Independent reading is such an important time for students to practice the skills that have been modeled or taught to them. But what should you do during this time? Make the most of this time by conducting INDEPENDENT READING CONFERENCES! This one on one time with each student will provide valuable
Sweeten up your first day or week of school with this fun easy to prep "All About Me" craft! This makes a great display for those back to school or open house bulletin boards!To Make:Students build a sundae, sharing different facts about themselves. It's a fun, easy, and engaging way to get to know
This differentiated, Google Slides and printable/PDF paragraph writing unit includes graphic organizers and craftivity and they are the perfect way to help your students master paragraph writing. This digital and printable resource can be used to introduce biography writing, to write autobiographies
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This Spring 3-D Tulips Bulletin Board Bundle includes all you need to create a beautiful spring scene in your kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade classroom. Choose from 6 Differentiated Writing Templates to meet your emerging or advanced writers' needs. Both primary and regular lined writing temp
You’ve always wanted to try doing Independent Reading Conferences in your classroom, but you don’t know where to start, or maybe you’ve tried doing Independent Reading Conferences and realized very quickly that you didn’t know what you were doing. We have all been there! We are here to help you!We h
This is the perfect Halloween writing and craftivity unit for your little witches and wizards! Encourage imagination, rhyming, and creative writing by having your students write their own spells and display them on a bubbling cauldron!This product received a HUGE update September 2018. Please redow
UPDATED: July 2018Be sure & click the PREVIEW to see some of the goodies in the packet that are not pictured in the thumbnails.PK kiddos on up through middle school will enjoy “Savoring the Seasons” by using their 5 Senses. Choose the autumn one, then later, repeat this activity to show improve
This winter snowman synonyms puzzle makes it quick and easy for teachers to provide a hands on game to meet the needs of all students. Use them for winter, December, or January- or really anytime there is snow on the ground. They work great as activities, centers, stations, or games. With a no prep
Put some fun into “name writing” practice. This important skill can be daunting for little ones just learning how to hold a writing utensil. Likewise, “practice makes perfect” can become tedious and boring. With these things in mind, I designed this “kid topper” name craftivity. There are a variety
This writing activity is the perfect thing to wrap up your study of the book, The Velveteen Rabbit. With this set, your students will be able to brainstorm and write about what the Velveteen Rabbit taught them about friendship. After writing, your students can create this simple, but oh so cute b
After reading Dr. Seuss’s "If I Ran The Circus", have students transition to either of these interesting and fun writing prompts. Teacher Comments:“My students loved this! I added it into my carnival day as a writing center! So much fun!” “Cute way to bring the book to life! Great for text to self.
Author's Craft (Book: City Dog, Country Frog)This lesson teaches students how to think deeply about author's craft (words, phrases, and images) using the book City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems. (You'll need the book; I was able to check it out from a public library.)Included:1. Scripted lesson pl
Seed, Sprout, Flower -Plants grow and change These differentiated passages are perfect for fluency, comprehension, and close reading. I have included a full writing unit to help your students write the "perfect paragraph" including that tricky sense of closure! The darling art will bring this unit t
This exciting reading project will motivate your students to read and will make a beautiful bulletin board display!
This is a reading/writing project based on the theme: Reading Takes You Places!
~List of mentor texts (books and poems) to kick-off the project theme
Kids will discover all about wild weather and mild weather! These differentiated passages are perfect for fluency, comprehension, and close reading. I have included a full writing unit to help your students write the "perfect paragraph" including that tricky sense of closure! The darling art will
Kids will discover all about ladybugs, their life cycle, and compound words. These differentiated passages are perfect for fluency, comprehension, and close reading. I have included a full writing unit to help your students write the "perfect paragraph" including that tricky sense of closure! The da
Elevate your students' writing conferences and writing workshop partner work! Set up a student writing center to compliment your Writing Workshop, keep students engaged and increase accountability when working with partners. Narrative, Opinion, and Informational cards are included. Each set includes
In this fun Thanksgiving activity students will dress their turkey with hats, shoes, and accessories! This makes a great craft for in the classroom or activity for distance learning. Save 20% bundled!Here's what is included.Digital VersionAdd this fun Dress Your Turkey digital activity to your virtu
I highly recommend reading through Calkins' units but they can be dense and time consuming.
Here is the Narrative Craft Writing Unit broken down by each minilesson component with only ONE PAGE per lesson! It's the best writing unit to launch with. On each page you will find:
Fire Safety Week is in October, and it's hard to keep up with everything at the beginning of the year! That's why I created this resource, so that students can learn about school safety of all different kinds and I have a lessons already planned out never available just like this. The craftivity is
Kids will discover all about Busy Bees. These differentiated passages are perfect for fluency, comprehension, and close reading. I have included a full writing unit to help your students write the "perfect paragraph" including that tricky sense of closure! The darling art will bring this unit to lif
This packet includes printable resources and a writing conference sheet you can use with the Common Core aligned edition of Lucy Calkins’s Units of Writing - Small Moments: Writers With Focus, Detail, and Dialogue.
The conference sheets can be used to organize your writing conferences with studen
Getting Ready for Bed is a perfect passage for early readers! One sentence per line and picture clues to help your youngest readers.1st grade July, Aug, SeptemberKindergarten Spring These differentiated passages are perfect for fluency, comprehension, and close reading. I have included a full writi