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This pack provides you with no prep (ready to teach) Back to School themed activities that address fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, sight word recognition, writing and MORE!
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The brand new series, Read and Write like a Rock Star, has monthly themed packs with high-interest reading and writing activities. Students love the routine of these activities and you'll love seeing how quickly they learn and grow as readers and writers!
The packs increase in difficulty throughout the year as students' skills develop.
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This Back to School pack starts very basic with two word sentences and adorable back to school themes and graphics.
3 Activities Included
★ Comprehension Passages (x 4)
★ Build a Sentence writing worksheets (x 4)
★ Mini Readers (x 4)
★ Incentive Chart (students LOVE to color their stars!)
FOUR themes are included, so each week I pull 1 theme that includes a comprehension page, a build a sentence activity and a mini reader. Everything is organized and ready to teach!
----- Comprehension Passages -----
I like to use these in small group settings. Every students gets a page and we walk through our pre-reading activities such as discussing the vocabulary and pictures (to save on copies, you can laminate a few pages and reuse them with each group.)
I read the passage first, then we read it together and finally they whisper read/buddy read. I help students practice touching each word as we read it. Finally, we answer the comprehension question(s) at the bottom. With this Back to School Pack, the passages are very basic and the comprehension question is simply coloring the picture. This will increase in difficulty throughout the year.
----- Sentence Building -----
The pictures and vocabulary correlate with the weekly comprehension and mini readers. We usually do these worksheets on Wednesday after they have had a chance to see the comprehension page. Seeing the pictures and vocabulary multiple times throughout the week builds confidence and fluency.
Students read and trace the sentence (I actually don't have students trace the sentences this first month as many of my students do not know how to write their letters yet.) Then, they cut and match the words to paste them in order. They love to "build" a sentence!
Finally, they illustrate a picture to match.
----- Mini Readers -----
We love doing our weekly mini readers! We start doing these whole group, but once they understand my expectations, routine, etc. this activity is easily moved to a literacy center.
We use these on Thursday or Friday, so students have already seen the vocabulary and pictures on the Sentence Building worksheet and Comprehension activity earlier in the week.
Other months have traceable sentences, but for the Back to School Pack, students simply read the words and color the pictures. I read it to them, then we read it whole group chorally and then students practice reading to each other. Then, they can take them home each week to read to their families!
Students love to fill up their incentive charts! As they complete an assignment, they can color the coordinating star. Students are excited to see their stars fill up as they become ROCK STAR readers and writers! This is an optional tool you can choose use.
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