Is your school closing for a few weeks? Do you need digital or printable support to send home to your parents and students?
I've put together 3 weeks of everything students need to maintain their literacy skills so they can return to school without missing a beat!
THE WORKBOOKS ARE BROKEN INTO 3 LEVELS:
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- students working at a grade 1-2 level
- students working at a grade 3-4 level
- students working at a 5-8 grade level
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN EACH LITERACY WORKBOOK:
- 3 weeks of reading comprehension and writing work
- Writing activities to maintain writing stamina at home
- 3 weeks of grammar or phonics practice
- 3 weeks of direct vocabulary practice
- A daily scheduling guide for at-home learning
- Answer Keys
- Google Classroom Digital Version
As both a Literacy Collaborative Coordinator and a homeschool mom of 6 years myself, I know the struggles that can come with not having the correct support at home. My hope is that these packets will relieve some stress for you, the parents, and your students.
If you already use OOTWL resources, your students will be familiar with the work in the literacy workbooks. They'll be able to be successful at home while practicing their literacy skills.
*** The goal of these packets is not to have students or parents stress at home, but to maintain all the reading, writing, language, and vocabulary skills you've built throughout the year.
Feel free to send home just a few parts of these packets or the entire resource. There is also a digital version you can send home if your families are able to use Google Classroom
SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER:
✔️ The average classroom has students that are reading at 5 different grade levels.
✔️ Consider sending home the literacy workbook that meets each individual student at his/her level, regardless of the grade they are in.
✔️ For example, if you are teaching 5th grade and have a group of students reading at a 2nd-grade level, send them home with the basic workbook.
✔️ We do NOT want our students to go home with work that is frustrational for them. We want them to maintain their reading progress without feeling overwhelmed. We want them successful at home.
✔️ With that said, you may find yourself needing to download all three workbooks to meet the levels of your diverse readers, and that it TOTALLY okay!
**** TEACHING TIP FOR PARENTS:
- Parents, if your child is a struggling reader but in 5th grade, you do NOT and should not use the 5-8 resource.
- If they are reading at a 1st or 2nd grade level, use that workbook!
- The last thing we want to do is make kids feel frustrated at home with work that is too difficult for them.
- They will never know the levels of the work and nothing appears too babyish for older kids reading at a lower level.
- Save yourself some sanity and grab what you know they will be successful with at home!
- The goal here is not to learn a ton of new stuff, but to maintain their literacy skills unitl they get back to the books at school.
***Click to see 6 more weeks of literacy workbooks!
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Copyright © 2020 Jen Bengel
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Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
Not for public display.
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