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Tall Tales Reading Unit (includes passages, organizers, writing, and more)!
I don't know about you, but I got tired of scouring the Internet for tall tales appropriate for my students! Rather than waste time, I wrote some instead! Includes 10 tall tales: Calamity Jane, Annie Oakley, Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, Babe the Blue Ox, John Henry,
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Recount Tall Tales- RL.2.2 & RL.3.2
Fiction and nonfiction tall tales reading comprehension passages, questions, graphic organizers, and Venn Diagrams. Includes 14 leveled passages in the 2nd-3rd Grade Common Core Text Complexity Band. This product includes 7 tall tales with 7 paired non fiction articles to help students compare and
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Tall Tales Read and Learn With Comprehension Activities
Looking to take your students' understanding of tall tales or folk tales a little deeper? The activities included in this unit will have your students digger deeper for knowledge and understanding. This is part of the Primarily Gifted line of products to get your students thinking deeper. Search #p
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American Folk Heroes and Tall Tales
Table of Contents: T-Charts and Interactive Charts examples…………....……..Pages 3-4 Clipart and signs to go with t-charts and interactive charts….………………………………......….Pages 5-10 Individual Student interactive charts in color and b/w..…..Pages 11-12 What are Tale Tales and the characteristics of Tall T
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Tall Tales Reading Comprehension Passages & Questions Pack
This pack contains three folktale passages to help incorporate close reading strategies in your classroom. Passages can be used during whole group or small group reading. Each passage offers a one-page passage with ten multiple choice, text dependent close reading comprehension questions. Included
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Tall Tales For Little Learners {Annie Oakley}
This is a non-fiction unit about Annie Oakley. If you have previously purchased any of my inventors or famous fliers units - this is the same format. The comprehension passages are between 600-700L. These passages are geared towards first and second graders - with less words per passage and easier s
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Tall Tales {A Reading and Writing Learning Adventure!}
This unit will help you bring your Tall Tale Unit to life! It will take about 1-2 weeks to complete, depending on how many tall tale stories you plan to read and which activities you plan to complete. You will need at least one copy of different tall tale books to use with this file. I am able to fi
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Tall Tales: Fun With Figurative Language and Create Your Own Pop Up Books
Welcome to the World of Tall Tales! Learn about the tall tales of Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, and Pecos Bill while studying hyperbole, idioms, metaphors, similes, and personification. Each of these tall tales heroes has their own section, complete with a close reading passage, an
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Paul Bunyan Tall Tale Close Reading Comprehension Passage and Questions
Practice close reading with this fun reading passage. This story features the legendary Paul Bunyan, a character from many tall tales and folktales. This story is filled with hyperbole to help emphasize the tall tale genre. In this passage, students will practice identifying genre, character tra
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Tall Tales {Annie Oakley}
This is a non-fiction unit about Annie Oakley. If you have previously purchased any of my inventors or famous fliers units - this is the same format. The comprehension passages are between 800 - 960L. Two separate comprehension checks are included, one for each passage. This is aligned to the CCS.
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Irish Folktales, Tall Tales, and Myths
A 19 page collection of Irish folk tales, tall tales and myths including: passages on leprechauns, the horseshoe, the pot of gold, and the shamrock. Each passage has a corresponding activity covering CCSS. Answer keys are also included. Pages can be printed and used as printables or used in intera
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Pecos Bill Tall Tale Close Reading Comprehension Passage and Questions
Practice close reading with this fun reading passage. This story features the legendary Pecos Bill, a character from many tall tales and folktales. This story is filled with hyperbole to help emphasize the tall tale genre. In this passage, students will practice identifying genre, character traits
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Tall Tales: Close Reading
Are you teaching a Tall Tales unit or looking for something a little different to teach RL 2.2? We chose to teach RL 2.2 with a western theme this year and use Tall Tales. It was so much fun! I created these close reading passages for 4 popular Tall Tale characters we had decided to study: John
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Tall Tales Unit (Features reading passages & comprehension pages)
This Tall Tale unit is geared towards second and third grades, and is full of useful resources. It contains vocabulary cards and definitions, five reading passages and matching comprehension pages, six interactive booklet pages plus a cover, six mini-posters featuring elements of tall tales, and mo
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Fable, Myth, Tall Tale, Trickster Tale Centers w/ Comprehension Questions
This is a great center-based exploration in genres. Students work together to come up with definitions for each genre. This lesson comes complete with the following: -6-Day lesson-plan -Worksheets for each center -A culminating lesson with sample definitions for each genre -CSAP-style assessment w
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Tall Tales Reading Comprehension: Pecos Bill {read & respond}
American folktales are a fun component of Common Core State Standards. Incorporate these wacky, student-friendly tidbits about Pecos Bill into your tall tale reading, writing and language lessons (or speech/language therapy sessions!) These passages are just the right size to keep readers of al
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Tall Tall Tall Tales Gr. 4-6
Folktales come alive in this unit as students are taken on a tantalizing trip to the humorous world on tall tales. About this Resource: The lesson starts off with a teacher-centered approach focusing on the general characteristics of tall tales from different cultures and lands. Optional activiti
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Old Stormalong Tall Tale Close Reading Passage and Comprehension Questions
Practice close reading skills with this fun, engaging passage. This story features Alfred Bulltop Stormalong, a legendary sailor from many tall tales and folktales. This story is filled with hyperbole to help emphasize the tall tale genre. In this passage, students will identify genre, analyze f
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Abe Lincoln's Tall Tales: Nonfiction Passages, Printables & Interactive Pages
Everything you need to introduce your students to Abraham Lincoln's childhood friend Austin Gollaher, teach them about his childhood, and share examples of the tall tales he loved to tell. Flip book contains three tall tales, an introduction explaining where Lincoln got his tall tales, and a word p
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Tall Tale Test Prep
This test prep passage can be used as a quick assessment at the end of a lesson. It includes a short passage with a multi-select and two part question. Answer key included.
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Reading Literature Printables - Worksheets and Tests Grades 4-5
**Grades 4-5 Version** Level A The topics included in this huge worksheet packet are the same as in my Interactive Reading Literature Notebook. Scroll down for a list of lessons and topics. Purchase the differentiation bundle here. For each of the 24 lessons, there is a 20-item practice, followed
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Short Story Units for Middle School (Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 6)
Short Story of the Month Club, Grade 6 Grab this collection of popular Short Story Units tailored for Grade 6! I created these units specifically around the CCSS for grade 6, but they can absolutely be used in grades 5-8 - please check the preview file to verify this. Try the first month (August!)
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Reading Literature Printables - Worksheets and Tests Grade 6
**Grade 6 Version** Level B The topics included in this huge worksheet packet are the same as in my Interactive Reading Literature Notebook. Scroll down for a list of lessons and topics. Purchase the differentiation bundle here. For each of the 24 lessons, there is a 20-item practice, followed by
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Reading Literature Printables - Worksheets and Tests Grades 7-8
**Grades 7-8 Version, Level C** The topics included in this huge worksheet packet are the same as in my Interactive Reading Literature Notebook. Scroll down for a list of lessons and topics. Purchase the differentiation bundle here. For each of the 24 lessons, there is a 20-item practice, follow
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Folktales, Fairytales and Fables
Folktales, Fairytales and Fables! This comprehensive Folktales unit is full of fun and engaging activities. Students will enjoy reading & learning about various fairytales, fables, myths, legends, tall tales, trickster tales & pour quois! Look at what's included... Reading Passages! 2 p
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Genre Match - identifying literary genres ELA task cards + printables (set a)
Looking for a way for your students to quickly and easily practice identifying different literary genres? This “print-and-go” resource – including 3 reference sheets, 32 task cards, and 2 assessment activities – is everything you need to introduce, develop, and assess your students' understanding o
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Rooted in Reading 3rd Grade:  May  {Read Aloud Lessons and Activities}
3rd grade teachers, are you looking for something to transform your ELA block? Rooted in Reading is a set of lesson plans and activities that focus around a read-aloud story each week. The teacher reads the book throughout the week and models how to think deeply, ask questions, monitor comprehen
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Determine the Central Message & Character Traits - Fables
This packet is a one stop shop when it comes to teaching the standards 3.RL.1.2. and 3.RL.1.3. In this packet you will have 11 complete days of FSA/PARCC style comprehension activities to teach recounting, determining the central message and character traits and motivation. Included in this packet
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Middle School Poetry Unit, 4 Weeks of Engaging PowerPoints and Activities
Middle school teachers, I feel your pain. Teaching energetic students with short attention spans is no easy feat, but this engaging multimedia unit makes teaching a whole lot easier. Students learn poetry concepts through hip-hop, commercials, television shows, movies, and other pop culture medi
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Journeys 4th Grade Units 1-6 Full Year Supplemental Materials  2011
This resource is aligned with Journeys 4th Grade Units 1-6, 2011 version. This 908 pg mega-bundle is packed full of engaging activities perfect for whole group, CENTERS, EARLY FINISHERS, HOMEWORK, & ELA ROTATIONS. Great for SUB PLANS too:) Included in this packet is the following: Unit 1 –
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November FSA Daily Reading Packet
This daily FSA/PARCC style daily reading practice packet was designed to help students practice Part A and Part B style questions that students struggle with. We've noticed that many students needed to practice answering this style of question daily to help students prep for the new testing formats.
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Daily Reading for First Graders {1st Nine Weeks Edition}
Do your students need daily reading practice aligned to the common core standards? Do you need common assessments for reading comprehension? Do you need original passages for reading comprehension practice? I know that I do! That’s why I created these for use in my classroom next year. You migh
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Compare and Contrast Assessment Student and Teacher Versions
This is a cumulative assessment of Compare & Contrast complete with 8 passages ranging from a few sentences each to double paragraphs. Both the student and teacher versions are included along with graphic organizers (modified Venn diagrams), constructed response questions, and multiple choice fo
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Reading Street 5th Grade Unit 1 2008 version of Supplemental Materials
This bundle is aligned with Reading Street 5th Grade Unit 1, 2008 version. It is packed full of engaging activities perfect for whole group, CENTERS, EARLY FINISHERS, HOMEWORK, SUB PLANS, ELA ROTATIONS, & STATIONS. This bundle contains a variety of activities from each lesson of Unit 1 to teac
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Genre Review: A Game and Ice Cream Craftivity
Add a little F-U-N to the end of the year by playing Genre Memory and completing this ice cream genre craft! I originally created these genre related activities because many formative assessments require students to read a passage and then determine the genre of the selection; however, it also serve
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Journeys 4th Grade Unit 1-3 Half Year Supplemental Activities & Printables 2011
This bundle is aligned with Journeys 4th Grade Unit 1-3, 2011 version. It is packed full of engaging activities perfect for whole group, CENTERS, EARLY FINISHERS, HOMEWORK, ELA ROTATIONS, & STATIONS. Great for SUB PLANS too:) These activities are designed to teach, re-teach, practice, or assess
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Genre Reading Passages
Genre Text-Coding Reading Passages: 27 NO PREP GENRE PASSAGES in book blurb format, inviting students to text code clues as they read and to defend their choices in complete sentences using text-based evidence. Also includes 13 Genre Posters! Genres Include: Fables, Myths, Fairy Tales, Tall Tal
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Lion and the Mouse
Lion and the Mouse! Are you looking for a fiction passage that addresses several CCSS for reading? In the The Lion and the Mouse minibook there are comprehension questions to address the following Reading Literature CCSS: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.7 This could be great assessment that covers many readi
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Journeys 4th Grade Unit 1 Supplemental Activities & Printables 2011
This bundle contains a variety of activities from each lesson of Unit 1 to teach, re-teach, practice or assess the various lessons taught. Each activity is unique to each lesson. This is the 2011 version. We also offer the 2017 and Common Core 2014 versions as well. Included in this packet is the
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50 States BUNDLE
50 States BUNDLE! *FAST FACTS AND FOLKLORE ABOUT THE FIFTY STATES!*50 COMPREHENSION READINGS and over 200 PAGES of activities, with answer keys in both PDF and editable formats! In each reading passage you will find... * State number (alphabetical order)  * Year admitted to union  * Posta
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Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions ~ The Bundle
This is a bundle of all my Reading Comprehension Passages. Click on the links to view each packet. Reading Comprehension Passages ~ Word Families {CVC and CCVC} Reading Comprehension Passages ~ Word Families {CVCC and CCVCC} Reading Comprehension Passages ~ Word Families {CVCe and CCVCe} Reading Co
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Reading Street 5th Grade Unit 1 Common Core 2013  Supplemental Materials
This bundle is aligned with Reading Street 5th Grade Unit 1 Common Core, 2013 version. It is packed full of engaging activities perfect for whole group, CENTERS, EARLY FINISHERS, HOMEWORK, SUB PLANS, ELA ROTATIONS, & STATIONS. This bundle contains a variety of activities to teach, re-teach, pr
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Famous Americans {BIG Bundle}
This is a 231 page ZIP file.... Ten famous Americans are included - This is a combination of Famous Inventors 1, 2 and Famous Fliers! Included are: Alexander Graham Bell Thomas Alva Edison Garrett Morgan Benjamin Franklin Nikola Tesla The Wright Brothers Amelia Earhart Sally Ride Bessie Coleman
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Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions ~ Word Families {CVCe and CCVCe}
These reading comprehension passages contain stories for each silent e Word Family, and each story comes with two versions for differentiation! One version has the story and a space to draw a picture about the story, and the other version has the story, two comprehension questions, spaces to write t
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Traditional Literature Quiz
This is a quiz to go along with the 6 types of traditional literature. The 6 types include: fairy tales, fables, folktales, legends, myths, and tall tales. The quiz includes matching the type of traditional literature to it's description and also reading short passages and determining what type of
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October 5th (Vol. 2) Close Read Passages with Complex Text Dependent Questions
October Packet Volume 2 - 5th Grade! No Prep! *Common Core Standards and Lexile levels are included on the answer key for those states involved in Common Core* Use for weekly assessments, pre/post-assessments, progress monitoring, homework, sub-plans fun exercises... anything you need. Question
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Reading Street 3rd Grade Unit 1  Common Core 2013 Supplemental Materials
This bundle is aligned with Reading Street 3rd Grade Unit 1, Common Core 2013 edition. It is packed full of engaging activities perfect for whole group, CENTERS, EARLY FINISHERS, HOMEWORK, SUB PLANS, ELA ROTATIONS, & STATIONS. ) This bundle contains a variety of activities to teach, re-teach
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October 4th (Vol. 2) Close Read Passages with Complex Text Dependent Questions
October Packet Volume 2 - 4th Grade! No Prep! This is the October Volume 2 packet of reading comprehension passages and complex, text-dependent multiple choice short/ long response questions modeled after the Common Core for 4th Grade!! *Common Core Standards and Lexile levels are included on ans
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ELA Vocabulary Word Wall
Looking for a word wall to review ELA terms? This word wall set will allow students to review previously learned terms, as well as give a definition to words as they are learned! Help your classroom become a print rich environment by having these bright and colorful vocabulary words decorate your
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McGraw Hill Wonders, 5th - Davy Crockett Saves the World Lesson Plan Bundle
This is a lesson plan bundle that goes along with the McGraw Hill Wonders Reading Series. It goes along with the story found in Unit 4, Week 1: "Davy Crockett Saves the World". You will be receiving everything you will need in this bundle to teach this unit! First, you will be getting lesson plans t
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Prove It! Informational Passages and Comprehension Questions: September
Prove it! Show me the evidence! Do you find yourself repeating these words on a daily basis? Like you, my goal is for my students to move beyond a literal understanding and to a deeper and more critical evaluation of the text. I am constantly asking my students to go BACK to the text to support thei
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Reading Street 4th Grade Unit 3 Common Core 2013 Supplemental Materials
This bundle is aligned with Reading Street 4th Grade Unit 3 Common Core, 2013 edition. It is packed full of engaging activities perfect for whole group, CENTERS, SUB PLANS, EARLY FINISHERS, HOMEWORK, ELA ROTATIONS, & STATIONS. This bundle contains a variety of activities to teach, re-teach, pr
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