DNA Read and Apply ActivityQuick View

DNA Read and Apply Activity

DNA reading passage, interactive activity, and writing prompt. This covers the basics of DNA including structure and function - great for early and middle grades! Many students these days have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. This product offers a more simple option for students to read, apply, and comprehend what they read - This is a GREAT tool to help your students overcome the obstacle of comprehending science text. These "Read & Apply" products are designed to cover ONE basic science topic per lesson for students to build a solid foundation before moving to the next topic & building that "house of knowledge" on the foundation. This product contains: - 1 short reading passage - 1 application activity - 1 writing prompt that goes along with the passage - Photo example/answer key Each reading passage is simple & not overwhelmingly long like textbooks are. Students can listen to you read, read silently, in partners, or in small groups highlighting important words and concepts as they go. The students then apply what they read with an activity & responding to a writing prompt. Don't use interactive notebooks??? Just use colored paper!! Glue the passage to one side and have the students do the interactive activity on the other! Can easily be 3-hole punched to put in a binder, hung on the wall, or slide into a folder!!
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Chemical Bonds Read and Apply ActivityQuick View

Chemical Bonds Read and Apply Activity

Chemistry: Chemical Bonds in Compounds (Ionic and Covalent Bonds) reading passage, interactive compression activity, and writing prompt. Many students these days have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. This product offers a more simple option for students to read, apply, and comprehend what they read - This is a GREAT tool to help your students overcome the obstacle of comprehending science text. These "Read & Apply" products are designed to cover ONE basic science topic per lesson for students to build a solid foundation before moving to the next topic & building that "house of knowledge" on the foundation. This product contains: - 1 short reading passage - 1 application activity - 1 writing prompt that goes along with the passage - Photo example/answer key Each reading passage is simple & not overwhelmingly long like textbooks are. Students can listen to you read, read silently, in partners, or in small groups highlighting important words and concepts as they go. The students then apply what they read with an activity & responding to a writing prompt. Don't use interactive notebooks??? Just use colored paper!! Glue the passage to one side and have the students do the interactive activity on the other! Can easily be 3-hole punched to put in a binder, hung on the wall, or slide into a folder!!
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Informational Text:  Friday the 13th reading passage and activitiesQuick View

Informational Text: Friday the 13th reading passage and activities

Are you trying to get your students to connect with what they read? This product contains an informational text about Friday the 13th and a literary non-fiction piece thatwill capture student attention and engage critical thinking. High-level comprehension questions at the end of the readings will help you assess student understanding. The informational text also has a pre-teach vocabulary worksheet that will help make content comprehensible for language learners, while the literary non-fiction has a character trait follow-up. It's everything you need for a no-prep, print-and-teach lesson that you and your students will all enjoy. CONTENTS Reading passage (single page) Comprehension questions "Think About It" questions/Exit Ticket Coloring page with make-a-word activity Vocabulary pre-teaching sheet Second reading passage (double-sided) Interactive notebook root word activity Character analysis activity Answer keys for all activities
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Atoms Read and Apply ActivityQuick View

Atoms Read and Apply Activity

Chemistry: Atoms Read and Apply - Parts and function of an atom. Reading passage, interactive comprehension activity, and writing prompt. Many students these days have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. This product offers a more simple option for students to read, apply, and comprehend what they read - This is a GREAT tool to help your students overcome the obstacle of comprehending science text. These "Read & Apply" products are designed to cover ONE basic science topic per lesson for students to build a solid foundation before moving to the next topic & building that "house of knowledge" on the foundation. This product contains: - 1 short reading passage - 1 application activity - 1 writing prompt that goes along with the passage - Photo example/answer key Each reading passage is simple & not overwhelmingly long like textbooks are. Students can listen to you read, read silently, in partners, or in small groups highlighting important words and concepts as they go. The students then apply what they read with an activity & responding to a writing prompt. Don't use interactive notebooks??? Just use colored paper!! Glue the passage to one side and have the students do the interactive activity on the other! Can easily be 3-hole punched to put in a binder, hung on the wall, or slide into a folder!!
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Meiosis Read and Apply ActivityQuick View

Meiosis Read and Apply Activity

Meiosis reading passage, interactive activity, and writing prompt. Many students these days have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. This product offers a more simple option for students to read, apply, and comprehend what they read - This is a GREAT tool to help your students overcome the obstacle of comprehending science text. These "Read & Apply" products are designed to cover ONE basic science topic per lesson for students to build a solid foundation before moving to the next topic & building that "house of knowledge" on the foundation. This product contains: - 1 short reading passage - 1 application activity - 1 writing prompt that goes along with the passage - Photo example/answer key Each reading passage is simple & not overwhelmingly long like textbooks are. Students can listen to you read, read silently, in partners, or in small groups highlighting important words and concepts as they go. The students then apply what they read with an activity & responding to a writing prompt. Don't use interactive notebooks??? Just use colored paper!! Glue the passage to one side and have the students do the interactive activity on the other! Can easily be 3-hole punched to put in a binder, hung on the wall, or slide into a folder!!
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Reading/writing activityQuick View

Reading/writing activity

My book about me lets the students be creative and write and draw about themselves. Directions: Clip a colorful ribbon through all pages to make a book. Laminate when done the front and back page for durability or all. I had used this activities for my first grade girls to show parents during family night. (14 pages) full page size. Parents and students loved them.
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Drones: A Nonfiction Close Reading ActivityQuick View

Drones: A Nonfiction Close Reading Activity

A short nonfiction close reading passage providing a brief introduction to the history and main uses and concerns with using drones in today's society. Using nonfiction text features such as subheadings and footers, this text introduces students to the complex and newly debated concept of drones and automated aircraft. This is a short passage, and is only designed to serve as an overview or introduction to the concept, or as practice for standardized testing using a topic with which few students have prior knowledge.This passage is designed in such a way that students should be able to analyze the text and respond to testing-style questions without having prior knowledge of drones, remote controlled aircraft, automaton, or aerial technology. This close reading activity is perfect for PARCC or ACT Aspire practice and the integration of Science into English Language Arts. Designed for 6th-8th grade students, this close reading activity has students focus first on reading the excerpt multiple times while searching for unknown words, new concepts, and key points. Then, the students answer questions ranging from Knowledge to Synthesis on Bloom's Taxonomy. The nature of close reading, as well as the passage and questions lend this activity to Standardized Test Practice as well. The questions and activities are designed to help students practice analyzing a difficult, technical nonfiction text and respond to a variety of questions in preparation for similar techniques used in PARCC & ACT Aspire testing. Close reading is a strategy that is encouraged through Common Core, best completed with short passages such as the one provided here.
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Castles: A Nonfiction Close Reading ActivityQuick View

Castles: A Nonfiction Close Reading Activity

Castles: A Nonfiction Close Reading Activity is a nonfiction passage describing the traditional European castle from the Middle Ages. This excerpt was written for students to practice text analysis on a slightly more difficult, technical passage. It is designed in such a way that students should be able to analyze the text and respond to testing-style questions without having prior knowledge. This close reading activity fits well with 5th grade Common Core's Medieval Times unit, or as a History integration piece for any classroom. Designed for 5th and 6th grade students, this close reading activity has students focus first on reading the technical excerpt multiple times while searching for unknown words, new concepts, and key points. Then, the students answer questions ranging from Knowledge to Synthesis on Bloom's Taxonomy. The nature of close reading, as well as the passage and questions lend this activity to Standardized Test Practice as well. The questions and activities are designed to help students practice analyzing a difficult, technical nonfiction text and respond to a variety of questions in preparation for similar techniques used in PARCC & ACT Aspire testing. Close reading is a strategy that is encouraged through Common Core, best completed with short passages such as the one provided here.
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Bridges: A Nonfiction Close Reading ActivityQuick View

Bridges: A Nonfiction Close Reading Activity

Bridges: A Nonfiction Close Reading Activity is a nonfiction passage describing the four main traditional types of bridges. Beam bridges, arch bridges, trestle or truss bridges, and suspension bridges are introduced in the passage. Images are included for each bridge throughout the reading. This passage is designed in such a way that students should be able to analyze the text and respond to testing-style questions without having prior knowledge of the engineering or history of bridges. This close reading activity is perfect for both PARCC practice and the STEM or STEAM classroom. Designed for 5th and 6th grade students, this close reading activity has students focus first on reading the technical excerpt multiple times while searching for unknown words, new concepts, and key points. Then, the students answer questions ranging from Knowledge to Synthesis on Bloom's Taxonomy. The nature of close reading, as well as the passage and questions lend this activity to Standardized Test Practice as well. The questions and activities are designed to help students practice analyzing a difficult, technical nonfiction text and respond to a variety of questions in preparation for similar techniques used in ACT Aspire and PARCC testing. Close reading is a strategy that is encouraged through Common Core, best completed with short passages such as the one provided here.
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Book Buddies A Paired Reading ActivityQuick View

Book Buddies A Paired Reading Activity

Reading becomes engaging when there’s a buddy and a tangible outcome to plan. Many schools opt for reading buddies and this activity is a great multi-day activity that can be carried out with reading buddies. This can be done in class with higher level readers assisting lower level readers or with your higher age kiddos helping lower age levels, pairing up the classes. Simply print and go, mix and match the pages for easy differentiation. Reading skills can be reviewed as the children are engaged, using this easily with fiction or non fiction books. Aligned with the IB PYP for my PYP Buddies, this can be used within any school. I have included another cover page to use with non-IB schools. Due to the nature of reading buddies, this activity can be used at any level throughout the school, with options for words and/or pictures as a means of recording answers. UK & USA spelling. You will find 12 pages of this booklet that can be mixed and matched to suit your needs, with a final summative activity encouraging collaboration, communication and a summary of the children’s reading skills, presented in a creative, engaging and fun way. You can find many more inquiry based resources and tools for the IB PYP in my stores and on my blog PYPteachingtools.com. Enjoy! Susan Powers
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A Thanksgiving Problem and Solution Reading ActivityQuick View

A Thanksgiving Problem and Solution Reading Activity

Make literacy fun and engaging and seasonal! Three different reading comprehension activities in this printable, thematic reading comprehension packet are based on my best selling  Cause and Effect activities. With the fun theme of Thanksgiving, the children are able to focus on the comprehension skills of identifying problem and solution/cause and effect, together with creating their own possible solutions for already stated problems. Included: 24 problem and solution cards for two different identification games. The activity which involves the children creating their own solution to the problems stated has 20 cards with 10 problems. I like to copy them, laminate them and that way the children can write directly on the cards with dry erase pens. I have used this activity with 3rd, 4th and 5th grade guided reading groups and as literacy centers activities. They align with the CCSS ELA standards for reading for information for 4th and 5th grades and 3rd grades cause and effect. If you like this, you may also be interested in my other literacy activities. Thanksgiving Cause and Effect, The Best Challenging Game of Guess the Character Traits and many more in my store. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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A Thanksgiving Cause and Effect Reading ActivityQuick View

A Thanksgiving Cause and Effect Reading Activity

These printable, reading comprehension activities are based on my best selling Cause and Effect Game. With the fun theme of Thanksgiving, the children are able to focus on the comprehension skills of identifying causes and effects, together with creating their own possible effects for already stated causes. So, three different reading comprehension games in one thematic packet! There are 20 cause and effect cards for reading and matching. These are colour-­coded to show differentiation in the text. The activity which involves creating your own effect has 24 cards. I like to copy and laminate the cards so that the kids can write directly on the cards with dry erase felt markers over and over again. I have used this activity with 3rd and 5th grade guided reading groups and as literacy centers activities. They align with the CCSS ELA standards and IB PYP phase 3. Please feel free to let me know your thoughts on this product so that I may constantly be improving my work for you. Happy Thanksgiving!! Enjoy! ~ Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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Der Winter Lesung ~ German Reading on Winter ActivitiesQuick View

Der Winter Lesung ~ German Reading on Winter Activities

This 2-page file includes: A fun and simple reading in which 2 students are asked if they enjoy winter. One does and one doesn't! Students are required to read their answers and then answer 10 reading comprehension questions on the second page. Afterwards students are to write about the activities they enjoy doing in the winter months.
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Acids and Bases Read and Apply ActivityQuick View

Acids and Bases Read and Apply Activity

Chemistry: Acids and Bases Read and Apply. Reading passage, interactive comprehension activity, and writing prompt. Many students these days have a terribly difficult time comprehending nonfiction & informational text - textbooks, websites, articles etc. This product offers a more simple option for students to read, apply, and comprehend what they read - This is a GREAT tool to help your students overcome the obstacle of comprehending science text. These "Read & Apply" products are designed to cover ONE basic science topic per lesson for students to build a solid foundation before moving to the next topic & building that "house of knowledge" on the foundation. This product contains: - 1 short reading passage - 1 application activity - 1 writing prompt that goes along with the passage - Photo example/answer key Each reading passage is simple & not overwhelmingly long like textbooks are. Students can listen to you read, read silently, in partners, or in small groups highlighting important words and concepts as they go. The students then apply what they read with an activity & responding to a writing prompt. Don't use interactive notebooks??? Just use colored paper!! Glue the passage to one side and have the students do the interactive activity on the other! Can easily be 3-hole punched to put in a binder, hung on the wall, or slide into a folder!!
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Cause and Effect - Activities Printables Reading PassagesQuick View

Cause and Effect - Activities Printables Reading Passages

Understanding cause and effect relationships is a key skill that kids must be exposed to many times to master! This 60 page resource provides Reading Passages, Printable Activities, Interactive Notebook Pages, Graphic Organizers, Task Cards and more to help you teach this important skill. Part of the new Teaching Text Structure series from Tied 2 Teaching, this jam-packed cause and effect unit resource will have your kids learning with a smile. • Posters / Anchor Charts (8 Posters / Anchor Charts in B/W and color) • 10 Graphic Organizers • 6 Reading Passages • 12 Cause and Effect Task Cards (b/w and color versions) • 8 Sets of Picture Task Cards • 3 Printable Center Activities • 8 Cause and Effect Picture Task Cards • 7 Interactive Notebook Components Have Fun Teaching! Wishing you the best year yet! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? We welcome all questions or comments! Please feel free to e-mail us at tied2teaching@gmail.com! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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Reading Comprehension Critical Thinking ActivitiesQuick View

Reading Comprehension Critical Thinking Activities

Reading Comprehension activities with critical thinking. This is a great resource that helps students with reading comprehension. It can be used at any grade level with many different ways to use it. It has instructions for a full class activity or can be used for small group or partner reading. Comes with 40 critical thinking cards that really gets students into thinking about what they have read. Also covers what, where, when, who, why and how questions. Full page definitions of Character, Setting, Plot, Theme and Conflict. Cards can be laminated for durability.
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Dewey Decimal System Nonfiction Close Reading ActivityQuick View

Dewey Decimal System Nonfiction Close Reading Activity

This nonfiction close reading activity is designed to teach students about the Dewey Decimal system while encouraging reading comprehension with tasks and repeated reading. This passage, directions, and questions are designed for students to read repeatedly, read with a partner, read looking for information, and then answer questions based on the text they have read. The 10 questions that go with this passage span DOK levels 1-4, as well as a variety of Bloom's taxonomy levels. Students begin with simple questions which ask them basic reading comprehension questions, and lead into deeper understanding tasks. This activity is perfect for a regular ELA session or for a substitute teacher, as the materials are print and go ready! It is designed specifically to encourage the type of reading and thinking necessary for PARCC, ACT Aspire, and STARR. Great test prep at your fingertips!
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Properties of Flight: A Nonfiction Close Reading ActivityQuick View

Properties of Flight: A Nonfiction Close Reading Activity

Properties of Flight: A Nonfiction Close Reading Activity is a nonfiction description of the four main forces required for flight: lift, drag, thrust, and gravity. An excerpt written specifically by an engineer for students to practice text analysis, this passage may be considered more difficult for some students. It is designed in such a way that students should be able to analyze the text and respond to testing-style questions without having prior knowledge of these scientific concepts. Designed for 5th and 6th grade students, this close reading activity has students focus first on reading the technical excerpt multiple times while searching for unknown words, new concepts, and key points. Then, the students answer questions ranging from Knowledge to Synthesis on Bloom's Taxonomy. The nature of close reading, as well as the passage and questions lend this activity to Standardized Test Practice as well. The questions and activities are designed to help students practice analyzing a difficult, technical nonfiction text and respond to a variety of questions in preparation for similar techniques used in PARCC & ACT Aspire testing. Close reading is a strategy that is encouraged through Common Core, best completed with short passages such as the one provided here.
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The American Constitution: A Nonfiction Close Reading ActivityQuick View

The American Constitution: A Nonfiction Close Reading Activity

The American Constitution is introduced in this nonfiction close reading passage providing a brief summary of the history and main function of the Constitution. Using nonfiction text features such as subheadings, this text introduces the concept behind switching from the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution, the disagreements with creating too strong of a federal government, and the system of checks and balances and compromises made to encourage ratification. This short passage does not go into details about the specific articles of the Confederation, or the rights guaranteed by the Constitution, as it is only designed to serve as an overview or introduction to the document.This passage is designed in such a way that students should be able to analyze the text and respond to testing-style questions without having prior knowledge of the Constitution. This close reading activity is perfect for PARCC or ACT Aspire practice and the integration of History into English Language Arts. Designed for 6th-8th grade students, this close reading activity has students focus first on reading the excerpt multiple times while searching for unknown words, new concepts, and key points. Then, the students answer questions ranging from Knowledge to Synthesis on Bloom's Taxonomy. The nature of close reading, as well as the passage and questions lend this activity to Standardized Test Practice as well. The questions and activities are designed to help students practice analyzing a difficult, technical nonfiction text and respond to a variety of questions in preparation for similar techniques used in PARCC & ACT Aspire testing. Close reading is a strategy that is encouraged through Common Core, best completed with short passages such as the one provided here.
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Thermal Energy Transfer: A Nonfiction Close Reading ActivityQuick View

Thermal Energy Transfer: A Nonfiction Close Reading Activity

A short nonfiction close reading passage providing a brief introduction to thermal energy transfer, heat, and kinetic energy. This text introduces students to the complex concepts of thermal energy, which are presented in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This is a short passage, and is only designed to serve as an overview or introduction to the concept, or as practice for standardized testing using a topic with which few students have prior knowledge.This passage is designed in such a way that students should be able to analyze the text and respond to testing-style questions without having prior knowledge of thermal energy or energy transfer. This close reading activity is perfect for PARCC or ACT Aspire practice and the integration of Science into English Language Arts. Designed for 5th-7th grade students, this close reading activity has students focus first on reading the excerpt multiple times while searching for unknown words, new concepts, and key points. Then, the students answer questions ranging from Knowledge to Synthesis on Bloom's Taxonomy. The nature of close reading, as well as the passage and questions lend this activity to Standardized Test Practice as well. The questions and activities are designed to help students practice analyzing a difficult, technical nonfiction text and respond to a variety of questions in preparation for similar techniques used in PARCC testing. Close reading is a strategy that is encouraged through Common Core, best completed with short passages such as the one provided here.
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13 Reasons Why AS YOU READ Journal ActivitiesQuick View

13 Reasons Why AS YOU READ Journal Activities

46 journal subjects with rubric designed to be completed AS THE STUDENT READS the book "13 Reasons Why." These journals are thought provoking and will help the student relate to the story as they read. There is also a lined page with space for each journal with grading rubric listed on it. Please email me at zelayaa.az@gmail.com for any and all of your reading needs. I would love to develop questions/quizzes/tests for stories or novels read in your area. Please tell your friends.
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