These readers workshop response cards cover over 30 weeks of lessons. They bring structure to your reading instruction, giving your students a predictable framework within which they can explore and learn each of the 4th-grade common core reading standards. And rigor is built in!
"I have both the 4th and the 5th grade ones of these. I would highly recommend both!" ~Mary B.
Kids love a system...they like to know what's going to occur on each day of the week. Once they internalize what is expected, they are quicker to get down to business after you introduce a new concept.
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You can see the full plan and every card in the sample download.
These cards can be used with YOUR choice of reading texts. I provide my insights on the texts I use to teach each concept in my own room, but these cards will work for your own favorite reading samples.
They can also be taught in any order. Use them in the sequence that makes the most sense for your own children, following your district’s year-long plan.
Your daily reading instruction - for an entire year! - is right here.
This standards-based approach to reading instruction is divided into distinct steps that allow your students to focus on one standard at a time.
It is a gradual release program, which moves students step-by-step through the reading-response process from Monday through Friday.
You supply the texts for each assignment, either using your standard curriculum or selections from your classroom collection. The cards guide your students and can be used in any order to fit your district's guidelines.
Start by modeling the writing assignment, and then day-by-day, you will release the students to accomplish the assignment on their own. Ultimately, each student reflects on their work and decides which piece of work he/she is most proud of and wants you to score.
Scoring rubric included!
Common Core Standards
RL4.2/RI4.2 Main Idea or Theme and Supporting Details
RL4.2 Literary Summary
RL4.2 Literary Summary Paragraph
RI4.2 Informational Summary
RI4.2 Informational Summary Paragraph
RL4.3 Compare and Contrast
RI4.5 Compare Forms of Texts
RI4.5 Organization of Informational Text
RL4.6 Point of View
RI4.6 Point of View
RL4.6/RI4.6 Cause and Effect
RI4.7 Reading Visual Information
RI4.8 Author’s Evidence
RL4.9 Comparing Literary Texts
RI4.9 Comparing Informational Texts
RL4.10 Independent Reading Responsibility
“Just Right” Books
This program is not just about reading comprehension exercises - it includes elementary writing activities as well. So you can integrate writing objectives into your readers workshop.
PDF printable downloads include:
~ Full instructions for the program
~ My tips on every single response card
~ Printable cards for the students
How to teach reading comprehension has never been easier. This program will easily provide for your reading lessons for an entire school year.
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