Quarter 3 - Differentiated Comprehension Journal

Quarter 3 - Differentiated Comprehension Journal
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13 Nonfiction Passages:


13 Nonfiction Passages (3 BONUS Passages!)

Spring Is Here
Legend of Leprechauns
Thank you, Earth!
Exploring Rocks
Terrifying Tornadoes
Fascinating Frogs!
Baby Ducklings
Who's That Hopping? (Rabbits)
Insects Up Close
Wiggly Worms
Tall, Tall Trees
What are Magnets?
Big and Small Plants

Fiction Passages (Coming Soon!)

13 Fiction Passages (3 BONUS Passages!) -

The Leprechaun Trap!
Earth Day Kids
Spring Nature Walk
Science Class
Gerry the Geologist
A Trip to Remember
Tornado Safety Plan
Lonely Lenny
Crossing the Creek
Ralph Saves the Day!
Grandma's Gardening Girl
Caitlin's Worm Surprise
Bug Catching Day!

There are five steps that students will be required to complete for each passage.

Step 1: I Can Read the Text - This step requires students to simply read the text one time to "get their feet wet."

Step 2: I Can Understand the Text -. This step requires students to re-read the text and focus on the three highlighted vocabulary words. Students will have to match each word to its correct picture and meaning.

Step 3: I Can Picture the Text - This step requires students to visualize the text and then draw a detailed picture of whey visualized.

Step 4: I Can Write About the Text - This step requires students to answer a text-dependent question. Students will be required to go back to the text to find evidence that supports their answer.

Step 5: Comprehension Check-Up - This is the last step. This step requires students to answer "true" or "false" to sentences (for the nonfiction passages) OR write short answer responses (for the fiction passages)

The Comprehension Journal can be used in MANY different ways. To start, I suggest modeling how to use these passages as a whole group. Once your students become familiar with the structure and procedures, the sheets could be completed in a small group setting, with a partner, or independently. I provide colored and grayscale/black and white versions for your convenience.

You will notice that the format and layout are the same for each of the passage and response sheets. I did that intentionally so that you don’t have to spend an excessive amount of time explaining HOW to complete an activity and can dive right in! This will help allow students to successfully complete the activities independently.

If you have ANY questions about this bundle, please e-mail me at lyndseykuster@gmail.com.
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