Thursday, January 3, 2013

Common Core Snowy Reading (with a freebie)

Happy New Year! For those of you who are already back to school, I hope you are having a great week! I don't go back until Monday and, as much as I love teaching, I am LOVING my time off. I'm hoping for some snow to finish up my break, but the odds are against me! Even though we don't get a lot of snow here, I still love some good snowy-related school activities! I made this ready-to-go snowy reading pack to use during these next couple winter months.    

Here's a quick preview:

I will use these comprehension passages mostly during guided reading groups, but they can also be used as independent activities, whole class lessons, or even for homework. There are different levels for each passage, comprehension questions, and a graphic organizer for each.

You can get this by clicking on one of the buttons below. It's 20% off today!


and just for fun... 
The first person to guess my favorite winter activity can get this entire pack for free! 

Here's a freebie for everyone from the pack:
Frame by the wonderful and sweet Annie Moffit

clipart by the fabulous Carrie

frame by Miss Talley and KPM Doodles
Cipart by KPM DOodles

You can get it by clicking on any of the pictures 

In the spirit of snowy fun, here's some pictures from our mountain trip:

Owen's first time seeing snow and he was not amused...

Clearly not very happy about this snow business.

Shawn loves everything about the snow!

My little angel:)

and yes, he's wearing girl snowsuit and gloves. You do what you gotta do when you take a last minute trip to the mountain and have no snow gear. Luckily he didn't seem to notice yet... :)


  1. Your kiddos are too cute!

    I'll guess sledding/snow tubing? That's my favorite :)


  2. Your packet looks awesome! Thanks for the great freebie. I especially like the writing rubric.

    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

  3. I'll guess building a snowman.
    Super cute pics!
    This pack is phenomenal - you have been a super busy girl!!!
    Smiles - Lisa
    Growing Firsties

  4. Your pack is fabulous!! My guess is making snow angels.

  5. I will guess ice skating ?

    Lindsey -

  6. My guess is drinking hot chocolate :)
    Great pack!

  7. How about just playing in the snow? Then warming up with Hot Cocoa! :-)

  8. The packet seems wonderful! I would guess you lkie drinking hot chocolate after playing in the snow with your family.

  9. My guess would be sitting by the fire :) Your packet looks amazing! Great job!


  10. My guess, building a snowman or sledding,then hanging out with your family drinking hot cocoa!

  11. I would guess watching the snow fall:)

  12. I will guess skiing.

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  13. My guess is making snow angels.. Love the freebie!

  14. Sarah, your kiddidles are too stinkin' caaauuute! Love that pic of him making snow angels...too sweet!

  15. Thank you for the freebie. I will use it during my writers' workshop time. We have plenty of snow here in South Dakota. I think your favorite thing is making snowcones out of fresh snow. Liz in snowy South Dakota

  16. My guess for your favorite winter activity is to read a good book. I love your work! Thanks, Maria

  17. My guess is snowshoeing. Your kids are too cute in the snow!

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  18. My guess is making snow angles in the snow!

  19. I'm going with ice skating. =-)


  20. Love this! I'm going with building a snowman.

  21. I just found your ADORABLE blog! So cute!! I am your newest follower! I am also going to guess that your favorite activity is making snow angels & playing in the snow with your little ones!
    I have a NEW blog, so if you get a chance, please stop by and check it out!
    ~ Jessica

  22. Thanks everyone! Great guesses. As I read each one, I was thinking, "Oh I love that too". Can you tell I want snow badly? :) My favorite as a kid was definitely sledding but now I also love just playing in the snow with my family. So actually, there are a couple of winners of this pack! Thank you all so much for your comments! It made my day and it was fun to see the guesses! :) Have a great day everyone!

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