Ignite Your Readers is an amazing monthly subscription that provides supplementary reading comprehension resources for elementary teachers at a very low price. Each month, teachers receive over 50 pages of materials including reading comprehension passages with questions, comprehension interventions, mini-lessons, interactive read-aloud lessons, and even a craft & reading center. All materials are available in print and digital as well! This is a great opportunity for teachers to fill their files with engaging and rigorous materials for when they need them!
The materials for Ignite your Readers are EXCLUSIVE to Ignite members only, meaning they cannot be found for sale anywhere else but Ignite. Not even on Teachers Pay Teachers! And they are only available for ONE month. Each month of the year focuses on a different reading skill or strategy and all given materials support that strategy. Once the month is over, those materials go into the IGNITE VAULT!
Ignite Your Readers Vault 2021
Once a year, the Ignite Your Readers VAULT will open for both members and nonmembers to purchase the past year’s Ignite resources. The vault is only open for one week a year and then the vault closes again. Take this opportunity to browse through the Ignite resources from 2021 below and purchase as many months as you’d like. Once a month has been put into your ‘cart’ you’ll need to hit the back button to return to this page to add another month. Please email me at [email protected] if you have any questions!
January: Main Idea
In the month of January, the Ignite materials focused on the reading skill of Main Idea. The materials focus on specific strategies to help break down this important skill. Both fiction and nonfiction passages are used throughout to allow practice with both genres. Teach new strategies such as important words, how/why, important vs. unimportant, and many more!
February: Making Inferences
In the month of February, the Ignite materials focused on the reading skill of Making Inferences. Unique mentor texts such as Pigeon P.I and Blackout are used for interactive read alouds. New strategies such as observations vs. inferences, what do I know, and using schema are introduced to help give students concrete ways to make inferences independently when reading.
In the month of March, the Ignite materials focused on the reading skill of Summarizing. Nonfiction texts about television and the printing press along with fictional stories are used to help expose readers to summarizing both genres. Strategies such as using the 5 W’s, relevant information, and using the just-right checklist help support the learning progress of this important reading skill.
April: Figurative Language
In the month of April (Poetry Month), the Ignite materials focused on figurative language! In this month’s resources, students get to create an adorable craft called ‘Figurative Town’ to help show their understanding of different types of figurative language. Strategies such as visualizing, understanding literal vs. figurative, and writing figurative sentences are used to give an engaging experience through these fun literary concepts.
May: Text Features
In the month of May, the Ignite materials focused on nonfiction text features. Through these materials, students will learn how to identify characteristics of a variety of text features, understand where facts come from – either the text or the feature, and even how text structures and text features are connected. Take a deeper dive into understanding text features with the amazing mini-lessons and strategy interventions provided!
June: Author’s Purpose
In the month of June, the Ignite materials focused on identifying the author’s purpose of a text. Instead of a head-on approach, the materials support a deeper understanding of this reading skill. Students focus on understanding the different types of ‘inform’ purpose authors can use as well as analyzing an author’s vocabulary to support their understanding of the author’s purpose. Students even get to experience being the author themselves to truly immerse themselves into the skill.
In the month of July, the Ignite materials focused on characterization. The materials go way beyond the surface understanding of characters that most materials provide. In the resources, students will experience discussing direct vs. indirect characterization, inner conflict, and analyze multiple characterization concepts. Students will learn to connect events with impact on characters and how to analyze a character’s perspective.
In the month of August, the Ignite materials focused on the plot of fictional texts. Strategies such as the differences between plot and summary are discussed to help give students a more concrete understanding of this important reading skill. A deep dive into story elements, analyzing and using a plot diagram, and evaluating events in a story all help students determine the importance as they read.
September: Text Structure
In the month of September, the Ignite materials focused on nonfiction text structures. Graphic organizers, evidence in a text, and writing are all used to help break down this important reading skill for students to better understand. Engage your students with a fun Lego-themed craft and a reading center where students compete against each other to be the first to identify all 5 text structures.
October: Cause and Effect
In the month of October, the Ignite materials focused on cause and effect in both fictional and nonfiction texts. Students discuss how cause and effect is a relationship between two events in a text. Strategies such as First & Second, Give one Get one, and Chain of Events are used to help make the idea of cause and effect more concrete for students. Top that off with a bright and cheery craft and a partner game to enjoy and you’ve got a great amount of resources to help your students master cause and effect.
November: Compare & Contrast
In the month of November, the Ignite materials focused on compare and contrast. From using keywords to comparing characters, fictional texts, and writing their own compare and contrast paragraphs, students are immersed in engaging and rigorous activities all around. Students practice by comparing story elements, using photographs, color coding, and more!
In the month of December, the Ignite materials focused on teaching theme. Here students will learn how to analyze theme in real life and transfer that to a text. Through the resources, students will also take a backward approach to learning about theme by analyzing vocabulary, creating their own text evidence, and even analyzing text evidence that does and doesn’t support a given theme.
You can add any of the above months to your cart, one at a time, OR you can grab the entire YEAR of Ignite 2021 and get one month for FREE!
Once you have added what you want to your cart, simply create an account if you don’t already have one and purchase your materials! You’ll receive an email shortly after with the link to download your materials. You can also bookmark your account page HERE so you can always access your materials quickly. If you need help or have any questions, please email me at [email protected]