Archive for the ‘Reading’ Category

Readie 500 – Reading Challenge

Read Across America Month is almost here! Need a way to get your students excited about reading each day at school or at night for homework? Check out these Readie 500 racetrack charts to help students get motivated to read a little extra everyday. I use them in my classroom to help get the students excited…

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2017 March Madness Book Bracket

It’s time to start thinking about getting your March Madness Book Bracket started! This year I am doing a fiction vs. non-fiction book challenge with my third graders. I have created a 27 page PDF including a bulletin board title “2017 March Madness Book Bracket”, place holders for Sweet 16, Elite 8, Final 4, 2 championship…

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MOVE IT! by the PE GEEK

MOVE IT! has been a life saver! Move It is a Google Chrome extension to allow you or your students to get active with a simple brain break. It is an easy reminder tool to help us not stare at the computer screen too long. It is important to stay healthy and take care of…

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Read & Write for Google Chrome

I was in a meeting with my Principal and Reading specialist discussing students that need better access to text when the teacher does not have the availability to human read for them. They told me about a tool called Read & Write for Google Chrome. It is an extension you can download on your students…

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Guest Readers for the Classroom

During the school year, my teammate and I invite guest readers (parents, grandparents, family and community members) to read to the children on each Friday of the week. We use the website called SignUpGenius.com to have the guest reader sign up. The website is a free resource to help people to sign up for events. It…

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Pirate Book Boxes

Simply print and laminate for your book boxes.There are 18 different pictures, all pirate/mermaid themed. Labels included: Insects & Spiders Mammals Reptiles & Birds Zoo Nature Space Sports (Chapter) Sports U.S. States Our Earth Transportation Science Rocks & Minerals Marine Life Rain Forest Pirates (2) Bio’s https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pirate-Book-Boxes-1-1748797   Labels included: Magic School Bus Black Lagoon…

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Pirate Book Box BLANK

Simply print and write your own labels. You can use them for book boxes and much more! 18 different labels to choose from, all pirate/mermaid themed. Check out pre-made book box labels too. Download here

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WACKY Room Worksheet

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/WACKY-Room-Worksheet-1741954   Dr. Seuss Wacky Room worksheet. Mess up your classroom and have the students try to figure out what went wrong? Enjoy!

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Author of the Week!

Author of the week! Each Week the students and I pick a new Author of the Week. We use books from our classroom, the children’s homes and the library (school and public). If the author does mostly chapter books, we will keep him/her more then a week so that the students have a chance to…

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Book Recommendation

Want your students to recommend a book to their peer after they are done reading it? I made this great, quick and easy to use book recommendation form for the students to fill out and place on another students desk. Enjoy!   Book Recommendations  

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County Projects

Have your students do research on the counties in your state. We live in Maryland and we have 24 counties so when you have a larger class, you have have them work in groups. This project is a great way to talk and teach about text features.

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