Category: reading

Summer Reading Challenges 2021

As teachers you work so hard to teach your students to read during the school year. So, of course, you want them to continue reading during the summer! You definitely don’t want them to lose anything they have gained during the year and you want them to keep improving during

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Organize Your Reading Supplies!

Shoo! It has taken me nearly 3 years of teaching to figure this out, so it’s something I definitely need to share with you all! I’VE FINALLY FIGURED OUT A STRESS-FREE WAY TO ORGANIZE MY READING SUPPLIES!!! I love the way I organize my reading supplies now, and I love

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Reading Comprehension BUNDLE!

I’ve been meaning to bundle these two for ages… but life just got in the way! Thank goodness for a day off, so I can catch up on all the things I have been procrastinating!   I have finally bundled my BEST-SELLER Reading Comprehension Worksheets and Activities and it’s companion pack, Reading Comprehension

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Finger Beams {Great for Guided Reading Groups}

I found out about these finger beams from my sweet friends Michelle {here} and Deedee {here}. After learning about them, I had to get my hands on some RIGHT AWAY. I am so glad I did, because they have been so fun for my little firsties, and now my students

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Have You Met SUPER E??? (CVCe Words)

This week I introduced my students to SUPER E! Let’s just say that they are CrAzY about him now! When I hung up their artwork in the hallway, they were so bummed that I wouldn’t let them take them home the same day. One little boy said, “But Mrs. Erickson,

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POW! A Zeno Sight Word Game (FREEBIE!)

Hello, Friends! Happy Monday!!! (Wait… Is there such a thing as a happy Monday??!) Here is a Zeno sight word game I like to play with my students during small groups or guided reading. It’s called POW! A Zeno Sight Word Game and your students will LOVE it! This game

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Reading Goal Craftivity!

I am so glad you guys love the Summer Reading Goal Craftivity I posted about earlier! Due to popular request, this craft is also available as a “generic” reading goal activity, unrelated to summer. This craft is very similar to my Summer Reading Goal, but it doesn’t include a parent letter

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Must Have Picture Books

Picture books are my favorite thing to read! As an elementary teacher (and mom), I have a growing library and I can’t say no to buying new picture books. It’s an addiction! I love a good read-aloud. What book would you add to this list? Here are my Top 6

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Reading Comprehension TWO!!!

  Hello, Sweet Friends!!  I am excited to show you my newest unit… READING COMPREHENSION II! I have been so overwhelmed at your response for my first Reading Comprehension packet {you can read more about it here}, that I wanted to provide you with some additional resources. However, both packets

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Summer Reading Goal

With the school year coming to a close, I am feeling mixed emotions. I am excited for summer, because I am one exhausted teacher… but I am sad to see my little ones go onto third grade. They are my first class, and I’ve had them for two years. I

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CVCe Packet {SUPER E!}

I think this might be my favorite unit so far… {do I say that every time?} I am so excited to show you my latest unit… CVCe Activities: SUPER E!! I created this unit after I realized a few of my students didn’t quite have this skill down. I have created a super

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Reading Comprehension Packet

Reading Comprehension Worksheets and Activities is my #1 bestselling packet on Teachers Pay Teachers and is currently being used in over 25,000 classrooms! I am so glad you guys love this packet as much as I do! This packet contains 75 reading response sheets that can be used with any

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Camping in the Classroom

In second grade this week, the Houghton Mifflin Reading series has us reading Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night. My students LOVE this book! They also love the other Henry and Mudge books. I had to check them all out from the school library so they could explore all

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book boxes

Today I am loving my book boxes.  I love how my students can keep track of the books they are reading,  while taking good care of my classroom library at the same time.  It also allows my students to bring books from home and they don’t get lost anymore!  Some

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POW! A Zeno Sight Word Game

This FREE activity takes regular, boring flashcards and turns them into a fun, competitive game. Your students won’t even realize they are learning!