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Word Chants with a twist….or an Aaarrrgh! Each card gives a unique way in which the chant should be done. Such as… Sing each word like an opera singer. Read each word like a robot with a computerized voice. Read each word as you pose like a statue.
An invaluable resource for any classroom teacher who teaches guided reading, uses literature groups, or loves reading workshop! Inspired by Fountas...
Camping dramatic play- A great idea for bringing the outdoors in, especially during the winter months when camping is months away. Adds to the room as well making it feel more like home rather than a classroom. Did this set up with children in the gym for the day, they loved it!
Book Checkout- To avoid losing books or having students never bring books back you can create your own "library checkout". This will help the students learn responsibility for things that are not theirs while also keeping an eye on the books. Each time they take a book they will fill out a checkout form and place it in their assigned slot. (I.D. #:1336)
Many of you have asked . . . and here it is (finally)!!! A free step by step guide that explains and gives suggestions for how you could group your students into four leveled guided reading groups just like we do and how to set up and rotate your students through daily center rotations.
This website has really cool themes to carry throughout your classroom. I found the ocean one to be interesting because one the swimming pool in the picture. I feel like you could use this as a reward for students that had outstanding behavior where they could do either their reading or writing in the swimming pool.