Whew, this year has completely flown by! I planned on blogging about my Common Core Weekly Reading sets along time ago. But, better late than never!
These resources have been a complete life saver for me this year. I have not had to worry about reading homework at all. And I know that what I am giving the students for homework is meaningful and common core aligned.
In each bundle (There is a 3rd grade bundle and a 4th/5th grade bundle), there are a total of 9 sets.
The sets focus on specific common core skills and can be mixed and matched to fit any pacing guide. Each set is broke down like this:
- 4 reading passages that focus on a specific Common Core skill(s) (1 passage a week)
- Options for daily assignments to use with the passages
- Thursday text dependent comprehension questions that allow for further practice of the focus skill (and other Common Core skills as well)
Let's take a look at this resource in action!
Here are come images of the daily assignment page. My students often use this page to jot down notes to remind themselves of what is required. Or sometimes we will read and discuss the assignments together and write reminders by the assignment. Each assignment is made specifically for the passages in the set. The assignments often build on each other as well (depending on the set.) They are differentiated, and each set has 3-4 options to meet the needs of your students.
Here is the passage we used this week (from the Theme Set). The students use the same passage for a day, with a different daily assignment. This really supports close reading of a text. As you can see from the images, students have underlined and written notes on the passage as required by the daily assignments.
This next component is optional. My school does not have a copy limit, so I am able to copy a page for the students to record their daily assignments. In addition to marking the text, some of the assignments require written responses. If you are limited on your copies, a piece of notebook paper, the back of the passage, or even a notebook would work! Here you can see some of my students' daily responses:
Finally, each passage has a set of text dependent questions that require evidence from the passage, and the questions are common core aligned.
I currently have a 4th/5th grade combined set and a 3rd grade combined set.
You can find the bundled sets by clicking on the images!
If you are currently using any of these sets, leave some feedback and let me know how they are working in your room!