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Independent Reading for the At-Home Learner

Gail Boushey, well-know literacy author and educator, has created a resource for parents, teachers, and students  to encourage and support at-home learning. Throughout the videos, Gail provides instruction and models independent reading for students using three titles from MaryRuth Books:

Comprehension and Writing
Making Sense of the Five Senses
  • Our five senses: sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch allow us to explore and interact with the world.  The body parts that we use to experience these senses are the eyes for seeing, the nose for smelling, the tongue for tasting, the ears for hearing, and the skin for touching. Let Danny help you make sense of your senses with our monthly series of classroom activities. Read Danny’s Five Senses, where Danny uses his five senses to experience Dad’s birthday cake. Then download and complete the worksheet, Introduction to Understanding the Five Senses. The tongue is used for talking and tasting. Download a hands-on activity for the reading classroom to explore the sense of taste.
  • Use your five senses to experience the season of spring.
Matching, Sequencing, Maker Movement, and Using Graphic Organizers
Word Work
  • Make action words that mean the action is happening now by adding the –ing ending to action words students find in Little Pig.
  • Students will have fun practicing alliteration using the action words they created using the Pigs In Action worksheet.
  • After reading Spy Danny, young readers can become Word Detectives, where they test their skills at finding and solving tricky words with this printable worksheet.


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