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    Poster: The Parts of a Writer {Girl} $

    Poster: The Parts of a Reader {Boy} $

    a GREAT app for teaching and using reading skills... not just letters... for K students... Monkey Word School Adventure. It is awesome!

    Here is what they do. One child reads their page while the other child listens. After that child is done reading, the listener turns on the 'light bulb' and tells what they heard the reader read.

    Tips to use with students who blurt.

    alphabet song with sounds of letters, emphasis on first sound isolation

    Making this

    The Clever School Teacher: Book lists complied by reading strategies, writing traits, and common core!!!

    Word work activities

    differentiated listening center

    Milk crates zip-tied together on their sides so that a bench seat fits on top and $7 red crates from Lowe's can slide inside them. Very clever lady!

    FREE Common Core Planning Sheet for ALL Grade Levels

    Friday Journals--kids write a note on Friday to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover. Love it--a great way to practice letter writing, and to get parents involved. Helps the children ingrain what has been taught into their memory too.

    FREE customizable lesson plan. Save in word...and you can customize!

    Monthly Teaching Drawers and other great ideas

    Free! Kindergarten Common Core Reading List and Kid Friendly Language

    One Extra Degree: lucy calkins

    Have to remember this for this coming year! One of the best sites I have seen for helping set up Writer's Workshop. She has amazing ideas for genre units (and celebrations)! Looks like she uses Caulkins...

    Laminate these two page back to back and you have one useful resource card for your students. It includes letters and pictures clues for the sounds...

    How to Draw Printables

    reading strategy cards... Great to give parents during conferences or curriculum night

    TONS of word work activities--easy to put together!

    such a cute idea! (dental month)

    Parts of a book anchor chart

    Great visual of what students can do at a writing center