Mar 13, 2016

Spring Themed Reading Comprehension Pack {Plus a FREE DOWNLOAD!}

Help your Kindergarten students develop confidence in their reading comprehension abilities while learning about spring at the same time! This free download will go right along with the other Spring activities and crafts you have planned for your class. The strategies used with these worksheets will feel more like playing you are playing games with your student than it will reading!

Spring is in the air!
Ok, actually, for me it isn't. Not at all. It's March 13 and we are getting hit with a mini snow-storm right now. And that's AFTER I'd already packed up all the kids snow gear! (Should I add that it's been 50s-60s here and there before this snow came?!) Got to love good ol' Illinois weather! 

Now where was I? Oh yes, spring! I was sitting here yearning for spring. And technically, it is just around the corner...only 13 more days. So this snow had better melt fast!

So with spring in the air (for some people!), I'm going to show you one of my Non-Fiction Reading Comprehension Packs, the spring themed one. I'll show you what it entails, how I use it, and then I'll give you a FREE DOWNLOAD so that you can try it out! 
Help your Kindergarten students develop confidence in their reading comprehension abilities while learning about spring at the same time! This free download will go right along with the other Spring activities and crafts you have planned for your class. The strategies used with these worksheets will feel more like playing you are playing games with your student than it will reading!
Now you can help your littles develop confidence in their reading abilities while having fun and learning about spring at the same time!

I made these reading passages (with corresponding comprehension questions) with Kindergarten students in mind using the Flesch-Kincaid reading comprehension leveling formula. The passages range from .1 - 1.0 levels. 

The kid-friendly font that is used in these passages makes reading the text even easier. 

There are 10 passages included that teach students about the following topics:
-snails, bees, gardening, frogs, the sun, rain, chicks, birds, tulips, and kites

When I use these passages with my students, I introduce them by first asking what they know about the topic. This allows me to pulls as much back-ground information as I can so that I can base my direction and discussion around their prior knowledge.  

I've found that some of my students tend to instantly shut down when seeing so many words together in one passage like this, so we break it down before reading so that they can see that they actually already know many of the words that they'll be reading. 

First, we find out what the topic is about, and then highlight the topic word all throughout the passage with an orange crayon. 

Then, we go back through the passage (not yet fully reading it) and highlight with yellow any high frequency words that we can find. 

Finally, we notice that there is a word underlined, which probably means it's pretty important! So we highlight that one pink so that we can pay close attention to it. 


After we've fully read the passage, we move on to the comprehension questions. 
Sometimes I read these questions to the students, sometimes we read them together. If a student is able, I allow them to read the questions to me. 

Many times, the students can recall the information needed to answer the question without going back to the passage. But if they don't know the answer, I guide them back to the passage and together we look to see if we can find the area that might give us the answer. Then we fill in a dot next to that question so that later, when I'm recording their data, I can remember that they needed help answering that question. 

Here is what I record their data on: 

Currently, I have five different Non-Fiction Reading Comprehension Packs. You can get them all in one bundle if you're interested, which allows you to save some money compared to purchasing them individually.  
Help your Kindergarten students develop confidence in their reading comprehension abilities while learning about spring at the same time! This free download will go right along with the other Spring activities and crafts you have planned for your class. The strategies used with these worksheets will feel more like playing you are playing games with your student than it will reading!

Now - let's get you that FREE DOWNLOAD! I'm going to give you the Slippery Snail reading passage, with its corresponding reading comprehension questions so that you can try them out with your students. Don't forget to leave a rating after downloading, it's important to me to hear what you think!
Help your Kindergarten students develop confidence in their reading comprehension abilities while learning about spring at the same time! This free download will go right along with the other Spring activities and crafts you have planned for your class. The strategies used with these worksheets will feel more like playing you are playing games with your student than it will reading!

Click here to get it:
Spring Themed Non-Fiction Reading Comprehension FREE DOWNLOAD
Don't forget to leave a rating - I love feedback!

-Til next time
     

Help your Kindergarten students develop confidence in their reading comprehension abilities while learning about spring at the same time! This free download will go right along with the other Spring activities and crafts you have planned for your class. The strategies used with these worksheets will feel more like playing you are playing games with your student than it will reading!


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