Saturday, February 28, 2015

Kindergarten Reading Comprehension Passages

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Inside of this reading packet you will find 60 kindergarten comprehension passages! These passages are great for kinders and would also be suitable for pre-k or first graders depending on how you use them. There is a lot of variety included. 

The passages are set up into three categories...

First 20 passages: Basic story with 3 questions. The students are given two answers to choose from for each question.

Second 20 passages: Basic story with more details. 3 questions, 3 answers to choose from.

Third 20 passages: Basic story with more details. 3 questions. Students must write the answer to each question.

Each passage comes with a fun picture that relates to the passage. There are 60 DIFFERENT passages in all!

These are great for small groups practice, fluency practice, whole group discussions, or homework. There are many different ways that you can use each passage in your classroom!  Check out the example pages below.


Language Arts Lesson - "Interactive Writing Notebooks WRITING CCSS for 3rd-6th Grade"

By Barnett's School House
3rd-6th Grade

I have compiled all of my interactive lessons and activities that I use to teach the Common 
Core Writing Standards to my fourth graders. This is an interactive Writing Notebook that is aligned to the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade Common Core Writing Standards. I use this notebook at the end of each year to ensure that my students have a working folder as evidence.

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Mystery Book Clubs

This is my BEST SELLING 15 page unit that perfectly fits a class study of mysteries. It was created for use in mystery book clubs, but is also perfectly suitable to independent or paired reading study of mystery texts. The unit is a perfect compliment to the series of mini-lessons that form the Reader's Workshop unit on mysteries. vocabulary, character traits, inferences about character, genre characteristics, and so much more is also included in the resource. In addition, a truly engaging mystery reader's theatre script is INCLUDED that acts as a model for students to write their own script based on the mystery books that they have been reading. Watch the brief video resource below to see this unit explained in more detail. GET IT HERE

Use this excellent resource as an assessment tool to go with this unit
Mysteries Sticky Note Assessment

All 'Ace Ventura Mystery books work well with this unit. Look at end of this product description for more names of books that you can check out from your library to go with this excellent resource.

Mystery Reading and Writing Unit
This resource was created for a 3rd grade course, but is easily applicable to either a 2nd or 4th grade unit study of mysteries

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Math Lesson -- "Factoring Scavenger Hunt Bundle"

by Math with Tyrrell
9th-12th grade  
                                                                                               HAS-SSE.B.3, HAS-APR.B.3
All 4 scavenger hunts that I use with my factoring unit!  Scavenger hunts are an excellent activity to get students moving around the classroom while being engaged with the mathematics. In these activities, students use the answer to one problem to find another problem hanging around the classroom.  Awesome activity to add to your unit!


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Common Core - "4th Grade Math Common Core Task Cards"

 4th Grade Math Common Core Task Cards

These tasks cards are a perfect way to review for the standardized tests in the spring. Each question comes directly from the math common core state standards with the standard noted at the bottom of each card. There are three different designs in order to differentiate for various students - open ended (in bright, bold spring design), open ended (in polka dot border so the card looks "cleaner"), multiple choice in polka dot border. You can mix and match the cards as you wish. Although these cards are specific to 4th grade standards for math, 3rd grade teachers can use them as challenge questions, and 5th grade teachers can use these to review and solidify concepts taught in 4th grade. 

Here is what is included:
**Ideas for how to use these cards**40 task cards in 3 different designs**Open ended questions answer key**Student response page**Multiple choice answer key**Questions listed with standard**Standards listed by question

Hope you enjoy!

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