Thursday, January 4, 2018

Daily Common Core High School Level Practice

Daily Common Core review is available at the high school level.  Click the link to access a full month of quick, daily review.  Each day of the week contains a unique passage and comprehension questions.  

Passages cover a range of genres such as contemporary literature, 19th century literature, dystopian fiction, nonfiction, and more genres to provide authentic literature review.  Each bundle contains five weeks of daily practice.

Questions cover close reading, literary devices, characterization, plot structure, common themes in literature, vocabulary, and more topics. Follow the link for a free preview and to access a full month of quick, daily practice.Click Here To Access It

Possible Uses:

  • Use as as a quick review at the beginning of class.
  • Use as literature or Common Core test review.
  • Use to preview skills such as characterization, literary devices or more skills that will be taught in upcoming weeks.
  • Use as a quick review for students that need extra practice or reinforcement.
  • Since each week is thematic but short, use the passages to supplement novels or current units of study.



High School Daily Common Core Reading Practice Weeks 1-5 {LMI}A

Happy New Year and a Freebie!!!!

Happy New Year!  A new year is a chance for new beginnings, new ideas, and new freebies!  

Make sure to click the follow button to receive updates about freebies and new resources. I have created free summarizing task cards.  As with most of my task cards, a free printable box is also included to make storage convenient. 

The resource contains eight summarizing task cards, a student recording form, an answer key, and a printable box.  Follow the links to access the first-ever task cards that are organized by guided reading/lexile levels.  Yes, you read this correctly.  Review main idea, inferences, cause and effect, and more skills at individual reading levels.  This is differentiation to the highest degree!Click Here To Access The Freebie



Monday, December 11, 2017

Story Elements Task Cards and Story Elements Board Game

20 story elements task cards PLUS an additional story elements board game with 16 game cards are both included.

Questions are posed at different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy so that students can review the different elements of stories.  Plus, students are able to review how certain elements contribute to a plot of a story. Printable boxes are included to make storing the task cards and game cards so much easier too!

Use this as a literacy center station activity, or use this resource as a fun test prep activity.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Comparing Themes


Review comparing themes with these fun, colorful task cards.  Use them independently as task cards, or use them as a game with a partner.  A game board and game pieces have also been included.  

16 task cards that contain two passages per task card have been included.


Monday, November 27, 2017

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Task Cards Vs. Reading Games (Which is Better?)


1.  Student interest is a factor.  Task cards are an engaging way to review reading and math concepts, but they get straight to the point of review. This is fine for some students.  Others might like to review in a subtle way.
Reading games review concepts in a subtle way.  Students often ASK to play them.  It is fun seeing them want to review what they have learned.
Text Feature Playing Cards
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2.  What to use might depend on if students feel as though they have options.  Allowing students to choose between an inference game or inference task cards might be best.


Inference Task Cards For Each Guided Reading Level (Levels J,K,L and M)
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Providing choice is best for some students.  This enables a student to find the review tool that best fits their learning style.

3.  Consider the time of the year.  Just before a vacation or summer break, students are often weary.  Although it is important for students to still feel as though school is in session mentally, it is nice to slow down the pace.  Reading games might best best at that time.

Overall, consider the learning styles of individual students and the time of the year.  



Friday, November 17, 2017

Teaching Main Idea



There are many kinds of main idea questions.  Knowing how to answer the different types of main idea questions is very helpful.


To review main idea, try out my new game. The game cards, game die, and box are all from my new game.  Each side of the die has a different type of main idea question.  Students get practice answering main idea questions in a variety of ways.
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