Monday, November 2, 2015

Carson Dellosa: Evidence Practice Passages and Story Starters

Happy Monday, friends! I'm teaming up with Carson Dellosa to talk about some absolute amazing products this month. 

Let me tell you, if I had a Holy Grail teaching product, this Applying the Standards Evidence-Based Reading would be it. Y'all, this book is perfect for practicing how to show evidence in short answer responses. #love

You get passages designed to specifically target standards for literature, informational text, foundational skills, and even language! I cannot say enough good things about this book! You will LOVE it!

Be sure and check out the video preview here

The CC Differentiated Reading for Comprehension book is another fabulous resource. This book comes with passages written below, on, and above level. This is absolutely perfect for providing practice for all levels in your classroom. 
You can get a video preview here

Another great resource that I'm sharing this month are these Curriculum Cut Out Story Starters that I use during Rain Writing. The kids love them and they are great when a child says "I don't know what to write". 

Learn more about this fun product in the video preview! 

What are some of your favorite Carson Dellosa go to resources? I'd love to hear them!


  1. Leslie, I totally bought these after you recommended them, but I have a couple questions... do you use them for homework or classroom, guided practice? How do these fit in with your skill units that you teach? Also, one picture from above I can't seem to place with the correct book, did it come from a different one? (The one with the story "People and Events") Thank you for sharing your great ideas!

    1. Hi Michelle! I think these resources could work either in the classroom or as homework. I personally use them during guided reading because I use my Comp Files as homework. I don't really try and fit them in with skills I'm teaching..I just use them for additional practice on finding evidence and writing short answer responses. Yes! I accidentally uploaded the wrong picture! That's from Carson Dellosa's Spectrum Focus Series, which is also fabulous!