Hot Dots® Reading Informational Text, Grades 4-6

Hot Dots® Reading Informational Text, Grades 4-6

Item # 2521
Ages 9-12
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The Big Idea
Forty high-interest, non-fiction passages provide experience reading and comprehending informational text – a key skill in the new Common Core State Standards. Texts are cross-curricular and include passages from science, social studies, and math. Each card features a passage on the front and four multiple-choice questions on the back, along with an additional writing activity. For use with the Hot Dots pen (sold separately).

Shh… They’re Learning!
  • Provides practice reading informational text including text features such as graphs, tables, time lines, captions, glossaries, and more.
  • TRY THIS! Writing extension activity for each passage offers students an opportunity to practice different types of writing: persuasive, narrative, informative, etc.
  • Offers experience with standardized test-taking format

  • Cut to the Chase
  • 40 High-interest, leveled, non-fiction reading comprehension passages
  • Aligned to Common Core State Standards
  • For use with Hot Dots ® pen (not included)
  • Let’s Play
    1. Read the passage…
    2. Turn the card over, review the possible answers, and press the Hot Dots pen to the dot next to the correct answer…
    3. Listen as the Hot Dots pen responds with lights and audio, telling you if you are right or wrong.
    The Nitty Gritty
  • 40 Double-sided, fully illustrated, full-color cards, each featuring a high-interest passage, 4 comprehension questions in standardized-test format, and a suggested writing extension activity
  • Cards are leveled within each set, progressing in difficulty
  • Teacher’s guide with Common Core State Standards skill matrix

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    Hot Dots Reading Informational Text, Grades 4-6


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    Differentiated and Common-Core ready

    By Patti

    from Los Angeles, CA

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      Comments about Educational Insights Hot Dots® Reading Informational Text, Grades 4-6:

      This is an excellent tool for differentiation based on reading level. The pack has 40 short (yes! great for short attention spans) nonfiction texts in a range of reading levels (3.7-6.6). There is an awesome table of contents card that lists the passages, their reading level, and the common core standards that each question is associated with. Each passage is also accompanied by a Try This! activity which is clutch for early finishers.

      The way I use this in my classroom is I give the students a few options of passages they could read (based on RL). Then, I have them answer the questions on the back using a dry erase marker. Then, they check their answers using the Hot Dots pen. They LOVE using the pen. It actually motivates them to read the passage! It gives an audio and visual response so they can see if they were correct/incorrect. This is a great addition to mix it up a little bit and make answering comprehension questions more engaging.

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