Do you use the Houghton Mifflin Reading Series and are a 3rd-grade teacher who would like to reinforce the skills you teach with the stories in the series? If so, this product is for you! Included in this download are 36 weeks of Daily Language/Reading Practice pages that are written to reinforce the skills covered with each story as well as other important Reading/Language skills. The pages gradually get harder as the students go through the year.
There are two weeks of Language/Reading Practice skills (3 tasks each day) for each of the stories in Themes 1-4. An additional 2 weeks of practice pages are also provided for each theme to use when you are completing the Writing Workshop, if you spend longer than 2 weeks on a story, etc. An answer key for each week is also included.
These pages are great way to keep students using the information they have learned. Since they focus on skills the students are learning (or have previously learned) you can easily assess whether or not students are retaining what you are teaching and students find these pages doable since the terminology is familiar to them.
I have found these practice pages to be very useful for my students. They complete them every morning as part of their morning work. If I skip them, they always want to know why and when I will get back on track.