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Reading Rainbow Event

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The twelve Reading Rainbow winners were recognized in a ceremony at the Alabama Book Festival in Montgomery. The winners were invited to read their stories, which are featured here as videos, to the audience. >
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Writing Lessons with Examples
Kindergarten Writing Lessons with Examples
First Grade Writing Lessons with Examples
Second Grade Writing Lessons with Examples
Third Grade Writing Lessons with Examples Part 1
Third Grade Writing Lessons with Examples Part 2

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Alabama Course of Study
Course of Study English Language Arts Kindergarten 4.) Use words that describe and represent real-life objects and actions. 5.) Demonstrate listening comprehension of passages, including retelling stories and answering questions. 6.) Identify various forms of narrative texts, including nursery rhymes, poetry, and stories. 8.) Use brainstorming, drawing, and discussion as elements of prewriting in the writing process. 11.) Follow one- and two-part oral directions. (Responding to various types of literature read aloud.) 12.) Select appropriate voice level when interacting with others. First Grade 3.) Demonstrate vocabulary skills, including sorting words into categories and deriving word meaning from context within sentences and paragraphs 4.) Read with comprehension a variety of first-grade narrative and informational texts, including recalling information and retelling a story with beginning, middle, and end. 6.) Recognize a variety of narrative text forms, including fairy tales, adventure stories, and poetry. 8.) Use complete sentences to address a topic or tell a story. 9.) Use periods at the end of sentences and capitalization at the beginning of sentences and with the pronoun I. 10.) Use a word that names a person, place, thing, or animal as the subject of a sentence. Second Grade 1.) Demonstrate phonological skills, including manipulating sounds and words of the English language and identifying syllables in two- and three-syllable words. 3.) Exhibit vocabulary skills, including exlaining simple common antonyms and synonyms and using descriptive words. 6.) Differentiate among folktales, tall tales, fables, realistic fiction, and other narrative texts. 8.) Organize sentences into a paragraph to address a topic or tell a story. 9.) Demonstrate correct use of question marks and capitalization of names, months, days of the week, and holidays in written expression. 10.) Use concrete nouns and action verbs in written communication. 14.) Respond to various types of literature read aloud. 15.) Select appropriate voice tone, gestures, and facial expression to enhance meaning. Third Grade 7.) Compare fictional characters and events to real-life experiences. 9.) Compose narrative texts using an introductory paragraph, specific time frames, clear sequencing of events, and a conclusion. 10.) Apply mechanics in writing, including capitalization of proper nouns and titles of people and appropriate end marks, abbreviations, and commas with dates. 11.) Recognize nouns, verbs, pronouns, conjunctions, and adjectives in written texts.
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