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Grammar practice in free, PDF short stories

Classroom Cereal is a series of free, PDF short stories that double as grammar exercises. Each story has five parts and each part has five grammatical mistakes for students to find as they read. Enjoy the story and find the errors. It's simple and nourishing, much like a certain grain-based breakfast food.

Five parts per story

Every story has five parts, each on its own PDF worksheet. Give students one part of the story to read each day of the week, Monday through Friday. The parts are short, about 200 words, so they work great as a quick warm up routine.

Five errors per part

While they read, students hunt for the five grammatical mistakes scattered throughout each worksheet. Go over each part together and discuss what students found, or collect the worksheet as classwork or (gulp) homework.

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Better writing
Classroom Cereal makes grammar practice quick and fun. Students become editors as they identify and correct the five grammatical errors in each story part. With daily proofreading, students become mindful of the little things needed for clean composition. Those little things start to show up in their own writing.
Closer reading
Reading Classroom Cereal is both fun and beneficial. First, students simply enjoy an amusing and accessible story, one piece at a time throughout the week. Second, readers form a close relationship with the text by engaging with it directly. Students physically mark up each story as they edit the errors. 
More engagement
Get ready to see hands in the air! Classroom Cereal engages even the most resistant readers because it gives them something concrete and objective to look for while reading. Students love to hunt for the errors and share what they've found. Plus, they get into the story throughout the week and the entire year. 

Teachers love Classroom Cereal.

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"I love absolutely everything about Classroom Cereal. I've been using it for several years, and everything just seems to get better and better. I love when my kids are so into the stories that they don't realize they are practicing grammar skills. They get so excited with the daily cliffhangers and beg for the next day's work."
Stephnie H.
Broaddus ISD
"My students love Classroom Cereal days. There are other educators in my building that have observed my lessons with Classroom Cereal and now they want in too. I think it has been a great way to get my kiddos reading."
Erika E.
Smithville Middle School
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Your subscription gets you...

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  • Answer Keys
    PDF sheets showing where the errors are and how to fix them.

  • Quizzes
    A 10-question quiz for all 30 stories. Five multiple choice comprehension questions, four grammar questions, and one short answer. Available as a PDF, Google Slide, and auto-grading Google Form. 

  • Teacher Guides
    For every story, a one-page sheet with everything you need in order to teach it: plot summary, themes, explanation of that story's grammatical concepts, and quiz answers.

  • Grammar Maps
    For all seasons, a one-pager outlining every grammatical concept addressed in that season and the stories that feature them.

  • Grammar Growth Assessment
    A 48-question, multiple choice grammar assessment, allowing teachers to track grammar progress throughout the year. Available as a PDF, Google Slide, and auto-grading Google Form. 

  • Google Slides Stories
    All 30 stories on their own interactive Google Slide.

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  • Stories
    The entire 10-story series. Each story as a PDF and Google Slide.

  • Auto-grading Google Form Stories
    Every story on an auto-grading Google Form. Students type in the answers, and the story grades itself!

  • Quizzes
    A 10-question reading comprehension quiz for every story. 9 multiple choice questions, 1 short answer

  • Student Data Tracker
    A chart for students to keep track of their scores on every story, available as a PDF, Google Doc, Google Slide, and Google Sheet.

  • Answer Keys
    The correct answers for all 50 blanks for every story.

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  • Scripts
    All 10 readers theater-style stories. Available as a PDF and Google Slide. 

  • Quizzes
    A 10-question comprehension quiz for each script. Available as a PDF, Google Slide, and auto-grading Google Form. 

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  • Full story transcripts
    The full transcript of every audio story. Available as a PDF and Google Slide.

  • Listening comprehension questions
    10 listening comprehension questions for every audio story. Available as a PDF, Google Slide, and Google Form. 

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  • Activity sheets
    Every issue of Cereal Box Activity Sheet, 9 mini language games/puzzles on a single, printable sheet.

  • Answer keys
    The completed version of every sheet, showing its answers and exemplars.

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  • Short stories
    A library of original middle grade short stories written by independent, human authors.

  • An activity for each
    For each story, an activity addressing a specific concept or skill fitting for that particular story.

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