*Updated November 2015** This collection of 110 versatile Innovative Reading activities has all your reading needs covered for grades 3 - 6.
Teachers around the globe are adopting this as their ‘Go-to’ resource for reading and writing activities for months on end without repeat. ‘No-prep’ and maximum engagement. All your students need is a book from home or school. Read the TpT reviews below.
This bundle of beautifully presented literacy tasks will ensure your students are engaged and on task during literacy rotations either working as a group or independently. Every activity has clear instructions and open ended outcomes to meet the needs of all ability ranges.
These activities have been designed by exemplary teachers and run in our classrooms for over two decades. Each activity is designed to run for approximately 40 - 60 minutes in duration and are ‘evergreen’ meaning they can be applied to any student or text.
Overview of activities included (Please note that most tasks have multiple elements.)
60+ Activities requiring students to use a range of different writing styles.
40+ Activities requiring students to use a range of artistic and creative skills.
30+ Activities that utilize popular technology tools and applications including 20 open ended iPad tasks.
25+ Dedicated group work based tasks
20+ Tasks requiring further reading, enquiry and exploration of concepts within a text.
50+ Tasks that can be applied to films and graphic novels.
15+ activities involving drama, music or role playing..
15+ Graphic organizers that can be applied to any text or topic.
Plus much more.
Update: May 2015
I’ve also added a PowerPoint file that includes all tasks as editable slides on top of a downloadable ebook. The purpose of this is to allow you to share the tasks on a large screen, and if you are fluent in PowerPoint you can edit the tasks to further suit your needs.
As always if you have any questions about the product or using it please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looks at speech bubbles (early readers ) & speech marks/inverted commas (developed readers). Also . and ?\n\nI found great expression cards on TES by 'bevevans22&' - very visual to help children do this independently.\n\nI uploaded all the captions and questions found on the letters and sounds website (colour coded to help give the right phase to the right reading group).\n\nThe idea is that the children take turns in picking an expression card and a speech bubble. They must read the speech bubble in that expression.\n\nA fun way to get the children practising expression in their reading.
The main sheet contains the text to the TS Elliot poem Macavity (used in the musical Cats) and has some comprehension questions with it. The second sheet is a wanted poster which requires the child to use knowledge about the cat gained from the poem in the poster.
Great poem and time saving resources - probably best for Y4 - Y6
Made up this timetable as it's difficult to keep children on task during GGR, hope it helps, you will have to ptoduce a list of drawing/wrting activities, or search the resources i have added the ones i use, hope they help, thanks
An ideal activity that can be adjusted to different levels and topics. I made these for our year 6 children, they love them! I usually use them to consolidate children's learning on a Friday covering what we have learned in the week. They can be easily adapted, just place them around the school and children need to write find and down the answers in the correct order. Would appreciate any feedback.