If you loved our READING READY Task Cards©, you’re going to love our new DAILY READING READY© monthly units, as well! DAILY READING READY© is a standards-based program that follows a research-based model of continuous, systematic instruction, building from simple to complex to help students learn and retain skills. In this unit for March, students practice reading & vocabulary skills in 10-15 minute daily lessons. Skills taught in this unit include:
•author’s purpose & craft
•cause & effect
•compare & contrast
•dictionary & glossary
•fact & opinion
•genre – expository, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama, advertisements
•graphic features of text
•images/words/graphics/sounds to impact meaning
•main idea & supporting details
•making connections between literary & informational texts
•making inferences & drawing conclusions
•meaning of unfamiliar/multiple-meaning words
•problem & resolution
•root words & affixes
•sequence & summary
•supporting understanding with textual evidence
How it Works:
Monday – Thursday, students will read 1-2 brief passages and:
•answer 2-3 rigorous, multiple-choice questions
•complete 1 exit ticket (a short, 1-2 minute formative assessment linked to the objective of that day’s lessons)
On Friday, students will read 1-2 short passages and complete a brief, 2-page formal assessment with 10 rigorous, multiple-choice questions that measure their understanding of the skills taught during the week. *A list of key terms is also included for teacher reference, or to send home with students to review with parents before the weekly assessments.
*This unit is part of our full-year DAILY READING READY© growing bundle
(34 weeks of daily lessons & weekly assessments). The program is designed so that all 4th grade reading TEKS are covered and reviewed before the STAAR Reading Test; the daily lessons & assessments after the STAAR test will continue to review the 4th grade reading skills until the end of the school year.
**Though this DAILY READING READY© unit was made with our Texas teacher friends in mind, it is also aligned with 4th grade CCSS, making it easily usable by any 4th grade teacher teaching reading all over the U.S.**
***Suggested use with our READING READY Task Cards©
•TEKS: 3.4C, 4.2A, 4.2B, 4.2E, 4.3 Fig. 19D, 4.3A, 4.5 Fig. 19D, 4.5A, 4.6 Fig. 19D, 4.6 Fig. 10E, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6C, 4.7 Fig. 19D, 4.8A, 4.10 Fig. 19D, 4.11 Fig. 19D, 4.11A, 4.11B, 4.11C, 4.14 Fig. 19D, 4 Fig. 19F
•CCSS: L.4.4.B, L.4.5.A, L.4.5.C, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.6, RI.4.7, RI.4.8, RI.4.10, RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.8, RL.4.10
We hope you like this unit as much as we do, and we’d love to hear your feedback! :)
~Heather & Ashley
Watson Works, LLC
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