Library Rap {Fluency Passage & Comprehension Questions}

What could be cooler than a rap about the school library?  It’s a 3 Day Fluency/Comprehension Reading Intervention mini packet.

This is an original fluency passage I wrote, two comprehension worksheets and a short creative writing template 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.

Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Level: 5.5

Click on the picture for the link to the item in my store!

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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, first page of comprehension questions (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 I would brainstorm with the students about other topics at school they could rap about. Then model for students how to create a word web to use to write their own rap about a school topic of their choice.

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

*If you like this, I really appreciate your feedback and follows!*

Thank you so much!

“The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood.”

(Revelation 1:1-20)

Love,

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A School Time Rap and a Fresh Facebook Page!

I recently created a Facebook page to share teaching resources and ideas.  It will follow a similar format with links to new products and freebies in my store as well as teaching ideas and sprinkled with love.  It is called “Some Divine Intervention” (clever, eh?) and here is the link if you’d like to check it out!

https://www.facebook.com/somedivineinterventionbycourtneykeimer

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I would love you to like it and I really appreciate your comments!

And I also wanted to share this music rap video created by a group of students from the elementary school I teach at (with help from some parents and a teacher!)  It is so cool.

School Time Promo Video

I just love it.

“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

(Romans 10:9)

Test Passing Rap Fluency Passage and Comprehension Activities

State testing is coming up, here in Ohio at least!  Just about six weeks left to prepare students.  I wrote this Testing Passing Rap to try to make it a little fun for them.

3 Day Fluency/Comprehension Reading Intervention

This is an original fluency passage I wrote and comprehension/extension activities to accompany it. 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. There are low level comprehension questions, higher level comprehension questions, and a short writing activity.

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Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Level: 3.1

*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 (Lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Remembering and Understanding)
Day 2: Warm read, discussion, second page of 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).  On this day I would have students do the test taking tips writing activity to use as a reminder to read before tests.

I wrote this passage to help prepare my third graders for state testing, which they take in the fall and in the spring. I hope you like it! You can use my fluency progress monitoring graph available for free in my store to track students’ fluency progress with this passage.

I am so happy to share my stuff with you!  Good luck on state testing!

“Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

(Joshua 1:9)