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FREE! Set of cute little quote posters to brighten up your space! They are perfect for a classroom library or any other wall that needs some inspiration!

Free Chalkboard Subway Art {Bright and Colorful}

I hope you are able to use these cute little quote posters to brighten up your space! They are perfect for a classroom library or any other wall that needs some inspiration! Thanks for downloading - please leave feedback if you are happy with the posters! I appreciate you! I really hope you enjoy m...

One of my favorite ways to teach summary.. Summarization anchor chart

Life in First Grade

"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." -Jacqueline Kennedy

Authors who will Skype classrooms for free! Click on "Kate Messner" link to get a GREAT list of free Skype authors!

Skype Fun with Authors

I am so excited to have connected with a great professional learning network. Mr. Schu invited me to share on his blog about a Skype visit with Ame Dyckman. She visited with first graders at my school and we had such a fantastic time sharing with her. That visit and many more are part of the wild ride I've been on since Mr. Schu and Shannon Miller inspired me to start connecting with authors and illustrators. There are so many willing to visit with our classes if only we ask. Once I started…

FREE graphic organizer for Making Predictions. Plus, I love the predicting anchor chart in this post!

Making Predictions: 1st Grade Read Aloud - The Brown Bag Teacher

Hello, friends! Six weeks into the school year, we have hit the ground running and read-aloud has quickly become one of our favorite moments of the day. Today I wanted to share about one of my favorite books for teaching and modeling Making Predictions as a reading strategy – Duck on a Bike by David Shannon. Last week...

Comprehension Strategy Poster - CLICK HERE FOR INSTANT ACCESS TO A DIGITAL COPY

Reading Comprehension Strategy Poster

A poster that can be used for students of all ages. This teaches students how to use 'THINK MARKS' as they are reading text.

Freebie!  This resource includes two grade 2 common core interactive notebook reading lessons, printable student pages, graphic organizers, a reflection on learning printable, and explanations for the lessons!

Freebie...Interactive Notebook Lessons for Common Core Reading {Grade 2}

Interactive NotebooksThis free resource includes:A description of the rationale and structure of the lessons2 interactive notebook reading lessons with Common Core StandardsPrintable mini-lesson note taking pages for studentsPrintable graphic organizers for independent work and assessmentA reflectio...

First Grade Blue Skies: Close Reading in Elementary School Book Study Ch 3 {FREEBIE}

Close Reading in Elementary School Book Study Ch 3 {FREEBIE}

I am linking up with two of my Freebielicious Girls {Lyndsey and Tara} again this week for their book study on the book, Close Reading in Elementary School. Close Reading can be challenging because rarely do kids ever want to reread a challenging text just for the “fun of it.” I mean, honestly, do you? ****** Chapter 3 outlines 10 steps to develop a well designed

Can just be a " reading contract" - shows expectations for reading time .

PRO-crastination

While my hubby is out living it up, celebrating St. Patrick's Day like the Irishman he isn't... I'm here, procrastinating. I'm usually not at all, one to put things off, but I don't know any teacher who enjoys doing what I have to do and in the words of Junie B. "It's name is report cards." Report cards rank right up there with lunch duty, lice and shoe tying 50 times per day. There are few parts of teaching that just aren't enjoyable and those are a few of them. So I thought I'd blog…

Creating Structure to "Turn and Talk" Gives students ways to begin statements and guides their listening.

Creating Structure to "Turn and Talk" Gives students ways to begin statements and guides their listening.

Creating Structure to "Turn and Talk" Gives students ways to begin statements and guides their listening.

Understanding Characters

Understanding Characters (Teacher Trap)

I love teaching character analysis! I love looking closely at an interesting character and trying to uncover what makes them tick. And in my experience, kids love this process, too. Unfortunately,

Strategies That Work: Turn And Talk | The Kindergarten Smorgasboard

Strategies That Work: Turn And Talk

We’re continuing our annual summer book study with Abby from Kindergarten Chaos. This summer we’re reading and discussing the book Strategies That Work which focuses on reading comprehe…

Reading Goals FREEBIE!

Reading Goals FREEBIE! - Little Minds at Work

Hey, hey, hey! So, I’d love to tell you that I’ve been getting my “summer” on….but Missouri has decided that we are NOT in summer…we are instead is some smashed version of winteralling…that is winter, fall, & spring! I hope this changes soon! So, when I am stuck inside I work…#obvi lol! I wanted to …

Happy Summer! Here is a freebie to celebrate the end of a great school year.

Daily 5 Poster Set *FREEBIE* {Black and Brights Chalkboard Theme}

Happy Summer! Here is a freebie to celebrate the end of a great school year. If you like this color theme, check out the rest of my black and brights products here: Classroom Decor {Black and Brights Chalkboard Theme} Number Line 0-120 {Black and Brights Chalkboard Theme} *Editable* Math ELA Focu...

Classroom book clubs, like Literature Circles, are a powerful way to build reading comprehension! Launch thriving Book Clubs in one week with this easy guide. Easy to manage and great for elementary reading!  #bookclubs #classroombookclubs #literaturecircles #1stgradereading #2ngradereading #3rdgradereading #4thgradereading#5thgradereading #teachertrap

Book Clubs Made Easy!

Classroom book clubs, like Literature Circles, are a powerful way to build reading comprehension! Launch thriving Book Clubs in one week with this easy guide. Easy to manage and great for elementary reading! #bookclubs #classroombookclubs #literaturecircles #1stgradereading #2ngradereading #3rdgradereading #4thgradereading#5thgradereading #teachertrap