Reading Activities Beyond the Text All Year Bundle

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My students loved being able to use these activities for the books on their tablets. Thanks for making it so interactive. They were very engaged.
This is a great resource. Love the holiday themes. Kids enjoyed the books and activities. Used one when I had a guest teacher for a week. Everything you need in one.

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    Beyong the Text ALL Year Review Reference Sheet


    Beyond the Text All Year: The Growing Bundle

    If you LOVE my Beyond the Text Reading Packs then, you’ll love this year-long growing bundle!

    Close reading in the 2nd and 3rd grade classroom can be challenging. From what stories to pull, to what skills to teach week after week, creating a reading routine that is engaging and full of learning can be difficult.

    Streamline your planning process with this YEAR LONG GROWING BUNDLE!

    Save 35% off when you purchase this bundle!


    Check out this video about using a Close Reading Routine in a Primary Classroom


    Beyond the Text All Year is designed to bring quality literature to your classroom through a meaningful close reading or repeated reading routine.

    Each monthly pack focuses on a season-perfect book for your students to engage with. From asking questions to understanding the author’s craft, and making some fun art along the way, these activities are anything but boring!

    This year-long bundle also includes a quick reference guide so you can see at a glance what skills and resources are in each pack! It also includes links to video readings of the books.

    See a unit in action!

    >>>Cranky Monster Close Reading!<<<


    Each Unit Includes:

    ✅Lesson Plans- A five-day outline with suggestions of ideas for a close reading routine of the book and complimentary daily writing activities.

    ✅Questions Cards- After reading the book, use these question cards to check for basic understanding of the text. Questions range from level 1-3 on Webb’s Depth of Knowledge scale.

    ✅Vocabulary or Grammar Skills Focus- Students learn more about the vocabulary in the text and a strategy to help them apply the strategy to future texts. No memorization of words here! I’ve pulled the key vocabulary for you, but made learning and understand those words meaningful through strategies. Grammar skills are also pulled from the text to help students learn more about grammar rules!

    Vocabulary and grammar skills included:

    • shades of meaning
    • prefix and suffix
    • onomatopoeia
    • context clues
    • root words
    • word parts
    • compound words
    • simple and complex sentences
    • quotation marks
    • adverbs and adjectives
    • using a glossary
    • and so much more!

    ✅Responding to Text-Writing and reading are so important in a close reading routine. This pack makes connecting writing to reading easy. Each pack includes at least 4 different writing prompt options.

    ✅Writing Projects- Each unit also includes writing prompts based on the book and one general writing paper. Includes self-checking rubrics for easy grading.

    ✅Author’s Craft- help your students develop a deeper understanding of the why and how authors write through a deeper look at their works. Each pack includes activities to help students better understand the author’s purpose in writing the story.

    ✅Skill focus- Each weekly pack also includes a weekly skill focus for the story.

    Skills include:

    • Author’s Purpose
    • Main Idea and details
    • Inference
    • Illustrations
    • Character Actions
    • Cause and Effect
    • Story Elements
    • Text structure
    • Theme
    • and so much more!

    ✅Craft/Art Project- Keep your students engaged with a related craft or art project. Use to decorate your student’s writing or as a way to better understand the illustrations.


    Growing Bundle Books and Timeline:

    August-First Day Jitters: Close Reading Activities

    September-Johnny Appleseed: Close Reading Activities

    October-Crankenstien- I'm a Cranky Monster: Close Reading with Crankenstein

    November-Turk and Runt-Turkey Problems: Close Reading with Turk and Runt

    December- Olive, the Other Reindeer-Olive: The Other Reindeer: Close Reading Activities

    January- Snowflake Bentley-Snowflake Bentley: Close Reading Activities

    February- Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch- Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch: Close Reading Activities

    March- From Seeds to Plants From Seeds to Plants Close Reading Activities

    April- Super Storms- Super Storms Close Reading Activities

    May-Those Shoes- Those Shoes: Beyond the Text Reading Activities

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    ♥ Leigh Langton from The Applicious Teacher

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
    Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
    Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
    Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
    (Not applicable to literature)


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