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Note Uses FREE! A list of ways kids can use sticky notes to record their thinking while reading - their metacognition. A list of ways kids can use sticky notes to record their thinking while reading - their metacognition. Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Reading Activities, Guided Reading, Comprehension Strategies, Reading Time

Sticky Note Uses

A list of ways kids can use sticky notes to record their thinking while reading - their metacognition.

Pointers with reading comprehension questions: Students in guided groups draw a pointer and answer the question. Great way to reinforce common core skills that should be revisited with daily reading activities. Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Teaching Ideas, Reading Time, Teacher Resources, Reading Groups, Teaching Tools

Brain Feelers!!!

Here are the long awaited pictures of the CUTE brain feelers aka brain feelies as I've been calling them all day! Attached also is a list of labeled questions I used on my brain feelies! List of reading brain feeler questions! NOW FOR THE SURPRISE... don't get too excited, because it isn't that cool- I am a sucker for new fun cute things that can be used in my classroom, and today I have the brilliant idea of making NEW pointers! These are only the first few that I've made- cute, not the…

Used Doreen Cronin's "Diary of a Spider" and a non-fiction spider book. Facts about a spider on legs on one side, opinions (fiction) on the other side. Could even just use as a variation on a web to organize "what we learned about spiders". Kindergarten Science, Science Classroom, Teaching Science, Science Activities, Teaching Reading, Classroom Activities, Teaching Ideas, Classroom Ideas, Science Ideas

Teaching With Terhune

Here are some of the things we did this week for our Fairy Tale/Storybook Character Unit: We talked about what a fairy tale is and what fairy tales sometimes have in them. We talked about the Story Elements in each of the Fairy Tales we read this week. Little Red Riding Hood Here is the chart I used to fill in the Story Elements as we talked about them as a class. While filling this chart out, we made our characters and set up our classroom (setting) so we could act out the story. Little Red…

Creating Structure to "Turn and Talk" Gives students ways to begin statements and guides their listening. Lots of great ideas here plus more anchor charts. Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, Reading Buddies, Reading Groups, Partner Talk, Partner Reading, Partner Questions, Kindergarten Reading

Reading Ideas ~ Ten Pin Linky!

I'm linking up with Just Reed's Favorite Pinterest Pins Linky. This week's topic is Reading Idea Pins! I just love this linky! So much fun checking out (and pinning) new pins! This is one we are going to be using in just a few weeks as we begin reading workshop.... This is just adorable! "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" retelling activity! I am really looking forward to using this in the fall! And while we're talking about retelling....how about a shadow puppet theater for retelling?! This is…

How to Teach a Child to Read: The Ultimate Guide Read website for more details about each one of these. How to Teach a Child to Read – helpful for teacher and parents of children in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade - Kindergarten Lesson Plans Kindergarten Literacy, Preschool Learning, Preschool Activities, Learn To Read Kindergarten, Home School Preschool, Preschool Assessment, Kindergarten Language Arts, Early Literacy, Literacy Centers

How to Teach a Child to Read: The Ultimate Guide

Follow these five steps to teach a child to read. Helpful for parents, homeschoolers, and teachers that are teaching beginning readers.

Here is where I came up with interactive small group anchor charts. I created this with the idea that I would be taking them from class to class, but I think they are perfect to have for homeroom teachers to use with small groups as well. Guided Reading Groups, Reading Centers, Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Thinking Strategies, Teaching Tools

Interactive Small Group Anchor Charts

It may not be a very exciting title, but I am very excited with what I've created and even more excited to share with you! In September, I will be working with small groups in other teachers' classrooms. It got me thinking about how different each room will be. Will they have up the anchor charts I might need? What if I want to refer to a specific anchor chart that may not be up in the classroom, but is needed for my small group? I needed some way to have anchor charts available to me at any…

Creating Readers and Writers: anchor chart for asking questions Kindergarten Anchor Charts, Reading Anchor Charts, Kindergarten Literacy, Literacy Activities, Preschool, Literacy Centers, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Guided Reading

Andrea Knight - Teacher · Learner · Author

It's spring cleaning time in my classroom (are you in that mood, too?) and I'm sorting through all of my anchor charts, taking some down to make room for others and deciding which ones to pass on to my intern. (She graduates from USF next month... yay, Laura!) So I took a picture of each one just in case I need to make it again and need a little inspiration. I'm posting them here in case you're visual like me and like to collect ideas for your anchor charts. They're random and in no…

Teachers can utilize this template to support their Writers' Workshop unit on All-About books. Students will deepen their understanding about non-fiction text features as they create their own All-About book. Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Writing, Creative Teaching, Writing Rubrics, Informational Writing, Writing Process, Comprehension Activities, Literacy Activities

Writers' Workshop: How-To Book Template for 1st and 2nd Grade

UPDATED 7/16/14! If you have purchased this product, please re-download and enjoy! Teachers can utilize this template to support their Writers' Workshop unit on How-To books. Students will deepen their understanding about how to do something and learn to become writers of How-To books. They will l...

The Classroom Key: Choosing the Best Math Strategy Thinking Strategies, Math Strategies, Math Resources, Math Activities, Addition Strategies, Math Classroom, Kindergarten Math, Teaching Math, Maths

Home - The Classroom Key

Problem: I need a fun way to address manners with my class. Solution: Badness For Beginners is a hilarious book about the Wolf family. Mommy and Daddy Wolf work tirelessly to teach their two wolf cubs to be bad. Your students will immediately recognize that the lessons Little Wolf and Smellybref are learning are exactly the opposite of what they've been hearing from adults all their human lives. From horrendous table manners to destruction of bridges, the Wolf family causes quite a stir…

Language arts: fiction/non fiction or authors purpose Use old Scholastic book order forms to sort books: Fiction/Nonfiction or To Entertain/To Inform, etc. What a brilliant idea! Or use to share opinion about a book Library Lessons, Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Comprehension, Reading School

reading mini lesson with word work, author's purpose, fractions, and OY!

Today's lesson during silent reading was Word Work; the were finding pronouns... They used their tabs to find a pronoun - I mean, really, there are TONS one EVERY page...lol. Then, they had to tell me who or what that pronoun was replacing... Then, they wrote the person or thing that the pronoun replaced under their pronoun on the tree map... Go see more grammar ideas at Lori's Linky! We also practiced more with Author's Purpose. They used a Scholastic Book order form and found at least five…