30 September Reading Passages Back to School September Writing Prompts

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September National Days - September Bell Work - September Bell Ringers - September Activities with Google Classroom Option. Each day of the month is centered around the National Holiday for the month of September. Each passage includes rigorous text dependent - text evidence practice with both reading & writing - 30 Daily Writing Prompts for CCSS Opinion Writing, Narrative Writing & Informational Writing. Each day comes with a printable or Google Classroom option. Students will look forward to learning about a different National Holiday each day.

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This unit for the month of September can be used in the following ways:

- Daily CCSS Monthly Writing Prompts

- Daily Reading

- Bell Ringers / Bell Work

- Morning Work

- No Prep

- Evidence Based Passages

- Literacy Stations

- Close Read

- Google Classroom Option

- Daily Five

- Test Prep

- Homework

NOTE: This unit is for September if you are wanting a different month click on links below.

January's National Days:

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March's National Days:

April's National Days:

May's National Days:

August's National Days:

September's National Days:

October's National Days:

November's National Days:

December's National Days:

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Purpose of Unit

Are you frustrated with morning work, bell ringers, and literacy station resources for upper grades? Do you struggle with finding material that has rigor and yet can be worked on independently? This September National Days unit was created to meet this need for upper grades. It was designed to not just be a filler with low level tasks, but instead was created with rigor and daily writing practice that will increase stamina with your students and take them to a higher level of thinking.

The daily worksheet requires the students to use the text to support their reading and writing. Evidence from the text is required from each passage that will serve as great test preparation and practice by teaching students over and over again each day to base their answers on what the text has stated.

Each National Day Unit includes:

- 30 Nat'l Days passages for month of September

- 3 true/false type questions on anticipation guide

- Close read with annotating and coding

- Writing on Demand using CCSS Writing Standard based prompts

- Writing that requires constructed response answers

- CCSS writing - Narrative writing, Expository writing, Opinion Writing

- Google Classroom Option

September's National Days:

1. National Emma Nutt Day

2. National Blueberry Popsicle Day

3. National Skyscraper Day

4. National Newspaper Carrier Day

5. National Cheese Pizza Day

6. National Fight Procrastination Day

7. National Grandma Moses Day

8. National Pardon Day

9. National Teddy Bear Day

10. National TV Dinner Day

11. National Make Your Bed Day

12. National Video Game Day!

13. National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

14. National Cream Filled Donut Day

15. National Felt Hat Day

16. National Play-Doh Day

17. National Constitution Day

18. National Cheeseburger Day

19. National Talk Like a Pirate Day

20. National Punch Day

21. International Day of Peace

22. National Centenarian’s Day

23. National Great American Pot Pie Day

24. National Punctuation Day

25. National Comic Book Day

26. National Shamu The Whale Day

27. National Crush a Can Day

28. National Good Neighbor Day

29. National Coffee Day

30. National Chewing Gum Day

We hope this reading and writing September unit will meet your need for morning work / Bell Ringers and literacy station work. This unit could easily be used in the Daily Five format and help to add rigor for:

• Read to self

• Read with a partner

• Write to self


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.


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