Reading advancement, jungle style!
Progressive reading comprehension activities for grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 motivate students to improve reading skills by completing elementary reading worksheet packets through ten levels.
Kids LOVE to move their badge up through the levels of the rainforest! Each of the ten levels becomes progressively more rigorous as student advance.
Take a look at the sample download. It includes my instruction sheets plus the complete level 1 and level 10 packets for comparison.
Tip: This is a perfect, self-guided activity for early finishers.
Reading Lessons Are Built In
Each book they read is analyzed with a genre-specific summary sheet. By the time they are done, your developing readers will have finished 57 books!
You don't have to worry how to teach these reading comprehension exercises. I include everything you need to set up your display area and step-by-step instructions with lots of “been there, done that” teaching tips.
As the levels increase, so do the worksheet activities, encouraging students to select multiple genres:
- Historical fiction
- Realistic fiction
- Traditional literature
- …and many more
Video: Using Reading Rainforest in your classroom
Bonus: Includes Writing Lessons Too!
This program is not just about reading comprehension exercises – it includes elementary writing activities as well. So you can integrate writing objectives into your readers workshop.
PDF printable downloads include:
- Full instructions
- Display items – Posters, character cut-outs
- Strategies for individualizing
- Assessment tips for keeping kids advancing
- Worksheet packets for levels one through ten
- A genre reference tool
- Book report reflection poster
- Descriptive letter to send home to parents
Common Core Focus: Reading and Writing
RL.3.1., RL.3.2., RL.3.3., RI.3.1., RI.3.2., RI.3.3., RL.3.10., RI.3.10., RF.3.4., W.3.1., W.3.2.
RL.4.1., RL.4.2., RL.4.3., RI.4.1., RI.4.2., RI.4.3., RL.4.10., RI.4.10., RF.4.4., W.4.1., W.4.2.
RL.5.1., RL.5.2., RL.5.3., RI.5.1., RI.5.2., RI.5.3., RL.5.10., RI.5.10., RF.5.4., W.5.1., W.5.2.
RL.6.1., RL.6.2., RL.6.3., RI.6.1., RI.6.2., RI.6.3., RL.6.10., RI.6.10., W.6.1., W.6.2.