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!

Teacher’s Appreciation Sale 28% off Everything {Right Now!}

Click on the banner for the link to my Teachers Pay Teacher’s store and SALE!

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“The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.”

{1 Timothy 5:17}

Love,

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Spring Alphabet Activities {Letter Identification, Sequencing & Sounds}

Spring Alphabet Activities {Letter Identification, Sequencing & Sounds}

This packet contains flashcards and templates to use for alphabet activities including letter identification, letter sounds and more. It has a springtime theme with bees, flowers & grass.

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Contents:
Lowercase letter alphabet flashcards (7 pages)
Capital letter alphabet flashcards (7 pages)
Sequencing (letter writing) templates (3 pages)
Bingo Board Templates {SPRINGO!} (2 pages)
Flashcards with letter sound pictures (7 pages)
Template for making CVC words (1 page)
Spring Has Sprung letter matching activity (2 pages)
Progress monitoring pages for teacher and student (5 pages)

The teacher progress monitoring pages include checklists and a graphing template. The student progress monitoring pages give students to color the flower as they learn a new concept to involve them in the goal setting and monitoring process!

I created these materials to use for specially designed instruction and RTI intervention, but it can be used to supplement the general education curriculum as well!

I hope you love it! If you do…
***I really appreciate your feedback and follows!***
Thank you so much!

“They waited for me as for the rain, And opened their mouth as for the spring rain.”

(Job 29: 23)

Love,

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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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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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Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention Mega Bundle for Grades 1-5

I created this bundle for those of us who provide reading intervention for multiple grade levels. I call this the MEGA bundle.  This bundle includes the Fluency and Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Packets.  Click on the picture for the link to the product in my TpT store!

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Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Levels range from 1.1-1.9 for the first grade packet, 2.1-2.9 for the second grade packet, 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 5 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 5 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 First, Second, 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 5 grade level packets for over 25% off the discounted price and 45% off the original price.

*This packet includes any First, Second, 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 here on TpT. If you already purchased the grade level packets individually, just email me. I am so happy to share this with you!

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“You’re spinning out of control again.

Your life feels like a sinking ship.

You’re wondering how it came to this.

Is it too late?  Is it too far?

For Him to reach you

And come to where you are.

Step out on the edge.  Don’t be afraid of it.

And when you feel the rain

Call His name

He’ll find you in the hurricane.”

{Natalie Grant}

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.

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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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