Sunday, March 30, 2014

Reading Passages for Beginning Readers

Yesterday I posted this new pack:


I am so excited to be done with this one! It has been such a labor of love. It's a modified version of this pack:

(Click on the picture to see more of this pack.)

Both packs have 400 pages of reading passages...


and comprehension pages...


To give you a little background, I created the first set of reading passages when I sat down to bundle every little story I had written for other various seasonal packs. 400 pages later, I had myself quite a collection! I had used those stories over the past couple years with my first grade students. I used them for homework, seat work, fluency and comprehension practice, and in my guided reading groups. Then this year I started working as a reading teacher with beginning readers and struggling readers. These kids wanted to do the same comprehension activities and wanted to read those stories, but did not have the skills to read at grade level. So I slowly started modifying every story. My goal was to bring every story to a level that my students could successfully read. 

More reading= improved fluency, greater confidence, and ability to apply comprehension strategies without being bogged down by every word. 

I didn't want to lower the comprehension standard for these kids, just the actual texts to help them be successful.





Don't get me wrong! I know these kids need to hear LOTS of quality literature. This pack doesn't contain quality literature, but my first goal is to get these kids reading and ENJOYING the process. This will never take the place of reading aloud quality children's literature. This is a tool to help get your kiddos to a place where they can be reading that quality literature on their own someday very soon. :)

This pack will be on MEGA sale for the next week. I did this for those of you who already bought the original pack. I wanted to give you a fair price (since the graphic organizers are the same). 



I also made a combo with both sets of reading passages:






Head on over to my Facebook page for a little giveaway:)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring Sale!

I don't think much of spring cleaning, but I know I'll be loving this spring cleaning sale!


Look who else is participating: 


I'll be cleaning out my wish list and sorting through my pins to add to my shopping cart this weekend! Hope you enjoy the sale too!




Anytime literacy packs:


  


Literacy all year long:

 

   

  

Phonics Sets:

  


  



Rubrics:

 

  


 Seasonal:


 









Science/ S.S.
 










Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Literacy centers for April

Two posts in one week! It must be spring break. Ha! If you are looking for literacy centers for April, I have three sets available: Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd. Since I'm not in a regular classroom this year, I've been using my literacy centers with my small groups. I use pretty much everything from my kinder packs. The activities are perfect for small group instruction and practice!

Here are a few shots of my kindergarten centers:


Sentence Building Activities:

 

Writing Activities:



A little writing activity:

Other writing Activities:





Word Work Activities:





Reading Activities:



You can get this here:





I've blogged about 1st and 2nd grade April centers before, but in case you are a new follower, I'll repost. :) 














Combos are also available: 
Click on the pictures to get to those packs. 

      


If you are still with me, thank you! That was quite the picture dump. :) For a chance to win, leave me a comment with your email here or on my Facebook page. 

Enjoy the rest of your week! I have so many projects in the works right now. There just aren't enough workable hours in the day! ;)