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List of picture books to use when teaching the strategies making connections, visualization, important ideas, asking questions, drawing inferences and synthesizing.

Reading Mentor Texts

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

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

Free Alphabet, Vowel and Word Work Charts ~ A Natural Extension of Basic Linking Charts.

Alphabet, Vowel and Word Work Charts ~ Free!

Book to teach cause & effect!

kinder teaching activities

word wall...visually more simple than some of those craZy busy boards...Oh wow, I LOVE this look!!!

K thru 2nd Grade Chapter Book Series - Our 20 Favorites! - Pinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit for all our pediatric therapy pins

Say a word and students hold up which vowel sound they heard- great for quick assessment of which vowels they know/do not know!

Queen of the First Grade Jungle: Short Vowels and Much More

The Brown-Bag Teacher: Point of View: 5th Grade Style!

The Brown-Bag Teacher: Point of View: 5th Grade Style!

Wh Question posters! Free!

Sublime Speech: Who/What/Where/When/Why/How in the world...

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!)

March | 2012 | chartchums

Caps for Sale Read Aloud Video. This book is so fun and the voices in this video are great.