Could you use from free ELA Activities? This blog post points out a few that will be perfect to reinforce learning in your classroom with no prep on your part!
1. Paired passages guide and practice passages
Paired passages are an important part of standardized testing. Helping students respond to a set of related texts builds a lot of reading comprehension skills as well. Use this free download to provide a guided example of a set of short texts as well as an example response. The response is structured using the RACE Strategy for citing a text. You can have your students write their own practice response before reading the exemplar as an option as well.
Read more about my approach to teaching paired passages here!
2. THIEVES reading strategy graphic organizer
This strategy is a great scaffold for difficult informational texts. I like to pair it with high interest Scholastic magazine articles. However, it can be used with any non-fiction text.
3. Text structure free one pager
Text structure is a topic that kids can struggle to master. Use this one page worksheet as a short assessment or review.
4. Argumentative essay graphic organizer
Students can plan a five paragraph argumentative essay using this free graphic organizer. Alternatively, show them an existing argumentative essay and have students break it down on the worksheet!
5. Classic literature emoji puzzle
This freebie is a great way to break up instruction and have some fun. Challenge your students to name as many of these classic novels as they can!
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What treasures!! Thank you so much Emma! The emoji game is so fun but the other comp resources are smart and helpful.
Thanks so much for your support, Marnie!