Word Work with Text_Avalanche
This SWI lesson provides multiple activities within literacy: reading a quick story about an interesting topic; investigating the etymology; finding the base, phonemes and graphemes of a word, comprehension, a written summary, and grammar -- locating subjects and predicates and includes potential for locating nouns and verbs.
The text is written at approximately mid-elementary grade level. It can be used with students as young as grade 1 with scaffolding by teacher and reduced tasks as you see fit. This lesson will also be appropriate for any age, really. The story is comprised of simple facts about avalanches and the Word Work is appropriate for any age, especially those in the early stages of learning words' structures, grapheme-phoneme correspondences, finding subject/predicates, nouns and verbs. Most of the morphology is free base words with simple to complex structures. The etymology has highlighted hints to scaffold learning how to read an entry.
An answer key is included.