Friday, September 25, 2015

High Interest Low Readability Daily Common Core Practice for Middle School Students

This quick, daily practice is a great resource for middle school students that read below grade level.  It provides middle school level questions with high interest passages that are great for below grade level students.Click Here for More Information

Monday, September 14, 2015

Common Core Grade 5 Interactive Notebook (Number Operations in Base Ten

I greatly appreciate the feedback that so many people have given about the interactive notebooks.  Many people have asked about additional Common Core Standards and when they will be finished.  This brand new one is hot off the press!

I really love interactive notebooks because students really dig in deep with concepts. Plus, it makes concepts much easier to understand.  This interactive notebook gets to the heart of each Common Core Standard. Students review Common Core in-depth with fun activities that encourage them to think and justify their answers.Click Here to Access This Interactive Notebook

Friday, September 11, 2015

Happy Brand New School Year!

Happy brand new school year!  For many people, this was the first week of school. Some of you began the new school year  a week ago.  I included a picture of a person planting seeds.  This is because the role of a teacher is that of a seed planter.  We plant seeds into the lives of so many children.  The role of a teacher not only affects individual students.  It also affects the nation.

Have a wonderful school year!  Thank you for all that you do.

Literacy and Math Ideas

Thursday, September 10, 2015

(Morning Work) Daily Common Core Practice in Just 5 Minutes a Day


(Multiple Grade Levels are Available) These high-interest passages review the Common Core Reading Standards in just five minutes per day.  Historical fiction, realistic fiction, poetry, informational text,drama/plays, fantasy, and science fiction passages are all included to give your students quick, daily practice at your grade level. Common Core Standards are written right next to each short passage for easy progress monitoring. Best of all, the passages are thematic so each week, students build important reading, science, and social studies knowledge as they review each standard.  

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Daily Reading Comprehension Practice (Grade 3)

Just released--Daily Reading Comprehension Practice.  Review comprehension skills in just five minutes a day.  Click Here

This is a great way to keep reading skills sharp.  It is a great bell ringer activity too!

Free Sentence Starters--Helping Students Interpret What They Read

If you are looking for a way to help students interpret and explain what they read, this free resource will help.  I love to use sentence starters with students.  After a short time, students are able to write without any support.

Why is this important?  There is a greater push to encourage students to go beyond summarizing.  Being able to interpret what is read sets a strong foundation for later grade levels and helps students comprehend what they read.Click Here to Access It

For additional writing resources, access a link below.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Inference Task Cards Differentiated 23 Guided Reading/Lexile Levels

This document is such a time saver. The guided reading level/Lexile level is on every card.  Just print and use.  230 inference task cards are included for beginning, on-level, and advanced level readers in one bundle. Use the cards that you need.

It includes:
  • Fiction and nonfiction passages
  • Student recording forms for each level
  • Progress charts for each level
  • An answer key
Topics Include:
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Habitats
  • Animal Adaptations
  • Fiction Stories
  • Magnets
  • Trees
  • Facts about Bats
  • Facts about Bees
  • Facts about Elephants
  • Facts about Seals
  • And more!
This is great for close reading, guided reading, RTI intervention, test prep and more.