Research shows that both reading and writing instruction are most effective when they are connected. This bundle of activities all about topics appropriate for each month is an effective way to connect reading to writing in your classroom. These activities are aligned with Common Core reading and writing standards and WIDA ELD standards for English language learners.
Included are 37 differentiated reading activities that connect reading to writing with differentiated post-reading writing activities. The differentiation provides accessibility for a variety of students. Each topic includes three leveled readings at lexile levels (basic, on grade level, advanced) appropriate for grades 3-5, and three leveled activities to match the readings. Each reading on a topic contains the same information, but the language varies slightly to achieve easier or more difficult readability.
Each page is marked with the CCSS standard it satisfies and a discreet symbol that tells the teacher the level of the reading or activity. This set is excellent for diverse classrooms or social studies classrooms. Check out a free sample
of the types of activities included!
-The Treaty of Paris
-The Life Cycle of the Apple Tree
-Fall Leaves (why they change)
-The Great Depression
-The History of Halloween
-Dia de los Muertos
-The First Thanksgiving
Christmas Around the World (Christian)
-Pancha Ganapati (Hindu)
-Chinese New Year
-Martin Luther King Jr.
-The Greensboro Four
-St. Patrick's Day
-The Pony Express
-American Civil War
-Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
-Brown V. Topeka Board of Education
-Lewis and Clark
Reading/Writing skills include:
-Main Ideas and Details
-Fact and Opinion
-Comparing and Contrasting
-Sequence of events
-Supporing reasons with Evidence
-Cause and effect
The nature of this packet allows for it to be used for differentiated whole group instruction, reading groups, or literacy centers.
As another way to extend your students’ understanding of the topics, this packet also contains Augmented Reality within the images. For a quick tutorial on getting started with Augmented Reality, check out my video on How to Use My Augmented Reality Items
Any claims of correlation or alignment to the CCSS or the WIDA ELP Standards are solely those of Tools for Teachers by Laurah J. and have not been evaluated by the NGA or WIDA.
Please note that this bundle contains 9 items that may be purchased separately in my store:
-Common Core Read-and-Write Activities: September
-Common Core Read-and-Write Activities: October
-Common Core Read-and-Write Activities: November
-Common Core Read-and-Write Activities: December
-Common Core Read-and-Write Activities: January
-Common Core Read-and-Write Activities: February
-Common Core Read-and-Write Activities: March
-Common Core Read-and-Write Activities: April
-Common Core Read-and-Write Activities: May
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