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Ready to send home family letters to promote school/home reading connection!

Motivating Discouraged Readers: Strategies for Success

Vocab Battleship

Make rubrics on sticky labels - why didn't i think of that?!

Word Builders - fun spelling activity for kindergarten { includes how to adapt it for preschool}

Encourage a child's curiosity with this fun journal activity to find answers to their questions.

Struggling Readers Series: 10 Things Struggling Readers Need ~ from phonics instruction, fluency, and comprehension strategies to kinds of texts we should choose for them | This Reading Mama

This is an IPad app that records students reading and gives you a running record!!

Tournament of Kids Books-- To celebrate March Madness, 16 favorite kids books face off bracket style.

Free app….Let students read a passage and record themselves reading. Review the reading with the student...They can reread as many times as you want them to in order to gain greater fluency!! Students improve when they can hear their own reading, evaluate it, and make a plan to improve! Love this!

Have you seen Literactive? This amazing free literacy website is ideal for Pre-K, K and the first half of First Grade. Guided reading books, learning games and more!

Poster on the important connection between reading and writing

Guided Reading ... Each group gets their own clipboard that has a sheet attached to it with book, reading assignment, writing response, cool words to look for, as well as the members of the group.

I thought it might be nice if parents had a little background knowledge to help them, help their child. Why not tell them what fluency is or how it sounds? Why not give them directions on how to help with those things? Well here you go...Fluency Folders!

Story Sticks. Yellow = character, Red = conflict, Green = setting, Blue = "Special". Choose one of each and then make up a story based on what you've got.

This amazing 26 page BOOK REPORT project will have your students turn 12 circles they have completed with different assignments and projects into a geometrical wonder- the Dodecahedron. BOOK REPORTS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN! ($)

If you are using the Grade 3 EnVisions math curriculum, these power points are a great resource to use when teaching each lesson. They allow you to...

photo prompts for journals/ science inferencing and observations

(already downoaded) FREE Spelling Homework Ideas

Writing Prompts- 300+ image based writing prompts

Writing Prompt (Trapped in a snow globe)

#Daily5 Required nightly reading is a big part of most homework in elementary school, so why not up the ante a little? Get your students out of a stale reading routine and get them reading in a variety of places and situations. You never know -- reading on a Wednesday under a tree might be a "lightbulb" moment for them.