Just in time for Groundhog Day! Research shows that both reading and writing instruction are most effective when they are connected. This activity is differentiated and appropriate for Groundhog Day. It 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 is one reading activity differentiated to three reading levels that connects reading to writing with matching differentiated post-reading writing activities. The differentiation provides accessibility for a variety of students. Appropriate for grades 3-5. Each reading 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. Though these activities are aligned specifically with 4th grade CCSS, they can meet standards for both 3rd and 5th grades as well.
Reading/Writing skills include:
-If-then relationships in reading (cause & effect)
This packet is an example of the types of activities that can be found in my Non-Fiction Common Core Read-and-Write Activities. If you like this activity, be sure to check out others like it!
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
The nature of this packet allows for it to be used for differentiated whole group instruction, reading groups, or literacy centers.
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.