Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. Have students crumple the heart each time unkind words are spoken during the read aloud. Afterward, smooth
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.
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!
Chart the genres of the books we read aloud during library time all year. Love this idea!
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FUN read aloud ABC book, with animal sounds and words for each letter! Alphabet Animals - Alphabetimals - The ABC Song
For the Classroom
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
Orange:use to mark new vocabulary
Words you learned
Pink: I have a question here,
Chrysanthemum (by Kevin Henkes) celebrity read. Great for the beginning of the school year! (Free.)
Vocabulators. These would be fun to do as a project with the students during synonym time. Each team could have a different theme.
Teach the girls so they can finger knit doll scarves during read-aloud time
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! $
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!
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.
Comprehension 2- Plate sequencing activity. The teacher will read a story to the students aloud. After the story, the teacher will hand students pre-cut images of events in the story. Students will place the images in correct order. The book should be available for reference if students need help during the activity.
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...
Are you looking for a fun independent activity to keep your students busy this holiday season? This Write The Room is a great activity to get your students writing and keep them busy during this exciting time of year. Post these gingerbread cards around the classroom and let your students find and write the words.
For the Kids
FREE - Do you let students "Read Around the Room" during daily independent reading time? This bulletin board display idea was passed on to me from a colleague and it's a lifesaver during Reading Workshop so I want to share it with you too! Simply print, laminate, cut and display the bulletin board set. Write student names on large popsicle sticks and pull sticks each day to select a handful of students who get to "Read Around the Room." #wildaboutfifthgrade