Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons: Third 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 3.1-3.9 in chronological order. They are all on a third 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 Third 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 the “Test Passing Rap” Fluency Passage and Comprehension Activities which is 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!

Take care and God bless!

Classroom Snapshots

I am really feeling my classroom so far this year.  I spend so much time in there that I want it to feel nice and homey.  I also want my kids to like it and want to be there!  I thought I would share some pics, so I made a college.

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The top 3 pics are bulletin boards in my room.  Calendar, Wild about Fluency, and then the ABC center alphabet banner.  I am going to put fluency goal numbers on the zebra bulletin board and then put students name under their goals as they reach them.  The alphabet banner I found on Teachers pay Teachers for free!  Love it.  I hung it with clothespins on silver elastic string.  The tins in the middle I found at the One Spot at Target.  They have little chalkboard labels on them.  I filled a vase with colorful plastic letters and tied a purple bow on it for decoration on a table in my classroom.  I saw it on Pinterest a couple years ago.  Lots of goodies are from Crayons to Computers including the “C” décor on my desk, all the felt I used for bulletin board backdrop, and some of the picture frames.  I have several pictures of my little boy.  I can’t get enough of his sweet face.  I tell my students all about him too so it gives them a face to go with the name.  🙂  I also got 2 packs of wallpaper samples at Crayons to Computers, which I am loving.  I used them to make the leaves on the “apple tree” at the bottom, and for background paper for some other projects.  I use the cart of drawers for students’ materials.  Works really well for me as an Intervention Specialist.  I can put students’ individualized work and activities in their drawer, and keep their finished products in there as well.  My word wall is the “technology themed” one I made and it’s available in my TpT store for $2.00. The “Masterpieces” heading at the bottom is where I put all the artwork and notes my students give me.  ❤  I hope you like it!

My school year has started of great and I feel so blessed.

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good for those who are called according to his purpose.”

Romans 8:28

All About Me Activities: A Multiple Intelligences Assessment

Per request by my wonderful Intervention Specialist teaching partner, I made this getting to know you activity for students to fill out.  For us, we tend to get new students throughout the year, and we can use this activity to get information about our students including what they like and how they learn!  This activity includes a self-portrait template, a page of all about me questions, a page about school preferences, and an easy to use, elementary level Multiple Intelligences assessment. Click on the pictures to get the *free* file in my store!

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I hope you love it and can use it with your students!

And this verse is amazing to me.

“You saw me before I was born.
    Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
    before a single day had passed.”

Psalm 139:16

Gets me every time.

With teacher love,

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