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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Rowdy Reindeer Christmas Fluency Passage & Comprehension Activities

Rowdy Reindeer 3 Day Fluency/Comprehension Reading Intervention

This is an original fluency passage I wrote, two comprehension worksheets and a 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.  Click on the picture for the link for this item in mt TPT store!

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Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Level: 5.4

*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 have students use the writing template to complete the story about what might happen when St. Claus catches the rowdy reindeer.

The clipart used in this product was created by:

For a super cute accompanying activity, try this…
Rowdy Reindeer: A Make-Your-Own Game- Speech, Language, Vocab, Sight words, & more

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 and merry Christmas!

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

Isaiah 7:14

With teacher love,

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Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons: Fourth 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.

Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Levels range from 4.1-4.9 in chronological order. They are all on a fourth grade reading level.

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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 Fourth 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 fourth 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 on Teachers pay Teachers 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!

Take care and God bless!

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…

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!