Why We Created Standards Based BrochuresYou know that stress that you have every single year? You know, the yearly question: “What grade level will you teach next school year?” Well, one year, Deserae got handed a 4/5 combo class! Yikes! As the year progressed, she started making one brochure at a time just to keep students in one grade level busy while she finished up a lesson with the other grade level. I remember walking in and picking up a brochure and quickly said, “Ummm, hello! I NEED these!” Standards Based Brochures were not just for a combo class. Standards Based Brochures are a necessity for every classroom!
What are Standards Based Brochures?Standards Based Brochures are a ready to use resource that will have students applying what they are learning to the books that they are reading. Each Standards Based Brochure lists the standard, gives a place for students to write a definition, provides a place to list examples, and lists questions for students to consider as they are reading. Standards Based Brochures then provide students with five opportunities for practice using the standard chosen. Brochures can be used with class read aloud books, independent reading books or picture books. Students find the standard they are practicing in the books they are reading. Then, students prove their findings in the frames provided. Each Standards Based Brochure walks students through the standard so that they are able to do the brochure independently.
Why Use Standards Based Brochures?In our classrooms, we want our students to take the standards that they are learning out of a superficial context and into an authentic one. Standards Based Brochures are a way for students to connect what they read to what they are learning. Our ultimate goal is to have our students read with binoculars on that zoom in and find how the author is using the standard in the book.
Why Teachers LOVE Standards Based BrochuresStandards Based Brochures hit so many “checks” for teachers! Spiral Review… CHECK! Independent Practice… CHECK! No Prep… CHECK! We love using Standards Based Brochures in our classrooms! We use them for Small Group Instruction, Early Finishers, Intervention Groups, and ways for parents to help their child at home! Want to find out more about each of these? Click the image below or HERE
What Standards are Covered in the Standards Based Brochure Bundles?Cover Your Standards Using Standards Based Brochures!
3rd Grade:Character Traits, Making Inferences, Theme, Character Motivation, Character Change, Character Analysis, Plot, Mood, Types of Conflict, Tone, Types of Characters, Compound Sentences and Conjunctions, Punctuating Dialogue, Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases, Parts of Speech, Poetry, Point of View, Author’s Purpose, Drama
4th Grade:Character Traits, Making Inferences, Theme, Character Motivation, Character Change, Character Analysis, Plot, Mood, Types of Conflict, Tone, Types of Characters, Compound Sentences and Conjunctions, Punctuating Dialogue, Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases, Ordering Adjectives, Relative Adverbs, Relative Pronouns, Formal and Informal Language, Progressive Tense Verbs, Modal Auxiliaries, Subjects and Predicates, Homophones, Capitalization, Similes and Metaphors, Context Clues, Proverbs and Adages, Prefixes, Suffixes, Idioms, Synonyms and Antonyms, Poetry, Point of View, Allusions, Comparing Themes Across Cultures, Author’s Purpose, Perspective, Drama
5th Grade:Character Traits, Making Inferences, Theme, Character Motivation, Character Change, Character Analysis, Plot, Mood, Types of Conflict, Tone, Types of Characters, Compound Sentences and Conjunctions, Punctuating Dialogue, Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases, Expand, Combine and Reduce Sentences, Interjections, Perfect Tense Verbs, Verb Tenses, Verb Shifts, Correlative Conjunctions, Commas, Punctuation in a Series, Capitalization, Similes and Metaphors, Context Clues, Proverbs and Adages, Prefixes, Suffixes, Idioms, Synonyms and Antonyms, Homographs, Poetry, Point of View, Author’s Purpose, Perspective, Drama
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Very excited abouy this resource. It seems very student friednly.
I love the idea of these brochures. Definitely going to use them for my early finishers as well as small group or intervention. I discovered you last school year and I love your ideas.
What a great way to meet the needs if all readers. A great addition to add accountability to independent reading too. My kids love anything that they can easily keep with their books too, no big notebooks.
I would love to use these during independent reading time!
I love the standards brochures. It is easy to use to communicate with parents as well!
I would love to use these as practice for my students during their independent reading time while I am working with small groups. This would be an awesome way to hold students accountable for their own learning.
I would love to use these as a way to monitor students’ understanding of different reading skills!
I use Math brochures, so I can’t wait to use your reading ones! I love brochures because they are a unique presentation of “Learning and working” that the students already do, but with more excitement and investment. If I print on regular or light colored paper I let them color or draw anywhere on the Brochure. My students take MORE Pride in completing a brochure than their regular activity sheets! THANK YOU!
Love the idea of using these in small groups with my struggling readers as well as an idependent check for my high flyers
I would like to work these into small group time or use in intervention time!
I would like to use these during small group time.
What a great resource , both for me and my students! Love to make my kids accountable for their learning!
I have a ton of advanced kids who often finish early and I can never seem to find a worthwhile task for them to work on while I work with my other students who are struggling and need more guided assistance. These brochures would be great for my early finishers to work on independently and for my other students to work on with me in small group! It keeps us all on track to the standard!
You have done all the work!
These are a wonderful addition to any classroom.
When we turn the learning over to the students we have the opportunity to nurture their independence and everyone becomes a winner.
These are great and very versatile! I am excited to use them in my classroom.
I would use these brochures for everything! During small group, independent work, whole class read aloud, etc. I am most excited that there is no prep because, honestly, we don’t have time to prep for hours and hours. This is the perfect solution!
Wow! These brochures are wonderful!! I can’t wait to use them in small groups 🙂
These brochures would be wonderful to use to help students be accountable during cooperative groups, small groups, independent reading, and during whole group time. Such a fabulous resource!!!
I would use these brochures for guided reading and independent work! Make my life so much better.
These look so fun and easy to implement into a classroom to see if students are getting the standards!
The brochures seem like a fabulous way to differentiate instruction! This would allow me more time to meet with small groups.
These will help students focus on thinking while they are reading and make independent reading time more valuable and meaningful. Thanks!
I am so excited to find these! I will be teaching a 3-5 TAG class next year and these will be perfect as we are just starting this program. These will be a huge help in getting this program started!
I’d love to use these in my everyday instruction, but I know they’d be a fantastic resource to help parents have a better understanding of what we are doing in class. These would be awesome take home information during conferences and throughout the school year!!
I’d use these during our independent reading time and/or small group instruction (guided reading). I have several other resources from you, and they are fabulous!! 🙂
These would be great for early finishers or to use during independent reading for students to show their understanding of the skills and concepts. They would also be great for differentiation!!