Saturday, January 31, 2015

Stop, Swap and Roll with a Giveaway!

Happy Saturday!  Today I'm joining many bloggers over at Jungle Learners for a fun product swap!

For the product swap, I was paired up with the very talented teacher/blogger Kimberly from Live, Laugh, I Love Kindergarten!

Just like everyone else participating in this product swap, I got to choose one product of my choice from Kimberly's store to test out in my classroom.  It was very hard to choose just one, because she has got some great resources!  Be sure to check out her TpT store!

I decided on her product, Reading Comprehension Passages: Animals!

Kimberly's resource is filled with 12 different animal passages.  Each passage is on one page and includes comprehension questions!  One thing I really liked and appreciated is the fact that these passages are a mix of fiction and non-fiction!  Below is a list of the animals included in this set of passages.

My students loved the passages (my group this year seems to love everything animals) and were proud when they found out that they could read these independently!  We worked with a 2 of the passages this past week.

The first passage was all about alligators!  After our first reading, we discussed the story then went through and identified all of the nouns and verbs - our grammar focus this week.  We highlighted nouns yellow and verbs green.  I love having students highlight with different colors.  I find it helps them to really see the difference between the words.  After the third reading, students completed the comprehension questions independently.


The second passage was a fiction passage about a fish.  For this passage, I did some differentiating as far as the skill that students needed to practice.  The little guy below had to find all words that had the letter f and highlight the letter.  After a few readings, students answered the comprehension questions independently.


Things I LOVE about this product:
  • mix of fiction and non-fiction
  • great mixture of animals
  • reading level worked great for my students
  • simple, no-prep, yet very engaging
How would you like to win this amazing resource?
Kimberly has agreed to give away this product to one lucky winner!!!  You can enter the giveaway by using the rafflecopter below.  Good Luck!
Be sure to hop over to Kimberly's blog, Live, Laugh, I Love Kindergarten, to see one of my products in action!  Kimberly is using my Real vs. Nonsense Words Activities and Printables products pictured below. She is also doing a giveaway for this product.  Click {here} to visit Kimberly's blog to check it out!

Be sure to also stop by Jungle Learners to check out many more bloggers that are doing the product swap as well as hosting a giveaway!

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. We are starting nouns and verbs on Monday.

  2. We are going to be working on o'clock and half past together.

  3. We will be looking at adjectives next week

  4. Really needing to tackle all things comprehension with my little homeschooler with nonverbal learning disorder. Tis so tricky for her!! Thanks for your fabulous blog and products!!

  5. This looks Fabulous! Great Giveaway! Thank you!

  6. Looks awesome!!! We teach comprehension every week!!!! Our kids need it badly!!!

  7. I love that there are so many different ways to use these passages! Thanks for your great post Mo, I just entered your giveaway. Thanks for joining the swap! :)

    Jungle Learners

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  9. I will be teaching subtraction! Thanks for having this fun giveaway!