Thursday, August 27, 2015

Daily Reading Comprehension Practice (Grade 3)

Just released--Daily Reading Comprehension Practice.  Review comprehension skills in just five minutes a day.  Click Here

This is a great way to keep reading skills sharp.  It is a great bell ringer activity too!

Free Sentence Starters--Helping Students Interpret What They Read

If you are looking for a way to help students interpret and explain what they read, this free resource will help.  I love to use sentence starters with students.  After a short time, students are able to write without any support.

Why is this important?  There is a greater push to encourage students to go beyond summarizing.  Being able to interpret what is read sets a strong foundation for later grade levels and helps students comprehend what they read.Click Here to Access It

For additional writing resources, access a link below.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Inference Task Cards Differentiated 23 Guided Reading/Lexile Levels

This document is such a time saver. The guided reading level/Lexile level is on every card.  Just print and use.  230 inference task cards are included for beginning, on-level, and advanced level readers in one bundle. Use the cards that you need.

It includes:
  • Fiction and nonfiction passages
  • Student recording forms for each level
  • Progress charts for each level
  • An answer key
Topics Include:
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Habitats
  • Animal Adaptations
  • Fiction Stories
  • Magnets
  • Trees
  • Facts about Bats
  • Facts about Bees
  • Facts about Elephants
  • Facts about Seals
  • And more!
This is great for close reading, guided reading, RTI intervention, test prep and more.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Grade 4 Daily Reading Comprehension (Organized By Lexile Levels)

(Brand New Resource) Having teaching materials that are organized by Lexile levels and/or guided reading levels has so many benefits.  It makes it so much easier to help students at their levels. This document contains 20 quick, and daily passages for easy and convenient comprehension practice. The Lexile level and reading level are listed next to each passage.The daily practice can be completed in just five minutes a day. Use it as morning practice when students first enter the classroom.  Or, use it as nightly homework.  Inferences, main idea, author's purpose and more skills are covered in this document.Click Here to Access It

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Free Task Cards Organized by Guided Reading Levels/Lexile Levels

Guided reading books are organized by levels.  Have you ever wished that task cards were also organized by guided reading/Lexile levels too?  Can you imagine how helpful this would be?  Students could work on phonics and comprehension skills at their own levels during small group instruction and at their center station.  Now task cards are organized by levels.  Yippee!!  Try these for free.FREE CLICK HERE (Follow the link to access additional reading levels and comprehension skills.)

Features Include:
  • Each task card focuses on specific phonics skills.  As students practice each card, they are able to reinforce the skills that they have learned during reading instruction.
  • Each card reviews phonics and comprehension.  Students learn about, details, inferences, main idea, etc. as they grow stronger in phonics.
  • Each task card follows reinforces the same phonics patterns in this reading series.  For example, if you have a student that is working on long vowel sounds and main idea, the same phonics skills are reinforced at their guided reading level with main idea, cause and effect, etc.
  • This resource is such a great time saver. Students practice with skills that their levels to become stronger readers.  This cuts down on hours of planning time.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Back to School Sale

Literacy and Math Ideas is having a sale. Get leveled task cards, Daily Common Core, interactive notebooks and more  Click Here

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Task Cards Organized by Lexile and Guided Reading Levels

Thank you guys so much for the feedback about the task cards.  I have just completed additional levels.  As a fellow educator, I understand what it is like to look for materials that meet the needs of each student.  

These task cards are unique because they are organized by guided reading levels.  Plus, they are also organized by Lexile levels too. This makes it much easier to monitor student progress and help students at their individual levels.  Click the link to access additional task cards.

Included Are:
Leveled Task Cards
Progress Monitoring Forms
An Answer Key
Student Recording Forms

Additional Comprehension Topics