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English Language Arts Review FREEBIE – No-Prep ELA Spiral Review Morning Work

I Heart Literacy Sampler FREEBIE offers engaging ELA activities for 3rd-5th graders, including print and digital options. It covers various language arts skills and can be used for morning work, homework, centers, or test prep. Differentiation and answer keys are provided.


6 Themed ELA Printables + Digital Versions
PDF, Google Apps™
Answer Key Included

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Take your English language arts spiral review to the next level with I Heart Literacy Sampler FREEBIE! A wide variety of activities are used on these six pages with extra digital activities, each with its own high-interest, curriculum-based theme and its own unique design to keep students engaged and challenged.

This freebie is a sampler of our best-selling I Heart Literacy products!



  • 6 No-Prep Review Pages
    • 6 standards-based ELA/Reading activities, each in its own space.

  • Answer Keys


  • Google Slides – Fun Extras for Fast Finishers
  • *Easel Activity (only available if you purchase on TPT) – Fun Extras for Fast Finishers


  • Digital or Print

Great for 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade!


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NOTE: This resource uses American English and is not editable.

While each page/slide is different, they do have some elements in common. Each page features:

  • 6 standards-based ELA/Reading activities, each in its own space. Activities are numbered for easy reference.
  • A short reading passage with one or two text-dependent questions. Most of the passages are informational text (written by a published author of over 100 nonfiction books for children), but a few are fictional – just to shake things up. The questions are more closely aligned to close reading than simple comprehension.
  • An open-ended bonus activity, marked by a star, at the bottom of the page to be completed on the backside. Perfect for fast finishers, as homework, or extra credit.
  • A theme-based joke or fun fact (joke answers can be found upside down in the bottom right-hand corner).
  • A list of the skills addressed at the bottom (indicated by a picture of a nail – which stands for “nailed it!”) This list repeats in the table of contents for easy reference. Skills are repeated throughout the resource for spiral review.

Suggestions for Use:

As morning work, I ♥ Literacy could be used 1-2 days a week with other activities, perhaps math or journaling, on the remaining days. Another approach is to select themes that correlate with topics you are studying in science or social studies. If you already have a year-long program, you could use these throughout the year to shake things up a bit. You could also use them daily for the two months before standardized testing.

It could also be used as homework, at a center or station, or with a sub. They would also be used to challenge highly capable third graders (or used toward the end of the year with third) or as remediation for struggling older students.

Almost every grade 4 and 5 Common Core Language standard is addressed as well as several of those for Reading Informational Text as well as many of the TEKS. A review of many third-grade standards is also included. While the Common Core was referenced to build this resource, it is not meant to exhaustively cover each standard. Rather, it was made to be a fun, rigorous, and well-rounded way to review basic ELA skills.

Skills addressed include (but are not limited to):

Parts of speech, figurative language, vocabulary and context clues, affixes, word roots, homophones, synonyms, antonyms, editing, punctuation, writing better sentences, restating the question, analogies, fact and opinion, sequencing, informational text features, author’s purpose, POV, main idea, summarizing, paraphrasing, reading for detail, and so much more!

Here’s what teachers are saying:

✏️ “Used this to prep for our state testing! Absolutely awesome! My students found it engaging and I am definitely buying the whole pack!” -RocketLiv

✏️ “The passages were easy for struggling readers to understand. The writing was easy to read. They enjoyed the pictures and the easy to understand questions.” -Missi V.

✏️ “This is perfect for homework or for morning work. It reviews all types of skills. I love it!! I would buy all of this sellers’ things!” -Gwyn


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  • About the Author

    Rachel Lynette is a published author of over 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of subjects, as well as several teacher resource books. She has written for publishers such as Harcourt, Thompson-Gale, Rosen, Children’s Press, Evan-Moor, Kagan, and several others. This resource reflects more than a decade of professional writing experience.

    Terms of Use

    This resource was created by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students, but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded.

    If you want to share this resource with colleagues, please purchase additional licenses from TpT. Thank you for respecting these terms of use.

    This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom.

    SKU: 2738601

    Additional information

    Main Subjects

    ELA Test Prep, Grammar, Vocabulary

    Grade Level

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    Resource Type

    Independent Work Packet, Printables

    55 reviews for English Language Arts Review FREEBIE – No-Prep ELA Spiral Review Morning Work

    1. Jess W.

      The students really enjoyed working on this assignment. I also liked this assignment. This assignment is good for reviewing grammar and writing.

    2. Visnja U.

      Love this resource! I really enjoyed using this resource with my students. It is always great when I can find an engaging way to teach and concept and provide practice. too.

    3. Terry O.

      This provides a good mix of skills for review. It’s a quick and easy prep activity. It’s great for morning work or when you need something for a sub to do.

    4. Jennifer B.

      Perfect for grammar and reading review. I have used it for in class as well as homework. Great, simple way to helping kids remember previously taught skills.

    5. jenn D.

      I used this resource as a morning work activity and I like how it touches on different areas of language arts. It is a good review for students and is a quick and easy no-prep activity. It is great for morning work or for a substitute teacher

    6. Inspired Reading with Heart

      I love this resource as a warm up. It is a quick routine to get us started when the students enter the classroom. I am a reading intervention teacher and this is a great mix of skills for review.

    7. Peggy B.

      Great resource! I especially like the Run-on sentence, fragment or complete sentence segment where my kids have difficulty with those and not a lot of resources have it.

    8. Sticky Note School Yard

      Thank you so much for this resource! It was great for my third and fourth graders!

    9. Kirby M.

      This was a great back to school resource to get my kids back into the groove of things.

    10. TeachCake Design – Nathalie Jacques

      Great short reading passages. Perfect for my one hour english period. I can do reading, writing and grammar with the help of these passages.

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