Sight Word List First Grade (adapted by Lucy Calkins) - FREE - Can be used for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade - I have used the Dolch List and the Fry List in the past to teach sight words and have recently been using Lucy Calkins high frequency word list. I introduce 7 new words each week. This is a list that shows when and what words I teach.
Strategies for Teaching Reading: How to Turn & Talk to your Thinking Partner. Building your lesson on a foundation of "learner talk" is a truly effective strategy. Great strategy to use when building word webs. Ex: "Turn to your thinking partner and tell them some other words you know that mean the same as 'big'."
FREE Alphabetizing Game - Alphabet-O Words - This is such a fun way for kids to practice alphabetizing by making it a game (homeschool, reading, language arts, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade)
My Teacher Friend: Math Benchmark Tracking. Students chart their own math benchmark test data with post-its. This took most 5th graders in the class 20 minutes! Data you can USE to drive your instruction!
Third Grade Thinkers: Social Studies Lapbooking. Important facts, and the branches of government. Have an envelop in the folder that contains vocabulary words-students can use these cards to play memory games.
Third Grade Thinkers: Social Studies Lapbooking in Third Grade