Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bundled Comprehension: Win It!!

PSA: I've been hesitant to write a post plugging my bundled comprehension passages for a few weeks. I hate writing anything that seems to braggy or salesman-like but I really want to show what a versatile product the passages are, as well as give you a chance to win them and/or grab them at a great price...so without further ado..



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If you've been a follower of my blog or my TpT shop for awhile, you know that my comprehension passages are my babies. I started with the Winter Edition two years ago, and I've since added 6 more editions to the collection. My passages are some of my best sellers in my store and have received some pretty awesome feedback...






The opportunity to buy my passages BUNDLED has been around for awhile...in fact if you bought in early on you got a total of 4 editions for FREE! That's a pretty amazing deal if you ask me!

With the recent edition of my non-fiction passages, my bundled comprehension passages are now complete. Since everyone loves a good deal, the bundle is discounted on TpT. The value of the bundle is $48.50 but you can grab it for $40 even on Teachers Pay Teachers. That's getting a whole regular edition for free, plus another dollar off!

The Bundled Edition of my comprehension passages includes 78 passages, so by purchasing the bundle at $40, you're getting each individual passage for under 52 cents with passages to use all school-year long!

not all passages are pictured

Editions in the Bundle Include:
*Back to School {Mini-Edition}
*Fall
*Christmas {and other winter holidays} {Mini-Edition}
*Winter
*Spring
*Late Spring/Summer
*Non-Fiction

All Editions, except the Non-Fiction Edition {which features non-fiction passages exclusively}, feature both fiction and non-fiction passages that require students to use text-based evidence to answer OPEN-ENDED comprehension questions.

Other skills addressed:
*plot
*characters
*predicting
*inferring
*main idea & details
*sequencing
*author's purpose
*genres
*connections {text to self, text to world}


The passages are PERFECT for:
*homework
*classwork
*centers
*early finishers
*guided reading
*close reading
*small groups
*tutoring
*extra practice

Here are some photos of the passages at work in my classroom:


I introduce my expectations for how to complete the comprehension passages on my projector. We complete a few of these as a class or small group before I assign the passages to guided reading groups or for homework.



A buyer actually introduced me to highlighting the questions and corresponding text in different colors. This is how we complete the passages in small groups. It makes it very easy for the students {and me} to see where in the text they found their answers. We've also used erasable colored pencils in case they make mistakes, but the markers are easier to use.


I also have students circle the words they would use when restating the question for their answer. Restating is a requirement in my classroom.


This is a sheet from the non-fiction passages, which are slightly different than the other editions. They feature a "define it" box where students have to define a specified word from the passage. The passages include definition cards, which are great to keep at a center or use in small groups. You can also have students use their own words or draw a picture of what the word means.

I plan on featuring a post in the near future explaining all of the different ways these passages have been used by myself and other teachers. Be on the lookout!

Now, here's the GOOD STUFF!

You can grab these passages for 20% off today and tomorrow ONLY!{{ Grabbing them during the sale means you get the passages for 41 cents per individual passage!}}

Grab the passages HERE!

You can also enter to win the BUNDLE below!!! Already own the bundle or want to buy it on sale instead? If you win and already own the bundle, I will give you $32 worth of resources from my store instead! I call that Win/Win!

The Giveaway ends tonight at midnight! Good luck!

Halle

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54 comments:

  1. I'd love to use them to give students more practice locating where they found the answer. Fingers crossed!!

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  2. I am excited to find resources for finding and highlighting Text Evidence! I am seeking to improve my own Shared Reading skills with my second grade inclusion class. This post is wonderful and thank you for your hard work and this giveaway. ~kz

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  3. I would love to use these in small group and for homework options on my Choice Board! :)

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  4. These look amazing. Keeping my fingers crossed for a lucky day!

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  5. I would love to use these with my small groups!

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  6. I just LOVE your work!! I've done a similar exercise with highlighting the evidence to match the color of the question is highlighted in. Your passages will be PERFECT to continue practicing like that!! :) LOVE!

    Ashley
    Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd

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  7. My kids love doing reading comprehension passages because they use crayons to color code answer and question! I've added these to my cart if I don't win : (

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  8. I love using reading comprehension passages with my ESOL students. This is such a great resource!

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  9. I use comprehension passages for homework. It's hard to find plenty to use for the whole year. I would love these!!! I have to have them!!!!

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  10. Thank you for the great opportunity!! Would love to use them to help the students prepare for our provincial testing which always has comprehension passages.

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  11. I would use these with my students in small groups and I would send them home with the students that need a little more practice.

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  12. Would be very helpful for small groups!

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  13. I would love to use these as close reading activities in our guided groups!

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  14. Would be very helpful in small group!

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  15. I would love to use these in small groups, but would also keep a few handy for the parent/grandparent volunteers who sometimes show up unexpectedly!

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  16. I love using close reading passages in my guided reading groups!

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  17. These would be great partner work activities. I love these!

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  18. Perfect for small groups and independent conferencing!

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  19. I bought your fall edition and have using them with my second grade class. I like the variety of text. The questions asked.really make the students read for understanding. I would love to be able to use these passages throughout the year.

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  20. These are awesome and my students and I would benefit from them a lot. Fingers crossed that we win them to use in so many different ways!

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  21. These are perfect for my intervention groups. The differentiation makes sure each student gets exactly what he needs to succeed and show growth. Thank you for the opportunity to win these!

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  22. Really great resource - hoping to WIN!!

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  23. I love boxing key words to restate the question. Great idea!

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  24. I love your passages! I use them as cold reads.

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  25. I teach first grade but I have a large group of advanced readers that aren't having their needs met by the curriculum. This would be a great way for me to differentiate for them and work on skills that continue to challenge them and encourage their comprehension. Great giveaway!

    Kristin :)
    kristinbrehm@gmail.com

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  26. Text evidence is always what my second grade kids struggle with at first and many continue all the whole year. This is going to be a resource that is fun and helpful with those kids. What a great tool, with endless possible uses.

    rene'
    renemach17@gmail.com

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  27. I'm not sure if I pinned it correctly or not, so I am going to leave my link in the comment section too! I posted it in the actual contest box as well.

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    rene'

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  28. I would use these in my guided reading groups, intervention groups and tutoring.

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  29. I would LOVE to use these in guided reading groups and for homework for my 3rd graders! They look FABULOUS! :)

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  30. I would love to use these during my small guided reading groups. They would help with comprehension and finding text evidence!

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  31. These look great for my kidlets! They look GREAT! mrsrastin@rogers.com

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  32. I would use these in my small groups/ guided reading. They would be perfect to pair with our curriculum and what skill we are working on.

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  33. I would use them in small groups to especially help my strugglers with the basics and change all my readers, both low and high. It will keep all of them engaged with the highlighting. I like the writing response and all the helpful skill practice in many themes and levels! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  34. What a wonderful resource. I'd use these for digging into text lessons to support finding evidence.

    Denise

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  35. I would use them as either homework or in small groups.

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  36. I love these!!!! Comprehension is a huge struggle for my group, as I teach at a school that has 85% ELL population! I'd love to win!! Thank you for sharing!

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  37. These would be perfect to use in my Daily 5/Cafe Lessons!! Your blog and TPT store are amazing!! Thanks so much for a chance to win! :)

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  38. I would love to use these during whole group and during guided instruction. I would also send some home for home practice. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  39. I have very low 3rd graders this year. Even after teaching 31 years, I am having trouble teaching them comprehension skills. I would love to show improvement, and maybe your product would be the winning ticket. Sure hope so!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  40. I would love to use these for as a whole class or in my reading groups. Comprehension is a challenge for some of my kiddos. Thanks!

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  41. Right now I use this type of resource whole group and for homework for my students who need a challenge. My goal is for my students to complete it independently by the end of the year. This looks fabulous.

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  42. This unit is amazing!!! I would definitely use this whole group, guided reading groups and collaborative groups. My fingers are soooo crossed as this year comprehension and going back to look for the answer are problems. Thanks for the chance :-)
    Karen
    tommysmom0206@yahoo.com

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  43. I love your nonfiction pack and would love the whole bundle. Love underlining the evidence!

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  44. I would use these in small groups. They look awesome! Angelharlin@gmail.com

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  45. I would love to use these passages with my students.

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  46. Your bundle looks awesome! I would use your activities to help my students with citing text evidence.

    Thanks for the opportunity to use these with my students,
    Kim
    khenry22@aol.com

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  47. I would love to use these in small groups and center time as well as with students that I tutor. I think it would be a great resource to use with my ESOL students and provide differentiated instruction. Sounds like a win/win to me! Here's to hoping my name is chosen to win this fabulous resource!

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  48. I also love that the comprehension questions are open ended! :) I'd love to add winning this bundle to my "I'm thankful for" list.

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  49. These are awesome!!! I have 3rd graders now, but these would still be perfect for my lower level readers!! :) I would love these for small groups and rotation work!!

    Nicole
    All Things Apple in 2nd

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  50. I would use to highlight/match question to answer & love the open ended questions. I hate multiple choice!!!

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  51. Hi there. I'm wondering if I can still purchase this packet in your TPT store? I can't seem to find it!

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    1. Hi Ashley! You sure can! Here is the link:
      https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Comprehension-Passages-BUNDLED-Common-Core-752130

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