This file includes four reading selections, each with a homework cover sheet, comprehension questions, vocabulary activities, and a vocabulary quiz. This easy-to-implement reading homework leads to a meaningful routine that is easy for students and parents to follow. Each weekly assignment includes four parts: fluency, independent reading, comprehension questions, and vocabulary questions. Over 50 pages of classroom-ready activities are included.
Also included are "Focus on Complex Text" pages that can become easy lessons to help students focus on aspects of reading complex texts.
Modified versions of the vocabulary quizzes and open-ended responses make differentiation easier, plus an end-of-month vocabulary assessment allows you to track student progress overall.
Do Polar Bears Eat Penguins?: This informational text explores why polar bears do not eat penguins in the wild. In the Focus on Complex Text, readers use details from the text to create a diagram.
Theseus and the Minotaur: This is a retelling of the famous myth. Students explore the motives of the characters with the Focus on Complex Text activity.
Discover Antarctica: This is an advertisement for a trip to Antarctica. In the Focus on Complex Text, students read closely to find examples of facts, reasons, and examples.
Facing the Flu: This is an informational text. After reading, students focus on the components of an informational article, looking at the introduction, body, and conclusion.
Other texts in this 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