Dig deeply into the text for comprehension and close reading practice with these high-interest, standards-based reading passages written by a published nonfiction children’s author.
There are 60 passages, each presented at two reading levels (grades 3-4 and 4-5) for a total of 120 passages. The pa
This Main Idea, Supporting Detail, and Summary Packet has reading comprehension
worksheets, games, task cards, and graphic organizers to help your students master the concept of finding the main idea, using informational text. This packet of main idea activities is created for fourth and fifth gra
This bundle contains 13 engaging activities you can use while teaching your students about using context clues to determine unknown words as they read. I focus on the following five types of context clues:
SYNONYM OR RESTATEMENT clues
ANTONYM OR CONTRAST clues
Over 160 reading passages for the ENTIRE year!!! This bundle pack include all four of my seasonal Text Based Evidence Reading Passages in one discounted bundle! The perfect combination of reading and learning engagement! Tackle close reading skills, comprehension, fluency, small group reading, RTI,
Compare and Contrast with Stories, Myths and Traditional Literature is a 52 page set that is a fun and effective way to teach a variety of reading strategies including compare and contrast (stories, characters and story elements), author’s purpose, finding evidence from the text, and making Text to
Your students will love these 22 "Any Book" literature response printables! They are the perfect, ready-to-use way to keep your students accountable for what they are reading. Just what you need if you use an independent reading program such as Reader's Workshop or have multiple small reading group
Inside 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. Please check the images and preview to see IF these passages will work for your
Students autism or special needs may benefit from structure and visually based calendar tasks. Including a hands-on component to your morning meeting or circle time will allow your learner to be more engaged. These materials could be used to make a modified circle time/morning time binder for your s
Get 20 different non-fiction reading passages for students to use while they practice finding the main idea and supporting details. These high interest and engaging non-fiction topics make learning about main idea fun and interesting for students!
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Main Idea can be tricky for some kids! I used these sheets for morning work and had my kids confident about knowing what the main idea of a story was.
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These Compare and Contrast Reading Comprehension Passages will increase fluency and comprehension! - Let's take "text evidence" to a new level! This pack is concentrated specifically on one comprehension strategy – Comparing and Contrasting! Included are 20 manag
This product is designed to be used as a teaching supplement for RL.4.9 - Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
CVC Word Families No Prep Cut & Paste Worksheets
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UPDATED: June 2016
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This book contains 2 sets of differentiated CVC and CVCC word family cut and paste worksheets. Each worksheet focuses on one word family and includes 6 words for ea
Text Evidence Using Informational Text is a 68 page packet filled with 8 doubled sided practice passages with historical, scientific, technical and biographical passages and comprehension questions, 2 color coding passages, 32 task cards, graphic organizers, and more! This reading unit will give yo
Inferences Using Informational Text is a 70 page set filled with worksheets, 2 sets of task cards, posters, games, and fun activities, which will help your students practice this very important reading strategy. The inference activities are easy to scaffold in your classroom and the teacher notes pr
10 reading passages with a focus on making inferences are included. These passages come in THREE three tiers (levels) of complexity. The varied levels of reading passages make differentiating small group instruction and intervention effortless. Your whole class can read the same story, but at a read
This worksheet is great for any story! It is part of my Story Skills / Story Elements Pack. It contains the following sections:
Wonderings (Where students can ask questions before reading)
Point of View
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Here is a super fun, and engaging mini-unit to introduce, or simply review elements of Point of View (Perspective) using a hysterical children's book that is fun for all ages! The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by Jon Scieszka is perfect for teaching th
This 79 page Themes in Literature Unit is complete and ready to teach! Your students will get plenty of practice in a variety of formats as it includes 7 passages (front and back with many paired passages) including Aesop's Fables, Folktales from Around the World, Legends and Myths, a set of 32 task
These NO PREP comprehension passages reinforce important comprehension skills and are great to use for text-based evidence, close reading lessons, and open-ended questions. These passages are high-interest and seasonal, featuring holidays and winter topics.
A freebie activity pack to introduce the cause & effect reading strategy.
2 Whole group/ independent work practice pages.
If you give a mouse a cookie graphic organizer.
2 Matching center activities.
Cause and effect definition flash cards.
This resource features a Thanksgiving-themed activity to practice identifying the main idea and supporting detail sentences! Students match 4 supporting detail feathers to the main idea sentence written on Tom Turkey. This can be used to create a unique November bulletin board or school hallway disp
Cause and Effect Using Informational Text is a 59 page set of worksheets, handouts, posters, and two sets of task cards that are specifically designed to target reading strategies using nonfiction text. It reinforces the cause and effect concept carefully, in a way your kids will enjoy and uses topi
When spring is in the air, you want ready-to-go resources for your class! These no prep, spring-themed reading comprehension passages are the perfect supplement for your small groups, centers, or homework. There are 12 original passages, and answer keys are included!
Point of view is not just about first or third person! Although this resource has a few activities that help students understand first and third person point of view, it also covers other point of view skills. This product focuses on points of view within narratives.
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Compare and Contrast: This 45 page compare and contrast product allows students to compare and contrast nonfiction texts in a variety of different ways, not simply a Venn Diagram.
If you are also looking for fiction compare and contrast activities, save over 25% when you buy this as part
Informational Text Structures is a 79 page complete packet filled with 10 passages, task cards, graphic organizers, worksheets, posters, writing activities, foldables, a flip book and more! This reading unit was created to teach text structures in a variety of engaging ways.
Specifically it contain
Finding the theme can be confusing for students. It's always so hard to teach! Using fables seems to help students identify themes a little easier, so I created this product for just that reason!
This product aligns perfectly with Common Core standards: RL.3.2, RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.6.2.
Calendar tasks that are hands-on and visual can help children with autism and special needs increase their engagement and understanding of calendar topics. These materials could be used to make a modified circle time/morning time binder for your student to work on during calendar activities. Many of
Celebrate Close Reading with this unit! Inside you will find text based question cards, bookmarks, text coding supports, posters, graphic organizers, discussion tools and lesson plan templates. Each of the above are aligned to Literature and Informational Text Common Core State Standard.
Characters, Settings, and Events is a 68 page complete unit with 8 practice passages, 32 task cards, two foldables, loads of graphic organizers, a poster, and activities to keep your students fully engaged! This resource will provide your students with lots of practice identifying story elements, i
These reading comprehension passages with questions for primary students include 25 short fiction and non-fiction passages with four questions each. They are aimed at a second grade level, but could also be used in first and third grade. The first 2 questions are direct answer, the
This Inference Worksheets packet includes 13 Inference Worksheets and 3 Inference Activity Centers.
This download comes with 13 Inference Worksheets and 3 Inference Activity Centers.
Where Am I? Worksheet
Who Am I? Worksheet
When Am I? Worksheet
Making Inferences: Something Special Worksheet
Reading comprehension passages and questions aligned to 2nd & 3rd Grade Common Core Compare/ Contrast standards. Encourages students to use text evidence in their answers by color coding.
Texts are leveled 560-820. Makes differentiation and scaffolding easy!
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This is a literature unit on the book Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. The activities in this set are aligned to the common core standards. There is also an extra section of extended activities for the story and about bats.
* Stellaluna Vocabulary Cards
* Vocabulary Word Hunt
200+ pages of intense instruction addressing 100% of the Second Grade Literature RL.1-RL.9 and Informational Text RI.1-RI.9CCSS. With text complexity increasing during this new Common Core era "Close Reading" is critical. Over 50 Reading Response sheets included. Shifting from Guided Reading to Clos
After a year of research I developed this "Toolkit" in March of 2013. 100+ pages of intense instruction addressing 100% of the Reading Anchor Standards. With text complexity increasing during this new Common Core era "Close Reading" is critical. Shifting into Close Reading is happening in classrooms
Inference Resources: Inference can be a challenging concept/skill to teach. This best-selling bundle has a multitude of activities, printable resources, and worksheets will make it easy while also engaging your students in the process of learning to infer!
Inside you will find 28 kindergarten word family 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. Please check the images and preview to see IF these passages will wor
Reading comprehension passages and questions (multiple choice and short response) aligned to 2nd & 3rd Grade Common Core meaning of words and phrases standard. Encourages students to use text evidence in their answers by color coding.
Levels are included for each text! Makes differentiation a
CVC Word Families No Prep Phonics Printable Bundle
Teach your students all about word families with this easy to use fun and interactive printables collection! Over 500 pages of activities and printables are included that will provide a comprehensive program for teaching CVC words. Each word family
Reading comprehension passages and questions aligned to 2nd & 3rd Grade Common Core RI.2.3/ RI.3.3. Encourages students to use text evidence in their answers by color coding.
Levels are included for each text! The range is 520-820. Makes differentiation and scaffolding easy!
*This product in
Add a little fun to your current unit with this easy-to-use handout that can be used with ANY reading assignment, including short stories, novels, plays, and even non-fiction/expository articles. Students just choose a word from the reading assignment they don’t know and then follow the simple 11-st
This 4th Grade Spiral Reading resource is perfect for Reading HOMEWORK, Reading MORNING WORK, or a DAILY READING REVIEW! These quality written passages and text dependent questions build in complexity each week, as more skills are introduced. All pages are 100% EDITABLE
This book study and activities packet for Charlotte's Web is sure to keep your students engaged in this classic novel! You can use all of it or you can pick and choose.
The comprehension skills activities make good mini-lessons and/or reviews. The cause & effect activity, the character trai
Guided Reading or Whole Group Comprehension Worksheets and Activities Packet: This resource packet includes 50+ pages of printable worksheets that can be used with just about any book! It is ideal for use during guided reading groups, intervention, Daily 5 CAFE as well as for whole-class direct read