**For the new school year, 2012-2013, students in Room 121 created an updated version of Angry Verbs. CLICK HERE to check out the newest po...
A great idea for silent reading time: Turn all lights on, then turn one off every five minutes to give students have a visual cue of how much time they have left to read.
Felt Leaf Letter Match - Alphabet Activity - No Time For Flash Cards
Quick and easy to set up this alphabet activity offers many opportunities for learning.
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Hello Literacy Blog
Oral Retelling Header Sometimes I feel like a broken record when it comes to the disconnect between comprehension strategy instruction and comprehension strategy assessment...why is it that we continue to model and teach before AND during reading strategies when teaching reading, yet continually assess children's comprehension AFTER only? I just don't get it! The EOG is a reading test where we ask students to read a passage and answer multiple choice questions after reading and a running…
Dolch 220 Sight Word Assessment - Make Take & Teach
The Dolch 220 sight words make up between 50-70% of the words we encounter in text. Most of these words cannot be sounded out and students need to be taught to instantly recognize these words in order to be fluent readers. Because recognizing these words is so important during reading, it is important that we […]
First Grade Garden
I am so excited that I can actually link up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It today! It has been awhile since I joined up with this fun linky party. This first project has been on my to do list forever! I just could never find a large oil drip pan like this anywhere! This pin is from Proud to be Primary. It's a large magnetic board for the question of the day! After constantly checking Walmart, hardware stores, and auto parts stores in my area with no luck, I finally found one on…
BOOK REPORT Extraordinaire! For Independent Reading 6-9 (Standards-Aligned)
Book Report Extraordinaire for Independent Reading offers students the choice of 3 book response assignments designed for different learning styles. Students demonstrate comprehension of their independent novel while also practicing Common Core writing skills. The 3 assignment choices are Choice A:...
Summer Review Packet for Kindergarten!
Summer is almost here but that doesn't mean that kids need to stop learning. In efforts to avoid the "summer slide" I have created this massive 90+ page