Four texts for weekly reading homework, small group activities, or test preparation. Over 50 pages of classroom ready activities.
Each text includes comprehension questions, vocabulary words, vocabulary activities, a vocabulary quiz, and an open-ended response. A page called "Focus on Complex Text" is also included to help students learn how to deal with aspects of complex text.
Fishing: A free verse poem about fishing. The "Focus on Complex Text" requires readers to do a close reading to explore the use of repetition in the poem.
Migrating North at Winter's End: An informational text about migrating birds. The "Focus on Complex Text" challenges readers to find details in the text to compare robins to orioles.
What Is Persuasive Text? An introduction to persuasive text. The "Focus on Complex Text" engages students in finding examples of facts, reasons, and examples in the example persuasive text.
Interview with a Great Blue Heron: An informational text about great blue herons. This text is a student favorite! The "Focus on Complex Text" explains the use of idioms and challenges students to explore idioms in the text.
Other packets in the Reading Homework series:
September Reading Homework
October Reading Homework
November Reading Homework
December Reading Homework
January Reading Homework
February Reading Homework
March Reading Homework
April Reading Homework
May Reading Homework