According to Lucy Calkins, the guru of guided reading (my thoughts), in her book, Building a Reading Life, she states that, the most important way to [build a culture that values literacy] is to make reading into a richly social activity.
In her book she also states, that we need to give them the c
These easy-to-read speech bubble thought-starter posters can be printed and posted in your classroom. Each speech bubble is a little smaller than a printer sheet, and they work great for bulletin boards or anchor charts..
I have found them helpful to use for partner talk, reading response prompts,
Looking for an engaging idea to get your kids real reading leveled fiction text? or any text? Look No Further... Just add a dice or a number cube and use this partner Reading response activity in a hands on reading station or after reading books in the read to self area as a quick comprehension chec
These simple speech bubble posters can be printed and posted in your classroom. I have found them helpful to use for partner talk, reading response prompts, and just general thought starters in the classroom.
I use this in my daily 5 literacy center rotations. This sheet keeps students accountable for their work and serves as an informal assessment, too. It is editable in Microsoft Word and can differentiated to meet all your students' varying needs.
FREE Students in 6-8 enjoy reading and reacting to what their peers write. This structured, interactive activity provides an authentic audience for students' responses, encourages short but well-written and reflective thoughts, helps students extend their own thinking by reading other student’s idea
Use these 16 short story cards and google slides to help your students infer the theme of a story. There are three different answer sheets (and slide formats) so that you can differentiate as needed. For the print version: multiple-choice, constructed response, and half and half. There are also ans
This Reading Comprehension Packet is filled with 20 booklets and 20 response sheets to help build comprehension. This packet is designed to build comprehension for emergent readers and early readers and is perfect for K-1 students. ******************************************************************
A huge collection of flexible, differentiated, reading response pages in an engaging reader’s notebook style, to use with virtually any piece of literature or fiction text. Printable (both half-page and full-page) AND digital (Google Slides) versions are included!Lots of Variety!Includes response pa
This reading response set includes 15 Reading Response Stem Cards that cover a variety of reading skills and strategies. Students will stay engaged while using sticky notes! Looking for more skills/strategies on these cards? Check out my 2nd set! 15 Reading Response Stem Cards - 2nd Edition for 15 m
A huge collection of flexible, differentiated, reading response pages in an engaging reader’s notebook style, to use with virtually any piece of literature or informational text. Printable (both half-page and full-page) AND digital (Google Slides) versions are included!This bundle combines the follo
Building Better Reading Responses is a scaffolded approach to help your students build and write better reading responses by using specific reading response goals to improve their comprehension and evidence in constructed responses.I created this resource based on the strategies I use in my own clas
This unit has a total of 3 reading passages, teacher and student anchor charts, and 10 days of lesson plans to assist your students in learning all of the necessary skills to write an essay that answers a question asked about the text passage. This is a great unit for test prep writing practice.Some
This reading response stem cards bundle includes 30 reading skills and reading strategy categories for fiction and nonfiction texts. These Reading Response Cards are great for use at your guided reading table, for responding to your read aloud during whole group instruction, during independent or pa
A huge collection of flexible, differentiated, reading response pages in an engaging reader’s notebook style, to use with almost any piece of informational or nonfiction text. Printable (both half-page and full-page) AND digital (Google Slides) versions are included!Lots of Variety!Includes response
Gamifying reading is one of my favorite ways to engage my students with reading skills and reading comprehension practice. Your students will love practicing their reading comprehension skills with these tic-tac-toe games!Note: These are not as rigorous as my typical reading centers. These reading g
Are you looking for activities to make buddy reading more effective? These bookmarks, reading response sheets, and teacher forms are a perfect way to engage students and hold them accountable during their partner reading! Great to use during the Daily 5 centers or as a part of your Reading Buddies P
This unit has a total of 6 reading passages, teacher and student anchor charts, and 10 days of lesson plans to assist your students in learning all of the necessary skills to write an essay that compares and contrasts two different passages on the same topic. This is a great unit for test prep writi
Guided Reading Lesson Plans that are streamlined into effective instruction for Levels Q, R, S, and students that are above grade level. Totaling 30 full weeks of instruction with no prep on your part as the teacher.These Guided Reading Lesson Plans are fully scripted and broken down into 10 main sk
This reader's theater product includes 12 stories with spring themes. Reader's Theater is a great way for students to practice fluency and expression. It is always a great team building activity for partners or groups of three! The script themes range from rain to St. Patrick's Day to froggy fiction
Practice reading and fluency with these leveled second grade reading passages and comprehension questions. These engaging fiction and nonfiction reading passages build fluency and reading comprehension so you can make the most of your reading instruction. The best part? It requires NO PREP! This
In this bundle you have an entire year of Guided Reading Lesson Plans and Literacy Centers for 3rd Grade. Guided Reading Plans: Here is the link to this product: 3rd Grade Year Long Guided Reading Lesson PlansGuided Reading Lesson Plans that are streamlined into effective instruction for Tier 1, 2,
This reading and writing unit for grades K-2 let's students dig into two different texts, compare and contrast animals and books, and express their opinions about something they are familiar with: dogs and cats!
This unit uses the following two book which are readily available from Scholastic Book