Balanced Literacy Worksheets:
Text Features -
Cut and glue to match each image to its description.
What's the Author's Purpose? -
Print the page on card stock. Cut out the wheel and the pointer. Attach the pointer to the wheel with a brass paper fastener.
Types of Books -
Match each text type to the reasons that author's write
and the text features you are likely to find in each kind of book.
Text Types Spinner -
Read short passages aloud to students. Have students
spin the wheel and point to the text type of each
passage that you read.
Right On -
Write about the best day you have ever had.
What happened? Why was it go great?
The Daily 5 -
Put a sticker on the
calendar every day as
you do your work.
Character Traits -
An external character trait is one that you can see displayed on the
outside of a character, for example, carelessness may be revealed
by sloppy dress, etc. An internal character trait is one that is revealed
through the character’s thoughts, feelings, actions, or dialogue.
Word Work Spinner -
A great way to decide if you should spell it, define it, use it, or write it.
Reading Across Genres -
Activity can be completed as teacher reads, during shared
reading, or during independent reading. Write the title of each book and
answer the questions.
Insect Me -
A great page to help you get your thoughts out.