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Collection by Laura Campbell

Laura Campbell
nonfiction graphic organizer for kindergarten Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Guided Reading, Math Lessons, Kindergarten Writing, Close Reading

Non-Fiction Know-It-Alls

It’s been several months since my last blog post. But, no excuses! Just happy to share again… We just started really getting into non-fiction in my class. Although my students have been exposed to non-fiction texts all year, I am now on a mission to make them “Non-Fiction Know-It-Alls”! My district will be adopting the…

Anchor Chart for Reading Response Letters. Combine reading and writing Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Guided Reading, Reading Logs, Reading Centers, Literacy Activities, Literacy Centers, Reading Comprehension, Reading Anchor Charts

Readers Workshop Accountability plus some Lit. Centers fun!

Hey friends! I hope you're enjoying your GLORIOUS 3-Day weekend. We don't get enough of these, do we? I have to say, I'm loving putting my plans off until tomorrow. Normally I wake up and try to crank them out before church, but today, I get to be here -- blogging with you! :) I wanted to talk to you about something that I really struggled with at the beginning of the year. Being a new teacher, I only had my student teaching experience AND my experience as an actual elementary school student…

Teaching My Friends!: End of Year Favorite Book Activity Use the die-cut and write the titles on them. Library Activities, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Reading Club, Teaching Ideas, Library Lesson Plans, Library Skills, Library Ideas, School Library Lessons

End of Year Favorite Book Activity

First, let us all take a minute to admire the creativity of this post title! I am so lame at coming up with post titles. Most of the time I just put up the topic. So, can you tell that this post is about an end of the year favorite book activity? :-) As you may know, I teach in a building that was a middle school prior to being an elementary school. This is why the hallway I teach in is lined with lockers instead of bulletin boards. The kids use them as cubbies with no locks which is kind of…

Turkey Opinion Writing-Cute, but will adapt a bit for grade Writing Lessons, Writing Resources, Writing Activities, Writing Prompts, Writing Ideas, Writing Services, Essay Writing, Reading Strategies, Therapy Activities

Turkey Opinion Writing

Have you read "A Turkey for Thanksgiving" by Eve Bunting? If you haven't read this to your class, please do...it always has my students on the edge of their little seats. Once, one of them called out, "It's a nail-biter!" It is an adorable Thanksgiving story with a very happy ending for Mr. Turk...

Good kindergarten level book response for listening center. Reading Centers, Reading Workshop, Listening Centers, Listening Station, Writing Centers, Reading Logs, Easy Listening, Literacy Stations, Literacy Centers


This is how I manage my literacy centers. The pirate ship was made using styrofoam sheets and paint. You can buy the sheets at most craft stores. You draw your shape onto the sheet and then cut it out with a hot wand. Super easy! The little pirates are birthday party invitations that I bought at Target. Each child is placed in a group...pirates, anchors, pirate ships, jolly rogers or maps. So you can see that today the pirate ships will complete the activities at the abc center and then they…

Reading: Great for when you don't want to do a full-fledged book report. Also a terrific way for students to recommend books to one another. Reading Workshop, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Free Reading, Book Review Template, Book Report Templates, Essay Template, Library Activities

Book Review

Mini Book Review: A fun way to review a book quickly! FREEGreat for when you don't want to do a full-fledged book report. Also a terrific way for students to recommend books to one another. Now with a digital option! Just click the red, "Create Digital Activity" button to use online! ...

FREE book critic printable- more critical thinking than my other book report forms. Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Free Reading, Reading Comprehension, Learning, Comprehension Strategies, Literacy Activities

FREE read alouds

Listening centers have always been one of my standard centers. Students are listening to a good model of fluent and expressive reading. An added bonus is the headphones. I love the magical effect that headphones have on my students. Students are able to tune out the rest of the class and focus on the voice of the reader while watching the words. This is a must-have center when teaching small groups. Students are engaged which makes this center the quietest group of students in the classroom…

Thrasher's Fifth Grade Rockstars: July 2012 Second Grade Writing, 5th Grade Reading, Fifth Grade, Grade 3, Persuasive Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing A Book, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Activities

Thrasher's Fifth Grade Rockstars

Happy happy Saturday! I have now heard from three of my upcoming students. Those postcards have made it into their hands. Hooray. I worked Friday in our classroom, and it is as finished as I can make it! Woo Hoo! The clipboards are completed! Every adult who saw them loved them! I sure hope my students enjoy working with the clipboards as much as I enjoyed making them. The team points board is up! Mr. Smith, Mrs. Hogan and I work as a team with our team points. Each table has a number 1-6…

Back to school activities Back To School Activities, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Teaching Ideas, School Ideas, Learning, Interactive Writing Notebook, Writing A Book Review

First Week of School in Review!

A kindergarten, first grade, and second grade teaching blog. I focus on writing, grammar, reading, and social studies.

5 types of "Book Report" docs for kid's reading folders (already have summer one… Kids Reading, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Fun Activities, Teaching Ideas, Reading Worksheets, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Guided Reading

Summer = More Freebies

I'm not sure about you guys, but it was nice to catch my breath this weekend, not to mention get a few long naps and a chance to eat my first tomato sandwich of the summer. I also spent time knocking out my To Do list today. Of course, 90% of it involved computer work, but it was nice to knock out one item, play Candy Crush, knock out another item, play Candy Crush... I think you get the picture :) I should probably be completely over that game by now, but it just sucks me in every time I…