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FREE Reading Comprehension Passages - Word Families & Blends
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FREE Reading Comprehension Passages - Word Families & Blends

These passages are great for kinders and first graders depending on how you use them! This freebie includes sample pages from 2 of my Reading Comprehension packets. Reading Comprehension - Word Families Each page is designed to focus on one particular word family that is displayed on the page. Eac...

FREE Informational Text Response
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Long Time No See!

It seems that I've gotten into the habit of posting about once a month. It's definitely not my intention, but as soon as I blink the month has gone and I have not posted more than once! *Ugh* This needs to change. I have so much going on in my classroom that I want to share. I just need to find the time! For today, I'm linking up with some amazing blogs to share some freebies. The first blog I'm linking up with is Freebielicious. Have you checked out this blog? If you are a K-2 teacher and…

No prep close reading and comprehension for grades 1-3! Each passage presented at 3 reading levels. Science and Social Studies topics. Written by a published children's author. #closereading #noprep #primarygrades
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No-Prep Close Reading

No prep close reading and comprehension for grades 1-3! Each passage presented at 3 reading levels. Science and Social Studies topics. Written by a published children's author. #closereading #noprep #primarygrades

Navigating Nonfiction Text in the Common Core Classroom: Part 1 | Scholastic.com
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Teacher to Teacher Ideas in the Top Teaching Blog | Scholastic

Exciting lesson ideas, classroom strategies, teaching tips, book lists, videos, and reproducibles in a daily blog by teachers from the classrooms of extraordinary mentor

Have some fun with informational texts! Your students will love this crafty nonfiction choice board. Free!
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Crafty Nonfiction Choice Boards

Have some fun with informational texts! Your students will love this crafty nonfiction choice board. Free!

This free emergent reader is a great addition to a unit on Arctic animals.  The first page shows where the Arctic is located on Earth.  Following pages begin with the sentence: The 'name of arctic animal' lives in the Arctic.  ***Don't forget to check out my other Winter products***.
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Who Lives in the Arctic? Free Emergent Reader

This free emergent reader is a great addition to a unit on Arctic animals. Ideal for beginning readers, the text uses repeating sentences with picture clues. This makes it a great activity for increasing children's confidence with reading.•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••...

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Non-Fiction Text Features Book

We are in the middle of a Non-Fiction unit in both Reader's and Writer's Workshop right now. It is definitely one of my favorite units. The kids get SO excited when they learn a new fact and they just have to tell me right away. I love to see them get so excited about learning (especially this late in the year)! To kick off our unit, we created Non-Fiction Text Features Book. Each student created one for reference: Then, they used magazines and old Scholastic News to cut out examples of each…

For the Love of First Grade: The Great Pumpkin Investigation

The Great Pumpkin Investigation

Trying to fit it all in...seems impossible most days. That's one reason why integrating across subjects is vital to fitting it all in! We took the theme of pumpkins this week and learned about them all across the board! Here's a little bit about our pumpkin-y kind of week! --------------------------------------------------- GRAMMAR ACTIVITY We looked through magazines and sorted nouns into the 3 categories of person, place, and thing. We then glued them on to our pumpkins. Our nouns pumpkins…

9 Free online non fiction reading books and resources for kids from preschool to high school. In today's world, it is important for kids to be a self-learner, reading non-fiction is a crucial building block of skills for self-learners. It is important for kids to read enough non fiction.
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Free Online Non-fiction Reading For Kids

9 Free online non fiction reading books and resources for kids from preschool to high school. In today's world, it is important for kids to be a self-learner, reading non-fiction is a crucial building block of skills for self-learners. It is important for kids to read enough non fiction.

Nonfiction owl book. Kids work on one fact each day.
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Pumpkins, Owls, and Remembrance Day... Oh My!

Wow, these last few weeks have been kicking my butt! No matter what I do, there's always ten more things on the list to do next.... Between Halloween, being sick (boo!), and report cards due next week... I am thanking my lucky stars it is a long weekend for us! No school today because of Remembrance Day and Monday is an Admin Day in our division, so we can work on report cards. Yay! So, what have we been up to these past few busy weeks? Let's see... The week before Halloween we started with…

For the Love of First Grade: Plenty of Penguin Ideas and Printables
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Plenty of Penguin Ideas and Printables

In January, we love, Love, LOVE to teach about penguins. They aren't icky or gross like the spiders we study, creepy or spooky like the bats...so it is much more enjoyable to teach! Who doesn't love to learn about cute, cuddly penguins and watch them waddle! I've been working on {my} perfect penguin packet that I know my firsties will just swoon over! This full unit is jam packed with first grade skill work for phonics, reading, poetry, writing, grammar, social studies, and some fun…

23 original first grade leveled reading passages and close reading activities perfectly aligned to Common Core Literature AND Informational reading standards! This pack could be used in a variety of ways - class-wide reading, homework, assessment, guided reading groups, or intervention.
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Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions 1st Grade Distance Learning

23 original first grade leveled reading passages and close reading activities perfectly aligned to Common Core Literature AND Informational reading standards! This pack could be used in a variety of ways - class-wide reading, homework, assessment, guided reading groups, or intervention.

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: writing My story is Real because... My story is make believe because.
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Freebies and Pumpkin Estimation Winner - Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits

We estimated and counted our pumpkins! The actual amount of pumpkins was 84! I had 4 winners from my blog comments and 1 winner from my facebook page comments! Boy was that FUN! Each winner received my Stellaluna Book Study, October Math Centers, and Fall Literacy Unit. Thanks for playing along with our class! […]

First Grade Fanatics: Whales and Sharks

Whales and Sharks

This fall, we've had some fun with the higher reading group doing some non-fiction animal activities. These have been in a pile to share, so we apologize. :) We don't have any pictures, but we will do our best to share. We started with learning about sharks while we were learning the 'ar' sound. Sharks seem to be one of those things that really just grab the kiddos attention. They couldn't get enough of reading about sharks, looking at pictures of real sharks, and even watching a fun video…

Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog: Presidents and Their Pet Friends
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As part of our study on the presidents, we had some fun learning about all of the different pets the presidents have had over the years. ...

How to Do Guided Reading with Informational Text! (In Kindergarten!)
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How to Do Guided Reading with Informational Text (in Kindergarten!)

Have you ever tried to do a guided reading lesson with kindergartners using little non-fiction “science” easy readers? Teaching kids to read informational texts is “hot” right now in the educational world, and teachers are often pressured to use it in … Continue reading →