this is a fun book to help students learn to lighten up and laugh at themselves!
Guided Reading Observations Checklist Copy this page back and front to have an easy-to-use checklist when reading in small groups. Having all students (up to 6) from the same reading group on the one page, makes it easy for the teacher to quickly tick off things that are observed or take notes without having to leaf through several pieces of paper.
Sight Words=Popcorn words because they should "pop" into your head! Cute! Free download
Editable Student Spelling Dictionaries
Love these free printable spelling dictionaries! They come in six different versions, too!
50 Hands-On Spelling Activities for Phonics and Sight Words - This Reading Mama
Types of Context Clues Anchor Chart (FREEBIE included!)
Great ideas for readers notebooks. This teacher has the cutest notebook set up. You must check it out!
Play tic tac toe with spelling words... to play, students have to repeatedly write the sight word... fun way to practice!
How to Make the Most of Your Guided Reading Lessons by First Grade Garden
Where do Reader's Read? LOVE THIS!!!! Definitely doing it the first week of school!
Using dried macaroni and sentence strips to practice correct comma usage. Fun activity.
Beanie Baby Reading Strategies....so far my students are loving them. There are posters and bookmarks you can download, too.
genre Venn diagram---love this! Pictures books aren't always fiction ;)
Amazing blog about guided reading groups
'Tower of Books' is a fresh alternative to your stuck-in-a-rut reading log. Works great for a summer reading challenge! 2-D and 3-D versions, with lots of reading list options! ($)
Step-by-Step Small Group Plans
Teacherific: DIY Whisper Phones. Children use while they read to themselves. Go to the website for instructions.
Great anchor chart for Fairy Tales
"If I had a magic wand..." perfect for a Fairytale unit! GOSH I wish I had Pinterested ideas for my fairytale part of the reader's notebook now!!
Apples! Apples! Apples! Johnny Appleseed Craft
Word Study and Spelling Solution!
Today In First Grade: Frog and Toad w/freebie
Beach Ball Book Craft...complete writing prompts that you can include inside the beach ball
This is the most inspiring thing I have ever read. Great for teaching students to read to themselves and visualize what they read