Friday, August 12, 2016

Free Grade 4 Daily Reading Comprehension Passages

Brand new--Just Released---This resource and freebie will be available at other grade levels soon.

Benefits Of This Resource
Review comprehension skills and reading strategies in just a few minutes each day. Students cover social studies, science, and reading topics as they keep their reading strategy use sharp.

Inferences, main idea, vocabulary, character analysis, literary devices, details, themes, and more are covered.

Nonfiction, poetry, realistic fiction, plays, and more genres are covered in the full document. Try these ten passages for free. Comprehension questions are included with each passage.  Answer keys and progress checklists are also included at the end of each week.

This is great as year 4 free reading comprehension.  Use this as a free primary 4 reading resource.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Inference Playing Cards (Updated)

Making inferences can be fun!  Lately, I have been on art overdrive and have been updating many of my old products.  My most recent update was to my Inference Playing Cards.  Yes, these are playing cards that review inferences.  

I was providing intervention to students that needed to improve in reading.  My goal was to create learning resources that reviewed concepts and made learning fun.  The playing card series was born.  

It is fun to watch students really get into the game and build their game strategies as they learn how to infer.  This has been one of my best sellers.  To access this resource, click here.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Are You Noticing a Pinterest Slump? It is Not Your Imagination

When the Lesson Cloud was first created, I became very excited.  I was new at blogging and felt this was a great way to share teaching ideas with fellow teachers.  Like so many others, I began to share my Lesson Cloud Pins on Pinterest.  Recently, Pinterest changed its algorithm, and this has concerned many pinners.  How can you breathe more life into your pins?  I have noticed some successful patterns.  Read my recent blog post to find helpful tips.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Free Clipart

I back today with free clip art.  This free school lunch clip art makes a wonderful addition to your classroom teaching materials.
Access It Here

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Free Inference Task Cards

Do you sometimes feel as though there is not enough time to get everything done?  Help is here!  Try out this sample version of my differentiated inference task cards for free. The full version has task cards for each guided reading/Lexile level.  Fiction and nonfiction passages are included.  Questions are written at different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy to help students at all reading levels practice critical reading skills and infer ideas.

  • Save hours of planning time.  Since the passages and task cards at written at different levels, students at different reading levels can work on the same skill at their own individual reading levels.
  • Use for progress monitoring.  The Lexile level/guided reading level is written on each task card.  Each level comes with a student recording form and an answer key.
  • Use as a test prep resource.  The questions are written at different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy.  Multiple-choice and short response questions are both included.
  • Use as an RTI (Response to Intervention) resource.  The leveled nonfiction and fiction passages make it easier to review comprehension skills.