I created this Trace, Read, Respond, Draw: Spring Edition
product because every year, I have students who need to improve their handwriting skills. I wanted to create a product that would give students handwriting practice in a meaningful way. Instead of practicing writing letters and words in isolation, this product helps students LEARN science and social studies content while improving their handwriting!
Each tracing passage in this pack is 2-4 sentences.
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How to use this pack:
Trace: Students first trace the passage in order to focus on letter formation and increase their writing stamina!
Read: Students read the passage to gain a sense of the content. You can use the passages in this pack to reinforce social studies and science content you are teaching. Students color the first butterfly after the first read.
Highlight capital letters in Green: Reinforces capitalization at the beginning of each sentence and for proper nouns.
Highlight Punctuation in Red: Reinforces the use of punctuation at the end of a sentence.
Read: This step allows students to read the passage again and aids in comprehension. Students color the last butterfly after the second read.
On the second page, students need to respond to a question about the information presented in the paragraph. This step enables students to practice going back into the text to answer a question in a complete sentence, and gives them independent handwriting practice.
Finally, students draw a picture to go along with the passage. You can encourage students to label their drawing using words from the passage. Once students learn what they are expected to do, this pack makes a great center and/or homework activity!
*The sections of this activity can take place over the course of 1-2 days.
20 Topics Included in This Pack:
• Butterfly Life Cycle: Egg Stage
• Butterfly Life Cycle: Larva Stage
• Butterfly Life Cycle: Pupa Stage
• Butterfly Life Cycle: Adult Stage
• Frog Life Cycle
• St. Patrick's Day
• Daylight Saving Time
• April Fool's Day
• Earth Day
• Cinco de Mayo
• Mother's Day
• Memorial Day
• Spring Cleaning
I hope my Trace, Read, Respond, Draw product helps improve your students’ handwriting skills while improving their reading comprehension in a contextualized way!
Want more passages to improve your students' handwriting and reading comprehension?!
Check out my Trace, Read, Respond, Draw:Handwriting and Reading Comprehension Winter Ed.
Little Rhody Teacher