 2010 • page 22

Reading Nutrition Information
Be a Health Hero! • September 7, 2009 • page 22

Searching the Internet
Find It Online • January 11, 2010 • page 20

Writing a Formal E-mail
E-mail Like a Pro • December 7, 2009 • page 22

Writing a Thank-You Note
Write a Thank-You Note • October 5, 2009 • page 23

Writing an Advice Column
Take Action • September 21, 2009 • page 22 


READING COMPREHENSION

Analyze Character
What a Character! • November 9-23, 2009 • page 17
Know the Character • November 9-23, 2009 • online skills sheet

Author’s Purpose
What’s the Purpose? • November 9-23, 2009 • page 10
Author’s Purpose • November 9-23, 2009 • page T5

Cause and Effect
A Cause to Believe In • April 5, 2010 • online skills sheet
How He Did It • April 19, 2010 • page T7
It Happened Because … • November 9-23, 2009 • page 23
Cause and Effect• November 9-23, 2009 • page T7
Cause and Effect Matchup • November 9-23, 2009 • online skills sheet
Why Did That Happen? • April 19, 2010 • page 11

Compare and Contrast
Compare Yourself to Keke • April 19, 2010 • online skills sheet
Jordin Sparks and Me • December 7, 2009 • online skills sheet

Logan and Victor • October 26, 2009 • page 11
Use a Venn Diagram • October 26, 2009 • online skills sheet
Temple Grandin and You • March 15, 2010 • page 11
Two Role Models • March 15, 2010 • online skills sheet

Comparing Text to Self
My Values • January 11, 2010 • online skills sheet

Fact and Opinion
The 411 on Mary J. Blige • January 11, 2010 • online skills sheet
About Chris Paul • March 15, 2010 • page T7
All About Keke Palmer • April 19, 2010 • page T8
All About Sean Kingston • February 1, 2010 • page T8
The Facts About Derrius’s Story • April 19, 2010 • online skills sheet
The Facts About TV Junk Food Ads • May 10, 2010 • online skills sheet
The Facts (and Opinions) on Sports Injuries • October 5, 2009 • page T8
Just the Facts About Jennifer Hudson • October 26, 2009 • online skills sheet
The Truth About Taylor Swift • February 22, 2010 • online skills sheet

Inferences
Use the Clues • December 7, 2009 • page 11
Making Inferences • December 7, 2009 • page T7

Main Idea and Details
It’s All About “Amelia” • October 5, 2009 • page 11
Main Idea Slam Dunk • October 5, 2009 • online skills sheet
The Main Thing Is… • October 26, 2009 • online skills sheet
What Is Bullying? • March 15, 2010 • online skills sheet

Practicing Assessment
“Amelia” Comprehension Quiz • October 5, 2009 • page T7
The Career of a Zookeeper • October 26, 2009 • online skills sheet
Earthquake Safety • May 10, 2010 • online skills sheet
Greek Gods • February 1, 2010 • online skills sheet
Helping Hounds • Lexile 580 • December 7, 2009 • page 12
Langston Hughes Speaks Up • February 1, 2010 • online skills sheet
Life After Lockup • Lexile 480 • February 22, 2010 • page 12
Living with Diabetes • Lexile 750 • September 21, 2009 • page 12
A Man Who Made a Difference • January 11, 2010 • online skills sheet
More Than a Pretty Face • March 15, 2010 • page 12
One in a Million • Lexile 560 • April 19, 2010 • page 12
One in a Million • Lexile 420 • April 19, 2010 • digital online article
Rolling With the Waves • Lexile 580 • May 10, 2010 • page 12
Rolling With the Waves • Lexile 430 • May 10, 2010 • digital online article
More on a Muralist • September 21, 2009 • online skills sheet
Shooting for Success • Lexile 670 • October 5, 2009 • page 12
Speaking from the Heart • Lexile 570 • September 7, 2009 • page 12
A Teen with Wings • October 5, 2009 • online skills sheet
Test Your Knowledge • September 7, 2009 • online skills sheet

Test Your Knowledge • September 21, 2009 • online skills sheet 
Test Your Knowledge of “An Ocean of Trash” • April 5, 2010 • online skills sheet
Test Your Knowledge of “The Gift of the Magi” • December 7, 2009 • online skills sheet
Test Your Knowledge of “How to Train Your Dragon” • April 5, 2010 • page T7
Test Your Knowledge of “The Last Song” • April 19, 2010 • page T6
Test Your Knowledge of “The Odyssey” • November 9-23, 2009 • online skills sheet
Test Your Knowledge of “Star Trek” • November 9-23, 2009 • page T6
Test Your Knowledge • January 11, 2010 • online skills sheet
Test Your Knowledge • February 1, 2010 • page T6
Test Your Knowledge of “More Than a Game” • February 22, 2010 • page T7
Test Your Knowledge of "The Last Airbender" • May 10, 2010 • online skills sheet
Test Your Knowledge of “The No-Guitar Blues” • February 22, 2010 • online skills sheet
Test Your Knowledge of “Temple Grandin” • March 15, 2010 • page T6
“Wolverine” Quiz • October 26, 2009 • page T6
Write Out Loud • Lexile 650 • February 1, 2010 • page 12
A Writer Finds His Voice • February 22, 2010 • online skills sheet
YouTube Dream Come True • Lexile 660 • January 11, 2010 • page 12
A Zoo Dream Come True • Lexile 710 • October 26, 2009 • page 12

Problem and Solution
Got Problems? • September 7, 2009 • page T7
Problem Solved! • September 7, 2009 • page 11

Relating New to Known
Did You Know That? • September 7, 2009 • online skills sheet

Sequence of Events
Chris Paul: What Happened When? • March 15, 2010 • online skills sheet
Order, Order! • September 21, 2009 • page 11
Order, Please • September 21, 2009 • page T7
Order, Please! • February 22, 2010 • page 19
Order, Please! • May 10, 2010 • page T7
What Happened When? • May 10, 2010 • page 11

Summarizing
Sum It Up • January 11, 2010 • page 11
Summarizing Practice • January 11, 2010 • page T7
Summarizing a Paragraph • March 15, 2010 • page T8

Taking Notes
The Arctic Animal Web • December 7, 2009 • online skills sheet
Make a Football Card • November 9-23, 2009 • page 31
Take Note! • November 9-23, 2009 • page T8

Topic Sentences
On Topics • February 1, 2010 • page T7


READING COMP WITH A MAP, CHART, OR GRAPH

Comparing Maps
Arctic Animals: On the Edge • Lexile 690 • December 7, 2009 • page 16

Reading a Bar Graph
He Shoots, He Scores! • February 22, 2010 • page 11
Beauty and the Beach • April 5, 2010 • page 19

Reading a Chart
Greek Gods • February 1, 2010 • online skills sheet
Sidelined • Lexile 600 • October 5, 2009 • page 16

Reading a Map
Map Skills • October 5, 2009 • online skills sheet
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief • February 1, 2010 • page 6
Tracking Jaguars • Lexile 830 • September 7, 2009 • page 16
On Shaky Ground • Lexile 710 • May 10, 2010 • page 16

Reading a Pie Chart
Painting for the People • Lexile 780 • September 21, 2009 • page 16

Reading a Timeline
Black History Timeline • February 1, 2010 • online skills sheet
A Shout-Out to Dr. King • Lexile 700 • January 11, 2010 • page 16


VOCABULARY

Antonyms
Opposites Attract • February 1, 2010 • page T5
Sean Kingston • Lexile 590 • February 1, 2010 • page 4

Compound Words
Chris Paul • Lexile 570 • March 15, 2010 • page 4
Create-a-Compound • March 15, 2010 • page T5

Contractions
Contractions in Action • September 7, 2009 • page T6
Earth Day Contractions • April 19, 2010 • page T5
Keke Palmer • Lexile 800 • April 19, 2010 • page 4
That’s Jesse Owens • September 7, 2009 • online skills sheet
Wanted: A Summer Job • April 19, 2010 • online skills sheet
Will Smith • Lexile 670 • September 7, 2009 • page 4
Wolverine’s an Exciting Movie • October 26, 2009 • online skills sheet

Homophones
Justin Timberlake • Lexile 670 • April 5, 2010 • page 4
Hurray for Homophones! • April 5, 2010 • page T6

Multiple-Meaning Words (Homographs)
Pick the Meanings • February 22, 2010 • online skills sheet
Taylor Swift • Lexile 680 • February 22, 2010 • page 4
Word Match • February 22, 2010 • page T6

Parts of Speech
The End • February 1, 2010 • online skills sheet
Parts of Speech in “A Real-Live Blond Cherokee” • November 9-23, 2009 • online skills sheet
Speaking of "Fame" • September 21, 2009 • online skills sheet

Speaking of “Wolverine” • October 25, 2009 • page T7

Plurals and Possessives
Hideki Matsui • Lexile 590 • May 10, 2010 • page 4
What's The Difference? • May 10, 2010 • page T6 

Possessives
Selena Gomez • Lexile 650 • September 21, 2009 • page 4
September Events and Possessives • September 21, 2009 • page T6

Prefixes
Peyton Manning • Lexile 800 • October 5, 2009 • page 4
Prefix Power • October 5, 2009 • page T6

Suffixes
The End of the Word • October 26, 2009 • page T5
Jennifer Hudson • Lexile 570 • October 26, 2009 • page 4

Synonyms
2010 Synonyms • January 11, 2010 • page T6
Mary J. Blige • Lexile 660 • January 11, 2010 • page 4

Vocabulary Words in Context
America Ferrera • April 5, 2019 • page 24
Candace Parker • October 5, 2009 • page 24
Getting Money for College • March 15, 2010 • online skills sheet
Halle Berry • February 1, 2010 • page 16
Hanley Ramirez • September 21, 2009 • page 24
Justin Bieber • April 19, 2010 • page 16
Match the Meaning • September 7, 2009 • online skills sheet

Match the Meaning • September 21, 2009 • online skills sheet
Match the Meaning • October 5, 2009 • online skills sheet
Match the Meaning • January 11, 2010 • online skills sheet
Match the Meaning • February 22, 2010 • online skills sheet
Match the Meaning • April 5, 2010 • online skills sheet
Match the Meaning • May 10, 2010 • online skills sheet
Mya • January 11, 2010 • page 24
Needed: Foster Parents • April 19, 2010 • online skills sheet
Pharrell Williams • February 22, 2010 • page 24
Quest Crew • September 7, 2009 • page 24
Shakira • May 10, 2010 • page 24
Taylor Lautner • November 9-23, 2009 • page 32
Tyler Perry • March 15, 2010 • page 16
Usher • October 26, 2009 • page 24
Which Word? • October 26, 2009 • page T8


WRITING

Adjectives and Adverbs
Bagging the Bags • Lexile 800 • April 5, 2010 • page 21
Words That Pop! • April 5, 2010 • page T8

Comparing Text to Self
My Values • January 11, 2010 • online skills sheet

Creating a Timeline
My Own Timeline • January 11, 2010 • page T8

Fact from Opinion
Just the Facts • September 7, 2009 • online skills sheet
No-School Fridays • Lexile 660 • September 7, 2009 • page 20
Prove It! • September 7, 2009 • page T8

Nouns and Verbs
Dragon Tale • April 5, 2010 • page 11
Nouns and Verbs • April 5, 2010 • online skills sheet

Persuasive Writing
Support Your Opinion • September 21, 2009 • online skills sheet

Proofreading
Edit a Thank-You Note • October 5, 2009 • online skills sheet

Quotation Marks
Get a Job, Kid! • Lexile 660 • September 21, 2009 • page 20
You Can Quote Me on That! • September 21, 2009 • page T8

Summarizing
Sum It Up • January 11, 2010 • page 11
Summarizing Practice • January 11, 2010 • page T7

Supporting an Opinion
Homework Holiday • Lexile 790 • December 7, 2009 • page 20
Support Your Opinion • December 7, 2009 • page T8
Make Your Point • Lexile 810 • February 22, 2010 • page 20
Support My Cause • February 22, 2010 • page T8

Writing a Persuasive Paragraph
Junk the Ads? • Lexile 770 • May 10, 2010 • page 20
Make Your Point • May 10, 2010 • page T8 

Writing a Review
What do You Think? • April 5, 2010 • online skills sheet

Writing About Self
Make a Trading Card • November 9-23, 2009 • online skills sheet

Topic Sentences
On Topics • February 1, 2010 • page T7

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