Whew, this year has completely flown by! I planned on blogging about my Common Core Weekly Reading Review sets along time ago. But, better late than never! These resources have been a complete life saver for me this year. I have not had to worry about reading homework at all. Each week, I know that what I am giving the students for homework is meaningful and common core aligned.
These are helping my students so much that I wanted to make sure and write a detailed post explaining each component of this resource. In each bundle (there is a 3rd grade bundle and a 4th/5th grade bundle), there are a total of 9 sets. Each set focuses on specific common core skills and can be mixed and matched to fit any pacing guide.
These sets are broken down like this:
- 4 reading passages that focus on a specific Common Core skill(s) (1 passage a week)
- Several options for daily assignments to use with the passages
- Thursday text dependent comprehension questions that allow for further practice of the focus skill (and other Common Core skills as well)
- Answer keys and specific common core alignment for the comprehension questions
Here is the passage we used this week. The students use the same passage for a day, with a different daily assignment. This really supports close reading of a text. As you can see from the images, students have underlined and written notes on the passage as required by the daily assignments.
My school does not have a copy limit, so I am able to copy a page for the students to record their daily assignments. In addition to marking the text, some of the assignments require written responses. If you are limited on your copies, a piece of notebook paper, the back of the passage, or even a notebook would work! Here you can see some of my students’ daily responses:
Finally, each passage has a set of text dependent questions that require evidence from the passage, and the questions are common core aligned.
And there is my Common Core weekly reading review! I use this for homework, but I several people have said they are using it for classwork or even during reading workshop. I currently have a 4th/5th grade combined set and a 3rd grade combined set.
You can find the bundled sets by clicking on the images!
If you are currently using any of these sets, leave some feedback and let me know how they are working in your room!