Reading and Writing Reference Sheets | Reading Strategies | Writing Skills

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This bundle includes Reading Reference Sheets and Writing Reference Sheets. There are several reading skills, writing skills, and reading strategies included. These are great for reader's workshop and writer's workshop. They are also great parent supports, offering simplistic language and visual support. The reference sheets come printable and digital. Use these with general education students, ESL, and to support special education students. Check out each product page for up-close details.

They come:

- in black/white and with color accents

- full page (instructions are included to print to a smaller scale)

- with and without tabs

Reading Reference Sheets include:

-Genre: (17 definitions of genres in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama)

-Reading Skills: Author's Purpose, Cause & Effect, Character Traits & Feelings, Compare & Contrast, Drawing Conclusions, Fact & Opinion, Figurative Language, Genre, Important Information, Inferences, Main Idea & Details, Plot Structure, Predictions, Point of View, Sequence, Story Elements, Text Features, and Theme

-Reading Strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Making Inferences, Understanding Characters, Summarizing, Using Context Clues, Visualizing, Questioning, Monitoring & Clarifying, and Synthesizing

-Sentence Stems: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Making Inferences, Evaluating Text, Summarizing, Predicting, Visualizing, Questioning, Monitoring & Clarifying, and Synthesizing

Writing Reference Sheets include:

-Narrative & Personal Narrative

-Expository & Informational

-Opinion & Persuasive

Examples titles are given for student reference, writing hook and conclusion examples, as well as graphic organizers for things to consider when writing in that genre. Each page explains what the writing consists of as well as what the writing (story or paragraph) should include.

-Writing Tips

  • Choosing a Topic
  • Organizing Your Writing
  • Effective Writing Habits
  • Transition Words

-Descriptive Writing

  • Figurative Language (7 types with a definition, an example, and an explanation)
  • Use Your 5 Senses
  • Show Don't Tell
  • Grow Your Sentence

-Writing Process & Writing V.O.I.C.E.S. (six traits)

  • Checklists (Brainstorm/Prewrite, Draft, Revise, Edit, Peer Edit, Publish)
  • Checklists (Voice, Organization, Ideas, Conventions, Exciting Word Choice, Sentence Fluency
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55 pages + 11 slides
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.


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