April Reading Passages

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Teresa Kwant
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3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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I have used this as a quick morning activity. This keeps the kids engaged and working on their reading skills to start the day. They are short and sweet!


This product includes 30 reading passages with comprehension questions. Each passage has a theme based on what "National Day" it is, like "National One Cent Day", "National Find a Rainbow Day," "National Telephone Day," and more! Kids are sure to love these fun and engaging reading passages.

There are also "Word of the Day" sheets that go along with the reading passages. Students will write the definition and part of speech for each word. Then they will write the word in a sentence, draw a picture and find synonyms and antonyms for the word. The Word of the Day and Reading Comprehension sheets are both 1/2 sheets and can be printed back to back.

There are two versions of each reading passage. One is more detailed with bigger vocabulary words. Both have the same comprehension questions but you can decide which ones fit the needs of your students best.

Also included are 30 journal prompt cards. The journal prompts are a mixture of narrative, opinion/persuasive, and informative writing prompts. The theme of the cards match the theme of the daily reading passages.

You can use the reading passages and journal prompts as self-starts, during ELA center time, at the end of a lesson, as homework, or as part of your language arts daily routine. The options are endless!

Also included is a daily writing journal for students!

April's daily themes for the reading passages and journal prompts include:
April 1st National One Cent Day
April 2nd National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
April 3rd National Find a Rainbow Day
April 4th National School Librarian Day
April 5th National Caramel Day
April 6th National Teflon Day
April 7th International Guitar Month
April 8th National Zoo Lovers Day
April 9th National Winston Churchill Day
April 10th National Farm Animals Day
April 11th National Barber Shop Quartet Day
April 12th National Licorice Day
April 13th National Thomas Jefferson Day
April 14th National Dolphin Day
April 15th National Titanic Remembrance Day
April 16th National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
April 17th National Haiku Poetry Day
April 18th National Jazz Appreciation Month
April 19th National Garlic Day
April 20th National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day
April 21st National Soft Pretzel Month
April 22nd National Earth Day
April 23rd National Talk Like Shakespeare Day
April 24th National Pet Parents Day
April 25th National Telephone Day
April 26th National Richter Scale Day
April 27th National Babe Ruth Day
April 28th National Great Poetry Reading Day
April 29th National Zipper Day
April 30th National Hairstylist Appreciation Day

Other Monthly Reading Passages Here:
September Reading Passages
October Passages
November Reading Passages
December Reading Passages
January Reading Passages
February Reading Passages
March Passages
May Passages
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