This resource is a fun and interactive way to have your students respond to a book they have read. You might use this after finishing a Read Aloud or when students finish their Book Club or Independent Reading Book. This resource leaves a lot of room for creativity and individual response. I used this project in my classroom after we finished the book The Landry News by Andrew Clements. Students used their Reader’s Response Journal to take notes throughout the book. Once we finished the book, students jotted ideas in their notebooks about which characters changed (how and why). The theme charts included in this product are charts my students keep in their Reader’s Response Journals. You can find more charts like this here. These charts were especially helpful in planning for this project.
Students used their notes (although you could do this any way that works for you:) ) to answer the questions. Then, they created a rough draft sketch of their comic strip. Finally, students illustrated a colorful comic strip demonstrating their understanding of the text. This product lends itself to much creativity and is wonderful for an end of the year, keep-your-students-engaged activity! If you ever have any questions or concerns, please contact us at Jessica@theliteracyloft.com.
This is an informational newspaper-style text perfect to teach your students about Veterans Day and may be used over a few days. The questions are offered in two versions: a bingo game and traditional multiple-choice/short response format
Bingo Bingo sheets are included, which have questions from the article. Students read the informational text about Veterans Day. Then, they answer questions on the bingo grid. The grid comes in 26 different versions. Having each student use a different version of the answer grid will allow you to reinforce the content of the informational text by playing a game of bingo possibly on Veterans Day or at the end of the week. The questions range from vocabulary, finding the main idea, using text features, as well as finding key details.
How to Play: The first page is an answer key, which can be used to play the game of bingo. Cut up each square, place in a Ziploc bag or container of your choice and call out questions. Students must answer the question correctly and have 5 in a row. Up, down, or diagonally. Students can use counters or any treats to keep track of the questions called.
Reading Comprehension Questions:The questions are also in a traditional multiple choice and short answer format. Not all answers are included from the Bingo grid and the questions may be slightly different. You would not need to use BOTH formats – pick one or the other.
Thank You Letter:Paper for students to write a Thank You Letter to a veteran is also included.
You might also enjoy these other Reading Comprehension Bingos:
What are the reading and writing text sets? The monthly text sets are two or more texts based on the same topic. Each monthly text set can be used for both reading and writing. The topic of each text set is high-engaging nonfiction topics. Each text set supports opinion or informational-based writing in response to reading.
What is included in each text set?
2 (or more) related informational articles
Reading Comprehension Questions
Writing Prompt to be used with the texts in an essay format
Writing Plan Example
Teacher Example Essay (editable)
Differentiated for Grades 3-5
Sharks Students read articles about Sharks. Using the texts, they write an informational essay about the topic. Standard-based reading comprehension questions help you integrate reading while using the same text you are using in writing.
ELA Morning Work 5th Grade (The Bundle) | Distance Learning | Google Slides
GOOGLE SLIDES AND FORMS: All months (Aug-June) have been updated to include Google Slides and self-grading Google Forms.
This resource is a unique way to get your students warmed up in the morning that helps incorporate the 5th Grade Language Standards, Vocabulary Practice, and Reading Comprehension skills.
Each month contains 4-5 weeks of ELA morning work, which will have a theme around the season, national holidays, or events associated with that particular month. The morning work is focused on ELA 5th Grade Common Core Standards. Each day has a thematic structure to cover those Language Standards as well as enhance Vocabulary and Comprehension skills.
Meaningful Monday:Monday is focused on making meaning. Tasks will focus on synonyms, antonyms, vocabulary words, context clues, and making meaning in a short amount of text. Some tasks may require students to make meaning in the text (inference, message, adages, proverbs, etc) or build vocabulary skills.
Text Structure Tuesday:Tuesdays will have a paragraph that requires students to identify the text structure, signal words, and a question or two related to main idea, author's perspective, or vocabulary. Wordy Wednesday:Wednesday is all about working with words. Tasks include working with shades of meaning, homophones, or a short writing task using pictures or a word bank.
Throwback Thursday:Thursday is all about grammar usage and conventions.
Figurative Friday:Figurative Friday tasks include working with various types of figurative language including similes, metaphors, idioms, and more!
This ELA + Math Morning Work is available for the following grade levels:
Notebook Charts are an easy way to support your students during independent practice. This resource includes 44 Notebook Anchor Charts & Word Lists to support your students in developing their Language and Vocabulary Skills in Reading and Writing. The charts come two on a page so that they can be glued into an interactive notebook.
Ideas for Classroom Use
Reading Centers: If students are practicing a specific skill using a practice sheet or task cards, they can use the chart to help them remember how to use the specific part of speech, punctuation, etc.
Writing Workshop: I used the charts to teach a mini grammar lesson at the beginning of Writer's Workshop or at the end to help students revise and edit their work. If you do not use a Vocabulary Notebook, students could glue some of the charts in their Writing Notebook to help revise and edit for sentence structure, language, and conventions.
Small Group Reading and Writing: If I noticed all of my students were having difficulty with a particular skill such as verb tense, then I used that chart to pull a small group and teach this lesson. They used the chart to help them complete an activity independently to identify the correct verb tenses.
Quick Vocabulary & Grammar Lessons: If you are looking for easy ways to tuck in language, grammar, and vocabulary lessons, these charts can help! By providing students with a chart, you can quickly teach a short lesson and they have the chart in front of them to practice independently.
These are just a few ideas for using this resource in your classroom! I would love to see or hear how this resource works for you! Please let me know if you are still looking for something else in this resource. Thank you!
Relative and Demonstrative Pronouns
A or An?
Who or Whom?
Prepositions (with a dog for an example)
Prepositions (with a cat for an example)
Types of Nouns
Types of Verbs
Irregular Verbs 1
Irregular Verbs 2
What makes a complete sentence?
Types of Sentences
Complete Sentences, Fragments, and Run-Ons
Compound and Complex Sentences
Tackle Tricky Words Tips Page
Commonly Confused Words 1
Commonly Confused Words 2
Commonly Confused Words 3
Homophones Word List
High Frequency Word List
Multiple Meaning Word List
4 square organizer (meaning, synonyms, antonyms, picture and sentence