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31 May Reading Passages and May Writing Prompts - Text Dependent May Activities

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4th - 5th
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  1. PAPERLESS & PRINTABLE OPTION!!! Every day is a national holiday with this bundle! 300 National Days Text Dependent Reading Passages (August - May) w/ daily writing prompts. Daily writing that rotates CCSS narrative writing, expository writing, and opinion writing. Text dependent - text eviden
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PAPERLESS & PRINTABLE!!! 31 May National Days Reading Passages & Writing Prompts - Each passage includes rigorous text dependent - text evidence practice with both reading & writing - 31 Daily Writing Prompts for CCSS Opinion Writing, Narrative Writing & Informational Writing. The Teacher has the option of printing out the day's passage or assigning it in Google Classroom.

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Students will look forward to learning about a different National Day each day. Ways to Use this product:

- Daily CCSS Monthly Writing Prompts

- Daily Reading

- Bell Ringers / Bell Work

- Morning Work

- Google Classroom

- No Prep

- Evidence Based Passages

- Literacy Stations

- Close Read

- Daily Five

- Test Prep

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

January's National Days:

February's National Days:

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 May 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:

- 1 of 31 Passage for month of May

- 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 passage based responses

- Narrative writing, Expository writing, Opinion Writing

- Google Classroom Option

May's National Days:

1. National Mother Goose Day

2. National Baby Day

3. National Wear Two Different Colored Shoes Day

4. National Firefighters Day

5. National Cartoonist Day

6. National Nurses Day

7. National Tourism Day

8. National Iris Day

9. National Lost Sock Memorial Day

10. National Clean Up Your Room Day

11. National Twilight Zone Day

12. National Limerick Day

13. National Leprechaun Day

14. National Dance Like a Chicken Day

15. National Chocolate Chip Day

16. National Sea-Monkey Day

17. National Pack Rat Day

18. National Museum Day

19. National May Ray Day

20. National Be a Millionaire Day

21. National Waitstaff Day

22. National Buy a Musical Instrument Day

23. National World Turtle Day

24. National Escargot Day

25. National Tap Dance Day

26. National Sally Ride Day

27. National Sun Screen Day

28. National Amnesty International Day

29. National Learn About Composting Day

30. National Water a Flower Day

31. National Save Your Hearing Day

We hope this reading and writing unit will meet your need for morning work 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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Total Pages
140 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
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 arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
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.


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