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Main Idea teaching idea: Do this after each read-aloud etc.

First Grade Wow: What's the Big Idea???

decoding strategies (jealous for this handwriting)

Just Reed: Ten Pin LInky Party: Reading Ideas

schema, evidence, Inference- Good for teaching reading strategies for non-fiction.

Fearless in 5th: Go Texan Day!

Free Reading Comprehension Passages | Reading Comprehension Activities |

The Steps in a Guided Reading Lesson

Getting Started with Guided Reading

Questions to ask about what we are reading....should add some critical literacy questions also Absolutely should add the critical thinking questions. Especially if schools use Accelerated Reader programs, students tend to have lots of books they have "read" but not a lot they can analyze or evaluate. this really hurts them in high school lit classes.

The Inspired Apple: 38 more days…but who’s counting?!

My kids can read ANYTHING with these!!! ... The "grown-up" reading and writing SECRETS- get them today (FREE!!) and teach them to your class tomorrow :) ......Follow for Free "too-neat-not-to-keep" teaching tools & other fun stuff :)

Secret Stories :: Secret Samples

Guided Reading Group Format--ideas of how to structure a 30 minute guided reading group with struggling readers.

Curious Firsties: Guided Reading Group Format

FREE - guided reading lesson plan template - sample!

Guided Reading - Lesson Plan Template

Cool, easy to use guided reading assessment, good for tracking and sharing with parents.

Sarah's First Grade Snippets: Guided Reading Assessments

Second Grade Nest: Zoofluency

Second Grade Nest: Zoofluency

close reading evidence posters for primary students

Close Reading for Beginners {Let's Take a Closer Look!}

kid friendly syllable rules

Freebie Anchor Chart for Vowel Pairs, Vowel Diphthongs, Vowel Digraphs. Great for emergent readers still learning to decode big words.

Rules for when to use K or C :) I think I like this!

7 Syllable Types - There are 7 types of syllables that occur in all words of the English language. Every word can be broken down into these syllables. These 7 syllables include: closed, open, magic e, vowel teams, r-controlled, dipthongs and consonant le. After teaching each syllable type, having these posters readily available for reference in your classroom can help your students.

7 Syllable Types Classroom Posters Set

one sentence for each student, they call out nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc

Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons: Noun Activities

Free Short Vowels

Frog Spot: Short Vowels in the Mouse House

Reading Comprehension Dice Game... Great way to spice up guided reading

Reading Comprehension Dice Game


Mrs. Richardson's Class: Blog Post about Shared Reading, resources, and must-haves!

Guided Reading . . . if then when

Buzzing with Ms. B: Guided Reading

This website gives you specific books for every reading strategy

Comprehension questions stems for many reading levels

Do you need Standards that are differentiated? Do you want your students to track their own learning? Do you need a system that breaks down each standard for you? Do you need a way to track student data? >>> First Grade ELA Common Core Differentiated Checklists cleverclassroombl...