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This low prep reading skills bundle is a collection of my best selling reading comprehension resources. It addresses main idea, comparing and contrasting, point of view, text features, cause and effect, and character traits.
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Included in this reading comprehension skills bundle:
This scaffolded resource starts off easy and gets increasingly more difficult to help your students truly understand how to determine the main idea of a passage.
Students will be guided through different activities that focus on different main idea skills that students often have trouble with.
- Distinguishing Between Topic and Details
- Understanding that Titles Give Clues to the Main Idea
- Understanding How Details Should Support the Main Idea
- Distinguishing Between Main Idea and Details
- Practicing Main Idea and Details in Longer Texts
This resource focuses on helping students compare and contrast in nonfiction texts.
- 2 introductory compare and contrast activities
- 1 nonfiction reading passage comparing backpacking to camping with questions and a scaffolded Venn Diagram cut and paste activity
- 1 reading comprehension passage that comparing Tropical Rainforests to Temperate Rainforests with questions and a chart for students to fill in
- 1 informational text about our solar system's inner planets and outer planets, with a scavenger hunt activity to help students find similarities and differences between the two
- 2 nonfiction texts on hurricanes, each written from a different perspective, with comprehension questions and a Venn Diagram activity to help students compare and contrast the two texts
- 2 nonfiction texts on dachshunds with a snowball fight activity to help students compare and contrast two texts on the same topic
- a grading rubric and answer keys
This resource focuses on helping students compare and contrast on fiction texts.
- 2 activities to introduce comparing and contrasting using Venn Diagrams, charts, and paragraph frames
- 1 fiction reading passage where students are asked to compare and contrast themselves with the main character
- 1 fiction reading passage where students are asked to find similarities and differences between the two characters from the same text using a chart
- 2 poems about robins, with activities to help students compare and contrast the 2 poems
- 2 poems written by the same author, with activities to help students find similarities and differences between the two poems.
- 2 reading passages written from a different point of view with a low prep scavenger hunt geared to get students thinking about ways the passages are alike and different
- 2 reading passages written about the same character with a low prep Snowball Fight activity to help students compare and contrast
- a grading rubric and answer keys
Point of view activities included in this resource:
- 2 cut and paste point of view worksheets that have students think about what character is telling the story
- 2 short reading passages that students will rewrite from a different character's perspective
- a point of view scavenger hunt where students read a passage and determine what 2 different characters think
- 4 short narratives that have students agree or disagree with a character's point of view while defending their thinking
- a student reference poster for first and third person point of view
- a cut and paste point of view activity that has students differentiate between first and third person points of view
- 2 writing activities for first and third person points of view
- 1 point of view worksheet that can be used with any narrative
- 2 point of view writing activities that can be used with any narrative
- answer keys and grading rubrics
This resource includes:
- Point of View Discussion Sentence Starters to help scaffold polite conversation, even when students disagree
- Higher Order Thinking Questions that can be used in a point of view unit to help students consider how author bias might be affecting the text
- 5 Short Point of View Informational Texts with an Activity that encourages students to think about whether they agree or disagree with the author's point of view, and whether or not they agree or disagree with other students
- 3 Short Informational Reading Passages with questions that encourage students to think about whether the author's point of view is trustworthy
- a Point of View Scavenger Hunt Activity where students read two reading passages with opposing viewpoints and then compare how the two authors interpreted the same facts
- 3 Point of View Writing Activities that ask students to rewrite a short article from an opposing viewpoint
- a Grading Rubric
Students will start by thinking about cause and effect relationships and learning to distinguish between cause and effect. Then, students will practice using several different cause and effect graphic organizers to help them better understand how cause and effect might look in different instances.
Students will also get a chance to practice cause and effect within writing before applying what they have learned within longer reading passages.
Included in this resource:
- 5 cause and effect cut and paste activities to help your students learn the difference between cause and effect
- 5 cause and effect graphic organizer activities
- 1 activity that has students think about cause and effect relationships that don't make sense
- 2 cause and effect writing activities where students read short, unfinished passages and have to finish the story by adding a reasonable effect
- 2 half page cause and effect reading passages with a chart to fill in
- 1 full page cause and effect passage with test prep questions
- 4 blank, reusable cause and effect graphic organizer that can be used with other texts
- 1 grading rubric and answer keys
Included in this resource are:
- 6 pages of character trait cut and paste sorts to help build vocabulary
- 1 character trait scavenger hunt with a student recording sheet
- 1 whole group / small group activity to help students think about the "shades of meaning" and connotations associated with character traits
- 3 character trait cut and paste word sort continuum activities to help students consider the connotations of different words
- 1 character trait word list that can be used as a student reference sheet
- 9 character trait worksheets for students to apply what they have learned
- 1 character trait mobile activity that makes a great character trait display for Open House or parent teacher conferences
- a grading rubric and answer keys
This resource includes full page and half page posters of 19 different nonfiction text features. The posters all include the name and purpose of the text feature, as well as give a visual text feature example.
This text features resource includes:
- 2 text feature cut and paste activities that make great text feature centers
- 2 activities where students must write a paragraph that is relevant to a given text feature
- 3 reading passages / articles that students must read and then add appropriate text features to
- 1 text feature writing activity where students must write a nonfiction article and include appropriate text features. Students will go through the entire writing process in creating an article that includes text features - brainstorming, rough draft, revising and editing, and a final draft.
This bundle has changed and adapted throughout the years. If you have any questions about changes, please feel free to email me at email@example.com
Kalena Baker, Teaching Made Practical