This product includes 29 reading passages with comprehension questions. Each passage has a theme based on what "National Day" it is, like President's Day, Polar Bear Day, Frozen Yogurt 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 29 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!
February's daily themes for the reading passages and journal prompts include:
February 1st National Freedom Day (Freedom From Slavery)
February 2nd National Groundhog Day
February 3rd National Carrot Cake Day
February 4th National Thank a Mailman Day
February 5th National Weatherperson’s Day
February 6th National Frozen Yogurt Day
February 7th National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
February 8th National Boy Scouts Day
February 9th National Pizza Day
February 10th National Umbrella Day
February 11th National Make a Friend Day
February 12th Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
February 13th Black History Month
February 14th Valentines Day
February 15th Presidents Day (third Monday in February)
February 16th Canned Food Month
February 17th National Random Acts of Kindness Day
February 18th National Children’s Dental Health Month
February 19th National Heart Month
February 20th National Love Your Pet Day
February 21st National Sticky Bun Day
February 22nd National Cook a Sweet Potato Day
February 23rd National Banana Bread Day
February 24th National Tortilla Chip Day
February 25th National Chili Day (Fourth Thursday in February)
February 26th National Tell a Fairy Tale Day
February 27th National Polar Bear Day
February 28th National Chocolate Soufflé Day
February 29th Leap Year
Other Monthly Reading Passages Here:
September Reading Passages
November Reading Passages
December Reading Passages
January Reading Passages
March Reading Passages