Reading Comprehension dice Game - grades K-2
Students read a picture book in pairs. After reading they roll a dice and the corresponding number instructs them to apply a certain comprehension strategy - make a text to self connection, retell, determine importance, use questioning, visualizing, infer The set includes one game card for teache...
Sentence Strip Timelines - Classroom Freebies
I love using timelines in history at the end of a unit of study, so students can get an overview of events and make generalizations about historical figures or time periods. Sentence strips make the perfect template for creating timelines! I recently had my students complete a timeline showing famous explorers. You can CLICK HERE ... Read More about Sentence Strip Timelines
WOW! Is it really only Tuesday of a four day work week? My eyes are telling me it's 10 o' clock on a Friday night... But I just had to stop in and share a few things! First, off...have I ever told you how much I
Free Text Features Chart
Free text features chart - it tells the purpose and gives an example for 18 different nonfiction text features including headings, captions, and more.
Movie, Alarm Clocks, & Freebies Galore!!!
After several days in pajamas, lots of hot chocolate (with extra marshmallows), and tons of Hallmark movies, I returned to school today. It's really a miracle that I made it on time. I didn't fall asleep until 12:30 because I was printing all of the amazing finds I had over the break. Usually I print them at school on colored card stock, but I've decided to start investing in ink and print more in color. I was also watching the most amazing movie. It was called Beyond the Blackboard. If you…
Reader's Workshop Anchor Chart Ideas
I have been busy this week getting ready to do workshops at our county's New Teacher Orientation, so I've only gotten 4 chart ideas don...
Linking up With Love *Valentine's Day Freebie*
It is crazy hard to believe that February is right around the corner..I mean, that Groundhog is going to be peaking out to let us know just how many more weeks of winter we will have. That always makes me think spring is right around the corner, which makes me think of the end of the school year - yikes...put on the brakes! I love this group wayyyyyy too much to say good bye so soon. Okay - it's really only February...the month of looooooove. I'm linking up with Tessa over at Tales From…
Guided Reading Binder #2 FREEBIE
Check out this FREE Guided Reading Binder! It has room for six group spots, planning pages for the month, group planning pages, and student pages. This would work perfectly in your Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade classroom. Click through for all the details and to grab your FREE copy today!
Using a Puzzle to Teach Main Idea and Details
Teaching main idea and details can be a difficult concept for younger students to grasp. Two years ago, I found this great idea of using a puzzle to do so. Basically, you compare the main idea to the "whole picture" of the puzzle and the details to the individual "puzzle pieces." When you put the puzzle pieces (details) together, you create the whole picture (main idea). After using this concrete example of a puzzle to teach main idea and details over the years, I have seen my most…
Editable Book Reading Certificates
Use this fantastic set of reading certificates (KS2 and other ages) to encourage reluctant readers. Reward achievement for reading 5, 10, 15 books and more!
Reading Freebies! - Fabulous In First
Grab a ton of free guided reading games. Great for kindergarten and first grade small group reading work.