Back to School ELA Bundle Common Core Aligned for Grades 4-7

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This Back to School ELA Bundle is the perfect Common Core and Daily 5-inspired resource to engage your students during the exciting Back to School time. Engage your students with the ideal tools for read to self, read to someone, listen to reading, word work, and writing with this ALL-IN-ONE bundle. It is truly engaging ELA FUN!

Included in this Back to School ELA Bundle for Grades 4-6 are:

• Back to School Close Reads for BIG KIDS

• Back to School Blues Reader's Theater and Close Reading Toolkit

• Classroom Etiquette for BIG KIDS Reader's Theater and Reading Literature Toolkit

• Digital and Printable Classroom Job Application and Descriptive Writing for Google Slides

• First Day Jitters Reader's Theater and Reading Literature Toolkit

• Editable Getting to Know YOU! Chit Chat Cards


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All About Me! Back to School Flip Book

Back to school is an exciting time for EVERYONE. I love to start off new years in fresh ways in order to keep my students and my classroom inspired. Those first days present us with a great deal of information about our students. As we teach, interact, and observe, we learn about their: work ethic, motivation, peer interaction, and learning styles. I love sharing high-interest and engaging “getting to know you” activities that help me learn as much about my newest favorite group of students as possible. I hope your students love creating these FLIP BOOKS as much as mine. All the best as you tackle this exciting year together.

Directions for Use…

• Copy the following pages on color or white paper.

• Take a picture of each student for the front cover of their flipbook or allow them to use a picture from their own collection.

• Have students complete the flip books.

• Students can cut on the designated lines and staple in order.

• Allow students to share their flip books with the whole class, in small groups, or with partners in order to make getting to know one another more meaningful.

• Display the ALL ABOUT ME FLIP BOOKS on a bulletin board or in a way that students are able to read about their peers and get to know one another to build rapport and a classroom community.

This 8-page Flip Book includes:

• title page

• 8-student interest pages to complete

• simple directions for printing, cutting, stapling


Back to School Blues Reader's Theater

Back to School?? Grab this No Prep/Print and Go Reader's Theater and Reading Literature Toolkit for those first few days of learning fun. Engage your middle grade to middle school learners while working on fluency, comprehension, context clue word work, writing, and summarizing!

This 19-page CCSS Fun Pack includes:

• an 8-page, 13-character script

• reader response questions

• context clue word work

• compare and contrast interactive notebook page

• a journal prompt for post-reading reflection

• a summary strategy interactive notebook page

Estimated Lexile Measure is 750.

Utilize this one day or over a period of a week as you enhance essential reading literature skills. Also, this is perfect to utilize with a substitute teacher as clear directions are provided for immediate implementation.

Summary of realistic fiction story:

The students at Sharpland Intermediate School are greeted by a police car on their first day of school. It turns out that a thief made off with a number of learning resources after Meet the Teacher Night. The students are frustrated about missing out on learning, so they come up with a plan to re-purchase the stolen goods.


Back to School Close Reads for BIG KIDS Common Core Aligned

Do your students need more work with close reads to enhance their focus with reading passages? This Back to School Close Reads for BIG KIDS is the ideal reading tool for your students during this exciting time of year. Engage your students, evaluate their abilities as readers, provide high-interest reading selections students will LOVE!

Included in this 16-page resource:

• Inspiration and Directions for Use

• What is Close Reading?

• Close Reading Strategies

• The False Start: Fictional Narrative (1080L)

• Back to School: Informational Text (1300L)

• How to Have the Worst First Day: Expository Text (1000L)

• The Night Before: Poem (690L)

• The Ornery Alpaca: Fable (780L)

• Answer Key

Estimated Lexile Measure: 690-1300L

Directions for Use…

• Use for weekly reading homework, center work, read-to-self, read-to-someone, whole class strategy work, small group, or one-on-one intervention. The uses are endless.

• Copy passages, questions, and organizers.

• Teach students the Close Reading Strategies-FRUIT

• Watch as your students become more engaged, independent readers capable of answering text dependent questions.

• Back to school time is the perfect time to incorporate close reading into your ELA classroom.


Classroom Etiquette for BIG KIDS Reader's Theater and Reading Literature Toolkit...

If you are looking for the perfect resource to start your school year that incorporates reading, responding, using context clues, summarizing, and journaling, all while setting up classroom expectations and etiquette, then this is the perfect tool for you!

The start of the school year is an incredibly exciting time. It is full of anticipation of what is to come, but also filled with establishing routines and expectations for students.

This Classroom Etiquette for Big Kids: Reading LIterature Toolkit combines reader's theater and many reading literature standards that will be the perfect start. This resource includes:

• a 3-page, 7-character reader's theater script

• context clue word work

• reader response questions

• summary work

• classroom expectations work

• answer key

Estimated Lexile Measure: 850L

Your students will thrive in your classroom setting because you gave them the chance to help set the classroom expectations!


Digital and Printable Classroom Job Application & Descriptive Writing Toolkit for Google Slides for Grades 4-6!

The perfect BACK TO SCHOOL writing activity to get students inspired!

Because my 6th graders can be minimalist writers, but enjoy practical and high-interest writing exercises, I created this Classroom Job Application and Descriptive Writing Toolkit. This toolkit comes with everything you need, DIGITAL or PRINTABLE to engage your students in the descriptive writing process. Use as many of the organizers and lesson ideas as you see fit for your students. If your students are anything like mine, some will require great support through the writing process, while other student writers will hit the ground running. Enjoy the writing process!

This 27-page Classroom Job Application and Descriptive Writing Toolkit resource includes:

• Ideas and Directions for Use

• CCSS Covered

• Writing Planning Guide

• Non-Descriptive and Descriptive Writing Examples

• Classroom Job Inspiration

• Teacher Tools for Easy Implementation

• Descriptive Writing Rubric

• Student Writing Printables and Google Slide Links

• Classroom Job Application to complete

•Certificates for Classroom Jobs

Whether you use Google classroom or not, this is the ideal writing resource for you and your students to engage in high-interest and practical writing experiences.

Why use Digital Assignments?

•This resource is paperless, but can be printed.

•Students work directly in the given file.

•Technology is integrated into instruction.

•Students are highly engaged in their work.

•Common Core aligned.

•Easily accessible with Google Drive access.

Whether your students are just beginning their digital journey or are experts, they will love the chance to tackle the writing process digitally.

For students that require more paper and pencil work, print out the student writing tools.


First Day Jitters Reader's Theater and Reading Literature Toolkit

If you love the back to school book First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg, your students will love performing the reader's theater script even more. Based on the events from the silly picture book, I have created a reader's theater and reading literature toolkit that BIG KIDS will love to perform in those first days of school.

This First Day Jitters for BIG KIDS resource includes:

• 2-page 4-character reader's theater script

• context clue word work

• reader response questions

• post-reading writing prompts

• an end of text project

• summary work

Your students will love starting off the school year with this fun take on this funny text. Have them perform in multiple groups of four in order to showcase their fluency and performing arts talents, while working on comprehension, summarizing, and context clue word work.

Summary: Mr. Hartwell wants Sarah to wake up and get ready for school, but she is refusing. She is nervous to begin her year at a new school where she is afraid no one will like her. At the end, we learn that Sarah is not Mr. Hartwell's daughter, but his wife, a teacher, starting her school year at a new school.

This is the best way to start your ELA class for grades 4-8.


For More Monthly ELA BUNDLES...

• Christmas ELA BUNDLE Common Core Aligned

• January ELA Bundle for Grades 4-8 Common Core Aligned

• February ELA Bundle for Grades 4-8 Common Core Aligned


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Common Core ELA Standards

RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.4, RL.4.10

RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.10,

RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.4, RL.6.10

RI.4.1, RI.4.4, RI.4.10

RI.5.1, RI.5.4, RI.5.10

RI.6.1, RI.6.4, RI.6.10

L.4.4, L.5.4, L.6.4

W.4.1, W.4.4, W.4.6, W.4.10

W.5.1, W.5.4, W.5.6, W.5.10

W.6.1, W.6.4, W.6.6, W.6.10

Welcome Back to School! Have an AMAZING year!

Total Pages
100 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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