This engaging literacy center helps elementary students practice drawing conclusions. Students use will work in small groups to read short passages and make an inference about the passage. The game board is designed to make the learning activity
This highly engaging game reviews author's purpose - a difficult comprehension skill for young readers. Students work in small groups to read short passages or preview a book cover to determine whether the author wrote it to persuade, inform, or
This set includes a bulletin board title and individual cards for students to complete. Each card has a fall background with room for students to write the title of a book they've read and explain why they want to recommend it to other readers.
This is a common core aligned, three-day plan for a small group reading Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. This engaging unit focuses on fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. A brief mini-lesson, reading plan, and response sheet are provided for each day.
Your students will love this sight word review coloring activity. It makes a great seatwork activity in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. The sight words included are commonly confused words such as then, them, and when.
These bookmarks are used with guided reading groups. Students mark connections, wows, and wonders they find during independent reading to share with the group. The bookmarks help young readers be aware of their thinking as they read. Being able
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Activities, Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas
This engaging coin counting math center would be a great supplement to any elementary money unit. Each pumpkin patch card contains a mix of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Both sides of each coin are used. This activity supports targeted
This cute desktop nametag has a manuscript alphabet, color words, hundred chart, left/right arrows, a number line, Dr. Seuss quote, and room for students' names. It is simple, stylish, and student-friendly. Just print, laminate, and tape to
In this end-of-year activity, students complete two letters.
~The first letter is written to the teacher they'll have next year. It gives the student an opportunity to reflect on their strengths and areas they may need help in during the
Use this fun and engaging classroom favorite to help your students practice their sight words. This game includes the third hundred Fry words. Students play in small groups. On each turn a student draws a card. If they can read the sight word
Reading, Reading Strategies
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
This is a common core aligned, three-day plan for a small group reading The Greedy Crows retold by Cathy Spagnoli. The engaging unit focuses on fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. A brief mini-lesson, reading plan, and response sheet are
These posters are based on the list of behaviors that support reading by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, aka "The Sisters". They are a great visual reminder for students working independently during Daily 5 or reading workshop.
This menu lists comprehension strategies as presented by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, aka "The Sisters" in their book The Daily CAFE. The strategies are listed in a traceable format with room for a small picture beside each one.
These mini-posters are designed to help students understand how to apply comprehension strategies. The thought-bubble for each strategy serves as a kind of think-aloud to remind students of how they might use each strategy during reading. The