Daily Archives: November 15, 2020

Rain, Rain, Go Away Short Story Mini-Unit


The Rain Rain Go Away Mini Unit includes all materials to teach this short story. Students also get the opportunity to be creative and collaborate with others in the creative process. This unit is always a hit in my class.

The resource includes:

❒ An anticipation guide

❒ A copy of the short story

❒ Questions for comprehension

❒ Plot graph activity

❒ Information sheet on characterization and an accompanying activity

❒ A personal word wall to improve students’ vocabulary and understanding

❒ A comprehensive answer key for all activities

Also included are two evaluations with evaluation grids:

❒ An individual evaluation where the student must write an alternate ending to the story

❒ A group evaluation where students must work collaboratively to produce an alternate ending

24 pages total

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Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “Freebie! Fast Fluency Practice Non-Fiction: Fluency & Comprehension Gr 5-12”

by Two Pencils and a Book
5th – 12th Grade

This resource is designed to help older students achieve reading fluency through low-level, grade appropriate, timed assessments – in as little as 10 minutes a day.

I designed this program around the research of Hasbrouck, Glaser, Tindal and Hasbrouck that asserts that students are motived and gain reading fluency by reading and re-reading short passages – paired one-on-one with like-leveled peers.

This resource addresses many levels of fluency and is naturally differentiated.

I have also successfully used this program — working one-on-one with students, as well as sending it home as homework, for students to work with their parents.

In “Fast Fluency Practice for Older Students” – you receive 5 non-fiction reading passages, 5 corresponding comprehension quizzes, answer key — and more.

Also included are easy to follow instructions, fluency charts, grade level fluency charts, student record blackline master, parent/teacher letter…

Table of Contents

Why Fluency page 3

Fluency Fits Anywhere page 3

Instructions page 4

Reading Level page 5

Oral Reading Fluency page 6

Parent Letter page 7

Passage 1: American Revolution Begins page 8

Passage 1 Comprehension Questions page 9

Passage 2: The Tea Act page 10

Passage 2: Comprehension Questions page 11

Passage 3: Non-Renewable Resources page 12

Passage 3: Comprehension Questions page 13

Passage 4; Inner Planets page 14

Passage 4: Comprehension Questions page 15

Passage 5: Georgia O’Keeffe page 16

Passage 5: Comprehension page 17

Fluency Record page 18

Credits and Answer Sheet page 19


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