Monday, August 25, 2014

What's up shorty???

So many standards, so little time....with so much to cover, I am often asked for short texts that can be read in little to no time, so that focus can be placed on the standards. Excerpts from my favorite novels and short stories are easy to find, however, often too much time is needed to build schema or retell the story. My teachers need sets of text that are high interest and do not require a lot of background knowledge. So here are my go to sources for short reads....

ReadWorks has K-8 leveled reading passages for comprehension practice.

Odell Education has units with clickable resources for texts sets.

Reading resources from IRA president, Maureen McLaughlin.

Here are some Wonder Inducing picture books perfect for nonfiction texts.

Here are 14 quick reads, perfect for upper high school students.

Here are sets of text grades K-12 from Louisiana Believes.

For nonfiction, here are my faves:

NewsELA: Current Events

Digital Nonfiction Text Sets from Reading and Writing Project

Leonard Pitts from the Miami Herald (a great blend of genres)

And lastly, but not leastly, Kelly Gallagher's "Article of the Week".

What are some of your favorite quick reads?

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