These quick daily reads are perfect for morning work, independent reading time, or homework. There are 36 weeks of differentiated reading warm-ups included. A spiral review practice is interspersed every four weeks so that your students continually practice prior learned skills. What this looks like: for three weeks, every daily practice is focused on one skill or strategy, followed by one week of spiral review practice. Everything is written for this to be completed independently by the student WITHOUT the need for any teacher instruction. Each week begins with instructions on how to use the week’s comprehension skill or strategy. The practice lessons on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are all working on the same reading skill or strategy. Friday is different because it is a “check-in” where the student self-reflects on using the skill or strategy.
DIGITAL DISTANCE LEARNING OPTION INCLUDED
In addition to the traditional printable pack, the activities in this download can also be assigned via Google slides or Google Classroom, which makes it very versatile for digital distance learning. Download the preview to try a digital sample using Google Docs or Google Classroom.
To see a video overview of the digital version as well as instructions for assigning activities using Google Docs or Google Classroom, check out these videos:
Every fews weeks is a spiral review week where students practice and review prior strategies.
THREE DIFFERENTIATED LEVELS
With passages and questions written to meet three different reading levels, you can easily differentiate for your whole class. The differentiated levels are marked discreetly so that you know the level, but your students do not.
WANT TO TRY IT WITH YOUR STUDENTS?
Download and print the preview, or this free sample to get the first two weeks of these differentiated daily quick reads.
WEEKLY SKILL SCHEDULE
(NOTE: The downloaded file includes TWO skill schedules. One is the schedule listed below. The second schedule in the download is suggested for customers who plan to use this product along with my 3rd Grade Interactive Read Aloud lessons because all of the weekly skills are lined up to when they are taught with the Interactive Read Aloud lessons!)
Week #1 – Ask and Answer Questions (Fiction)
Week #2 – Character Feelings
Week #3 – A Character’s Feelings Can Change
Week #4 – SPIRAL REVIEW WEEK
Week #5 – Ask and Answer Questions (Non-Fiction)
Week #6 – Key Details vs. Interesting Details
Week #7 – Facts vs. Opinions
Week #8 – SPIRAL REVIEW WEEK
Week #9 – Describe Characters With Text Evidence
Week #10 – Guess A Character’s Thoughts
Week #11 – Infer Character Traits
Week #12 – SPIRAL REVIEW WEEK
Week #13 – Repeating Words = Main Topic
Week #14 – Main Topic vs. Main Idea
Week #15 – Key Details
Week #16 – SPIRAL REVIEW WEEK
Week #17 – The Story’s Lesson
Week #18 – Connect the Lesson to the Theme
Week #19 – Topic vs. Theme
Week #20 – SPIRAL REVIEW WEEK
Week #21 – Photos Add to the Text
Week #22 – Text Features
Week #23 – Vocabulary in a Non Fiction Text
Week #24 – SPIRAL REVIEW WEEK
Week #25 – Character Motivation
Week #26 – The Character’s Reaction
Week #27 – Give the Character Advice
Week #28 – SPIRAL REVIEW WEEK
Week #29 – Cause and Effect
Week #30 – Author’s Perspective
Week #31 – Author’s Perspective vs. My Perspective
Week #32 – SPIRAL REVIEW WEEK
Week #33 – SPIRAL REVIEW WEEK
Week #34 – SPIRAL REVIEW WEEK
Week #35 – SPIRAL REVIEW WEEK
Week #36 – SPIRAL REVIEW WEEK
THIS PRODUCT IS STREAMLINED TO WORK PERFECTLY WITH THESE TWO ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS:
The Interactive Read Aloud Bundle includes 72 scripted read aloud lessons that are ready to print-and-go. All you need to do is gather the suggested mentor texts. The Interactive Read Aloud lessons are perfectly aligned to the skills practiced in this daily reading warm-up bundle so your students get repeated exposure to the reading skills that are critical in 3rd grade.
The Reading Strategy Group Bundle offers corresponding reading strategy groups to every reading skill in this product. If you have a group of students who struggled to grasp one of the daily warm-up skills, then you can pull them together to work on it in a small group.
These are amazing additions to your daily reading warm-ups, but certainly not required.
– Alyssha Swanson
Teaching and Tapas: American Teacher in Spain