August Back to School Bell Work / Ringers - Morning Work - Writing prompts

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4th, 5th, 6th
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Fun and Engaging Back To School Bell Work for the month of August. Each day of the month describes the National Day and how to celebrate. The students will love learning about the National Day and the teacher will love the rigorous reading and writing required. The unit can be used in various ways:
- Daily CCSS Monthly Writing Prompts
- Daily Reading
- Bell Ringers / Bell Work
- Morning Work
- No Prep
- Evidence Based Passages
- Literacy Stations
- Close Read
- Daily Five
- Test Prep

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

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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 August 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 30 Passage for month of August
- 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

August's National Days:
1. National Respect for Parents Day
2. National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
3. National Watermelon Day
4. National Coast Guard Day
5. National Oyster Day
6. National Fresh Breath Day
7. National Lighthouse Day
8. National Dollar Day
9. National Book Lovers Day
10. National S’mores Day
11. National Presidential Joke Day
12. National Middle Child’s Day
13. National Left Handers Day
14. National Creamsicle Day
15. National Relaxation Day
16. National Roller Coaster Day
17. National Thrift Shop Day
18. National Mail Order Catalog Day
19. National Aviation Day
20. National Lemonade Day
21. National Senior Citizens Day
22. National Tooth Fairy Day
23. National Ride the Wind Day
24. National Waffle Day
25. National Kiss and Make Up Day
26. National Women’s Equality Day
27. National Just Because Day
28. National Race your Mouse Day
29. National Chop Suey Day
30. National Frankenstein Day
31. National Trail Mix Day

We hope this reading and writing August 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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