If you've been looking for a way for your students to practice grammar skills while reading independently, these passages are for you! Let's face it, teaching grammar in isolation is BORING. And, oftentimes, not effective. These passages will give your students a chance to identify grammar skills as they read and enjoy high-interest passages with custom illustrations. Students love identifying the grammar skill within the passage while practicing reading comprehension too.
These passages are also GREAT to send home because they are short, yet extremely comprehensive. EVERYTHING is on one page, making it easy for students to complete. There are also complete answer keys provided for parents too!
Ideas for Using Grammar Passages
- Mentor Texts: Use during a whole group lesson on identifying types of nouns in context.
- Guided Reading: Incorporate a passage and all 3 ways to teach the skill in your small group.
- Independent Reading: Follow up a whole group or small group lesson with the passages.
- ‘When You're Finished': Great activity for early finishers.
- Partner Work: challenge each other and learn together.
- Informal Assessment: Use to know when to reteach a skill.
- Literacy Center: Great for comprehension or word work centers.
- Homework: perfect review work.
- At-Home Learning: quick and easy Google digital versions to practice grammar at home!
What's Included in EACH Grammar Set:
- 8-10 grammar passages for practicing that specific skill.
- 84 total grammar passages!
- A/B multiple-choice questioning.
- Open-ended evidence-based question.
- Challenge activity to find evidence in the text.
- Custom Illustrations from Malaya Bengel Art.
- Digital Google Classroom Option
- Professionally Leveled: Lexile, Fountas and Pinnell, Accelerated Reader, DRA, and Grade Level Equivalent levels all included!
SETS AVAILABLE (Click Links):
If you are wanting lessons that teach a specific grammar skill, check out Grammar Lessons That Work Combining these lessons with the Grammar Passages gives you lots of options. This is what is used in the anchor charts above.
Check out this blog post, Phonics Passages with Comprehension for Older Students
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