The Spring Break Mystery-Reading Comprehension and Writing Activity

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This fun and highly engaging literacy activity will keep your students thinking as they attempt to figure out which suitcase belongs to which family at the airport. As the families are waiting to board the plane leaving for spring vacation, the luggage carrier spills all the suitcases and all of the contents. Students look at visual graphics/pictures of these contents, then read short passages that describe the interests and hobbies of each family, looking for similarities to help them identify the suitcases.
After students “solve” the suitcase mysteries, there are 2 options for recording their answers:
• A simple “match the number to the letter” page
• A page in which the students match the letter to the number, then write 1-2 sentences explaining their choice using text evidence.
Also included as an extension activity is a page where the students draw or use computer graphics to generate a new suitcase & contents, then write a matching paragraph. The picture and paragraph are cut apart and then students work together to see if they can figure out which picture goes with which description-lots
of fun AND students receive immediate and meaningful feedback as their peers attempt to comprehend and use information from the
written paragraphs.
Depending on the grade and reading level of your students, you may need to read the airport scenario (and/or the paragraphs) aloud and complete the activities as guided practice. Whether your students work independently or as part of a group, they will be practicing the active reading comprehension skills necessary to be successful with the “close reading” required by the Common Core State Standards- and having fun while reading!
Please check the preview to see the suitcase contents,etc.- you just may want to stick around to solve the mysteries!
Thank you for your interest in this product. If these materials support the instructional needs of your students, you may be interested in the many other K-5 products available in several subject areas in my store at:
www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Amy-Bratsos
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions:
MBrat10524@aol.com

A big thank you to Ashley Hughes for the darling clip art embellishments used in this product!

This fun and highly engaging literacy activity will keep your students thinking as they attempt to figure out which suitcase belongs to which family at the airport. As they are waiting to board the plan leaving for spring vacation, the luggage carrier spills all the suitcases and all of the contents. Students look at visual graphics of these contents, then read passages that describe the interests and hobbies of each family looking for similarities. After students “solve” the suitcase mysteries, there are 2 optionsfor recording their answers: • A simple “match the number to the letter” page • A page in which the students match the letter to the number, then write 1-2 sentences explaining their choice using text evidence. Also included as an extension activity is a page where the students draw or use computer graphics to generate a new suitcase & contents, then write a matching paragraph. The picture and paragraph are cut apart and then students work together to see if they can figure out which picture goes with which description-lots of fun AND this activity incorporates immediate and meaningful feedback for your students as their peers attempt to comprehend and use information from the written paragraphs. Depending on the grade and reading level of your students, you may need to read the airport scenario (and/or the paragraphs) aloud and complete the activities as guided practice. Whether your students work independently or as part of a group, they will be practicing the active reading comprehension skills necessary to be successful with the “close reading” required by the Common Core State Standards- and having fun while reading! Thank you for your interest in this product. If these materials support the instructional needs of your students, ,you may be interested in the many other K-5 products available in several subject areas in my store at: www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Amy-Bratsos Feel free to contact me if you have any questions: MBrat10524@aol.com to Ashley Hughes for the darling clip art embellishments used in this product! by Amy Bratsos is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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The Spring Break Mystery-Reading Comprehension and Writing
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