Pinduli and Summarizing FREEBIES! - Amy Lemons
Let's talk Summarizing! I get a lot of questions like "Isn't August/September too early to introduce summarizing?" And I say ABSOLUTELY NOT! As long as
Picture Books to Teach Similes and Metaphors
Read aloud picture books to exemplify how writers use smilies and metaphors to convey meaning. Use these mentor texts to teach similes and metaphors in
Reading Fluency & Comprehension - All Students Can Shine
Fluency & Comprehension FREEBIE! 10 reading activities for K-1. All the pages are NO prep (just print and go)!
Reading Levels Explained for Parents! - Dianna Radcliff
These parent reading level letters help to explain the characteristics of students independent and instructional reading levels. Great for conferences and to model for parents!
Phonics Based Reading Comprehension Text Evidence for Beginners- The Bundle
Reading has never been this fun, Teach explicit and inferental text evidence with these passages that can be differentiated with fiction and nonfiction. #reading #text evidence #first grade #kinder
Long Time No See!
It seems that I've gotten into the habit of posting about once a month. It's definitely not my intention, but as soon as I blink the month has gone and I have not posted more than once! *Ugh* This needs to change. I have so much going on in my classroom that I want to share. I just need to find the time! For today, I'm linking up with some amazing blogs to share some freebies. The first blog I'm linking up with is Freebielicious. Have you checked out this blog? If you are a K-2 teacher and…
FREE Literacy Interactive Notebook Activities
This includes two activities for fictional texts and two activities for nonfiction texts. They work great as a text response activity or comprehension check. You can use them with the whole class, small group centers or stations, or with individual students. VIDEO PREVIEW: To preview all of the page...
Guided Reading and Daily 5
Aloha everyone. Last week I posted about my observation and how well it went mainly because of my Daily 5 routine in my classroom. If you have followed me for awhile then you know how much I love the Daily 5 model. I had a few questions about my routines so I thought I would do a more thorough post for you today. The Daily 5 model in my classroom is pretty typical of what the authors of the book suggest. You can visit their awesome website The Daily Cafe for lots of great tips and…
Blends Books Bundle (21 books each focusing on specific consonant blend)
Blends: blends bundle of 21 blends books perfect for practicing those tricky beginning blends. Each book focuses on a particular blend (br, fl, etc.) and has 10 words for each blend. Each page has the word, a picture of the word, and lines for students to write a sentence using that word. To differe...
Activities Based on Children’s Books
We are always inspired to do fun crafts and learning activities whenever we read some of our favorite children’s books! Here is a list of activities we’ve come up with inspired by popular children’s books (alphabetized by title). (Book titles are affiliate links.) Be sure to follow our Children’s Book Activities Pinterest board! …
Snowmen at Night Prompt!
Ok, so I saw Cara Carroll's craft and knew immediately that we had to do it! I had this book already picked out to read next week, so we worked on a prompt to go with it! I made one perfect for my kindergarteners! You can download my free prompt by clicking the picture below! You can check out her post here:
OWLS and OWLS of Fun
Opportunities With Langauge & Speech (OWLS) is a kindergarten through second grade self-contained special education classroom co-taught by a special education teacher and speech/language pathologist