This product includes 31 reading passages with comprehension questions. Each passage has a theme based on what "National Day" it is, like National Spaghetti Day, National Sticker Day, Martin Luther King Jr. 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 31 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!
January's daily themes for the reading passages and journal prompts include:
January 1st New Years Day
January 2nd National Science Fiction Day
January 3rd National Drinking Straw Day
January 4th National Spaghetti Day
January 5th National Bird Day
January 6th National Bean Day
January 7th National Bobblehead Day
January 8th National Argyle Day
January 9th National Static Electricity Day
January 10th National Save the Eagles Day
January 11th National Milk Day
January 12th National Marzipan Day
January 13th National Sticker Day
January 14th Ratification Day
January 15th National Hat Day
January 16th National Braille Literacy Month
January 17th National Oatmeal Month
January 18th Martin Luther King Jr. Day—Third Monday in January
January 19th National Popcorn Day
January 20th National Cheese Lover’s Day
January 21st Squirrel Appreciation Day
January 22nd National Mentoring Month
January 23rd National Handwriting Day
January 24th National Compliment Day
January 25th National Opposite Day
January 26th National Peanut Brittle Month
January 27th National Chocolate Cake Day
January 28th National Kazoo Day
January 29th National Puzzle Day
January 30th National Seed Swap Day
January 31st National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day
Other Monthly Reading Passages Here:
September Reading Passages
November Reading Passages
December Reading Passages
March Reading Passages