Savannah Smolskis

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By Savannah Smolskis
These are chapter questions for this historical fiction novel that check for students' comprehension. The questions are all levels of thinking from "right there" to higher-order thoughts of analyzing and inferring.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
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By Savannah Smolskis
A synopsis of the novel is provided and then a summary organizer follows that students write their own synopsis after every chapter. Students then have questions to answer after completing reading a section. There is approximately one question per
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.7.1, RL.7.2, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3...
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By Savannah Smolskis
This Dr. Seuss packet is appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students. A short biography is presented about Theodor Geisel's life and then a page is presented explaining how he became known as Dr. Seuss. This is a great introductory
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons
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By Savannah Smolskis
Comprehension questions for all levels of thinking are organized in order by chapter of the novel. Vocabulary is also identified for each chapter. This holocaust novel is great nonfiction text for all readers in grades 6 - 8. The format of these
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Nonfiction Book Study
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By Savannah Smolskis
Right there and Abstract questions are developed for every chapter of this historical fiction novel. Students also have a place to write a summary after every chapter.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Guided Reading Books
$2.00
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By Savannah Smolskis
This holiday gift exchange is a great way to spread some holiday cheer amongst colleagues. A printable poem and instructions are included to begin this pass it on holiday exchange.
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Other, Printables
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By Savannah Smolskis
Pre-reading questions followed by sets of questions for each chapter are included in this guided reading comprehension question packet. The questions cover Webb's Depth of Knowledge and Bloom's Taxonomy. Students are required to summarize, explain,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.7.1, RL.7.3, RL.7.4, RL.7.6, RL.7.9, RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RL.8.10
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The novel, Refugee, by Alan Gratz follows three separate characters through important times in history (WWII, Cuba, Syrian War). The characters all have their own stories, but their lives connect in the end.This packet contains 130 comprehension
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas
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This is a unit of guided reading questions using three groups of selected text to use with upper elementary and middle school students. Questions are aligned with the Common Core using Webb's Depth of Knowledge. A cumulative test to review all the
Subjects:
Reading, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Literature Circles
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By Savannah Smolskis
Students use this checklist to self-evaluate their Close Reading skills applied to any reading assignment. This checklist notes the skills applied while reading and then looks at two levels of achievement. Close Reading strategies included are
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Minilessons, Task Cards, Rubrics
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Middle Grade novel, Toys: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions, by Don Wulffson (2014), is great informational text in a story format. This packet contains 4 sections of short-answer response questions based on summary, timeline, problem
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas
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Students are provided with 20 sentences that are either compound or complex. Students have to identify which sentence is which.
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Printables
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Students can work independently or in a small group to identify story setting, major and minor characters, tone, and episodes (events). This task asks students to use textual evidence to demonstrate knowledge of setting, tone, and character change.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.6.3, RL.6.4
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This double-sided task asks students to set reading goals, summarize, answer a choice question about genre, problem, or prediction, and then leaves a place for a teacher-created question. This "roll the dice" question can align directly with your
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Homework, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
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Upper elementary and middle school reading teacher.

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Education Specialist in Curriculum & Instruction M.Ed in Reading & Literacy BA English / Secondary Education

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