The following Journeys resources include a main text reading, with highlights on vocabulary words, and a focus on particular reading skills, like story structure or main idea. There are also writing activities, and spelling lists to go with each main text, with links to Spelling City. Corresponding leveled readers with teacher's guides round out the topics.
Main Text: Pop's Bridge
Reading Skills: Compare & Contrast
Write About Reading Activity: Write a paragraph about illustrations.
Main Text: Judy Moody Saves the World
Reading Skills: story structure, character, setting, plot
Write About Reading Activity: Write a friendly letter to Judy
Unit Reading Packet: with phonics, grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension exercises
Vocabulary Worksheet: Write sentences.
Vocabulary Skill: Use Context Clues to figure out the meaning of unfamiliar words.
Main Text: A Tree is Growing (Part 1)
Main Text: A Tree is Growing (Part 2)
Reading Skills: Text features such as labels, captions, and sidebars; graphic features such as pictures and diagrams.
Write About Reading Activity: Write a poem about trees.
Unit Reading Packet: with additional exercises
Word Roots Activities: Word Roots Sort: “tele,” and “auto”
Main Text: Life on the Ice
Reading Skills: Main ideas and supporting details like facts and examples.
Reading Skill Worksheet: Topic, main idea and supporting details map
Writing About Reading Activity: Write a paragraph about a job you would choose.
Additional Worksheets: This packet focuses on vocabulary from the text, a dictionary activity, comprehension questions, and other activity ideas.
Main Text: The Journey - Stories of Migration
Reading Skill: Compare and Contrast
Reading Skill Worksheet: Fill in a compare/contrast diagram and write a paragraph.
Writing About Reading Activity: Write a paragraph stating your point of view.
Short video tutorials on topics like parts of speech, kinds of sentences, punctuation, subject-verb agreement, and contractions. For grades 1 - 6.