Once again, my students LOVE getting their packet each Monday. I like this because it teaches all the important common core strategies and uses some interesting articles. For example: in week 24 the comprehension skills are nonfiction text features and visual information. The comprehension strategies are determine important information and organization. So the daily stories is a nonfiction story on great white sharks, reading a table of contents, reading a time line, and another nonfiction on an ant colony.
It is nice that each day's comprehension story is short and sweet. I use another book with this one to give them more exposure to longer passages.
This book has different passages and then an extended response that correlates with the theme of the other stories. I have been using this one a lot before ISAT to give my kiddos exposure to writing those fun extended response questions.
By utilizing both resources (and all the items I buy from TPT), I feel like I'm covering a whole bunch of different reading comprehension stories in different ways. Until we get guidance from our administration on where our district is going with common core...this is what I'm doing.
Is anyone else having fun implementing common core WITHOUT resources given to you from your administration????