Guided Reading Toolkit

Saturday, January 18, 2020

It is finally here! The ultimate toolkit for guided reading that will simplify your life while improving your students' reading comprehension skills at the same time. The best thing about this toolkit is that it works with absolutely ANY fictional text so you can use this all year round and the activities will remain fresh and relevant. Plus, there is a nonfiction task box included too for when you're reading a nonfiction text with your students. It literally covers everything you need and will soon become your new best friend in the classroom.

What is the toolkit?

The toolkit features 16 different task boxes that are organized by a specific reading area, skill or strategy. Each task box is filled with purposeful and engaging tasks that students can complete directly in their books. Yep, you heard that right. DIRECTLY IN THEIR BOOKS. That means no worksheets, no running around trying to figure out what learning activities to give them, no waiting at the photocopier and NO PREP. It's all in the toolkit, ready to go, at anytime.

CVC Centers and Activities Volume Two

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

I'm excited for you all to properly meet Volume Two of my CVC Centers and Activities. If you haven't already seen Volume One, you can check it out here. I'm the biggest fangirl of center activities and much prefer them to worksheets because they are interactive, reusable, bright and offer more variety.  This center packet provides more opportunities for your students to practice their short vowel words in an engaging and fun way.

The Activities

This packet includes 12 different centers which are related to all things CVC. I've added a variety of different activities so that students can get a chance to identify, sort, read, spell, rhyme and write short vowel words. Here is an overview of the activities:

1. Spell a CVC Word

To complete this activity, students choose a card and then use their early phonetic skills to sound out and spell the word represented by the picture. They write the word next to the number shown on the card. All the pictures included are easy for students to recognize so you won't have a bunch of students asking "What is this card, Miss?". This center is great because there is a recording sheet included too which makes for easy marking (an answer key is included as well). This activity is also great if your running literacy rotations on a shorter time frame. Students can always pick up and continue on where they left off the next day.