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Guided Reading and Guided Math can easily be implemented in your classroom with the right tools and training to streamline the lesson planning process and deliver rigorous and engaging small group reading and math instruction.
How to Teach Poetry (Even if You Hate it) - Notes from the Portable
Do you hate to teach poetry? Do you want your students to learn and enjoy poetry? Try these simple ways to learn how to teach poetry...
Workshop Wednesday: Reading Organizers
A collaborative blog where two friends share great ideas, activities, and resources about teaching, coaching, and tutoring in the primary grades!
FREE First Grade Reading Comprehension Passages - Set 1
Inside you will find 4 free pages from my first grade reading comprehension packet. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL PACKET This resource is a more advanced version of my Kindergarten Reading Passages - geared for first grade / early second grade. Please look at the preview images to determine if this se...
2nd Grade Language Arts and Grammar Practice Sheets Freebie (Common Core or Not)
These handy no-prep practice sheets should help your students get extra practice on their grammar. This packet is made for second grade, but it is also suitable for advanced first graders or third graders who need extra help. I always find it useful to have extra practice sheets to review the materi...
250 FREE Teacher Downloads!
Looking to amp up your teaching files? My blog now has over 250 FREE teacher downloads available to help you spend more time away from school and with your family and friends! Be sure to come back each Friday to see what's new! Find free downloads and teacher resources for kindergarten, first grade ,second grade, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade elementary school teachers for all subject areas! From Fern Smith #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Guided Reading Activities
Guided Reading Activities Guided Reading Freebie: This free sample contains ready-made activities to engage your students during guided reading. Each activity is differentiated (high, middle, low) to meet the needs of your class and may be used with any leveled books. The activities in this free p...
Primary October Resources and a FREEBIE - Elementary Nest
Find primary October resources to help you in the classroom featuring ideas for ELA, math, science, and language. Plus three freebies!
Theme Distance Learning Reading Passage and Task Cards FREE | Theme Activities
This finding theme distance learning resource now includes a digital option in Google Slides™. Please refer to the final 7 pages of the product for a link and instructions.FINDING THE THEME FREEBIE - In this Theme Activities product, you will find portions of the following products including:one fu...
Spelling Menu Swirly Words Freebie!
Make spelling practice, homework, and/or word work engaging, interactive, meaningful and fun all while differentiating! Here is a freebie spelling menu with the "Swirly Words" spelling activity template. This is a favorite in my classroom as students write their words on a swirl! For more spelling ...
Parts of Speech ~ Adjectives | Book Units Teacher
Teaching adjectives has never been easier. Check out the games, videos, PowerPoints, classroom displays, printables, and more. #1 Posters Free Printable Poster…
Groundhog Day Printables FREEBIE!!
I hope you and your students enjoy these FREE Groundhog Day printables! They're perfect for morning work, stations, centers, independent practice, early finishers, homework, sub plans or 5-minute fillers.This FREEBIE includes:*Groundhog Day Label the Picture*Groundhog Day ABC Order*My Groundhog Pred...
The Next Step in Guided Reading Chapter 5 (Transitional Readers)
Oh my word. This chapter is HUGE. I hope I do it justice. I will say there is NO WAY I can cover the entire chapter as well as it deserves without my fingers falling off from all the typing. RUN, don't walk, to get your copy of the book! It is
Start A Fire
Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders - one of the best things we ate last week. Only 4 simple ingredients - chicken, bacon, brown sugar and chili powder. They only take about 5 minutes to make and are ready to eat in under 30 minutes. Sweet and salty in one bite!