Reading Comprehension Sundaes

11 July 2011
It's sooooo hot today!  I don't have air conditioning and it's 83 degrees inside my house!  Now the no air conditioning thing didn't used to be a problem, I do live in Northern Ontario after all, but today - it's a problem.

I've kept myself cool by surrounding myself with ice cream - ice cream products, that is.  A few days ago Shannon, from 6th Grade Reading Street, posted about this awesome Real Reading Sundae idea she had found.  I liked the idea so much I emailed the original author (Stacy Cervone), and asked her if I could create a lesson from it.  If you haven't already, check out her website - she has fantastic language resources!

When creating a lesson, I couldn't find the perfect sundae for the analogy.  So, I had to create my own.  As I'm not the best artist, this was the hardest part.  I think I did alright.  My kids think it's awesome - and I had to redraw sundaes for them for the rest of the day.

Check out my lessons by clicking on the image.

I also have a fraction sundae lesson for those of you looking for math ideas.  I did this last year, and my students really enjoyed it.  I really, really enjoyed it because I got a math and an art mark.

Enjoy!  And I hope you're staying cool!


  1. I love the idea of the reading comprehension sundae. So much better than the original in Tanny MacGregor's book- a salad. :)I really love that idea, and that packet looks great!
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  2. Thank-you so much. I can't wait to try it with my class - any excuse to eat sundaes is a good excuse!

  3. Hi,
    I'm so glad you had success in duplicating my reading sundae idea. You emailed me the file a while back and my email crashed before I could save it. Can you re-send it to me?
    Thanks and have a great school yea

  4. I bought your reading comprehension sundae a while ago but just used it today - thought I would share how much of a success it was in my room! I blogged about it if you wanna check it out :) Thanks so much for the packet!