February Reading and Writing - COMPREHENSION FREEBIE
Reading and writing go hand in hand. Writing is SO important in kindergarten, as it is in all grades!
I use themed, high-interest materials that builds their confidence.
Each week I use a new theme, and students love that over the course of the week they become little rock stars during our small group reading and writing time.
Plus, lesson planning is SO easy for you!
Each week pull a comprehension/fluency page, sentence building activity and mini book… and you’re set!
This month you can try to comprehension page for FREE!
Four different themes (one each week) will take you through the entire month.
For my Read and Write like a Rock Star lessons, I slip all of my black lines and lessons for each month into a three-pronged flexible folder.
This makes for easy organization and it doesn’t take up a lot of space.
Here is a peek inside:
I like this more than file folders because each theme (there are four in each monthly pack) stays together. Plus, no more digging through file cabinets!
Each week I can quickly pull out my black lines and make the copies I need.
Each monthly Read and Write like a Rock Star pack comes with 4 themes, so we use one theme a week for each month.
Every week print three resources:
Sentence building cut/paste worksheet
Mini emergent reader
Watch their confidence, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary develop over the course of the week!
You can use these activities for:
★Whole Group Instruction
★….. and more!
PUTTING THESE RESOURCES INTO ACTION
On MONDAYS, I usually use the comprehension page.
This week is the teddy bear theme!
I like to use these in small group settings. Every student gets a page and we walk through our pre-reading activities such as discussing the vocabulary and pictures (to save on copies, you can laminate a few pages and reuse them with each group.)
I read the passage first, then we read it together and finally they whisper read/buddy read. I help students practice touching each word as we read it. Finally, we answer the comprehension question(s) at the bottom.
On TUESDAYS, we warm up by rereading the comprehension page, and then move on to the sentence building activity.
The pictures and vocabulary correlate with the weekly comprehension and mini readers.
Seeing the pictures and vocabulary multiple times throughout the week builds confidence and fluency.
Students read and trace the sentence Then, they cut and match the words to paste them in order. They love to “build” a sentence and illustrate a picture to match.
On WEDNESDAYS, I have students flip the paper over and copy the Write It On your Own page on the back.
I love this activity as an extension to the sentence building page. Almost all of my kiddos can do this. successfully and know my expectations.
They are taking their sentence building skills to the next level and must write the sentence on their own two times.
Then on THURSDAYS we are ready for our mini readers!
My kiddos absolutely love these and look forward to them throughout the week.
I read it to them, then we read it whole group chorally and then students practice reading to each other. After this, they can trace the sentences and we answer the comprehension questions on the back page.
Students love to take their books home each week to read to their families!
The comprehension questions and sentence structure get progressively more difficult throughout the school year in each monthly pack.
Your students will be reading and writing rock stars each week with these activities!
Hands-on learning with little prep for you – each week use a different theme to teach vocabulary, sight words, comprehension, fluency, writing and MORE!
Plus, there is an incentive tool to get kids excited about becoming Rock Star readers and writers!
Once they complete an assignment, my kiddos can’t wait to color in the star showing they did it!
They love coloring and filling up their Rock Star charts. You can choose to give awards, recognition, a prize, etc. once they fill up their monthly star charts (optional.)
Students color the stars on their chart for each assignment when they complete it. My students LOVE to fill up their charts and this is a great incentive to complete their assignments. You can choose to do a prize when they fill up their monthly chart!
TRY A FREEBIE!
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