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Need some ideas for dressing up as a book character? Here are many, many ideas!

Curious Firsties: Book Character Wednesday WOW!

"Hard Hats for Hard Thinking!" {Blog post from Creating Readers and Writers} First grade students grab their hard hats when they're doing some particularly challenging thinking, like inferring or synthesizing information from a text.

Creating Readers and Writers

use a tension rod, command hooks, and binder rings to hang your anchor charts

Life in First Grade: New Series: Favorite Pins

LOVE this idea!!! Drawing to be the first to check out an upcoming popular title

Taking Advantage of the Hype

Task Cards That Are Organized By Guided Reading Level - Guided Reading Made Easier!

Another pinner said....*Mrs. Bainbridge's Class*: Phonics Dance Used it this year with my kiddos and they enjoyed the singing and dancing. The awesome part was if they forgot what sound the letters made when reading, all I had to do was sing or dance.

*Bunting, Books, and Bright Ideas*: Phonics Dance

Inference Bags - write clues to go along with the bag. See if the kids can guess what's inside.

The Blog: Inference Bags!

Literature Circles are the way to go with the new common core!! Teaching Fashionista: literature circles

Teaching Fashionista: literature circles

Mean Jean Recess Queen

Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons: It's Wednesday!

Add this to your small group guided reading binder. Guided reading anecdotal note taking made easy! This 30 page document provides you with enough space to take notes during guided reading. -Supports Guided Reading levels A-Z -Provides information on behaviors to notice and support -Allows teachers to record student progress and identify needs for targeted instruction -Provides ongoing assessment

crash course in phonics, fill in the gaps left by your teacher-prep program

Creating Readers and Writers: Book Talk Tuesday ... "The Great Fuzz Frenzy" by Janet Stevens. It's a great book for the beginning of the year... come see why.

Creating Readers and Writers: Book Talk Tuesday