this is a fun book to help students learn to lighten up and laugh at themselves!

What Are You So Grumpy About?

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.

Guided Reading Observation Checklist

Sight Words=Popcorn words because they should "pop" into your head! Cute! Free download

Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives: A Freebie and A Giveaway!

Editable Student Spelling Dictionaries

Editable Student Spelling Dictionaries

Love these free printable spelling dictionaries! They come in six different versions, too!

Printable Spelling Dictionary for Kids - The Measured Mom

50 Hands-On Spelling Activities for Phonics and Sight Words - This Reading Mama

50 Hands-On Spelling Activities {for Phonics and Sight Words}

Types of Context Clues Anchor Chart (FREEBIE included!)

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Great ideas for readers notebooks. This teacher has the cutest notebook set up. You must check it out!

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Play tic tac toe with spelling words... to play, students have to repeatedly write the sight word... fun way to practice!

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How to Make the Most of Your Guided Reading Lessons by First Grade Garden

How to Make the Most of Your Guided Reading Lessons

Where do Reader's Read? LOVE THIS!!!! Definitely doing it the first week of school!

Tales of a Teacherista

Using dried macaroni and sentence strips to practice correct comma usage. Fun activity.

Teaching Fourth: Five For Friday!

Beanie Baby Reading far my students are loving them. There are posters and bookmarks you can download, too.

First Grade Shenanigans: Decoding and Comprehension Strategies

genre Venn diagram---love this! Pictures books aren't always fiction ;)

the tattooed teacher: wishlist wednesday: genre posters!

Amazing blog about guided reading groups

Inspire Me, ASAP!: Guided Reading

'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! ($)

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Step-by-Step Small Group Plans

Step-by-Step Small Group Plans

Teacherific: DIY Whisper Phones. Children use while they read to themselves. Go to the website for instructions.

Teacherific: DIY Whisper Phones

Great anchor chart for Fairy Tales

The Inspired Apple

"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

My (Not So) Elementary Life: Apples! Apples! Apples!

Word Study and Spelling Solution!

Sunny Days in Second Grade: Word Study and Spelling Solution!

Today In First Grade: Frog and Toad w/freebie

Today In First Grade: Frog and Toad w/freebie

Beach Ball Book Craft...complete writing prompts that you can include inside the beach ball

My (Not So) Elementary Life: A Look At The End of the Year

This is the most inspiring thing I have ever read. Great for teaching students to read to themselves and visualize what they read

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