Classroom Communication Tools (Freebies)
One of my passions as a teacher has always been finding and implementing new classroom management strategies! Having anywhere from 20-36 students (depending on my grade level) made it necess…
1st Grade Pandamania
Must Do May Do System INSTEAD of rotating reading centers! So much better! Great blog with great ideas for guided reading time!
Questions to Ask About Reading FREEBIE
Help your students' parents ask their child great questions about their reading with this handy tool.
Getting Ready for February in 1st Grade - Themes and Freebies
Can't believe it!! This week is February. I actually just typed January and had to change it - that's how much I can't believe it's February - haha. So, before I dive into my themes and such, I want to share with you some things that I'll be doing for centers. FIRST- I have to share with you!! You guys have been asking for a LONG time now about my center rotations powerpoint.... Well, I FINALLY figured out how to make it work to where I can share it... and I've made it EDITABLE!! Even…
Guided Reading made easy! Leveled Units to make planning and implementing targeted instruction a breeze. Levels A, B, C, D, E, and F now available.
Setting Up.... Small Group in the Classroom - Elementary Nest
Setting up nooks for small group in the classroom should focus on organization, student environment, and teacher data tracking. Grab these ideas!
Guided Reading 101: Those Precious 25 Minutes
I have been running guided reading groups for my whole teaching career. Over the years, it's evolved, as with everything else. Back in th...
@teacher_betjob on Instagram: “I’ve moved my small group table 3 times since school has started. I finally think I found the right spot! Anyone else a chronic classroom…”
@teacher_betjob posted on their Instagram profile: “I’ve moved my small group table 3 times since school has started. I finally think I found the right…”
Structuring a Guided Reading Lesson Made Easy
This guided reading schedule makes it simple for you to know what to do during each guided reading lesson.
Close Reading: Giving Students a Purpose for Repeated Reading - Two Little Birds
Free Group labels to help keep your close reading folders organized!
Intervention Activities and Small Group Practice - Elementary Nest
Intervention Activities for kindergarten and first grade students- working on skills that students need extra practice, these hands on intervention activities help students practice skills they are struggling with
How to Organize Your Reading Groups
How to Organize Your Small Groups to PREVENT the Headache. This (fantastic) post gives several very clear and detailed options for organizing small groups into both 3-a day and 2-a day meetings with flexibility minutes built in. I can already tell this is going to save my sanity!
What can you do in a 15 minute small reading group??? [Plus a: READER FREEBIE]
Come see what I use for Guided Reading & a FREEBIE!!! Small group reading instruction can vary from class to class, group to group or grade to grade. Your small group instruction needs to connect to data or current Tier 1 instruction for students who need more explicit instruction. Always make sure you have a meaningful goal in mind for each small group!