This product includes 31 reading passages with comprehension questions. Each passage has a theme based on what "National Day" it is, like "National Hamburger Day", "Memorial Day," "Speak in Complete Sentences 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!
April's daily themes for the reading passages and journal prompts include:
May 1st National Mother Goose Day
May 2nd National Truffle Day
May 3rd National Teacher Appreciation Day ( Tuesday of the first full week in May)
May 4th National Barbeque Month
May 5th National Astronaut Day
May 6th National Space Day
May 7th National Train Day (Saturday closest to May 10th)
May 8th Mother’s Day (second Sunday in May)
May 9th National Bike Month
May 10th National Shrimp Day
May 11th National Egg Month
May 12th National Limerick Day
May 13th National Frog Jumping Day
May 14th National Miniature Golf Day
May 15th National Photograph Month
May 16th National Sea Monkey Day
May 17th National Cherry Cobbler Day
May 18th National Salsa Month
May 19th National May Ray Day
May 20th National Pick Strawberries Day
May 21st National American Red Cross Founder’s Day
May 22nd National Maritime Day
May 23rd National Taffy Day
May 24th National Scavenger Hunt Day
May 25th National Tap Dance Day
May 26th National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
May 27th National Heat Awareness Day (Last Friday in May)
May 28th National Hamburger Day
May 29th National Paperclip Day
May 30th National Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
May 31st National Speak in Complete Sentences Day
Other Monthly Reading Passages Here:
September Reading Passages
November Reading Passages
December Reading Passages
January Reading Passages
February Reading Passages