Sunday, May 19, 2013

Freebie and Common Core Bundle

This 67 page product is loaded with printables, graphic organizers, writing responses, and comprehension strategy activities aligned with the CCSS for Literature and Informational Text. These activities are ready to be used with ANY fiction or nonfiction text and can be used many times throughout the year.  This reading comprehension pack includes tons of kid-friendly graphic organizers and posters for reading strategies that you use every day.  They are great to put at literacy stations after being taught whole group, at small group guided reading time, and in writing to help organize ideas.  Here's what is included:

Reading comprehension posters with journal starters for the following skills:

1. Make a prediction
2. Ask a question
3. Clarify something
4. Make a comment
5. Make a connection
6. Make an inference

Before, during, and after reading strategy posters

Organizers for the following skills:

1. Predictions and inferences
2. Character traits
3. Story sequence
4. Fact and opinion
5. Story summary- beginning, middle, end
6. Story Map-characters, setting, problem, solution, theme
7. Retelling- somebody, wanted, so, but, then organizer (with examples)
8. Venn diagram
9. Cause and effect
10. Problem and solution
11. Text features

Non-fiction reading makes up a large part of the new Common Core Balanced Literacy lessons. It is essential that our students can recognize and understand text features.  This packet also contains colorful posters to teach 22 non-fiction text features to teach informational text!

They are broken up into four categories: print features, illustrations, organizational aids, and graphic aids.

1. Print features: table of contents, index, glossary, pronunciation guide, and appendix
2. Illustrations: photos, illustrations, and magnification
3. Organizational aids: bold print, bullets, titles, headings, subheadings, captions, labels, and sidebars
4. Graphic aids: diagrams, graphs, maps, charts, tables, and timelines

Common Core Bundle: Reading Strategies Printables & Graphic Organizers

Click here to download this item from my Teacher's Notebook store for $9.00.


Maniac Monday Freebie

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday
Once again I am linking up with Maniac Mondays at Classroom Freebies.  My freebie this week is 22 pages of my Common Core Bundle: Reading Strategies Printables & Graphic Organizers.  Click on the pictures below to download this freebie.  I would LOVE comments or feedback!

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  1. Wow! Thank you so much :)

    1. Hope you enjoy Emily! I've been working on this one for awhile.


  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Bethany. I hope you enjoy the organizers!

  3. Thanks so much for the wonderful freebie! You did a wonderful job with it!

    1. Thanks Tara. I've been working on it for awhile. Enjoy!!

  4. This is super-cute! I found you on Manic Monday, and I'm your newest follower. I'm moving from fifth to a 2/3 class next year, so I'm on the hunt for some great ideas! :)

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

    1. Thanks Erin! I LOVE Maniac Monday. I've found so many wonderful blogs and resources through the link up.

  5. Love the freebie! This will work great in my Title I classroom. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope that you and your students enjoy the freebie!

  6. Wow! These are wonderful! Thank you for sharing. I'll get some use out of these with my reading groups. Just an FYI that the Problem/Solution organizer says Fact/Opinion on it.
    Teacher Gone Digital

    1. Thank you for catching that. A lot of copying and pasting from my original document to my freebie. I went in and changed it. Enjoy!

  7. You have obviously put a lot of time and effort into creating this package and the entire package listed above. I can imagine the hours spent! Thanks for sharing a very open ended, modifiable set of activities. I appreciate you sharing them with all of us! I can see myself using some of them, even with my sixth grade class. Thanks again!

  8. I found you from Classroom Freebies! What a great freebie!

    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Fern!

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  10. Totally love these. Is there a way to add to them.


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