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Directed Reading Thinking Activity (DRTA) Classroom Strategies Background The Directed Reading Thinking Activity (DRTA) is a strategy that guides students in asking questions about a text, making predictions, and then reading to confirm or refute their predictions.

Directed Reading Thinking Activity (DRTA)

The DRTA process encourages students to be active and thoughtful readers, enhancing their comprehension. Benefits A DRTA may be used with an individual, a small group, or a whole class. The Reading & Writing Project - Reading and Writing Performance Assessments. If you are experiencing difficulties viewing the PDF documents below we recommend that you download Foxit PDF Reader.

The Reading & Writing Project - Reading and Writing Performance Assessments

Common-Core-Aligned Performance Assessments These performance assessments were created by the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project for NYC Department of Education and some are owned by NYC Department of Education. The NYC Department of Education has agreed to allow Teachers College Reading and Writing Project to post the performance assessments online to support your students' academic progress. CORE ELA Performance Assessment Modules - Standards Assessment & Instruction - Ed Partners. Commoncoretasks - 1.OA.1-1.OA.2 Tasks. TumbleBooks - eBooks for eKids!

Text Complexity Resources. CMap_Grade 1_Cycle 1_ELA_v2Done.pdf. My Standards Alignment. FirstGrade. First1. First Grade - First Grade. Great White Shark. AIMS Education Foundation. Free Frog Resource Unit & Notebooking Pages. Do you have frog-loving kids?

Free Frog Resource Unit & Notebooking Pages

If so, this unit is for them! Below you’ll find lots of links, videos and activities that will guide you and your children on a fun learning adventure about frogs and toads! At the end of this unit, there is a list of books and apps that may assist you during this study. You will also find lots of free notebooking pages. They are located at the end of each section. I hope you enjoy this unit. I’m considering creating other units like this. Download Notebooking Pages: Currclick.com TeachersPayTeachers Teachers Notebook The words below are linked to their definitions. Watch this short video to see lots of different kinds of frogs and toads! [su_youtube url=” Here’s a fun, short video for your younger students about amphibians. [su_youtube url=” See the difference between frogspawn and toadspawn [su_youtube url=” With more than 4,000 species of frogs, there’s sure to be a few strange ones!

First Grade - First Grade. Grade 1 - Instruction, Curriculum, & Assessment. Portland Public Schools recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups and their roles in society.

Grade 1 - Instruction, Curriculum, & Assessment

It is the policy of the Portland Public Schools Board of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups on the grounds of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment. Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog: Sensory Details Poetry. This week we learned about poetry and sensory details.

Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog: Sensory Details Poetry

We used the book Owl Moon as a springboard for writing a sensory detail poem. Owl Moon is perfect for teaching about sensory details because Jan Yolen is very specific and detailed about what the young boy hears, feels, sees, and smells. She even brings up how his mouth tastes and feels. We took each sense and explored the different things from the book that related to that sense. Then we wrote a poem. Today we wrote a sensory details poem about winter. We went back over the poem and talked about how each word used our senses to give us a visual picture in our heads.

April 2014. Hello Everyone!!

April 2014

This is my favorite time of the school year. We are finishing up our testing, the kids have become quite independent with everything, they have become readers and writers, they have become problem solvers, I could go on and on! McGraw-Hill Wonders First Grade Resources and Printouts. RL 1.7 Lesson Plans. Math Home. Middletown Public Schools - Welcome!: Kindergarten. Middletown Public Schools - Welcome!: Grades 1-2. Math Journey. Spelling Practice with Dolch Sight Words. ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids.

Spelling Practice with Dolch Sight Words

The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Base Ten Fun - Learning Place Value.

ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids.

Base Ten Fun - Learning Place Value

The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. Math Word Problems. StudyJams. Dinosaurs. One Hundred Number Chart Game. Keyboard Climber Games. Keyboard Zoo. ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids.

Keyboard Zoo

The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Key Seeker - Keyboarding for kindergarten. Balloon Pop Subtraction. ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids.

Balloon Pop Subtraction

The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. Kid's Coloring, Drawing, Stickers & Painting Activity.

ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Magical Capitals: a language arts game about capitalization. Alphabet Sounds from Sounds Like Fun CD. Math Home. The Ensuing Accountable Talk Discussion of Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! (K-2) CVC Words Phonics Worksheets. First Grade Student Center Activities: Reading Foundational Skills (CCSS) CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2 Demonstrate Understanding Of Spoken Words, Retelling Rope. Hello Everyone! I almost forgot to post one other thing. I have had a ton of questions and e-mails about my story retelling rope that I posted on last year.You can read about that here!

:) I have been doing retelling ropes for a long time. Does anybody remember "Project Read? " TC Reading and Writing Project’s Videos. Word Sort Activities. I read the words for our new sort to the class. They had to decide if it had a short o sound or an or sound and then write the word under the correct column. When we were finished sorting we folded the paper so there were eight rectangles. Anchor Charts.

Here are some other Pinterest ideas that I have made into small anchor charts. I don't know about you, but my classroom is limited on space to display all the charts that I would like to. I made this alphabet because I'm tired of the one in my classroom that takes up so much space. I hope this will be a better fit and give me room to display my sound cards as well. I got this idea from Pinterest a couple weeks ago. The Solution to Reading Comprehension. The Ensuing Accountable Talk Discussion of Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! (K-2) Math Home. Everyday Mathematics.

Related Links Everyday Mathematics Online With a login provided by your child's teacher, access resources to help your child with homework or brush up on your math skills. Parent Connections on Publisher's site McGraw-Hill Education offers many resources for parents, including tips, activities, and helpful links. Parent Resources on EverydayMath.com EverydayMath.com features activity ideas, literature lists, and family resources for the EM curriculum. Understanding Everyday Mathematics for Parents Learn more about the EM curriculum and how to assist your child. Abney Elementary. WBR Teacher Moodle. Video Library. FIRST GRADE RESOURCES / First Grade MATH Common Core Supplemental Materials. FIRST GRADE RESOURCES / First Grade MATH Common Core Supplemental Materials. Core Knowledge: Model Read Aloud. Video Library. Everythingliteracy - 1st Grade.

Consonant Digraphs. The Solution to Reading Comprehension. The Ensuing Accountable Talk Discussion of Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! (K-2) Course: WBR Math Grade 1 District Curriculum. Everythingliteracy - Scott Foresman Reading Street. FirstGrade. Mosaic Email Group Home. Editing/Publishing. Road to Reading. Friendly Letter Song. About “Driting” · “Driting” is seen at the end of Kindergarten or in the Writing Block at the beginning of Grade 1. · “Driting” is the combination of drawing along with some “squiggles,” some letters, some numbers, a few words (often copied from print around the room). The student proceeds to “read” what they have “written.”

How long to use “Driting” in your classroom depends on your class. It could last a few days or a few weeks. The Writing a Sentence Song. Write, Revise, Edit. Moving on to “Half and “Half” Sounds of English. Table of Contents. Dolch Kit. Clap: Clap each letter. Makewords. Making Words (Cunningham & Cunningham, 1992) is an activity that can be used in the Working with Words Block.

Reading Games-Word Games-Phonics Games-Free to Print n Play. Teaching Phonemic Awareness. To Teach Phonemic Awareness. Most Common High Frequency Words. Jan Brett Dolch Word List main. Developing Phonemic Awareness. • Words are composed of sounds. Fox to Hen. Phonograms. A phonogram, or rime, is a spelling pattern or word family. These are the 37 most frequently used patterns (Wylie and Durrell, 1970). From these patterns, a child can master 500 primary words. Road to Reading. Road to Reading. Free Printable Worksheets.