A great story about waiting your turn to speak and listening
Musical Chairs Reading: When the music stops, sit down and read the book placed on the chair. This is perfect for those times when kids just need to move! Follow the link to Mrs. Sporn's Class blog for more info. I love this!
Musical Chairs Reading at Miss Sporn's Class
From the site - "In each can, put the ending rime written on paper and letter tiles that can be the onset in that word family. I use blank one inch tiles and I write the letters on them with a Sharpie marker. The children take a can and write all of the words in that word family that they can build with the tiles." Plus many more ideas!
Lots of Literacy Centers ideas
Word Wizard Strategies: Use props during phonics instruction. A wizard wears a pointy hat and carries a magical wand so it’s only appropriate to include these during instruction. I purchased ...
8 Magical Tips for Creating Word Wizards
10 books to teach kids about diversity. Students need to understand and accept everyone's differences.
10 Children's books that teach diversity
Sight word dominoes to make yourself
Sight Word Dominoes & Speed Racer Game
FREE parent reading handout
Ms. Cranfill's Class: I Have to Read 20 Minutes?!
100 Ways to Grow a Reader - Growing Book by Book
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Wh Question posters! Free!
Sublime Speech: Who/What/Where/When/Why/How in the world...
Which is why , I rarely ask for a retell.Most kids can retell any story, they have a memory for that.I want them to make a inference, a thoughtful repsonse. Retells are like predictions, they don't really show me deeper understandings of a child's thinking. Inferences are at heart of making meaning.
retelling anchor chart
The Techy Teacher: This and That in First Grade!
LEGO Word Family Sorting ~ Don't just sort words on paper! Sort them with DUPLO LEGO bricks. They are hands-on and very colorful! | This Reading Mama
LEGO Word Family Sorting
Free Listening Response Sheets (looks perfect for every couple chapters of family read-aloud to make sure it's sinking in!)
Free Listening Response Sheets
Fancy Nancy can be used to go along with a fancy words wall. Students hear and learn new words every day and having a place for them to bring them back to gets them looking for new words that enhance their vocabulary.
My 5-Finger Retell worksheet, 2nd grade reading .....Follow for Free 'too-neat-not-to-keep' literacy tools fun teaching stuff :)
partner reading- "how do partners talk about books" (DIG DEEP!)