This product contains all 4 of my "Recipes for Reading Comprehension" products: "Recipes for Reading Comprehension - Christmas and Winter Themes", "Recipes for Reading Comprehension - Spring", "Recipes for Reading Comprehension - Fall/Autumn Themes", and "Recipes for Reading Comprehension - High Interest Themes". Each product is also available separately. Together, the files contain 40 reading passages and no-cook recipes centered on a variety of seasonal and high interest themes, followed by 4 to 6 comprehension questions for each passage. The recipe passages are designed to be read by students, and then prepared by students with minimal teacher assistance. Passages can be used as center activities, home-school connections, test prep, Open House or Parent Involvement Night activities, reading comprehension assessments, or in other ways. The file contains 83 pages of reading comprehension practice, teacher tips and suggestions for use, shopping lists for each recipe, a parent letter to send home prior to using each recipe, and answer keys.
Included passages relate to the following topics: school buses/ history of the TwinkieÃƒï¿½Ã‚Â® (A School Bus You Can Eat), pencils (The Amazing Pencil), Johnny Appleseed, Acorns, Autumn, Halloween vocabulary (Spooky Witch's Brew), spiders (Parts of a Spider), turkeys (Make a Fruity Turkey), The Pilgrims of Plymouth, Native American Houses, Yule logs, Christmas decorations (2 passages: Christmas Decorations and Make a Christmas Treat), Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (The Most Famous Reindeer of All), snowmen (Donut Snowman), history of the Christmas tree, Legend of the Christmas Spider (German legend), poinsettias, snowflakes, penguins, Lincoln's birthday (Lincoln's Log Cabin), Valentine's Day (Conversation Hearts), President's Day (Presidential Firsts), National Pistachio Day (Feb. 26), St. Patrick's Day (A Rainbow of Colors), National Cherry Blossom Festival (2 weeks each spring), Tulip Day (Tulips, May 18), Memorial Day (last Monday in May), Bird Watching (springtime activity), the start of the baseball season/ spring training (Casey at the Bat), history of pizza (Make a Super Sweet Dessert Pizza), constellations (Pictures in the Sky), edible insects (You're Eating WHAT?!?), sushi ("Gimme-More" Sushi), Treasure Chest Cakes, Lighthouses, Raccoons, history of trail mix (Good Ole Raisins and Peanuts!), Volcanoes, and Snails. Passages are appropriate for 3rd through 5th grade students.
by Rebecca Bettis