By now you must think that I am the queen of binders!! Binders keep me organized and save me tons of time, especially for RtI. Hope you are sticking with me on these RtI postings and that you are finding them helpful in your school's journey to get your RtI up and running. Click here to read the other RtI postings.
Our school uses comprehension as an intervention when appropriate in RtI. If this is an area of concern, we teach students how to better comprehend and answer questions about the stories and poems they read. I needed lots of comprehension passages with questions ready made to use as our weekly progress monitoring. I didn't need them for teaching the skill, just for assessing.
This is where Super Teacher Worksheets comes in. Now, those that know me, know that I don't use worksheets and do not recommend worksheets to others. The name of Super Teacher Worksheets is a bit misleading- or at least for the purpose that I recommend them for. I do not use these for the teaching the intervention in RtI- only for our assessments.
This site has reading comprehension passages for grades K-5. We mainly only use them for 3rd through 5th grade, sometimes using them in the second cycle of RtI for second grade. It all depends on the needs of the students for when we begin this skill intervention.
This is an example of a first grade reading passage. And then comprehension questions that follow each story or poem.
When I first started using Super Teacher Worksheets, they were free. I had my paraprofessional copy all the stories by grade. Then she placed them in a binder for copying as needed. This has been a huge help to me as there would be no way to have time to find all these passages and questions. Now you can only get access to a few stories per grade level for free. A membership will cost $19.95 for a year. I am not affiliated with this site at all- so no commission for me if you decide to join. :) I wish they were still free to use for everyone as they have been incredibly helpful to have.
One of our teachers discovered ReadWorks.org. Have you seen this site? Lots of skill and strategy units to help you teach reading to those in RtI or just in your classroom. They list the strategy, lesson plans, and the book to use the plans with. And the strategies are common core aligned. It is free, but you will need to register to have access to the informational texts. I have not gotten to use this site much yet, but the teacher who brought it to my attention just loves it and finds it very helpful. I hope it helps you too!