Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. Have students crumple the heart each time unkind words are spoken during the read aloud. Afterward, smooth by carrie
carrie
carrie Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. Have students crumple the heart each time unkind words are spoken during the read aloud. Afterward, smooth
Leather stuff
Activity for Chrysanthemum. Every time someone says something mean to her, kids crumple up a smooth heart. Try to smooth it out at the end when they say nice things. Message: hard to smooth a wrinkled heart. by janis
janis
janis Activity for Chrysanthemum. Every time someone says something mean to her, kids crumple up a smooth heart. Try to smooth it out at the end when they say nice things. Message: hard to smooth a wrinkled heart.
Kids
Looking for a simple DIY classroom project to help keep you Kindergarten and Preschool students engaged during story time?! Come check out this easy DIY felt board and felt board story props, which are the perfect read aloud activities! by annmarie
annmarie
annmarie Looking for a simple DIY classroom project to help keep you Kindergarten and Preschool students engaged during story time?! Come check out this easy DIY felt board and felt board story props, which are the perfect read aloud activities!
Oldschool Fun
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes celebrity read. by carrie
carrie
carrie Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes celebrity read.
Leather stuff
Chart the genres of the books we read aloud during library time all year.  Love this idea! by bobbie
bobbie
bobbie Chart the genres of the books we read aloud during library time all year. Love this idea!
i am a maker
Chrysanthemum (by Kevin Henkes) celebrity read. Great for the beginning of the school year! (Free.) by carrie
carrie
carrie Chrysanthemum (by Kevin Henkes) celebrity read. Great for the beginning of the school year! (Free.)
Leather stuff
Vocabulators. These would be fun to do as a project with the students during synonym time. Each team could have a different theme. by Satu
Satu
Satu Vocabulators. These would be fun to do as a project with the students during synonym time. Each team could have a different theme.
eskariin
Teach the girls so they can finger knit doll scarves during read-aloud time by johanna
johanna
johanna Teach the girls so they can finger knit doll scarves during read-aloud time
Knit
the read-aloud handbook by adriana
adriana
adriana the read-aloud handbook
dreaming of home
FUN read aloud ABC book, with animal sounds and words for each letter! Alphabet Animals - Alphabetimals - The ABC Song by carlani
carlani
carlani FUN read aloud ABC book, with animal sounds and words for each letter! Alphabet Animals - Alphabetimals - The ABC Song
For the Classroom
These phonics poems are the perfect way to have your students practice fluency! I love to put these poems in a poetry folder and each week we have a new word family or phonics skill to learn. Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students can read the poems, visualize the poems, and practice nonsense words easily in a phonics center, whole group or small group with the teacher! by Bee0304
Bee0304
Bee0304 These phonics poems are the perfect way to have your students practice fluency! I love to put these poems in a poetry folder and each week we have a new word family or phonics skill to learn. Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students can read the poems, visualize the poems, and practice nonsense words easily in a phonics center, whole group or small group with the teacher!
Phonics poems
Make sure students are engaged during Silent Reading by using highlighting tape and this bookmark. Especially the lower readers who are challenged by trying to record their thinking with pencil and paper.

"While you read today, use the tape to track your thinking/learning."

Green: use to mark main   
           idea/important facts

Orange:use to mark new vocabulary
         Words you learned

Pink: I have a question here, by anita
anita
anita Make sure students are engaged during Silent Reading by using highlighting tape and this bookmark. Especially the lower readers who are challenged by trying to record their thinking with pencil and paper. "While you read today, use the tape to track your thinking/learning." Green: use to mark main idea/important facts Orange:use to mark new vocabulary Words you learned Pink: I have a question here,
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Kevin Henkes by graciela
true words spoken by the great coco. :) by morecerv.
morecerv.
morecerv. true words spoken by the great coco. :)
inspiracion
Reading Response Journals are the perfect place for students to respond to novels that are read aloud in the classroom. This Reading Response Journal covers 10 different reading skills and strategies. There is a Divider Tab for each skill or strategy, each with a built in Anchor Chart. This resource also includes Mini Lessons to introduce each skill or strategy. These journals were designed for use with Literature Texts and intended for Upper Elementary classrooms. by deena
deena
deena Reading Response Journals are the perfect place for students to respond to novels that are read aloud in the classroom. This Reading Response Journal covers 10 different reading skills and strategies. There is a Divider Tab for each skill or strategy, each with a built in Anchor Chart. This resource also includes Mini Lessons to introduce each skill or strategy. These journals were designed for use with Literature Texts and intended for Upper Elementary classrooms.
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Have a student sit on chair in front of white board and have others write a positive phrase about them, then take a picture. Don't let them see it...till they get the photo! Such a great end of the year activity or for those days when students are using unkind words about one another. by darla
darla
darla Have a student sit on chair in front of white board and have others write a positive phrase about them, then take a picture. Don't let them see it...till they get the photo! Such a great end of the year activity or for those days when students are using unkind words about one another.
Fetching
FIX IT UP SENTENCES (APRIL) - NOW AVAILABLE! This pack makes great morning work, literacy centers, homework, or a mini lesson. Students are required to correct each sentence by capitalizing words at the beginning of the sentence and a few other words such as Easter and add the correct ending punctuation. Your students will have FUN "fixing" each sentence. Take a look! $ by olive
olive
olive FIX IT UP SENTENCES (APRIL) - NOW AVAILABLE! This pack makes great morning work, literacy centers, homework, or a mini lesson. Students are required to correct each sentence by capitalizing words at the beginning of the sentence and a few other words such as Easter and add the correct ending punctuation. Your students will have FUN "fixing" each sentence. Take a look! $
writing
The snowball writing method is a fun way to teach your students how to write collaboratively. Students write, crumple, and throw. Their stories are continued by another student in the class! #writing #teaching #EnglishLanguageArts by johanna
johanna
johanna The snowball writing method is a fun way to teach your students how to write collaboratively. Students write, crumple, and throw. Their stories are continued by another student in the class! #writing #teaching #EnglishLanguageArts
Eating and Drinking
Art History 2 has EASY lessons for busy teachers. I am also a teacher and expected to cover all curriculum areas, but that doesn't mean we don't have time for art. The secret: integration! I've created 30 fun lessons with teacher scripts to read aloud about each artist, and step-by-step photo instructions for the whole year. by ola
ola
ola Art History 2 has EASY lessons for busy teachers. I am also a teacher and expected to cover all curriculum areas, but that doesn't mean we don't have time for art. The secret: integration! I've created 30 fun lessons with teacher scripts to read aloud about each artist, and step-by-step photo instructions for the whole year.
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I am requesting from the universe that this statement be read each and every time one of my students asks for a pen because they have lost the 300 billion that they had yesterday... by txell��
txell��
txell�� I am requesting from the universe that this statement be read each and every time one of my students asks for a pen because they have lost the 300 billion that they had yesterday...
words
50 outstanding children's books that will inspire your kid's imagination during read-aloud time by lorene
lorene
lorene 50 outstanding children's books that will inspire your kid's imagination during read-aloud time
Books Worth Reading
Students track the main character's feelings through the beginning, middle, and end of different Kevin Henkes books. by louisa
louisa
louisa Students track the main character's feelings through the beginning, middle, and end of different Kevin Henkes books.
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
These phonics poems are the perfect way to have your students practice fluency! I love to put these poems in a poetry folder and each week we have a new word family or phonics skill to learn. Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students can read the poems, visualize the poems, and practice nonsense words easily in a phonics center, whole group or small group with the teacher! by queen
queen
queen These phonics poems are the perfect way to have your students practice fluency! I love to put these poems in a poetry folder and each week we have a new word family or phonics skill to learn. Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students can read the poems, visualize the poems, and practice nonsense words easily in a phonics center, whole group or small group with the teacher!
getting ideas
Truer words have not been spoken. by harriette.gillon
harriette.gillon
harriette.gillon Truer words have not been spoken.
girls
Truer words have never been spoken. by Raelynn8
Raelynn8
Raelynn8 Truer words have never been spoken.
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Truer words have never been spoken! by sparkle.bfloss
sparkle.bfloss
sparkle.bfloss Truer words have never been spoken!
So True
No truer words have ever been spoken! by mitzi
mitzi
mitzi No truer words have ever been spoken!
crazy bag lady
No truer words have ever been spoken ... by violetalston9309
violetalston9309
violetalston9309 No truer words have ever been spoken ...
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Students listen to books read aloud by famous folks online for FREE! by luz
luz
luz Students listen to books read aloud by famous folks online for FREE!
Books and Nooks
Rainbow Words are a fun and engaging way to practice SIGHT WORDS in the classroom and at home. Students work their way through each level (25 words per color of the rainbow). Using these color coded cards students can differentiate their own word work time by using their own cards with easy to prep word work activities. by therese
therese
therese Rainbow Words are a fun and engaging way to practice SIGHT WORDS in the classroom and at home. Students work their way through each level (25 words per color of the rainbow). Using these color coded cards students can differentiate their own word work time by using their own cards with easy to prep word work activities.
Sewing and Quilting
Susans Free Comparing Monsters - an Activity for I Need My Monster There are a variety of great language skill building activities that can be done with any book you read in your classroom. On the way to understanding complete story elements and construction students need to be able to describe characters and settings and to compare and contrast two or more of each. I usually begin a discussion of comparing and contrasting by having students use two shirts they can see in the classroom at the time two students; anything they can visually reference and find familiar. We then apply the same skills to comparing the characters in the book. A great book for comparing and contrasting is I Need My Monster by Amanda NollandHoward McWilliam I created this comparison chart for a student of mine. I hope you find it helpful too. Just drag it to your desktop and print. Have fun and Keep on Talking! Find me at Kidz Learn Language by graciela
graciela
graciela Susans Free Comparing Monsters - an Activity for I Need My Monster There are a variety of great language skill building activities that can be done with any book you read in your classroom. On the way to understanding complete story elements and construction students need to be able to describe characters and settings and to compare and contrast two or more of each. I usually begin a discussion of comparing and contrasting by having students use two shirts they can see in the classroom at the time two students; anything they can visually reference and find familiar. We then apply the same skills to comparing the characters in the book. A great book for comparing and contrasting is I Need My Monster by Amanda NollandHoward McWilliam I created this comparison chart for a student of mine. I hope you find it helpful too. Just drag it to your desktop and print. Have fun and Keep on Talking! Find me at Kidz Learn Language
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