Emily Education - Educational Resources
I love using reading mats. It’s a great way for students to know to read their books more than once! At the beginning of the year I whipped up this freebie for y’all for your student’s reading mats! Check it out https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/My-Reading-Mat-Folder-Cover-2070276
Why Readers Read
Here's a poster I just finished up that I'll be adding to my classroom this year! Cara at The First Grade Parade made a poster for "Why Writers Write." I've been wanting to make one for "Why Readers Read" and finally made it tonight.
- Cynthia Leitich Smith
“You can always have charm. "It’s better than beauty. It lasts longer.” --Coco Chanel By Elise Broach There are many ways for a book to succeed with readers—through a compelling idea, an original voice, an engaging humor or poignancy or pace—but surely the most reliable is through the creation of a likable main character. Nothing in a story keeps readers as enthralled as a character who has won their hearts. But when you come right down to it, what does “likable” mean? Certainly, what’s…
Shhhh! We're building our Stamina!
Hello Everyone! I hope I'm not interrupting and interfering with your own stamina building! :) But I just had a quick post about our stamina work. Stamina for our first graders is the ability to stay focused long enough to hear the directions, follow through with several steps of those directions, read for greater lengths of time, write for greater lengths of time, and even sit in one spot in the cafeteria for 30 minutes! Today we specifically talked about stamina in our reading and writing…
Do You Have Stamina? We Do! - Differentiated Kindergarten
It’s never an easy feat when starting out Daily 5 training in a kindergarten classroom. This year we were able to accomplish 15 minutes of ‘read to self’ and it only took us until the 5th week of school to get it done. Whew! If you’re a Daily 5-er, you know that once you make …
How to Ensure You Have Reading Accountability Without Using Reading Logs — Tarheelstate Teacher
Hey Y'all! I know you are busy doing one of two things: relaxing to soak up your last few days of summer and thinking about all the things you need to do OR preparing to head back to school while wishing you were relaxing! Is it possible to have "reading accountability" without reading log
How to Teach a Slug to Read By Susan Pearson
The Daily CAFE is a Professional Development website designed for teachers and literacy coaches using The Daily 5 and The Literacy CAFE Assessment System. It is loaded with professional video and downloads, all created for teachers like you!
A.D.H.D. & Building Stamina
Do you have a student that is your puzzle student this year? This child is very capable when it comes to reading, yet he or she rarely reads for pleasure. These puzzles students are often on or even above grade level in reading. Yet, they consider reading a chore rather than a passion. You've tried every incentive in your bag of tricks this year, but nothing seems to excite him or her. I have often found that these bright students who are not reading for pleasure have not built up their…
Raise That Reading Stamina!
What is stamina and how does it apply to reading you may ask? I found this anchor chart on Pinterest that's a good start. I've been reading a lot of the importance of building reading stamina in our young readers for quite some time. My interest in this topic stemmed from a discussion of a monthly data leadership team meeting in my school. We were talking about reasons why our students were not getting certain items correct on our practice standardized tests when we knew they "knew" the…