Summer Practice Packet - Reading and Writing Skills

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Classroom in the Middle
Grade Levels
4th - 7th
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This Summer Practice Packet includes six reading review lessons, a novel response packet for any novel, and ten writing review lessons.

Reading Review

Each of the six one-page lessons begins with a vocabulary warm-up. For the lessons, students use a magazine, newspaper, or other reference source to complete various reading assignments such as reading an article and completing a chart, searching for specific items to cut and paste, and researching to create an informational poster.

For the novel packet, students read a novel of their choice, complete daily responses, and answer follow-up questions.

Students will need a novel, a magazine or newspaper, and internet access or another reference source to complete the packet.

Writing Review

Each lesson begins with a review of editing, grammar, and spelling, followed by a short writing exercise. The writing exercises include journal writing, editing and revising.

Students only need paper, pencils, and a dictionary to complete these lessons. An answer key is provided.

This is a simple, ready-to-go packet for students who need a little something to keep up their reading and writing skills over the summer months. Not too much work - just enough to stay in practice! It supports a number of the ELA standards for reading literature and informational text and for writing.

The Easel Activity is ready to use with answer boxes and directions already in place for student use.

For more summer practice, see these Summer Practice Task Cards.

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Total Pages
58 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.


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