Welcome to my Foldables FoldiFun Factory! I absolutely love foldables! and if YOU love my foldables please leave me some LOVE in the form of comments :) Here is my take on them :) I hope you like them and find them useful in your classroom. Please leave a comment sharing your feedback with me. Foldables are a registered trademark by Dinah Zike. 4 year ago I attended my first Foldables workshop by the amazing Bag Ladies! As a 1st year teacher I felt so fortunate that my first PD was a hands-on one. When I got back to my school I got the whole school hyped up about foldables and still run the foldables workshop every summer during in-service week at my school. My kids absolutely love making them and are now pros! Here are some pictures of foldables we make in my class. Foldable Portfolio Here are some of our new foldables :) A Journal Foldable Character Traits Here are some of my NEW foldables that will be presented at the foldables & printables to go with them. Click for tutorial
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Readers' WorkshopWelcome to my Readers' Workshop! In our middle school we are on a block schedule. Each class is an hour and fourty five minutes. Here is what Reader's Workshop looks like in my classroom: To see what Reader's Workshop looks like in my classroom, visit my classroom blog Zrihen's Zone for pictures & videos. DEAE time - 30 min. / The teacher meets with Guided Reading Groups or Conferences. I do not believe in busy work! DEAR Time: As my students enter my room they already have their book in their hand (they take it our in the hall when they line up. Reader's Journal: When the timer goes off at the end of the 30 min. designated DEAR time, the students take out their Reader's Journals and log in their books. Mini Lesson After DEAR and Reader's Journal time we than procced to our 15-20 min. mini lesson. Class Novel Read Aloud & Discussion At this time the entire class reads the same book. Impact This is our first year using Impact workbooks. Visit my TpT store Readers' Journal Genres Tracker
BANG! ( A fun flashcard game )As your children go off to school, you'll often find that there are certain skills that they'll need to master with accuracy and speed. Whether it's letter sounds, sight words or math facts, if they are able to recognize the correct answer quickly, it's much easier to move on to the next challenge. For some children, they seem to pick up the skills almost intuitively on their own. When I was a teacher, I often played this game "BANG!" Here's what you'll need ~ an empty container, some blank index cards, and some markers. If you'd like, you can decorate your can with scrapbook paper, stickers, etc. Next, make up your flashcards. I wanted to practice sight words with my daughter, so I just cut my index cards in half and wrote words from the Dolch Word list. ( If you're not familiar with the Dolch List, it's a list of 220 of the most commonly used words. You'll also want to make up a few cards with the word "BANG!" Next, just put your cards in your container and you're ready to play. 1. 2.
Treasured Tip - Reading Manipulatives!I thought I'd put together my favorite "toys" & share some of my favorite Reading Manipulatives with all of you :) I DO NOT GET PAID to advertise ANY of these!!! I recommend them because I bought them myself and use them in class :) I use these both in Guided Reading & Whole group and my kids (and I) LOVE the hands on! (some of these I've blogged about in the past, others not yet :) ) I'm not going to lie.... i spent tons f money on these manipulatives over the last 4 years! BUT... Many I created myself... others... why bother?!?! Guided Reading Star Sticks Journal Jars full of prompts Bookmark strategies - I have lots of those! Hand-made portfolios & foldables All time favorite - Thought Bubbles! My Readers Tools Box Recipe for Reading Success Student created literacy centers games My hand-made "yellow brick road) story structure path Readers' Mystery Box These are some of the spinners I own. OMG! I made all of them for every subject!!!! I own these for all the benchmarks :) Card Games Comprehension Dice
String LettersHi guys! Dina here from Honey & Fitz back with another tutorial. This time I’m showing you how to make some string art for your little one’s room! Rather than deal with hammers and cutting wood, I decided to do this project using cork tiles. Here are the supplies you’ll need: Cork tiles // Linoleum Nails // 3M Hanging Strips // Contact Cement Stack the cork tiles on top of each other and use your contact cement to glue them together. I really wanted the look of a white background for my string art so I decided to paint the cork. Once the paint has dried, flip your cork tile over and apply your hanging strips. Create your template using whatever font you like. When you’ve traced the entire template, carefully remove the paper. Tie your string in a double knot onto your first nail now, and start weaving in a back and forth fashion. When you reach the end of your letter, tie another double knot onto your last nail. What do you think?
Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language ArtsIn order to maximize the benefits of ELT for students, I looked for ways to fine tune my approach to teaching individualized learning in my English language arts classroom. One of the instructional models that informs my approach to teaching individualized learning is the Readers and Writers Workshop. This approach proved very helpful in optimizing ELT. Readers and Writers Workshop: An Instructional Model The workshop model for English instruction combined with an extended 60 minutes of ELT support for my struggling students provides an excellent springboard to plan and implement individualized instruction in my class. Readers and Writers Workshop is an instructional model that focuses on students as learners, as well as readers and writers in practice. 1. This phase involves a teacher modeling a reading or writing strategy for the students to practice. 2. This is a student work time allocated for practicing the modeled strategy. 3. Reaching All Learners in the ELA Classroom 1. 2. 3. 4.
Reading Workshop StrategiesReading Workshop is a powerful way to structure your reading class. Using this model involves encouraging your students to choose their own books as well as providing significant amounts of time for them to read independently. By allowing your students to choose their own books, you can foster a love of reading that will last a lifetime. Research shows that when children spend more time reading, they become better readers. With a little guidance and encouragement from a teacher who loves to read, students can learn to select appropriate books and discover joy in reading. To find out more about this approach, select one of the topics below or scroll through the items on this page. ~ Laura Candler Power Reading Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide I've had such great success with the Reading Workshop model that I decided to write a book about my strategies. More Recommended Reading Workshop Books I learned about this approach from a variety of different professional books on this topic.
Reading Workshop StrategiesReading Workshop is a powerful way to structure your reading class. Using this model involves encouraging your students to choose their own books as well as providing significant amounts of time for them to read independently. By allowing your students to choose their own books, you can foster a love of reading that will last a lifetime. Research shows that when children spend more time reading, they become better readers. To find out more about this approach, select one of the topics below or scroll through the items on this page. ~ Laura Candler Featured Reading Workshop Freebies Reading Workshop Works Webinar (Two formats) Reading Workshop Works MP4 Recording - View online below - Click the play button on the image below to watch the webinar right from this webpage. Power Reading Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide I've had such great success with the Reading Workshop model that I decided to write a book about my strategies. Recommended Reading Workshop Books 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.