Sunday, January 15, 2012

Valentine's Day Guided Reading Ideas

As you know, I work with kindergarten thru eighth grade students  as an instructional coach.  I am always looking for ways to adjust my centers to fit the younger students and older ones.  I left these reading response manipulatives blank in order to inspire ideas across multiple grades for your classrooms. 

  • Lollipop Wrapping Kit or Popsicle Sticks and Clear Cellophane
  • Pink, Brown, and Red Cardstock or Construction Paper
  • Muffin Cups
  • Glue or Tape

Possible Uses
  1. Use the lollipops as a graphic organizer.  Students write down the main idea, details, cause, or even effect on their lollipops.
  2. Write Fact on one lollipop and Opinion on another lollipop. Every student will have a fact and opinion pop.  The teacher will make statements.  If it is a fact the students will hold up the fact lollipop.  If an opinion is given, students will hold up the opinion lollipop.
  3. Create a place value matching game with the chocolates.  The expanded form of a number can be written on the bottom of one candy.  The standard number form of a number can be written on another candy.  After matches have been written on the chocolates, they are placed face down on the table.  Students then turn over two cards at a time to find a match.
Below is a link to a free Valentine's Day Party Game.
Click on the link for this FREE Valentine's Day Party Game


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