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Contained in this pack are the directions and blacklines for over 30 take-home activities. The supplies needed for each activity are listed in the beginning of the packet. A direction sheet for parents is also included for each activity. If there is
Do your kids love dinosaurs as much as mine? I made this adapted book for some of my students who love dinosaurs. This is a great way to involve children in a literacy activity and get them involved in reading in a motivating way! This is a simple
I teach these concepts whole group in Reader’s Workshop. Then I pull small groups and reteach/conference with each group. After working in a text in a small group, I send the book we worked with home in a gallon size ziplock baggy along with one
This is a really helpful list for parents to make read aloud time an interactive experience. Research shows that kids get the most out of reading when a parent helps them interact with the text. These prompts include most of the reading
Find great literacy centers and worksheets here! The perfect guide to hand out to families at parent conferences, orientation, open house, and family nights! Print out a bunch to have on hand for when that parent asks you, “What else should I be
As educators, we realize how important it is for our students to read outside of the classroom. The challenge for parents is identifying which books are appropriate for their child. However, without some guidance parents and children often select
This handy little document is great to send home or keep close during book discussions. There are definitions and examples for inferring, summarizing, and synthesizing which come in handy for parents using this resource at home. You will also find
This packet includes a separate Common Core aligned Parent Handout for each of the following Guided Reading Levels: F, G, H, I and J. These handouts give parents tips and ideas for helping their child with reading, discussing and writing about
This weekly reading log allows students to think about their reading, set goals and track progress. Help keep students reading and parents focused to their student's learning. Use for elementary students to record independent reading in class and
Enjoy this one page weekly reading log. It includes all of the important components of a good reading log on one convenient sheet that can be filled out and turned in weekly.
There is no disputing the relationship between vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension. The bottom line: if a student does not know the meanings of a sufficient proportion of words or phrases then comprehension is impossible. And what's a
This fabulous freebie consists of three different reading comprehension bookmarks to help your little darlings' parents ask higher-order comprehension questions. The bookmarks cover: ~ Print Concepts ~ Retelling (Fiction) ~ Retelling
3rd grade Anchor Charts for CCSS Literature and Informational Text Standards Need to "Anchor" their learning in ELA? This set will save you time, and is cute to boot! Each standard is explained in a basic way, with graphics to support visual
Use this adorable activity on your first day with your new class. Kids and parents alike will love this sweet activity to soothe the worries away about starting school!
This resourceful menu will serve your students with the finest definitions of a variety of reading genres. This menu was created by Kelly Avery. It was designed for her ELA students, as well as their parents, to place in the front of their reading
Independent Reading Log - FREE Here is a fun and quick way for kids to keep track of the books they read each month. The form includes a space for the title, a rating (fill in the stars to show how good the book was) and three describing words.
During this special holiday season have your children retell the birth of Jesus using these fun stick puppets! They will learn the story much quicker with these interactive puppets. Print on cardstock, laminate and cut out. Then glue the nativity
Your students will have lots of fun completing this Text and Graphic Features Flip Chart as they look for, cut out, and paste examples of Text and Graphic Features around the room, or from magazines, calendars, brochures, newspapers, old
Children love bookmarks...especially big bookmarks! Simply laminate and cut out for easy, cheap bookmarks! This product includes 9 bookmarks that can be used by the children during guided reading lessons as well as everyday reading. Correlate the
Description: Use this social story to teach your students how to share toys with brother, sister, or friends. This is a 5-page story with color pictures and simple phrases to engage your youngest students or your older students with autism or other
I have created an easy way to practice comprehension and reading skills, based on the Common Core Standards. These questions are great for whole group reading or individual readers. I also send a copy home with parents to use for nightly reading
As a teacher I often lent (and sadly lost) A LOT of books from my personal collection before I got smart and started tagging them. Now you can do the same with this adorable set of bookplates featuring my original, handmade digital felt designs. A
This is the focus sheet for Scott Foresman Reading Street Common Core, It is a great sheet to know what you are teaching for the week. It lists the amazing words, genre, language /conventions You can send home for homework It is containing the
As I aimed to create a balance between leveling my student's reading books and pushing them to read complex texts I found that their families often needed information about the "levels" and the differences. Guided Reading levels A-Z. I created these
These are simplified explanations of reading strategies that can be used in the classroom. I send this home with my students in their "Book Bags" so the parents are familiar with the strategies they have learned in school.
Mother's Day Book and Wall Display This is such a beautiful book to make and share with moms! I make this each year and the students present and read it with their moms on Muffins with Mom Day. We also hang a picture and writing in the hall with
This one page Word letter was created to communicate with parents about literature circles in our classroom. Parents must sign and return the bottom of the letter giving their children permission to take literature circle books home. This file can
This Word document explains an Accelerated Reader (AR) report for parents. Explanation includes: Book title, number of questions correct, number of questions in all, score on test, AR points earned, AR points that could have been earned, and reading
This handout shares tips and ideas for helping kids think deeply while reading and discussing literary and informational texts. Includes a game parents (and teachers) can play to help kids become confident reading and writing words with common
Book Recommendations for Reluctant Readers I taught third and fourth grades for over 26 years and I know how difficult it is to motivate reluctant readers. Many kids have a hard time transitioning from picture books to chapter novels.
I created a book list for guided reading levels C through P. This handout will come in handy at open houses, parent teacher conferences, and for your classroom. Parents often don't know what types of books to get for their child. This list gives
Avoid the summer slide with these great reads. These wonderful books will ensure your future 3rd grader lots of summer reading fun! Distribute this list at the end of the year to help bridge the reading gap between 1st grade and 2nd grade. Great
These cards are for teachers and/or parents to use while reading with their children. The first set are to be used before the story is read. The second set is to be used while the story is being read. The last set is to be used after the story is
Thank you so much for purchasing my Monthly Reading Logs Packet. This packet contains a Calendar Reading Log for each month of the year. The student should write in the numeral dates on the calendar. For each day the child reads at home, the date
This includes ReadyGen Grade 3 lessons 4-11 ONLY. Reading is one page, writing is another page. This is for "The Case of the Gasping Garbage." I have it sized so it can be cut out and glued onto a notebook sheet vertically. Included in each
Supplemental activities for Imagine It Grade 3, Unit 6, Lesson 1, Tomas and the Library Lady. This study guide includes a note to parents with spelling, vocabulary and sentence dictation. You will find vocabulary, comprehension and extension (higher
This is a pre-reading activity for William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet intended to get students thinking about the idea of relationships and the influence that their parents do -- or should-- have on them. Students complete a survey about their
The Reading Concerns Checklist for 3rd grade is designed to help teachers and parents team together to identify which reading skills a child may have trouble mastering. It contains both a Teacher & Parent checklist, preceding skills taught in
A 10 page preview of outstanding titles and brief descriptions of children's literature compiled into a digital card file. The selections are organized according to the following topics: critters, diversity, emotions/feelings, holidays, Math,
Weekly chapter book reading log for intermediate grades. Includes a space for author, title and genre of book; along with pages read and a space for parent signature. A letter to families is also included, explaining the importance of reading
This is the focus sheet for Scott Foresman Reading Street Common Core, It is a great sheet to know what you are teaching for the week. It lists the amazing words, genre, language /conventions You can send home for homework It is containing the new
This is a compiled list of chapter books, picture books, nonfiction text titles and authors for summer reading. Great for beginning third graders or end of second grade summer reading.
Sample set of 87 Full-Color posters 8” x 11” covering all the CC ELA standards for the Kindergarten level. Written in easy-to-understand language for students, parents, and visitiors. Perfect for posting in the classroom to help inform students and
Want to start a Mystery Readers program in your classroom? I used Mystery Readers as a way to get my students excited about guest readers (parents, grandparents, friends & family members, school faculty, local "celebrities", etc) who would come to
This is a one page home reading log. There is a place to record book title, a small space for a quick response, minutes read, date and parent initials. Copy on 2 sides to record more books. Perfect page when assigning independent reading for
This is a free printable overdue notice for your classroom library or even a library media center. This short, sweet note will help your elementary students remember to return late or overdue materials. I use these notes when a student forgets his
The Reading Concerns Checklist is designed to help teachers and parents team together to identify which reading skills a child may have trouble mastering. It can give teachers valuable information to share with other teachers, specialists, Speech
A set of useful cards featuring key prompts and questions to use when children are independently reading. Great for guided reading or to aid parents when reading at home
This is a zip file that contains a full size jpg file that can be printed in a 11 x 14 or 16 x 20 size poster and a pdf file containing a 8 1/2 x 11 poster and a page of bookmarks with the famous quote by Emilee Buchwald "Children are made readers
Parent hand-out to encourage successful reading activities at home. One sheet is in full color. One sheet is in black and white. Feel free to make a copy for each parent in your classroom.
Use this sheet at the beginning of the year to stress your expectations through out the read 180 rotations. Also, this can be used at anytime during the year to reinforce the expectations of the classroom.