Say a word and students hold up which vowel sound they heard- great for quick assessment of which vowels they know/do not know!
FREE Reading Passages
Wow! The students are really engaged! Free! Cause and Effect activity to go with the book, "Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type".
Fluency Strips - an activity to teach reading fluently and with expression - Freebie
From phonics to words with slide cards. Download. Print. Place inside an envelope with one end cut off. Gradually pull to reveal one letter at a time. This is a way to help kids blend sounds gradually rather than 1) feeling overwhelmed and giving up or 2) guessing the word.
Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme-awesome resource for anchor charts, strategies, and task cards! Math too!
Free Resource! What is an effective way to get your students thinking at a deeper level? Let me share what works well for my students! Free Resource for your classroom! Rachel Lynette has my idea posted on her blog! 1. Lesson Plans for any book (2 pages) 2. List of Character Traits for student notebooks (2 pages) 3. Possible Themes poster or printable 4. Evidence Web 5. Critique Questions (2 pages) 6. Reasoning Web 7. Example questions 8. Book Response Reasoning Printable ROCKIN RESOURCES
Nouns Anchor Chart - using Post-Its with an interactive anchor chart
describe adjectives with an apple slice...
I would love to do this activity as a 5 senses activity. I would love the columns to be pictures of eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and a hand.
vocab tennis; this blog has AMAZING ideas for active learning. Love it!
Science Gal: Science Notebooks...vocabulary cloze anchor chart activity, formative assessments etc.
wwwatanabe: Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with Tech--Part 1
Retelling The Very Hungry Caterpillar in ordinal number, fancy-hat style!
Making Meaning: Lesson Planning for the Common Core
To Too Two | Learn English | Confusing Words- homophone video
*FREE* Question Word Flashcards with Picture (When, What Where, When, Why, Which, How, How Many, How Much, How old, How often)
Vocabulary Battleship game
First Grade Wow
Love this! Maybe do this outside class door and change the theme each month. Idiom, simile, personification, etc...maybe even grammar. Maybe offer extra credit for edit/revision of the week...or if kids bring in something with a typo/punctuation mistake.
Students picked their favorite book and used a piece of cardstock folded to look like a book with a binding. They illustrated the cover, and wrote a brief summary on the back.