Bring in March with 20 original nonfiction March-themed Reading and Writing
Warm-ups for Fifth Graders. Each passage is written at three levels: above
grade level, at grade level and below grade level. Sixty passages in all.
Why Reading and Writing Warm‐Ups? Adding just one daily Reading and Writing
Warm‐Up to your schedule takes less than ten minutes a day, promotes the higher
order thinking skills necessary of today’s student and helps build reading fluency
and comprehension skills.
Aligned with the Common Core State Standards, these passages help promote
literacy in all subjects, while providing opportunities for higher order thinking and
reasoning. A reading, Common Core and Bloom’s Taxonomy boost all in one ten
minute a day assignment.
Passages are written to promote vocabulary acquisition. Content vocabulary
repeats allowing readers to familiarize themselves with the same word in different
Students learn to write by writing, every day…sentences, paragraphs, essays and
stories. Students also learn to read fluently and across the curriculum by reading
every day…take an extra ten minutes a day to promote that proficiency.