Sunday, May 18, 2014

Guided Reading Activities for Kindergarten

I have been working on this little set for a while now and testing it on my son and my students. It's a keeper! I am always looking for things that will work for my beginning readers as you've probably gathered by now. I'm so excited to show you this new set of activities that I use for guided reading with my kinders and with my son, Shawn.

I made some short, simple stories (as in one long sentence stories). Believe it or not, these one-two sentence stories have a character, an event, and most have dialogue. I have my students "whisper read" them, using their strategies to read accurately. Then I have them reread them a few times for fluency and to work on expression with the dialogue and stopping at punctuation. Of course, this is at the basic level, so it's not perfect, but I think it's so important to introduce and model this skill anyway.  After reading, they can spin the story spinner to answer questions about their mini story. Comprehension...check. fluency... check. using strategies to read accurately... check. Gaining confidence... hopefully check!

In the picture above, he is pointing out who the character was in the text.

Here the student is underlining what the character is saying.

Here are all the short story fluency cards included in this pack:


This pack also has four prediction cards:





My favorite might be these sequencing cards. Each "story" has four cards. Students read the cards and put them in order. 



My son was all about this! 

...So I made a few others:

Each color is a different "story".

I love using fluency sentence strips. It gives students an opportunity to practice reading sight words, sounding out words, and using picture clues. These are perfect for my newest readers.


I made two version: easier with dots and slightly harder without dots:

Shawn's favorite was the sight word spin. He loved going through and mastering each list. When he read a column correctly, he could color in a smile. 



I included a blank one, so you could write any words that your students needed to work on. Here, I wrote the same 5 words, but in different order, in each column.  I slide these pages into a plastic page protector so I can write using white board pen, then erase when I'm done. 


If you are looking for activities to spice up your guided reading groups for those beginning readers, you can find these activities here:




You might also like these two spring kindergarten packs:



I bundled all three of these together for the ultimate kindergarten reading spring resource!


Want a chance to win this bundle with ALL three sets? I'm giving away a set here and on my Facebook page. In the meantime, I'll put this on sale. :)







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36 comments:

  1. I love planting my vegetable garden! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
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  2. Picnics and walks to the herring run

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  3. Getting out on the yard, mowing, weeding and working with my flowers. The sun on your face and the smell of dirt is priceless

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  4. My students would love this next year!!!

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  6. My favorite thing to do in the spring is enjoy walks outside while the days start getting longer :) And to see all the new spring babies in nature. Great pack!! rrm444@gmail.com

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  7. My favorite thing to do in the Spring is stay outside in the sun with my puppy!

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  9. I love going for runs outside in the nice weather once winter finally disappears! These packs are so adorable!
    Aylin :)
    Learning to the Core

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  10. I love getting outside to go for a walk!

    Amanda
    A Very Curious Class

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  11. i teach2 1/2 day k classes and these bundles look great for my kiddos! Spending time with my family outdoors!

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  12. Finally getting outside in the warmer weather! Our winter was long!

    Kimberly Ann

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  13. I love watching the tulips and daffodils blossom and looking for spring wild flowers in the woods.

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  14. I love running and walking in this beautiful weather! And, sitting on the back porch enjoying nature!

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  15. I try to do nothing all summer but somehow I always end up working on school stuff! This summer I hope to be a beach bum and spend my days at one of the beaches nearby getting a tan

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  16. Hi Sarah! I love all your products! I hope Im fortunate enough to win these! Thanks for the chance :) I love Spring because of all my student's abilities are blossoming and really moving forward into a "new season" for them! God Bless, Kelly at kelly.turk@browardschools.com

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  17. Going to the park with my kiddos

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  19. In spring, I like to go hiking! :)

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  20. My kids love playing soccer in the spring but I love going camping with the family.

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  21. I love working in my garden!!

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  22. Going for a nature walk, provided it's not raining!

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  23. all the seasons are pretty much the same here, but i love to go walking with my daughter and dog :o) lorinademello@hotmail.com

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  24. I love taking walks with my dog!

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  25. I love spending my time outdoor with my kids! We often go to nature walks with our dogs. =)

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  26. I love spending time on the lake. Thanks for opportunity to win your lovely literacy tools!

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  27. I love to go to our local amusement park: Cedar Point with my boys in Spring. We enjoy being there and spending time together riding all the rides. It's perfect family time!
    aprilrfun@juno.com

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  28. Gardening - vegetables and flowers! I love seeing the results of my hard work.

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  29. This pack looks amazing!!! I love spending time outdoors with my family and going on walks and picnics in the Spring.
    Julie

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