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A nifty and easy way to teach abbreviations for days of the week and months of the year! The kiddos made their own.

Sample of a Fluency Tub (The First Grade Parade Blog Post)

The First Grade Parade: Fluency Fun and a Sale!

character traits chart (free). I like how it shows opposites

Workshop Classroom: Teaching about character traits

A reading assessment to use with students in their self-selected text. Can be used as a quick conferring check as well. ...

Reading Assessment

easy idea for fluency practice- inflection Repinned by Apraxiakidslearning.

Independent Reading Notebook Starters

Reading responses - Google Drive

This is a wonderful way to practice core language arts in your classroom! Everything from singular and plural nouns, to antecedents, and verb tenses. This file has EVERYTHING!! Use it as a whole group or during your Daily 5 rotations. I have done this in my classroom for years and it has been very it is just a whole lot better! :) Come check it out! $

Interactive Language Arts Bulletin Board / Learning Center

D.E.A.R. Reading Response - Common Core. Includes poster, bookmarks, student response sheet, response writing stems, a sample response for fiction, and a sample response for nonfiction. Best for grades 3-6 $

D.E.A.R. Reading Response - Common Core

FREE Reading Conference Form - double sided and very simple for teachers to keep up with!

FREE Reading Conference Form

Fun game for verbs! This is a great idea for a 5 or 10 min. time filler!

Adventures in Room 5: Verbs! Verbs! Verbs!

main idea bags - students look at items in bag, determine what they have in common, and write the main idea and supporting details of the bag!

The ESOL Odyssey: More Main Idea- and some foldables!

SO many cute anchor charts for primary grades!

A Cupcake for the Teacher: Anchor Chart Eye Candy!

I teach primary writing, science and social studies. I've been teaching for 17 years and I absolutely love it!

First Grade Interactive ELA Grammar Journal, Common Core- Higher Order Thinking! Foldables Lapbooks AWESOME!!! JUST What I need to HOOK my students!!!!! Love IT!!

1st / 2nd Grade Interactive Grammar ELA Language Arts Journal

Website that has lots of different ideas for teaching grammar in the classroom. It's a collection of different blogs, pins and websites. #grammartime

I found that a lot of kids in my kindergarten reading group were having trouble remembering to take breaths between sentences. I told them to think of the punctuation marks as little stop signs to help them remember to take a little pause and then continue reading.