Assessment, Intervention, Reading

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…