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A neat way to summarize a story and practice transition words. add or change out transition words as year progresses Teaching Language Arts, Teaching Writing, Speech And Language, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Emotions, Dual Language, Language Activities, Reading Workshop

Tenn IRA + Graphic Organizers

A collaborative blog by Pre K and Kindergarten specialists. Child growth and development, information, free printables.

Nice graphic organizer for retelling a story Common Core activities (multiple-meaning words, compare/contrast, . Kindergarten Reading, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Retelling Activities, Holiday Activities, Guided Reading, Reading Time, Learning, Reading Workshop

Common Core Activties

These activity sheets can meet the following standards: -Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content. -With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details. -With prompting and support, compare ...

Thinking maps gone wild! I love this since we are a thinking map school Future Classroom, School Classroom, Classroom Activities, Classroom Organization, Classroom Ideas, Classroom Management, Interactive Activities, Behavior Management, Interactive Notebooks

Glitzy In 1st Grade

Thinking Maps GONE WILD !!! So the other day I was strollin’ down our school's hallways and had a “light bulb” moment! I was going...

Fun in First Grade: Retelling Chart and New Stores. Do whole group Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Guided Reading, Comprehension Strategies, Kindergarten Reading

Redirecting

Today was our first day back from a four day weekend. I love Fall Break!! It was so hard to get up this morning. Last week, we began working on retelling and summarizing. My firsties always have a really difficult time with this. They either want to reread the entire story to you or they give you just a few details. I made this retelling chart to hang from our ceiling. This idea was inspired by Cara from The First Grade Parade. It has really been useful for giving the students a visual to…

A Stellaluna Unit. A Story Map, a B-M-E story map on a bat, a Venn-Diagram using bats/birds, a paperbag bat and short writing exercise. for-the-classroom-mathematics-primary Kindergarten Reading, Teaching Reading, Kindergarten Activities, Fun Learning, Teaching Ideas, Student Teaching, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Comprehension

The First Grade Parade - marching through a primary world

I bought these darling little jack o’lanterns at Wal-Mart YEARS ago when I first started teaching Kindergarten. I used to have the kids do a little one-to-one correspondence activity with them. Since my 1st graders are knee deep in addition & subtraction right now, I knew these little guys would come in handy for the perfect sorting activity! I wrote a different number on each jack o’lantern {6-18}. Then I took popsicle sticks and wrote a different math fact on each….about 6 facts for each…

A Stellaluna Unit. A Story Map, a B-M-E story map on a bat, a Venn-Diagram using bats/birds, a paperbag bat and short writing exercise. for-the-classroom-mathematics-primary Kindergarten Reading, Teaching Reading, Kindergarten Activities, Fun Learning, Teaching Ideas, Student Teaching, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Comprehension

The First Grade Parade - marching through a primary world

I bought these darling little jack o’lanterns at Wal-Mart YEARS ago when I first started teaching Kindergarten. I used to have the kids do a little one-to-one correspondence activity with them. Since my 1st graders are knee deep in addition & subtraction right now, I knew these little guys would come in handy for the perfect sorting activity! I wrote a different number on each jack o’lantern {6-18}. Then I took popsicle sticks and wrote a different math fact on each….about 6 facts for each…

50 different Thinking Maps for responding to reading. I like these for the Promethean Board. It was my mission to find some stuff on inferencing tonight and this page has got it, inculding some Pete the Cat stuff. Reading Resources, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Guided Reading, Comprehension Strategies, Free Reading, Teaching Ideas

50 pages of Reader's Response Template {FREEBIES}!

Happy Friday friends!!! I'm so glad it's Friday night and the weekend again, aren't you?!?! This week has been kinda brutal, but I've still...

kindergarten Excellent Compare and Contrast idea for Bats and Birds . Kindergarten Science, Science Classroom, Classroom Activities, Classroom Ideas, Kindergarten Themes, Preschool, First Grade Parade, Stellaluna, Compare And Contrast

The First Grade Parade - marching through a primary world

I bought these darling little jack o’lanterns at Wal-Mart YEARS ago when I first started teaching Kindergarten. I used to have the kids do a little one-to-one correspondence activity with them. Since my 1st graders are knee deep in addition & subtraction right now, I knew these little guys would come in handy for the perfect sorting activity! I wrote a different number on each jack o’lantern {6-18}. Then I took popsicle sticks and wrote a different math fact on each….about 6 facts for each…

The First Grade Parade: Stellaluna Fun! Fall Crafts, Halloween Crafts, Crafts For Kids, Halloween Activities, Autumn Activities, Book Activities, First Grade Parade, Stellaluna, October Crafts

The First Grade Parade - marching through a primary world

I bought these darling little jack o’lanterns at Wal-Mart YEARS ago when I first started teaching Kindergarten. I used to have the kids do a little one-to-one correspondence activity with them. Since my 1st graders are knee deep in addition & subtraction right now, I knew these little guys would come in handy for the perfect sorting activity! I wrote a different number on each jack o’lantern {6-18}. Then I took popsicle sticks and wrote a different math fact on each….about 6 facts for each…

Mitten Adjectives from First Grade Parade ~ So cute! Kindergarten Writing, Kids Writing, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Writing Ideas, Learning, Teaching Resources, Free Activities, Classroom Activities

The First Grade Parade - marching through a primary world

Happy (ALMOST) New Year, friends! 2017....really?!?! Have you made any resolutions? Me...notsomuch. Of course, I always want to be a better version of who I was the year before, but resolutions never quite "stick" if you know what I mean. Sure...I want to eat healthier. Work out more. Get more organized. Keep the house clean. Do the laundry...regularly ;) Yes...I want all those things. And to eat all the things and still be able to fit into my jeans. But really...I just want to have a great…

The Mitten, by Jan Brett. Theres SO much one can do with this book! Create a flow chart to sequence the events, used puppets from the Jan Brett website to retell the story, discussed the story elements using a mitten themed story map, lots more! Kindergarten Literacy, Classroom Activities, Book Activities, Classroom Ideas, Winter Activities, Preschool Winter, Future Classroom, Literacy Centers, Story Maps

The First Grade Parade - marching through a primary world

Happy (ALMOST) New Year, friends! 2017....really?!?! Have you made any resolutions? Me...notsomuch. Of course, I always want to be a better version of who I was the year before, but resolutions never quite "stick" if you know what I mean. Sure...I want to eat healthier. Work out more. Get more organized. Keep the house clean. Do the laundry...regularly ;) Yes...I want all those things. And to eat all the things and still be able to fit into my jeans. But really...I just want to have a great…

This plot diagram is used with grade and above to organize the elements of a narrative text. The students identify the exposition, the main eve. Reading Stories, Reading Resources, Teaching Reading, Teaching Literature, Creative Teaching, Teaching Tools, Teaching Ideas, Writing Lab, Writing Tips

Story Map/ Plot Diagram

This plot diagram is used with 2nd grade and above to organize the elements of a narrative text. The students identify the exposition, the main events leading up to the climax (rising action), the climax, the main events of the falling action and the resolution. The students also identify the author...