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All SPORTS Reading Comprehension Activity

Enjoyable comprehension devlelopment

The big game is coming! Save those photos! 

Use the hype of the Super Bowl to make this motivating and effective learning center activity. Easy and inexpensive to produce. Adaptable to all levels and all sports. Clear and simple directions included. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ALL-SPORTS-Reading-Comprehension-Activity-2494511


FREE Language Arts Activity

 

The Super Bowl is almost here!

Be sure to save photos from newspapers and magazines for this timely and enjoyable reading comprehension activity.

It can be adapted to any level and any grade. Simple and easy to make and to use.

Clear instructions included.

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St. Patrick’s Day: Motivating students to reading for meaning ~ with humor!

St P humor post

Nothing grabs my students’ attention more than something that is downright silly.

They know I tend to make the odd ‘mistake’ when we’re reading together, and that reading just HAS to make sense. Whenever I sense someone’s attention (or foot, or elbow) beginning to drift, I’ll throw in the odd error, for example:

Oh No!

Recently, we have completed the Pirate Pals Read and Write and More booklet together, and it occurred to me, again, that when kids anticipate fun and laughter, they are more willing to invest their energy and focus up front.


Pirate Pals kids joking about space monkey - CopyA 2nd grade student tries to get a  peer to choose ‘Saturn’ instead of the correct answer for the setting question… Pirate Pals Reading Comp photo…then they laugh at the thought of pirates bringing a space monkey on a treasure hunt!

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us. I read the story of St. Patrick to my grade one class years ago, and remember the pre-reading discussion well. A small group of my students believed that St. Patrick was a leprechaun, and others found the idea to be hilarious. The child who had expressed this idea was embarrassed and it had a significant impact on his confidence in sharing in groups, and taking risks in his learning, for some time.

This, of course, took us off-track into a conversation about teasing, laughing at vs. laughing with others.

I’m planning to give the students I see the advantage of knowing the true story of St. Patrick early, so they can be armed to laugh with their classmates!


The St. Patrick’s Day pages below and the Pirate Pals pages above are only two of the elements of the Read and Write and More Series.


St. P's Day Reading Comp JPEG updated

St. P's Day questions JPEG updated

Isn’t laughter the way of the Irish, after all?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!

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“Misc. Lesson-“El Grito” Mexican Independence-Reading-Comprehension Unit- Cultural SUB Plan

MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY

“EL GRITO”

 

by Monica Herterich

Grades 2-12

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This wonderful “El Grito “Cultural unit is the perfect way to celebrate Sept 16. Mexican Independence Day in your classroom.

The unit addresses the history of the Father Hidalgo in Dolores and his legendary “Grito de Dolores” that started the Mexican Revolution. The unit also describes in detail the reenactment ceremonies done on Sept 15 every year in the Zocalo of Mexico by the President of Mexico. It is a fun unit with wonderful Word Searches both in Spanish and English to reinforce the reading and cognates. Finally a fun coloring activity can be used for Elementary students. You can do it as a class reading and then little ones can just have fun coloring the Sugar Skull on a bed of Roses and doing the English Word Search.

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Your students will be able to read the Cultural piece, complete reading comprehension questions in English and have fun doing the Word Search and coloring the Sugar skull

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Beach Read and Write (reading comprehension) (close reading)

Beach Read and Write

Beach Read and Write (reading comprehension)

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In this three page Beach Read and Write pack, students will read the one page beach story and color the pictures. Then there are two pages with five sentences on each page about the story. Each sentence has a missing word. At the end of each sentence, there are two words for students to choose from to find the correct missing word to tell about the story. Students will circle the word that correctly completes the sentence matching the story on the first page, and then write the correct word in the blank.
This is a great reading and comprehension check for guided reading, a mini lesson, a literacy center, or homework.

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CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH – READING PASSAGES AND COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS!

GRADES 4-7 AND HOMESCHOOL

SARAH PETERSON

HANDS ON HISTORY

 

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READING COMPREHENSION PRODUCT!

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READING COMPREHENSION:

THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH

 

This product is great for Social Studies (History) and Language Arts (Reading Comprehension).  The product contains: SEVEN one-page passages of informational text on The California Gold Rush (LEXILE 930-1010); SEVEN pages of reading comprehension questions (one for each passage); and the teacher’s keys.   Questions are true or false; multiple choice and open ended, and include both literal and inferential questions.  The reading passages can be used for CLOSE READING with other non-fiction graphic organizers as well!

 

THIS PRODUCT IS GREAT FOR A QUICK SAMPLE FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS!   It may be used for Independent Reading, Homework, or as a Supplemental Homeschool Worksheet.

 

TOPICS INCLUDE:

Discovery of Gold at Sutter’s Mill

The California Gold Rush

Camps and Claims

The Daily Life of a Miner

Methods of Mining Gold

Merchants During the Gold Rush

Lasting Impact of the Gold Rush

 

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Please note:  The Informational Text also appears in my Wild West Career Lesson Plan; however, the reading comprehension questions are not a part of that lesson plan.

 

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Language Arts: Transcontinental Railroad – Reading Passages and Comprehension Questions

Grades 4-7 and Homeschool

Sarah Peterson

Hands on History

 

READING COMPREHENSION:

THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD

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This product is great for Social Studies (History) and Language Arts (Reading Comprehension).  The product contains: NINE one-page passages of informational text on The Transcontinental Railroad;  NINE pages of reading comprehension questions (one for each passage); and the teacher’s keys.   Questions are true or false; multiple choice and open ended, and include both literal and inferential questions.  The reading passages can be used for CLOSE READING with other non-fiction graphic organizers as well!

 

THIS PRODUCT IS GREAT FOR A QUICK SAMPLE FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS!   It may be used for Independent Reading, Homework, or as a Supplemental Homeschool Worksheet.

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TOPICS INCLUDE:

EAST COAST TO WEST COAST

THE CENTRAL PACIFIC  RAILROAD

THE UNION PACIFIC  RAILROAD

ALL IN A DAY’S WORK

LIFE ON THE JOB

WHO WERE THE WORKERS?  CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD

WHO WERE THE WORKSERS?   UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

PROMONTORY SUMMIT

INTERESTING FACTS: THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD

 

Grades 4-7 and homeschool

 

Please note:  The Informational Text also appears in my Wild West Career Lesson Plan; however, the reading comprehension questions are not a part of that lesson plan.

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