Friday, September 1, 2017

Non-Fiction Reading Passages

Non-fiction gives a wide variety of information, but it's not just the information that's important. Reading can also greatly increase grammatical and spelling skills as well as improve student conversational/lingual abilities. Research says that non-fiction promotes student success!

I created the following products after realizing I was in need of non-fiction passages that would engage and motivate my students.

I've used these passages during guided reading groups, as a cold read, comprehension practice, homework, and even as an assessment. I know you will find them as useful in your classroom as I have in mine!

Teaching Tip: Extend the activity by having students highlight unfamiliar words and define them.



Back to School Resources

Like many of you...I can't believe summer is over!! I spent a lot of time creating resources I can use in my classroom but didn't have the time to share them with you here. So I'm going to take this time to share a few different items with you!

BACK-TO-SCHOOL FLIPBOOK - Self-Assessment Style
Make "getting to know" your students more meaningful with this fun and engaging back-to-school activity that will provide you with AUTHENTIC student data.
Students self-asses their strengths and challenges, and even set goals for the year.

Templates are EDITABLE so you can change them to fit your individual class needs.

Let's face are going to look at the clock! But instead of telling them to focus on their work and not the time, let these posters do it for you!

Remind them to "FOCUS" or let them know "YOU MATTER"!! Includes 5 posters in 8 different colors. Mix and Match for a colorful display or use a solid color to match your classroom decor!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Pete the Cat FREEBIE

Wow! I can't believe an entire school year has gone by and I haven't written one blog post since August! Needless to say...I've been busy. 
This was my first year back in the classroom after going into administration for 3 years and it took some time getting back into the swing of things. I created so many things that I needed for my room (and I purchased some really amazing resources on TpT!) 
It's going to take a while for me to get it uploaded onto TpT though because I have to make changes to the things that worked and didn't work. In the meantime, I did start my new "Book Buddy" product line. I was inspired to create something that I could easily print with no prep that goes along with the stories I was reading in class. I hope you find it as useful in your classroom as it was in mine.