January Morning Work 4th -6th - Text Dependent - Daily Writing - National Days

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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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Bell Ringers for the month of January

Unit includes a National Day passage for each day. The passage will include text dependent reading and writing that fits well with the CCSS. This no prep unit can be used in the following ways:
- Daily CCSS Writing Prompts
- Daily Evidence Based Reading
- Bell Ringers / Bell Work
- Morning Work
- Literacy Stations
- Close Read
- Daily Five
- Test Prep

NOTE: This unit is for January if you are wanting a different month click on link below.

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Purpose of Unit

It is difficult finding daily resources for the upper elementary and middle school students that can be used for morning work, bell ringers, and literacy stations? If resources are found then the next difficulty is finding materials that have rigor and yet can be worked on independently? This January National Days unit was created to meet this need for upper elementary grades. It was designed to not just be a filler with low level tasks, but instead was created with rigor and daily writing practice that will increase stamina with your students and take them to a higher level of thinking.

The daily worksheet requires the students to use the text to support their reading and writing. Evidence from the text is required from each passage that will serve as great test preparation and practice by teaching students over and over again each day to base their answers on what the text has stated.

Each January National Day Unit includes:
- 1 of 31 Passage for month of January
- 3 true/false type questions on anticipation guide
- Close read with annotating and coding
- Writing on Demand using CCSS Writing Standard based prompts
- Writing that requires passage based responses
- Narrative writing, Expository writing, Opinion Writing

January's National Days:
1. National Polar Bear Swim Day
2. National Science Fiction Day
3. National Festival of Sleep Day
4. National Hypnotism Day
5. National Bird Day
6. National Bean Day
7. National Harlem Globetrotters Day
8. National Earth’s Rotation Day
9. National Word Nerd Day
10. National Save the Eagles Day
11. National Milk Day
12. National Pharmacist Day
13. National Rubber Ducky Day
14. National Dress Up Your Pet Day
15. National Hat Day
16. National Appreciate a Dragon Day
17. National Kid Inventor’s Day Reading & Writing
18. National Winnie the Pooh Day
19. National Popcorn Day
20. National Penguin Awareness Day
21. National Squirrel Appreciation Day
22. National Hot Sauce Day
23. National Handwriting Day
24. National Compliment Day
25. National Opposite Day
26. National Peanut Brittle Day
27. National Chocolate Cake Day
28. National Kazoo Day
29. National Puzzle Day
30. National Croissant Day
31. National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

We hope this reading and writing January unit will meet your need for morning work / Bell Ringers and literacy station work. This unit could easily be used in the Daily Five format and help to add rigor for:
• Read to self
• Read with a partner
• Write to self

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January Morning Work 4th -6th - Text Dependent - Daily Wri
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January Morning Work 4th -6th - Text Dependent - Daily Wri
January Morning Work 4th -6th - Text Dependent - Daily Wri
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