Follow the Yellow Brick Road Retelling - Cara Carroll
I’m back today to report to you that I DID NOT have to suck it up and eat the larva for snack today. And…PTL…I remembered my math & literacy stations AND I got a full 7 hours sleep…minus 30 minutes here and there thanks to a cover hogging husband :) Yes friends, today was MUCH …
Common Core Based Writing Rubrics and Writing Samples For Kindergarten- Free!
In this post, I am going to give you three different free downloadable writing rubrics that I made that are based strictly on the Common Co...
Story Map Freebie!
We are starting our unit on Bears! Last week we read many versions of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Part of our work on the story included this story map. It is made for kindergarten students, but would be appropriate for first grade too. They drew pictures to show their ideas and then I labeled the drawing or wrote the dictation about what what happening in each part of the story. First, the kiddos worked on the setting and characters. I love this colorful busy picture that includes all…
A Day in First Grade - Fabulous In First
A few years ago I wrote this post about our day in first grade. That was back in 2011 and our days have changed a bit, so I thought I’d take you through a typical day and include as many photos as I could, to give you a little peek of a typical day in my ... Read more
WH Question Flip-It Book FREEBIE
WH Question Flip-It Book FREEBIE This 12-page WH Question Flip-It Book FREEBIE resource includes WH Question FLIP-IT Book for Who What Where When question types.
Parts of a Story Song | Parts of a Story
Parts of a Story Song This is a great song to teach children the parts of a story. The music, rhythm, and illustrations go well together to teach the basic elements of of a story including characters, setting, problem, beginning, middle, and end. Fantastic song to introduce or review the parts…
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas | Book Study Activities, Class Book, Craftivity, and a Freebie!
Mrs Wishy-Washy's Christmas book study companion activities, class book, craftivity, and a FREEBIE K-1
Increase Text Connections With Sentence Frames
Increase Text Connections With Sentence Frames | Literacy in Focus | A Blog For Teachers
Dog Clicker Trainer For Your "four-legged friend"
Learn more from dog clicker trainer experts how to teach some impressive clicker secrets to your pooch.
Story Elements FREEBIE
Teaching story elements can get monotonous and boring over time for our kiddos so I try and make it fun! As a culminating assessment, practice, or just review throughout the year, I use Disney Pixar Shorts to practice these story elements. The kiddos LOVE practicing this way, and really seem to gra...
I have been using these Retelling Gloves for years with my Firsties and they LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!! It is a great way to help the students hold themselves accountable for their reading in a concrete, hands-on way. My students keep their gloves right in their Reading Workshop folders with their books. Some choose to put their glove on each time they finish reading a book, but some LOVE their Retelling Gloves so much, they put it on first, and then keep it on during the entire reading time!
Conferencing with Comprehension 'Fix-Up' Strategy Cards - The Creative Apple Teaching Resources
Do your students struggle with comprehension? It doesn’t matter what grade you teach, there are just some students who have difficulty understanding what they read. There are many reasons why this can happen. It could be a complex plot, too many characters, too much action, just a boring book, or it could be a bigger issue. Regardless of what is causing the breakdown of comprehension, there are things you can do as a reading teacher to not only help correct it, but to resolve the issue all…