Back to School Blog Hop with Freebies eBook and Giveaways Galore!

 I have some awesome treats for you!  24 special education teachers {including myself} have collaborated to create a offer you an ebook jam packed with tips, freebies and ideas!  Isn’t that exciting?  Everyone who contributed is an Intervention Specialist, Blogger and Teacher Author.  What an awesome back to school present for you to start the new school year off right!

I know you’ll LOVE it.

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Back to School *Free* EBook

But wait…there’s more!

I’m also hosting a giveaway of my own!  You can enter for a chance to win a 3 Grade Level Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention Bundle for *FREE*!!!  That’s a $28 value, and I’m allowing the winner to choose the three grade levels that they need in order to differentiate for their students’ needs.  I have Reading & Comprehension Fluency Intervention Packets for Grades K-5 available. How cool is that?

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Reading Intervention Bundle Giveaway!

Would You Like Some Special Education Dollar Deals?

So I’ve teamed up with some other special education bloggers to bring you something really fun and special.  Announcing Special Education Dollar Deals, AKA, SPED Dollar Deals.  To get in on the fun and super savings you’ll need to search #speddollardeals on Teachers Pay Teachers website to find all the goodies.  You’ll be saving 70-80% off the regular prices!  SPED  Dollar Deals is offered TODAY, Wednesday, July 7 only!

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So don’t delay!  I have not one, not two, but three dollar deals in my TpT store.  They are…

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Regularly priced at $5.00 and yours for just $1.00 today only!

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Regularly priced at $4.00 and yours today for a buck!

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Regularly priced at $6.00 and yours for just $1.00?  Yes, its true.

Get ’em while you can.  😉

“So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people to do in this world than to eat, drink and enjoy life.  That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work God gives them.”

(Ecclesiastes 8:15)

Love,

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Spring Fluency Close Reading Passages & Comprehension Activities {Garden Bugs}

This bundle contains 5 original fluency passages I wrote and 3-4 comprehension and extension activities to accompany each one. The theme is garden creatures and it is just right for spring time!  The passages are all nonfiction informational text and I used real photographs of nature to illustrate the text!

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Using one fluency passage per week, this would provide interventions for 5 weeks.  You could also focus on one fluency passage per day, depending on your needs and schedule. These materials could be used as whole group or small group fluency instruction or as homework.  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.

Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Levels range from 4.2-4.5 and are in chronological order. They are all on a fourth grade reading level.

*Suggestion for Use for Small Group Intervention*
These fluency passages, comprehension questions and extension activities can be used 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).

The genres of the fluency passages are all non-fiction, informational text. The materials in this packet are aligned to several fourth Grade Common Core Language Arts standards.

I tried to make the fluency passages a little more fun and interesting 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.

I also tried to make this a great value for you!

If you like this, please rate me or follow me.  I am so happy to share this with you!

“The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come…”

{Song of Solomon 2:12}

Love,

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Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention Bundle for Grades 3-5

“This might be my favorite TPT resource of all time. Thanks so much!”

“THIS IS A MUST! I love having these to use.”

Wanna know what all the fuss is about?  Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention Bundle for Grades 3-5.

I created this bundle for those of us who provide reading intervention for multiple grade levels. This bundle includes the Fluency and Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Packets.

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Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Levels range from 3.1-3.9 for the third grade packet, 4.1-4.9 for the fourth grade packet and 5.1-5.9 for the fifth grade packet. They are all in chronological order.

Each of the 3 packets 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 3 grade levels. 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.

*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 Third, Fourth, and Fifth 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. For each packet there are also 3 pages of ideas for creation/extension activities for day 3.

Of course, I wanted to make this a great value for you. You are getting the 3 grade level packets for over 20% off the discounted price and over 40% off the original price.

***This packet includes any Third, Fourth or Fifth Grade Fluency Passage that is sold individually in my store. ***

~If you like this, please rate me 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!

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

{Mark 12:30}

Love,

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My Turn! {Special Education Blog Hop FINAL Day!}

Welp, here we are! The last day of February and my turn to spread a little Special Education love in the form of *FREEBIES!*

Today only, I am sharing not one, not two, but three fantastical freebies from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

1) Because telling time is an essential life skill!

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2) Because teaching social skills and replacement behaviors is

Just. So. Hard.

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Aaaaaaaaaaand…

3) Because spring is right around the corner!  {Praise the Lord!}

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If you download, please show me some LOVE in the form of feedback and follows.

I hope you have all had a great month and enjoyed the blog hop! So many talented teacher authors and bloggers coming together. How awesome! I have definitely gained some great ideas and resources!

Don’t forget to show love all year round.

“A friend loves at ALL times…”

(Proverbs 17:17)

Love Always,

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A Sitewide Sale & A New Product!

Teachers Pay Teachers is throwing a sitewide sale called “Teachers Are Heroes!” Love it. The sale is this Wednesday, February 25. Use the promo code HEROES to receive 28% off your purchases!

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I recently added a product which I am super excited about. It’s a fluency and comprehension pack of 8 passages on a sixth grade reading level. The theme? Social Media. What could be more relevant?! It is regularly priced $5.00 but will be marked down to $4.00 during the sale, plus you can get it for an additional 8% off using the code!

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This packet contains 8 fluency passages with accompanying comprehension activities. The fluency passages range from 6.1 – 6.9 Flesch Kincaid readability levels. They are all on a sixth grade reading level. Each passage describes a different social media platform including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube and Vine. They are all nonfiction informational text.

Using one fluency passage per week, this would provide interventions for 8 weeks. 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.

*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 activities (Highest levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Evaluating and Creating).

These materials could be used in other ways as well including as whole group fluency instruction or as homework. The materials in this packet are aligned to several Sixth Grade Common Core Language Arts standards.

I try to make my fluency passages a little more fun than other ones I’ve used and who doesn’t love social media? 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.

***Make sure you teach your students about safe Internet use rules, social media etiquette and guidelines. For the majority of these sites, you need to be at least 13 years of age. You may want to get parent permission before using these materials with your students.***

Feel free to use the Q&A link on TPT for any questions you might have!

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“But test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.”

(1 Thessalonians 5: 21-22)

Love,

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Valentine Fluency Passage, Comprehension Questions, Color by Sight Word *Giveaway!*

I recently started working on a Kindergarten fluency and comprehension reading intervention packet and here is a little snapshot.

Valentine 3 Day Fluency/Comprehension Reading Intervention

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This is an original fluency passage I wrote, two comprehension activities and a color by sight word coloring page 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.

Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Level: 0.0

*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, color by sight word coloring page (Lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Remembering and Understanding)
Day 2: Warm read, discussion, first page of comprehension questions (Middle levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Applying and Analyzing)
Day 3: Hot read, discussion, second comprehension extension activity (Highest levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Evaluating and Creating).

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

If you’ll like my Facebook Page, there is a Valentine giveaway going on now!  Check it out,  Offer ends 2/14/14 at 10pm.

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With teacher love,

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