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.
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Download and print the preview to get the first two weeks of these differentiated daily quick reads.
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WEEKLY SKILL SCHEDULE
Week #1 – Ask and Answer Questions (Fiction)
Week #2 – Use Text Evidence
Week #3 – Inferring Character Thoughts
Week #4 – SPIRAL REVIEW WEEK
Week #5 – Ask and Answer Questions (Non Fiction)
Week #6 – What is the Main Idea?
Week #7 – Key Details
Week #8 – SPIRAL REVIEW WEEK
Week #9 – Infer Character Traits
Week #10 – Character Motivation
Week #11 – The Character’s Reaction
Week #12 – SPIRAL REVIEW WEEK
Week #13 – The Author’s Perspective
Week #14 – Author’s Perspective vs. My Perspective
Week #15 – Reasons and Evidence
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 – Text Structure: Cause and Effect
Week #22 – Text Structure: Compare and Contrast
Week #23 – What is the Text Structure?
Week #24 – SPIRAL REVIEW WEEK
Week #25 – Point of View
Week #26 – Give the Character Advice
Week #27 – Vocabulary in a Fiction Text
Week #28 – SPIRAL REVIEW WEEK
Week #29 – Vocabulary in a Nonfiction Text
Week #30 – Photos Add to the Text
Week #31 – Understanding Diagrams
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 THIS ADDITIONAL PRODUCT:
Reading Strategy Group Bundle
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.
The reading strategy group bundle is an amazing addition to your daily reading warm-ups, but certainly not required.
– Alyssha Swanson
Teaching and Tapas: American Teacher in Spain