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Robot Power - freebie game to practice spelling words - from the blog Pitner's Pottpouri

DIY Magic e wands. 24 FREE CVC/CVCe templates. Great for literacy centers or small group instruction

This fast paced partner game will have your kiddos reading blends and digraph words in no time! The best part is print and go!!! Very minimal prep. :)

reading strategy posters...."frame" the strategy of the week with a simple frame made out of poster board...easy way for students to know what strategy they are focusing on...GENIUS

send this game home to make spelling homework a bit more fun

Teacher's Take-Out: HFW Flashcards 1-400 Fry list- Freebie!

Miss Kindergarten: Halloween Activities

Unlimited access to Lessons & Passages for Common Core. A Teacher's Dream - OMG - so excited to share this AMAZING & Free Resource for Common Core Reading Lessons K - 6. You'll save this site for sure!

FREE 5 Close Reading Strategies to Support the Common Core~ Great article that will make it easy to teach students how to mark up text for comprehension without randomly highlighting every sentence. This blog post explains how to number the paragraphs, chunk the text, underline and circle with a purpose, and what info to put in the right and left margins. Great learning and study guidelines for any age student working with large text selections!

"I'm thinking of changing my centers to Sit Quietly, Behave Yourself, and Just Stop That."

Math Coachs Corner: Ten Plus Card Game. This little game, based on a Van de Walle activity, addresses two important common core standards: (1) K.NBT.1, compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into tens and some further ones, and (2) 1.NBT.2, understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. All you need is a standard deck of cards and the free "10+" cards included in this post.

Outstanding free math CCSS resources from the NC Dept of Public Instruction, including the "unpacking" documents for K-5 that explain exactly what students need to be able to do for each standard. I repeatedly refer to this document when I have a question about CCSS math.

3 Key Ideas for Parents about the Common Core: A Handout - Wonderful free resource from Jennifer Jones of Hello Literacy

Parent-Friendly PRINTABLE Common Core Standards. This is what your children will be tested on starting in the 2014-2015 school year in 45 participating states (so far). For grades kindergarten - 5th grade.

I CAN statements with clothespins as a child CAN do something with mastery!! LOVE IT!!

This 8 page freebie should help get you started on proper questioning for your students aligned with the common core. I have listed the CCSS stand...