Reading Homework Menu

Homework Folders

Homework is sent home every Monday in a red folder and is to be returned on Friday, filled out by the student and initialed by a parent or guardian.

In the folder, you will find a "Sneak Peek of the Week" detailing everything you need for the week; our classroom objectives, spelling words, reading log, and homework choice menu. It will look something like this:

Required Homework: Reading Log

You are required to  log your 20 minutes of required reading! LOG EVERYTHING! Any reading you do counts! You should practice reading quietly to yourself, reading out loud to someone, and listening to audio recordings of stories. You can even read to your stuffed animals or pets!

Homework Banner

In our classroom, we have a homework banner. We are trying to earn all the letters to spell "HOMEWORK."  Every week that ALL of the students bring back their finished homework, we earn a letter. When we spell "HOMEWORK" we get a party! Help me keep up with my school work by keeping up on my homework!

Homework Menu

Homework menus are provided so that the students may choose how they practice at home. Each student who returns their homework on time will earn Dojo points! Each student who completes extra menu items will earn bonus Dojo points!

Weekend Work

No homework is required over the weekends but for some, the weekends may be the best or only opportunity to get it done. Students may definitely complete reading and homework activities over the weekend!-just remember what they are and write them on your homework menu the following week!

Product Description

These menus are a fun-filled way to incorporate a variety of reading responses throughout the entire school year!

The menu format provides two fiction and one nonfiction choice for each appetizer, main course, and dessert. Each fiction menu item is used twice throughout the entire year, so there's plenty of variety to go around! Each nonfiction menu item is alternated from month to month.

Students will choose one of the three choices from each course- appetizer, main course, and dessert, and complete their responses on the accompanying pages. There are two response sheets from which to choose {download the preview to see both FREE!}.

The last three pages include all 36 menu choices (12 for each course) for your reference.

Months included are August through June and include both color and black & white versions.

In my class, I use these printed front-back as at-home reading logs and responses. Students complete one per week based on their at-home reading, so they will practice skills from each menu approximately 3-4 times a month. The variety helps keep the interest high, and the choices help keep my kids involved with different aspects of the text.

** Be sure to download the PREVIEW to see the August Menu and BOTH Recording sheets for FREE! **

These menus address the following 4th Grade Common Core State Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

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Feel free to contact me with any questions. Thanks and enjoy!

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