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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Earth Day Fun Flash Freebie!

This item will be free on Earth Day only!!!

Earth Day Fluency Passages, Comprehension Questions and Writing Craftivity {K-2}

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. This file also includes an Earth Day writing craftivity.

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Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Level for passage 1: 0.0
Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Level for passage 2: 1.8

*Ideas for Use*
These materials can be used for differentiated whole group instruction! You can also use these materials as differentiated 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).

***These passages are included in the Fluency and Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons Kindergarten & First Grade Packets. A version of this craftivity is included in the Craftivities for All Seasons Packet.***

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

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.  And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.  God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”  And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so.   And God called the expanse Heaven.  And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

 And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth,  and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

{Genesis 1: 1-10}

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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Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons Kindergarten Level

Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons: Kindergarten Level

Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Level is 0.0 for all passages in this packet.

This bundle contains 35 original fluency passages I wrote and 3 comprehension extension activities to accompany each one. The fluency passages are jam packed with sight words and also contain Kindergarten word families. All the fluency passages rhyme as well. Using one fluency passage per week, this would provide interventions for the whole school year. For each passage there is a color copy that you can print in color and reuse for students to read. There is also a teacher black and white copy that you can print off for each student and record their scores on it. It has sections to record fluency scores, rhyming identification and other notes. 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.

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This packet is different from the other fluency packets in several ways:

1) All the passages are on a 0.0 grade level using the Flesch-Kincaid Readability Calculator. They are not in chronological order, as with the other packets. Anything higher didn’t seem appropriate for kindergarten and first grade emergent readers. The passages do increase in the number of words throughout the packet, ranging from 29-77.

2) There are 3 correlating activities for each passage, but they follow a different format than the other packets. There is a low level page of comprehension questions, a sight word find coloring page to practice sight word identification, and a page with a higher-level thinking writing activity for day 3. The low level comprehension questions and the sight word find can be used either on day one or day two, depending on your students’ needs and your preference.

3) I’ve included the fluency file labels and progress monitoring graph for you to use if appropriate for your group of students. There is not a table of creation activity ideas, as the higher-level writing activity page is included for each passage for day 3. ***Please understand that because of the nature of kindergarten and their varying reading levels, you may need to tweak and be flexible with your utilization of these materials. You can email me at ckeimer@hotmail.com if you have questions!

*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 materials in this packet are aligned to several Kindergarten 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.

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 or follow me.  I am so happy to share this with you!

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for more support, ideas and *freebies*.

“Start children off on the way they should go,
    and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”

(Proverbs 22:6)

Take care and God bless!

Thank you!!!

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Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons – Fifth Grade Level

I created a Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons – Fifth Grade Level packet for your pleasure.  Click on the picture for the link to the item in me TpT store!

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Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Levels range from 5.1-5.9 in chronological order. They are all on a fifth 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.

*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 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. There is also 3 pages of ideas for creation/extension activities for day 3.

***This packet contains any fifth grade level fluency passage with comprehension activities 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, when they are not on sale.
~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 here on TpT. I am so happy to share this with you!

“I know how to be humbled, and I know how to abound. In everything and in all things I have learned both the secret to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

(Philippians 4:12-13)

Love,

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