20 Passages written at 4 Levels + 7 Activities for Each Passage
In order by theme:
>> Remember September
>> Better Breakfast Month
>> Hispanic Heritage Month
>> Classical Music Month
Patriotic, Fun, and Themed Holidays
>> Labor Day
>> Constitution Day
>> Citizenship Day
>> Mayflower Day
>> Uncle Sam Day
>> Grandparents Day
>> Teddy Bear Day
>> Video Game Day
>> All About Fall
Significant Historical September Events
>> Star-Spangled Banner
>> Fall Football
>> The Panama Canal
>> Jane Addams
>> The Hoover Dam
*** 3 pages of questions per passage (4-5 questions on each page)
* 1st Question Page: Key Ideas and Details (Addresses RI.1, RI.2, RI.3)
* 2nd Question Page: Craft and Structure (Addresses RI.4, RI.5, RI.6)
* 3rd Question Page: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (Addresses RI.7, RI.8)
—- (Vocabulary is delicately selected to ensure appropriate text evidence support.)
*** Full Answer Key for ALL three question pages.
(Save Ink! One page is used for each of the three question pages.)
*** 1 Graphic Organizer per passage for Key Ideas and Details
—- (Use for paragraph focus! Ensure students get the gist.)
*** 1 “Fill-In” poster per passage. Cloze type activity for basic facts.
—- (Use to decorate bulletin boards or hallways)
*** 2 Writing pieces per passage.
—- For opinions/text evidence/personal connections!
*** Three Day Close Reading General Outline
(Some ideas for a 4th or 5th day are also provided)
*** Three Text Coding Posters. One for each Common Core Category!
*** Passages are also included without the border.
Provided for those who want students to annotate without distracting frames.
New to this September Unit:
>>>>> Text structure breakdown:
—– (I recommend using for the Second Close Read.)
>>>>> Two or more graphic organizers for all five structures:
—– Sequence, Cause & Effect, Compare & Contrast, Descriptive, Problem & Solution.
>>>>> Additional Common Core Informational Text Graphic Organizers
—— Each is labeled with the standard.
>>>>> Three Generic Comprehension Sheets Free of Common Core Standards.
—– Provided for teachers who are not using CCSS.
>>>>> Weekly Homework Assignment Sheets
—– There are five different assignment options
—– Two versions: With or Without Adult Initials
—– One blank template for each version. Twelve pages total.
As always, you will find:
*** Modern Clickable Titles: Table of Contents with lexile levels.
*** Good Old Fashion Table of Contents with page numbers.
These timeless passages and the corresponding activities can be used all year!
Not just during September!
Use for fluency practice!
Each passage page has the word count and lexile level clearly indicated.
Will work nicely for whole group, small group, social studies, American History, and more!
This set will also work perfectly for read-alouds.
“Close Reading” can happen with read-alouds. 😉
Common Core Standards are listed in the answer key and next to each question so you are sure which standards are being addressed.
2nd Grade Common Standards Addressed
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.6, RI.2.7, RI.2.8, RI.2.9, RI.2.10
3rd Grade Common Standards Addressed
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RI.3.9, RI.3.10
4th Grade Common Standards Addressed
RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.4, RI.4.5, RI.4.6, RI.4.7, RI.4.8, RI.4.9, RI.4.10