Thursday, April 30, 2015

Extended Reading Log (Free Resource)

This log allows for more than the usual feedback of regular reading logs.  It gives space for a quick summary of the child's reading each night.  I created this for one of my middle school students that needed a little more than what I was finding online.

If you want to use this it can be downloaded for free at Teachers Pay Teachers Store
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Interactive Notebooking

Week two of interactive notebooking, the children seem to be more excited about taking notes!! I will be posting templates soon.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Independent Reading Choice-board

I have created many choice boards throughout the years to help facilitate independent reading time in my classrooms.  I created this one to be used in a middle school inclusion class.  I am teaching special education this year.  I co-teach with a team of ELA teachers and I was finding that students lacked focus during reading time and needed a goal/project to keep them motivated.

Since the class is of varying levels I had to create a choice that could be used by all readers. This board has on level, below level, and above level activities.

The children are able to set a weekly goal for reading with this choice-board and it also gives directions on how good readers behave before, during, and after their reading.  Our students are so excited about there activities.  They were so engaged in reading all week and we were able to engage in small group instruction while the other students read independently.  You can get this choice-board from my Teachers Pay Teachers Store by using the link: Independent Reading Choice-board