Holidays don't have to be difficult for teachers. Students will love to learn about different cultures with these professionally Lexile Leveled stories. Each story tells about a different custom and tests reading comprehension and vocabulary. Cover both your language arts and social studies standards by integrating the two subjects.
How to Use Holidays Around the World
There are so many ways to use this product. Teachers can use this to learn students' reading levels. How do you do this?
- Choose the grade level you are teaching.
- Print or digitally assign the passage that matches your grade level.
- Have all students read and respond to the grade-level passage. *You may assign 2-3 passages to analyze more than one score.
- Grade each assessment and use the following data tracking pages for a quick assessment of each student's reading ability level.
- Begin a formal benchmark assessment with readers working on the lowest levels.
- Use additional passages for active learning while you individually benchmark students.
Teachers can also use this to teach their social studies standards by comparing different cultures and customs around the world. Students can compare and contrast each culture. Teachers can set up a rotation for students to help them learn about the traditions. Print a world map and color the country that you are learning about.
Examples of How to Use Holidays Around the World
After reading the story, write your standard at the top of an anchor chart. Use the Holidays Around the World story as your mentor text. Fill in the anchor chart by modeling. Get responses from students o help you complete the anchor chart. See the example below:
- 20 stories each centering on a holiday around the world.
- Custom artwork in both color and black and white.
- A student comprehension page with 5 vocabulary words, 4 multiple-choice questions, and one open-ended question.
- Professionally Leveled By Lexile and OOTWL.
- Teacher data tracking pages for quick reading assessments.
- Digital Versions.
- Complete answer keys.
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