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Teach Your Child to Read - FREE Reading Comprehension Passages - Word Families Blends - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future. Reading Comprehension Passages, Reading Fluency, Reading Intervention, Kindergarten Reading, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Free Reading, Guided Reading

FREE Reading Comprehension Passages - Word Families & Blends

These passages are great for kinders and first graders depending on how you use them! This freebie includes sample pages from 2 of my Reading Comprehension packets. Reading Comprehension - Word Families Each page is designed to focus on one particular word family that is displayed on the page. Eac...

Responding to Nonfiction: An Informational Text Graphic Organizer.I would use this as a graphic organizer--then the kids could use ipad apps to create reports. Sonic Pics, Face Talker, Little Story Maker, and Pictures with Words would work! Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Reading Centers, Comprehension Strategies, Math Centers, Guided Reading

Long Time No See!

It seems that I've gotten into the habit of posting about once a month. It's definitely not my intention, but as soon as I blink the month has gone and I have not posted more than once! *Ugh* This needs to change. I have so much going on in my classroom that I want to share. I just need to find the time! For today, I'm linking up with some amazing blogs to share some freebies. The first blog I'm linking up with is Freebielicious. Have you checked out this blog? If you are a K-2 teacher and…

No prep close reading and comprehension for grades Each passage presented at 3 reading levels. Science and Social Studies topics. Written by a published children's author. Reading Comprehension Passages, Reading Fluency, Reading Intervention, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Reading Workshop, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Reading Response

No-Prep Close Reading

No prep close reading and comprehension for grades 1-3! Each passage presented at 3 reading levels. Science and Social Studies topics. Written by a published children's author. #closereading #noprep #primarygrades

Navigating Nonfiction Text in the Common Core Classroom: Wonderful article with LOTS of ideas and a great freebie! Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Nonfiction Activities, Guided Reading, English Activities, Comprehension Strategies

Teacher to Teacher Ideas in the Top Teaching Blog | Scholastic

Exciting lesson ideas, classroom strategies, teaching tips, book lists, videos, and reproducibles in a daily blog by teachers from the classrooms of extraordinary mentor

Have some fun with informational texts! Your students will love this FREE crafty nonfiction choice board! Library Lessons, Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Math Lessons, Library Activities, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading

Crafty Nonfiction Choice Boards

Have some fun with informational texts! Your students will love this crafty nonfiction choice board. Free!

Lives in the Arctic? Free Emergent Reader Who Lives in the Arctic? Free Emergent Reader >> Great as an addition to a unit on Arctic animals!Who Lives in the Arctic? Free Emergent Reader >> Great as an addition to a unit on Arctic animals! Animal Activities, Winter Activities, Classroom Activities, Preschool Winter, January Preschool Themes, Preschool Printables, Kindergarten Science, Kindergarten Reading, Winter Fun

Who Lives in the Arctic? Free Emergent Reader

This free emergent reader is a great addition to a unit on Arctic animals. Ideal for children in who are beginning to read, the text uses repeating sentences with picture clues. This makes it a great activity for increasing children's confidence with reading. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••...

Smiling in Second Grade: Non-Fiction Text Features Book. Use magazines to find 16 different features. Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Library Lessons, Reading Activities, Guided Reading, Shared Reading, Comprehension Strategies

Non-Fiction Text Features Book

We are in the middle of a Non-Fiction unit in both Reader's and Writer's Workshop right now. It is definitely one of my favorite units. The kids get SO excited when they learn a new fact and they just have to tell me right away. I love to see them get so excited about learning (especially this late in the year)! To kick off our unit, we created Non-Fiction Text Features Book. Each student created one for reference: Then, they used magazines and old Scholastic News to cut out examples of each…

Trying to fit it all in.seems impossible most days. That& one reason why integrating across subjects is vital to fitting it all in! 1st Grade Science, Teaching First Grade, Kindergarten Science, Student Teaching, Science Classroom, Teaching Science, Science Activities, Classroom Ideas, Teaching Ideas

The Great Pumpkin Investigation

Trying to fit it all in...seems impossible most days. That's one reason why integrating across subjects is vital to fitting it all in! We took the theme of pumpkins this week and learned about them all across the board! Here's a little bit about our pumpkin-y kind of week! --------------------------------------------------- GRAMMAR ACTIVITY We looked through magazines and sorted nouns into the 3 categories of person, place, and thing. We then glued them on to our pumpkins. Our nouns pumpkins…

9 Free online non fiction reading books and resources for kids from preschool to high school. In today's world, it is important for kids to be a self-learner, reading non-fiction is a crucial building block of skills for self-learners. Reading Resources, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Reading Books, Children's Books, Reading Projects, Kid Books

Free Online Non-fiction Reading For Kids

9 Free online non fiction reading books and resources for kids from preschool to high school. In today's world, it is important for kids to be a self-learner, reading non-fiction is a crucial building block of skills for self-learners. It is important for kids to read enough non fiction.

First Grade Garden: Pumpkins, Owls, and Remembrance Day. Owl Theme Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Classroom Teacher, Owls Kindergarten, Owl Activities, Owl School, Reading Task Cards, Guided Reading, Owl Parties

Pumpkins, Owls, and Remembrance Day... Oh My!

Wow, these last few weeks have been kicking my butt! No matter what I do, there's always ten more things on the list to do next.... Between Halloween, being sick (boo!), and report cards due next week... I am thanking my lucky stars it is a long weekend for us! No school today because of Remembrance Day and Monday is an Admin Day in our division, so we can work on report cards. Yay! So, what have we been up to these past few busy weeks? Let's see... The week before Halloween we started with…

For the Love of First Grade: Plenty of Penguin Ideas and Printables Opinion Writing, Persuasive Writing, Teaching Writing, Student Teaching, Writing Activities, Science Resources, Essay Writing, Writing Ideas, Teaching Ideas

Plenty of Penguin Ideas and Printables

In January, we love, Love, LOVE to teach about penguins. They aren't icky or gross like the spiders we study, creepy or spooky like the bats...so it is much more enjoyable to teach! Who doesn't love to learn about cute, cuddly penguins and watch them waddle! I've been working on {my} perfect penguin packet that I know my firsties will just swoon over! This full unit is jam packed with first grade skill work for phonics, reading, poetry, writing, grammar, social studies, and some fun…

23 original first grade leveled reading passages and close reading activities perfectly aligned to Common Core Literature AND Informational reading standards! This pack could be used in a variety of ways - class-wide reading, homework, assessment, guided Close Reading Activities, Guided Reading Groups, Teaching Reading, Learning, Leveled Reading Passages, Reading Comprehension Passages, Non Fiction, Reading Workshop, Reading Homework

Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions 1st Grade Distance Learning

23 original first grade leveled reading passages and close reading activities perfectly aligned to Common Core Literature AND Informational reading standards! This pack could be used in a variety of ways - class-wide reading, homework, assessment, guided reading groups, or intervention.

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Freebies and Pumpkin Estimation Winner Library Lesson Plans, Library Lessons, 1st Grade Writing, First Grade Reading, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Learning, Teaching Ideas

Freebies and Pumpkin Estimation Winner - Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits

We estimated and counted our pumpkins! The actual amount of pumpkins was 84! I had 4 winners from my blog comments and 1 winner from my facebook page comments! Boy was that FUN! Each winner received my Stellaluna Book Study, October Math Centers, and Fall Literacy Unit. Thanks for playing along with our class! […]

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Whales and Sharks

This fall, we've had some fun with the higher reading group doing some non-fiction animal activities. These have been in a pile to share, so we apologize. :) We don't have any pictures, but we will do our best to share. We started with learning about sharks while we were learning the 'ar' sound. Sharks seem to be one of those things that really just grab the kiddos attention. They couldn't get enough of reading about sharks, looking at pictures of real sharks, and even watching a fun video…

Presidents' Day activity: nonfiction about pets presidents have had, chart, if I were president I would have., voting process to vote for our favorite then graph Kindergarten Social Studies, Kindergarten Writing, Student Teaching, Kindergarten Activities, Classroom Activities, Father's Day Games, Nonfiction Activities, Pet Vet, Chalk Talk

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As part of our study on the presidents, we had some fun learning about all of the different pets the presidents have had over the years. ...

to Do Guided Reading with Informational Text (in Kindergarten!) How to Do Guided Reading with Informational Text! (In Kindergarten!)How to Do Guided Reading with Informational Text! (In Kindergarten! Guided Reading Lessons, Guided Reading Groups, Reading Resources, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Nonfiction Activities, Reading Process, Kindergarten Literacy, Language Activities

How to Do Guided Reading with Informational Text (in Kindergarten!)

Learning can be fun! Using the proven HeidiSongs multi-sensory method, even preschool age children can easily learn to identify numbers, shapes, sight words.