This reading skills bundle covers 5 reading skills:
1. Compare and Contrast
2. Fact and Opinion
3. Cause and Effect
4. Context Clues
5. Character Traits
6. Author's Purpose
7. Problem and Solution
8. Story Sequencing
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Compare and Contrast:
Set # 1 (slides 3-8)
6 Anchor charts with definitions, signal words and examples
Set # 2 (slides 9-26)
8 Reading passages where students answer compare and contrast questions based on the passage
8 Venn diagrams to go along with each reading passage
Set # 3 (slides 27-30)
4 Short Stories: Students make up their own stories about a given topic. They then use their own story to compare and contrast. Topic include: Me and My Family, Fox and Friends, School Subjects or Planes and Trains.
4 Venn diagrams to accompany their own story
Set #4 (slides 31-34)
2 Reading Passages
2 Large pictures with facts about the story on them stated in “I am…” form.
Students will color similarities one color and differences another color (colors are stated on the page). They will then make their picture colorful!
Set # 5 (slides 39-40)
Students will be asked to analyze two pictures and state how they compare and contrast. Directions for the flapbook are printed on that page.
Fact and Opinion:
*Bulletin Board Idea/ Anchor Chart (slides 3-6)
*Activity Set # 1
Penguin Fact or Opinion Cut and Paste Activity
Frog Fact or Opinion Cut and Paste Activity
George Washington Fact or Opinion Cut and Paste Activity
Donald Trump Fact or Opinion Cut and Paste Activity
Astronauts Fact or Opinion Cut and Paste Activity
Farming Fact or Opinion Cut and Paste Activity
Activity Set # 2
Butterfly color and create your own fact and opinions
Elephant color and create your own fact and opinions
Fact and Opinion Graphic Organizer
About Me Fact and Opinion: family, school, town
Activity Set # 3
24 Zoo Edition fact or opinion Task Cards
Task Card Recorder
Activity Set # 4
Read the passage, draw a picture and write two facts and one opinion about the passage.
The Wright Brothers
Cause and Effect:
Cause and Effect Bulletin Board Ideas/Anchor Charts (slides 3-9)
Cause and Effect Matching (slides 10-17)
Can you think of 5 EFFCETS for one Cause?
Topic: Weather (slide 18)
Can you think of 5 CAUSES for one effect?.
Topic: Birthday (slides 19)
Can you think of 3 EFFECTS for one Cause?
(slide 20 and 21)
Create your own cause and effect scenarios by topic : pets, school, weather, party (slides 22-25)
Cause and Effect Flapbooks- create a cause and draw a picture or create an effect and draw a picture. (slides 26-29)
24 Task Cards and Answer Recorder: Students will create a cause, create and effect, identify a cause, identify an effect, draw a cause and draw an effect (slides 30-39)
Circle the cause and Underline the effect(slides 40-43)
Create your own cause and effect with pictures (slides 44-46)
This resource includes 12 worksheets and passages. Each passage has an underlined word. Students will read a passage and determine the meaning of the underlined word. They will then explain why they chose that meaning. Lastly, students draw a picture of the passage.
novice, congested, envious, plethora, parched, minute, accomplice, aroma, tranquil, conceal, emaciated and vintage
While these words may seem difficult, the passages offer enough context clues for the reader to determine the meaning.
Activity Set # 1 (slides 3-9)
Drawing characters can be fun! Students will read a short paragraph and then draw a picture of the character/scene.
Topics include: Color Red, Beach Day, Lunch Time, My Teacher, Candy Store, Dance Recital, Birthday Party
Activity Set # 2 (slides 10-16)
Students will write about character descriptions. They are given a character trait and have to draw a picture and tell a story about their character.
Topics include: Angry, Surprised, Afraid, Cheerful, Confused, Energetic, Dishonest
Activity Set # 3 (slides 17-18)
A boy or girl character map that can be used with any story.
Activity Set # 4 (slides 19-23)
Students will circle descriptive/trait words that relate to the character in the picture. Then they will write a story abut that character using some of the character traits they circled.
Problem and Solution:
Students will build reading comprehension skills. Specifically, the product allows students the opportunity to understand problem and solution.
You will get:
Three Anchor Charts with signal words
Seven Reading Passages: Students read the passage, draw a picture and write the problem and solution
Five worksheets: Students are given a problem and then have to come up with a solution. Each worksheet has 4 problems.
Problem/Solution Graphic Organizer #1 : Create your own problems and draw pictures of the solutions
Problem/Solution Graphic Organizer #2: Draw a picture of the problem and write a solution.
Three flap books : A) Students draw a picture in the boxes (flaps) of the problems from ANY story, book or passage, then write about the solutions B) Students come up with their own problems and solutions C) Pictures of problems are provided and students generate solutions
Problem/Solution Graphic Organizer #3: Students can use this graphic organizer to go with any story, book or passage or create their own story. This worksheet offers space for writing about a problem and solution as well as drawing the problem and solution
Three Create a Story: Students are given a picture and they have to make up their own story with a problem and a solution. They can use their imaginations!
Story Map: Graphic Organizer for characters, setting, problem and solution. Can be used with any book, passage or story
Story Map Flap Book: Flap book for characters, setting, problem and solution. Can be used with any book, passage or story.
Most worksheets have two options: Primary writing lines or Regular writing lines.
Anchor Charts with examples
Two Cut and Paste Activities
Five Traffic Light Activities- Students read a statement and color the light red, yellow or green based on the author’s purpose.
Graphic Organizer for ANY reading: Students decide the author’s purpose, explain why they chose it and draw a picture.
Persuade Me! Story- Students write a persuasive statement/story and draw a picture.
Inform Me! Story- Students write to inform the audience about any topic and draw a picture.
Entertain Me! Story- Students write to entertain the audience about any topic and draw a picture.
Two Flap Books- One to write about the meaning of each author’s purpose and draw a picture. The other is to create examples of each purpose and draw a picture.
PIE 3 column graphic organizer
Three Create a PIE- Based on a given picture students create one statement for P-I-E. This allows students to think about how one picture can be used in multiple ways.
Worksheets come in Standard line writing and Primary line writing
2 Anchor charts
2 Flap Books
Chain Link Story Organizer
Beginning, Middle, End Organizer for any story
First, Next, Then, Last Organizer for any story
3 How to Worksheets
2 Create your own story based on the picture
2 Cut and Paste the story in order
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