guided reading

What your Literacy Block is MISSING!

   A listening center is crucial for any reading block.  Starting out teaching I felt this would be an impossibility for my classroom and had so many unanswered questions – how much? how do I get stories? Where does it go? How do I fit it in?  Here’s my solution to get a listening center…

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Upper Elementary Literacy Block Schedule

My literacy block is a piece of work…not in a bad way ….just a work in progress.  I’ve been inspired by numerous other experience bloggers and teachers and since I’m the only 4th grade teacher at my school, I’d love some input and will try to clarify what I’m doing this year for your sake…

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What to do with the Alphabet….K Style

Starting Kindergarten has been an amazing experience and I have learned a lot in such a few short months! I’m here to let you in on some amazing secrets I’ve learned in such a short time!  Here are some fantastic learning ideas you can rock with just one alphabet set (either one you have, or…

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FREEBIE Thanksgiving/Fall Word Sort

Hey Everyone!  Happy Friday!!! I haven’t done a Freebie in forever- so you are in luck!  I spent some time working on this review for our class!  Here is a Thanksgiving/Fall word sort for short and long vowel sounds- it would be a great review to help student with sounding out words.  This could be…

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Look what we did today!

Story Elements! We started out with this super fun HIP HOP video!  Yes hip hop – what better way to get the attention of 21 second graders first thing in the morning! Source: flocabulary.com via Melanie on Pinterest The chorus was not only stuck in my head, but also every group I met with!!!!  It…

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Guided Reading group

Still recovering from yesterday’s SUGAR COMA, (see previous post)….but in the meantime…. … I was observing and got to complete my first guided reading group today all by myself.  All the other teachers, are probably like whoop-de-do but I was ecstatic!  I got to fill out the notes on every student in the group and…

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