Some of you might remember our post about the reading aprons we were getting ready to make. Well, needless to say, the process was a loooong one!! Before we could shout, "Hot off the heat press!!!" we had to learn all about dye-sublimation vs. heat setting, ink prices, screens, and blends of cotton! After finally getting the aprons into our hands, we were able to start using them in our classroom to make sure they were teacher friendly and kid- approved! The students were taught the strategies as a whole group. Now I wear the apron during guided reading groups when focusing on a particular strategy. Sometimes students even ask to wear it when they are buddy reading! It is so sweet to see them using it to help a fellow classmate when they come to a tricky word!
We also have a 15 page file called Reading Strategy File to Accompany our Apron. This file includes matching icons for a bulletin board display, 3 reading strategy worksheets, and a parent letter explaining the reading strategies for $4. Please note: the apron and file are sold separately since Teacher's Pay Teachers cannot combine tangible and digital items.