iv The Massachusetts Story Program Components Teacher Guide—Book-Level Components Teacher Tools This appendix provides a Student Project Rubric, maps, graphic organizers, writing models, and support materials for selected Optional Activities. Teacher Guide—Chapter-Level Components Outline and Standards An outline of key lesson materials and state standards introduces each chapter. Resources This list of books and websites includes some resources used in specific lesson activities. Others are for your reference and may inspire additional activities. Chapter Literature Link A discussion and/or activity is centered on a key piece of literature, whether fiction about the time period, nonfiction, or a primary source. Additional literature links are sometimes included as Optional Activities. Lessons Each lesson in the Student Edition is accompanied by a set of activities, five of which are supported by pages in the Student Guide. See Student Guide description below for further details. Assessments and Answers At the end of each chapter you will find three different assessment tools, a master project rubric, and an answer key for selected Student Guide activities as well as for materials in the Student Edition—questions for Lesson Reviews, Go to the Source pages, certain Social Science Skills tasks, and Key Idea Reviews. Teacher Guide—Lesson-Level Components LESSON PREVIEW Activator This lesson warm-up includes a Student Guide activity page. Introduce Key Terms Selected vocabulary from the Student Edition is introduced prior to reading. READING THE TEXT Comprehension Strategy (Become a Better Reader) Students will practice strategies for better understanding what they read in the textbook (and in nonfiction texts in general). This component includes a Student Guide activity page. Look under “Differentiated Paths” to find additional strategies for helping struggling and gifted learners.
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