15 Reproducible Passages With Comprehension Questions That Guide Students to Infer, Visualize, Summarize, Predict. Each mini mystery comes with clues for the students to analyze character, understand cause and effect, make inferences, and more.
Reading makes you feel good because... You can imagine you are a scary dinosaur, You can make someone feel better when they are sick, And you can do it anywhere!
Reading Makes You Feel Good will inspire and encourage young children to delight in the joyful, rewarding experience of reading. With Todd Parr's trademark bright, bold pictures and silly scenes, kids will learn that reading isn't something that just happens at school or at home-it can happen anywhere! Todd shows us all the fun ways we can read- from in the library and in bed to in the bathtub and on the road. Targeted to those first beginning to read, this book invites children to read the main text as well as all the funny signs, labels, and messages hidden in the pictures.
Along with the four other bestselling Todd Parr picture books debuting in paperback this season, Reading Makes You Feel Good is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism, and promote character growth.
30 exciting story starters that model good writing and help any student! The prompts provide scaffolding through rich characters, imaginative settings, and an edge-of-your-seat cliffhanger. Students put their natural storytelling skills to work.
Designed by a master teacher and organizer, this all-in-one collection of management tips, checklists, and reproducible forms helps teachers lead a successful school year right from the start! Covers all the essentials: organization strategies and tools, routines to build independence, planning to meet student needs and instructional goals, and building positive parent communication that supports students' growth.
8 Fluency-Boosting Plays with easy activities that teach key literary elements.
Irving - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
The Nose - Gogol.
Poe - The Tell-Tale Heart
A Christimas Carol - Dickens
Maupassant - The Necklace
Rikki Tiki Tavi - Kipling
O. Henry - The Gift of the Magi
The Open Window - Saki.
Teaches about PLOT, SETTING, CHARACTER, THEME, and more!
Introduce students to Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Washington Irving, and other well-known authors with this collection of plays based on their classic short stories. These engaging plays will expand students' literary knowledge, while "rehearsing" the parts will encourage the repeated readings they need to build their fluency and comprehension skills. Also includes discussion prompts designed to help students identify and understand plot, setting, character, and theme.
The real-life, classic story of a dyslexic girl and the teacher who would not let her fail. A perfect gift for teachers and for reading students of any age.
Patricia Polacco is now one of America’s most loved children’s book creators, but once upon a time, she was a little girl named Trisha starting school. Trisha could paint and draw beautifully, but when she looked at words on a page, all she could see was jumble. It took a very special teacher to recognize little Trisha’s dyslexia: Mr. Falker, who encouraged her to overcome her reading disability. Patricia Polacco will never forget him, and neither will we.
This inspiring story will make a beautiful gift for the special child who needs encouragement, or any special teacher who has made a difference in the child’s life.
What better way to boost writing and language skills than with super-appealing games that students love to play! Our library includes 10 different self-checking games that get children excited about learning—from using proper punctuation to completing sentences with adjectives and adverbs. Best of all, the games come ready to play: Students just grab a folder filled with everything they need for independent practice, then follow the simple instructions to build skills at their own pace! Library includes an activity guide.
From Text it Up—where kids add commas to text messages—to Pagoda Race—where kids race to the Emperor’s throne by identifying pronouns and adverbs—our folder games target key grammar and writing standards while keeping kids engaged! The library includes 10 unique folder games—perfect for independent practice! Students just grab a folder filled with everything they need, then follow the simple 3-step instructions on the front. Best of all, the activities are self-checking…for instant reinforcement! Folders measure 9 1/4" x 11 5/8" and come in a storage box.
Learning the alphabet is fun with these easy-to-read books on kids’ favorite topics from apples to zebras! Inside this sturdy little box, you’ll find 26 photo-filled nonfiction titles that target and teach the shape and sound of each letter PLUS a mini-activity book, motivating stickers, and more. A one-stop resource to teach your child the ABCs so they can soar as readers! For use with Grades PreK-2.
This set of 80 realistic magnetic photo tiles and matching word tiles focus on the top 20 word families. Research shows that recognizing and using word families helps children develop phonemic awareness of rhyming words, increase sight word vocabulary,
A Systematic Approach with Comprehension Mini-Lessons, Vocabulary-Building Activities, Management Tips, and More to Help Every Child Become a Confident, Capable Reader.
Help every child become a confident, capable reader with:
Management tips and more
Interactive whiteboard lessons & activities
Reading response pages
Includes CD-Rom with material for your Interactive Whiteboard lessons & activities!
Veteran teachers Maria Walther and Katherine Phillips share their comprehensive approach to teaching reading in the K-2 classroom. A menu of mini-lessons for the first 25 days of school help teachers establish routines and introduce reading habits and behaviors. A month-by-month chart organizes a year's worth of mini-lessons in self-monitoring and decoding skills, comprehension strategies, vocabulary development, writing about reading, and genre awareness. Complete with morning message ideas, book lists for read-alouds and genre studies, mini-lessons for every aspect of reading, interactive whiteboard activities, and strategies for supporting struggling readers and challenging more advanced ones, this book is everything teachers need to help children grow into confident readers!
Kindergarten is the place where young minds blossom with each new opportunity to learn. Yet how does a single classroom allow many different types of learners to succeed? How, for example, do children in very different stages of writing mastery all contribute pages to a class book? How do students who have trouble "hearing" their own reading manage to read alongside their whispering peers? How do we keep our kinesthetic learners engaged in a conceptual math lesson?
Master kindergarten teacher Cindy Middendorf shares her strategies for creating a nurturing, choice-based learning environment where all learners thrive. Packed with research-based tips, model lessons, photos, and student samples, this guide shows how to teach the kindergarten curriculum in a way that engages varied learning styles and taps multiple intelligences. Middendorf also shares expert advice on how to establish an effective classroom management system that supports differentiated learning.
Simple adjustments to our teaching, routines, and materials can maximize learning for all children - in any situation.
An indispensable resource from the foremost expert on differentiation! From pre-assessments of students’ needs, interests, and learning profiles, to instructional strategies and on-going assessment ideas, to task cards, rubrics, and final assessments, everything you need to successfully differentiate is here. Full of classroom-tested tips and tools for preparing the classroom, establishing routines, setting goals with students, selecting teaching approaches, making and managing flexible groups, choosing and managing materials, and more, this is the go-to guide for managing a differentiated classroom. For use with Grades K-8.