This product includes 31 reading passages with comprehension questions. Each passage has a theme based on what "National Day" it is, like "National Popcorn Day," "National Candy Corn Day," "Halloween" 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!
October 1st National Stamp Collecting Month
October 2nd National Custodial Workers Recognition Day
October 3rd National Techies Day
October 4th National Taco Day
October 5th National Pumpkin Seed Day
October 6th National Mad Hatter Day
October 7th National Bat Appreciation Month
October 8th National Fluffernutter Day
October 9th National Leif Erikson Day
October 10th Columbus Day—Second Monday in October
October 11th Financial Planning Month
October 12th National Farmer’s Day
October 13th National Roller Skating Month
October 14th Halloween Safety Month
October 15th National Sweetest Day
October 16th National Dictionary Day
October 17th National Mulligan Day
October 18th National Chocolate Cupcake Day
October 19th National Hagfish Day
October 20th National Vegetarian Month
October 21st National Reptile Awareness Day
October 22nd National Make a Difference Day
October 23rd National Boston Cream Pie Day
October 24th National Bologna Day
October 25th National Chili Month
October 26th National Pumpkin Day
October 27th National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
October 28th National Frankenstein Friday (Last Friday in October)
October 29th National Cat Day
October 30th National Candy Corn Day
October 31st Halloween
Other Monthly Reading Passages Here:
September Reading Passages
November Reading Passages
December Reading Passages
January Reading Passages
February Reading Passages
May Reading Passages
June/August Reading Passages