Take Five is a writing center activity whereby five words are provided to the student as a story starter.
Students can draw and/or write about the sequence of a story using this graphic organizer. Reading comprehension can be enhanced through retelling a story in terms of what happens in the beginning, the middle and the end. This simple worksheet is ideal for picture book read-alouds and shared reading activities. An extra bonus is that this worksheet is not story specific, so feel free to adapt it to your students needs over and over again.
Using a clip art photo and 2 simple phrases, this poster will help students remember how to listen carefully. Introduce this poster at the beginning of a lesson and return to it frequently to help students attend to your lessons. You may also use it for social skills training (such as for children with autism) on how to have a conversation with a friend.
A creative and easy way to keep students independently engaged on learning standards by practicing handwriting and letter recognition. All that is needed is one copy of the worksheet per student and an assortment of crayons, colored pencils or markers. Use in a learning center, for early-finishers or as a quiet activity when you need to assess other students. Try changing the font to a style that is compatible with your literacy program. Let me know how you like it Feedback welcome!
This poster identifies 4 key actions a child can do when they read during guided reading sessions. It is ideal for learning concepts of print with predictable text. The focus for this lesson is not on decoding phonics, but learning that: 1. A spoken word is matched to a written word. 2. We read from left to right (directionality). It is also helpful for learning to read high frequency words by sight. Introduce the poster prior to guided reading.