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Do you have a Reading A to Z subscription? If not, we'd highly recommend it. This post shows some of the options available if you project the materials on a Smartboard.

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New Ways to Use Reading A to Z


50 Of The Best Resources For iPads In Education

50 Of The Best Resources For iPads In Education


Love this! What a great way to stay focused on the week's reading skills.

The Coffee Crafted Teacher


Instead of teaching grammar separately, incorporate it into your instruction, centers, or small groups.

Education to the Core

8 Ways to Engage Your Students During Your Reading Block


From Buzzing with Ms. B: Chart to help teachers with students who have specific reading decoding difficulties.

Guided Reading


When students can't read Level A texts with 90% accuracy or better, this means that their instructional reading level is below a Level A. To help them be successful with reading leveled books, use these 3 strategies to support your kiddos!

Learning at the Primary Pond

What To Do When Level A Books Are Too Hard - Learning at the Primary Pond


Strategy checklist to use to move your students through guided reading levels (Fountas & Pinnell)

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Guided Reading Lesson Plan Templates

a RUTHless Kind of Love - The Teaching: New Products!


Guided Reading ... Each group gets their own clipboard that has a sheet attached to it with book, reading assignment, writing response, cool words to look for, as well as the members of the group.

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Guided Reading Weekly Planning Guide -- this includes forms for classrooms with 4 or 5 reading groups. It's a one page document that enables you to have a week-at-a-glance planning guide for all of your guided reading groups. This has been a lifesaver in my organization and planning for guided reading this year! I don't know why I didn't make this form 7 years ago!

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Guided Reading Weekly Planning Guide


Guided Reading Levels by Grade

First Grade Essentials and What I Have Learned in my 15 Years as a First Grade Teacher | Erica's Ed-Ventures


FREE printable for answering open response questions. Perfect for On Demand Writing (The Brown Bag Teacher)

1st Grade Writing: Integrating Writing and Reading


The Elementary Entourage: Making the Most of Small Group Instruction {with The Learning Chambers}

Making the Most of Small Group Instruction {with The Learning Chambers}


Using Movie Maker to Create Book Trailers- free download with a rubric to make it happen!

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Book Trailers Freebie


Great blog post about classroom library…with pics! Plus, FREE Genre Posters from Having Class in Third Grade

Classroom Libraries - Freebie Alert!


This is a twist on a classic game, UNO.Children have to opportunity to practice reading site words in a fun new way!The words that are included are: Dolch 2nd Grade Word List-always, around, because, been, before, best, both, buy, call, cold, does, don't, fast, first, five, found, gave, goes, green, its, made, many, off, or, pull, read, right, sing, sit, sleep, tell, their, these, those, upon, us, use, very, wash, which, why, wish, work, would, write, your.

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Theme vs main idea anchor chart for our 4th grade character unit.

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Must Do May Do System INSTEAD of rotating reading centers! So much better! Great blog with great ideas for guided reading time!

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No Prep Intervention Binder: 2nd EDITION!!!! (long vowels, vowel teams, diphthongs, r-controlled vowels, and more!)

Miss DeCarbo: Let's Peek Inside my 2nd Edition Reading Intervention Binder!


Close Reading... What an awesome way to show students why reading over again is SO IMPORTANT!! And using Oreos!

Who's Who and Who's New: Close Reading with Oreos


Love this idea for an author study. As you read different books by the same author you look at the different structures and compare. Perfect for looking at different themes and connections

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Easing Into An Awesome Literacy Block - The Classroom Key


Easing Into An Awesome Literacy Block - The Classroom Key


FREE labels for Close Reading Highlighters!

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This is what I send home with students to help parents with what kinds of questions to ask during or after reading. It has been a huge hit this year! #schoolhomeconnection


Teaching In The Fast Lane: Take Home Binders and a Freebie!