April Fools’ Day Reading, Writing and Activity Pack

April fools DayApril Fools’ Day Reading, Writing and Activity Pack is a bundle of activities for spring reading, writing and fun! Do the activities over several days or all in one activity-filled day. In this package you get:

  • Two engaging informational texts, carefully researched using multiple sources:
    • An informational text about the history behind April Fools’ Day
    • A second informational text highlighting the most famous and fascinating April Fools’ Day pranks.
  • A writing activity in which students describe the best prank they have played or that has been played on them.
  • A second writing activity in which students write a fictional “tall tale” news story designed to fool readers.
  • A third writing activity in which students write about their #1 person.
  • An editing checklist with a bank of commonly misspelled words.
  • Several lined decorative papers for publishing writing.
  • A fun math game in which the object is to achieve a solution closest to one.
  • A multiplication puzzle in which students uncover the answer to a cute school riddle
  • A fun April Fools’ Day word search
  • All worksheets and activities come with answer keys and solutions.

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All texts are available read aloud while the text is highlighted on screen. A link to this free feature is provided in your packet. Compatible with Mac, iPad and Windows platforms.

BONUS: This packet includes my four-page ‘Close Reading Informational Text: A Common Core Graphic Organizer for Any Text’, available separately in my store, but included here at no additional charge. This user-friendly tool can be used with any informational or non-fiction text on any subject.

‘Close Reading Informational Text: A Common Core Graphic Organizer for Any Text’ can be completed in one session or done over a period of days. It hits the goals of repeated close reading, vocabulary building and in-depth comprehension with repeated returns to the text embedded in the activities. Suitable for a wide range of ages from late elementary through middle school and beyond. It is perfect for substitute teachers and homeschooling families or anyone who appreciates carefully scaffolded activities.

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April Fools Day

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