If you're looking for a little novelty to spice up your Guided Reading rotations or whole group activities, this 20 page file may help add a little extra pizzazz! Although they aren't used on a daily basis, the cards are great for mixing things up a bit while sharing out in class. The kids really enjoy having some choice in who participates next, and they enjoy raising their hands when the criteria fits them so that they can share an answer or read next. Essentially, I always begin by choosing one card and picking a child who fits that criteria to model how it works. Then it works just like dominoes. Each kid chooses the next person. There are a few Wild Card cards to allow kids to pick whoever, especially after I prompt them to pick friends that have not been picked yet. I particularly enjoy using these cards in the first few weeks of school to get to know each other better and throw in a little bit of novelty. Use them how you see fit!
Amanda Nickerson (One Extra Degree)