Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons – 2nd Grade Level

Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons: Second Grade Level

Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Levels range from 2.1-2.9 in chronological order. They are all on a second grade reading level.

This bundle contains 35 original fluency passages I wrote and 2-3 comprehension and extension activities to accompany each one. Using one fluency passage per week, this would provide interventions for the whole school year. For each passage there is a teacher copy that you can print in color and reuse. There is also a black and white copy that you can print off for each student and record their scores on it. The comprehension questions and activities allow students to spend time on each selection and participate in close reading strategies to build reading skills. It draws upon Bloom’s Taxonomy to encourage higher levels of thinking skills.

Click on the pictures for the link to the product in my TpT store, where I am currently throwing a *SALE!*

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*How to Use*
These fluency passages, comprehension questions and extension activities were designed to use as a reading intervention using the hot, warm and cold read strategy. For each week and fluency passage, it would look something like this:

Day 1: Cold read, discussion, comprehension questions (Lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Remembering and Understanding)
Day 2: Warm read, discussion, comprehension questions or activity (Middle levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Applying and Analyzing)
Day 3: Hot read, discussion, extension activity (Highest levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Evaluating and Creating).

It is always my goal to design the intervention to follow this format, but it is easier with some text and activities than others.
These materials could be used in other ways as well including as whole group fluency instruction or as homework. The genres of the fluency passages include poetry, fiction and informational text. The materials in this packet are aligned to several Second Grade Common Core Language Arts standards.

I also try to make the fluency passages a little more fun than other ones I’ve used. I included my fluency progress monitoring graph to track students’ fluency progress with this packet. I also included labels for file folders to create “fluency files” for each student. There is also 3 pages of ideas for creation/extension activities for day 3.

***This packet contains the “Blue Whales” Fluency Passage, Comprehension Activities & Craft Outlines, as well as Mother’s Day Fluency Interventions and Craft packet (“Why I Love My Mom”), which are both sold in my store individually. ***

I wanted to make this a great value for you. One fluency passage and comprehension questions is $2.00 in my store and in this bundle each passage and accompanying activities are less than $0.50 each.
If you like this, please rate me on TpT or follow me. Ask any questions before purchase please. You can e-mail me at ckeimer@hotmail.com or use the questions link on TpT. I am so happy to share this with you!

And for today’s promise…

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

(Philippians 4:13)

Blue Whales Fluency Passage, Comprehension Activities & Craft Outlines

I think blue whales are amazing.  They are so enormous and majestic.  They remind me of how strong and powerful and wonderful God is. So I decided to write a fluency passage about them.

This is an original fluency passage I wrote, two comprehension activities and craft outlines to use as an extension activity to accompany the text. This package includes a teacher copy that you can print in color and reuse.  It also includes a black and white copy that you can print off for each student and record their scores on it.  Click on the pictures for the link to the product in my store.

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Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Level: 2.8

*How to Use*
This was designed to use as a reading intervention using the hot, warm and cold read strategy.  It would look something like this:

Day 1: Cold read, discussion, first page of comprehension questions/graphic organizer (Lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Remembering and Understanding)
Day 2: Warm read, discussion, second page of comprehension questions (Middle levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Applying and Analyzing)
Day 3: Hot read, discussion, extension activity (Highest levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Evaluating and Creating).  On this day students can research new facts about blue whales and use the outlines to make a whale craft. You can use gray craft paper for the whale, blue background paper, and white pipe cleaners or dried glue to make the whales spout.

You can use my fluency progress monitoring graph available for free in my store to track students’ fluency progress with this passage.

“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”

(Psalms 145:18)

Love, love, love…

2 Fluency Passages with Comprehension Questions – PB&J and Cookies

This packet contains 2 original fluency passages I wrote and 3 comprehension and extension activities to accompany each. This package includes teacher copies that you can print in color and reuse.  It also includes a black and white copies that you can print off for each student and record their scores on it. Click on the picture for the link to the product in my TpT store.

Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Level: 4.2

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*How to Use*
This was designed to use as a reading intervention using the hot, warm and cold read strategy.  It would look something like this:

Day 1: Cold read, discussion, comprehension questions (Lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Remembering and Understanding)
Day 2: Warm read, discussion, comprehension questions or activity (Middle levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Applying and Analyzing)
Day 3: Hot read, discussion, extension activity (Highest levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Evaluating and Creating).

And here is something amazing to think about.

“I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move.  Nothing will be impossible for you.”

(Matthew17:20)

Craftivities for All Seasons – Writing Prompts, Templates and Craft Outlines

This bundle includes 34 craftivity starters.  There are 34 half sheet writing prompts and templates, full sheet prewriting templates and paragraph writing templates (writing prompts included) and craft outlines.  Also included are 5 pages of craft ideas, to provide suggestions for how to use the outlines. I tried to make the craft ideas really fun, simple and pretty quick. No pictures are provided in this bundle.  I hope to add them in the future.  Using one a week, this bundle provides craftivities for about the whole school year. Click on the picture for the link to the product in my TpT store.

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Many of the templates and craft outlines are included in the preview, but there are many more!  I really hope you like this and can use this in your classroom.  😉

“He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.”

(Psalm 147:3)

Back to School Clipart

I wanted to share some Back to School clipart I made that is available in my Teachers pay Teachers store.  The zip folder contains 15 color clipart png. files and 15 black and white (grayscale) clipart png. files (30 total).  Also included in the folder is the terms of use. You can use this clipart in anything you’d like; commercial, classroom and personal use. Credit is not required but appreciated. The file costs $1.50, but right now it is on *SALE.*  My clipart is very simple, as you can see from the preview, and all the clipart is included in the preview.  I hope you like it!

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“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!”

(Psalm 33:12)

Fluency and Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons – First Grade Level

This bundle contains 35 original fluency passages I wrote and 2-3 comprehension and extension activities to accompany each one. Using one fluency passage per week, this would provide interventions for the whole school year.  For each passage there is a teacher copy that you can print in color and reuse. There is also a black and white copy that you can print off for each student and record their scores on it. The comprehension questions and activities allow students to spend time on each selection and participate in close reading strategies to build reading skills.  It draws upon Bloom’s Taxonomy to encourage higher levels of thinking skills. Here is the preview. Click on the picture for the link to the product in my TpT store.

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*How to Use*
These fluency passages, comprehension questions and extension activities were designed to use as a reading intervention using the hot, warm and cold read strategy.  For each week and fluency passage, it would look something like this:

Day 1: Cold read, discussion, comprehension questions (Lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Remembering and Understanding)
Day 2: Warm read, discussion, comprehension questions or activity (Middle levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Applying and Analyzing)
Day 3: Hot read, discussion, extension activity (Highest levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Evaluating and Creating).

It is always my goal to design the intervention to follow this format, but it is easier with some text and activities than others.
These materials could be used in other ways as well including as whole group fluency instruction or as homework. The genres of the fluency passages include poetry, fiction and informational text.  The materials in this packet are aligned to the following 1st and 2nd grade common core standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.4a Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.4b Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.4c Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.3 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.7 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.2 Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.3 Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.4 Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.4 Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.6 Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 1 Language standards 1 and 3 here for specific expectations.)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.2 Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.7 Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

I also try to make the fluency passages a little more fun than other ones I’ve used.  I included my fluency progress monitoring graph to track students’ fluency progress with this packet.  I also included labels for file folders to create “fluency files” for each student.  There is also 3 pages of ideas for creation/extension activities for day 3.

***This packet contains the “Spring Is Here” fluency passage and comprehension questions, as well as “School Supplies Rap” fluency passage and comprehension questions, which are both sold in my store individually. ***

I wanted to make this a great value for you.  One fluency passage and comprehension questions is $2.00 in my store and in this bundle each passage and accompanying activities are less than $0.50 each.

 Thank you and God bless!

Hexagon Chalkboard Classroom Labels and Label Making Kit – *FREE*

I made these labels for my resource room and thought I would share them. I made the small labels for materials and the large signs for centers. There are no pictures or visuals on the labels, just the words. I am really into hexagons and chalkboards right now so I combined the two.  I hope you like them!

Chalkboard Classrooom Labels

If you visit my store on Teachers pay Teachers, you can also download the font and the chalkboard clipart I made and use them to make your own labels!  Click on the picture for the link to the *FREE* label making kit in my store:

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This is how I used these items to make classroom labels.  In a blank word document, I inserted the chalkboard clipart, cropped it, and rotated it 90 degrees so it was horizontal.  Then I set the image behind text.  Next, I added word art using the ckchalky font and made the color fill and outline white to look like chalk.  This works best for me when I save the file as a Word 97-2003 document.  For smaller labels, I started by inserting a table and then inserted the clipart and word art in each cell.  If you have any questions or need support with this, I’m happy to help!

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

(2 Corinthians 9:7)

I hope you have a great start to your school year!