Reading is fun
with Classroom Cereal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
"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."
Smithville Middle School
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PDF sheets showing where the errors are and how to fix them.
A 10-question quiz for all 30 stories. Five multiple choice comprehension questions, four grammar questions, and one short answer.
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.
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.
Google Slides Materials
All 30 stories, all 30 quizzes, and the Grammar Growth Assessment on their own interactive Google Slide.
Google Forms Assessments
All 30 quizzes and the Grammar Growth Assessment on their own self-grading Google Form.
All 10 readers theater-style stories on a PDF.
A 10-question comprehension quiz for each script.
Google Slides Materials
Every script and quiz on its own interactive Google Slide.
Google Forms Quizzes
Every quiz on its own auto-grading Google Form.
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.