Differentiated 4th grade or 5th grade reading notebooks! These two notebooks include EVERYTHING you need to teach the CCSS reading (informational text and literature) standards in a 4th grade or 5th grade classroom. The materials are all differentiated for your learners who need a little extra support and for those who are ready for more complex tasks.
THE EIGHT UNITS IN THE INFORMATIONAL TEXT NOTEBOOK ARE:
– Text Evidence
– Main Idea
– Text Structure
– Point of View
– Author’s Reasons and Evidence
– Graphs, Charts, & Diagrams
THE SEVEN UNITS IN THE LITERATURE NOTEBOOK ARE:
– Refer to the Text
– Characters, Settings, and Events
– Vocabulary and Figurative Language
– Point of View
– Illustrations Add Meaning to the Text
– Compare and Contrast Similar Stories
NOTE: There is NOT a unit that matches standard RL.4.5 or RL.5.5 (structure of poems and dramas)
Each unit is aligned to a Common Core standard. However, the units are referred to by title, instead of number. Non-Common Core schools will not be distracted by Common Core language or terminology.
If you prefer to buy these notebooks separately, you can find them here:
Reading Notebook *4th-5th Grade* INFORMATIONAL TEXT
Reading Notebook *4th-5th Grade* LITERATURE
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Reading Notebook *2nd-3rd Grade* INFORMATIONAL TEXT
Reading Notebook *2nd-3rd Grade* LITERATURE
Reading Notebook *2nd-3rd Grade* LITERATURE + INFORMATIONAL TEXT BUNDLE
Every classroom has a range of learners. Some students need to move at a slower pace. Others are ready for more advanced work. This pack includes activities for ALL of these learners. Everything is differentiated. Activities are discreetly marked so that you know, but your students do not.
***********WHAT IS INCLUDED IN EVERY UNIT? ***********
Mentor Text List
This list of suggested books works great for student texts or using in an Interactive Read Aloud.
The notebook covers, tabs, chapter covers, and pockets are all included. Everything here fits perfectly into a notebook. It is all minimal prep and minimal cutting and pasting.
The bookmarks are a reminder to the student of how to apply the skills they are learning. It includes sentence prompts and questions they should think about while reading. The prompts work seamlessly with the included notebook printables.
Differentiated Passages and Questions
There are three articles included in each unit (15 units total). Each article is written at two differentiated levels for a total of six passages per unit. There are two question page options included for each passage. One is closely aligned to the 4th grade standards. The other is more closely aligned to the 5th grade standards. With both options, students must color text evidence to support their responses. You can use the simplified text with the harder question page or vice versa. You have a range of differentiation options.
Differentiated Task Cards
There are 24 task cards included in each unit. They are all tasks that include short texts to practice the skills. These work great in whole group lessons, partner work, or for individual student notebook responses.
The tasks are differentiated. The reading level and question prompts get more complex as you move from Task 1 to Task 24.
Reading Response Sheets
There are multiple structured reading response sheets included. Everything fits perfectly into a reading notebook, so you eliminate loose papers. There are additional quick prompts that fit on top of a notebook page. I recommend putting these in at the end of your unit and then asking students to return to these prompts throughout the year.
Images, Diagrams, Illustrations, Poems, Maps, Etc.
The details have been thought about in this product. Everything you need for the trickiest topics is included. There are original maps, diagrams, illustrations, poems, plays, website simulations, and mini-books included. Everything is ready to be copied in black and white with low ink usage. Some OPTIONS for color are included.
Detailed answer keys are included!
This product will save you so much time when it comes to planning for guided reading, group reading lessons, interventions, and independent student reading.
******************** FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ********************
Are the passages included here the same as the passages in your 4th grade or 5th grade close reading bundles?
No, the passages included in this reading notebook are totally new. They are not found in my other bestselling reading bundles.
What Lexile level are the reading passages?
The Common Core standards consider 4th and 5th grade level texts within the same Lexile level band of 770-980. Each unit contains three passages written within this level. In addition, the passages have also been rewritten at a lower level and they all fall within a Lexile level of 500-700 which is perfect for your developing learners who are ready for some rich tasks.
What is a “Growing Bundle”?
A growing bundle is a bundle of products that is not yet complete. As soon as they are complete, I will upload them to tpt and if you have already purchased the product, you can simply re-download (go to “My Purchases, find the product, and click “download now”) to get the updated bundle with the new units. I created a growing bundle so that teachers could get the discounted price for buying all of the units together AND start off the school year with units that can be used right away.
– Alyssha Swanson
Teaching and Tapas: 2nd Grade in Spain