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Teaching Comprehension Strategies with Favorite September Literature

Teaching compression strategies has never been so much fun.
Your class will remain engaged because the stories shared are ones they can relate to and will enjoy!
Bear Has a Story to Tell
If You Take a Mouse to School
Dad's First Day
First Day Hooray
If you do not have these books in your classroom library they are well worth the purchase or check at the school library!  Each story is also on youtube.

Each story has:
Lesson Plans
Comprehension Strategy Cards for posting
Comprehension activities.






September Poems

The September poetry set includes four poems with fall themes.
I use the set shown here to sent home to parents.
This packet is perfect for a poem a week.
There is also a "cootie catcher" to use for comprehension. 

Each poem has a page in color for posting, an activity page for the student and a bookmark which I run on heavy paper.  The activities are differentiated for writing or drawing depending on student level.



Next there are cards for printing on heavy paper and cutting out.  I then put these and the page with the poem on it in an area where students can put the poem in order.  It is wonderful for word recognition and a small group activity if you wish.  
Starting in October each student has their own cut and paste page with sentences. 




September Word Searches

I love word searches for the classroom.
They are perfect for having students spot beginning letters and words in a group of text which I feel strengthens reading skills.
All each child needs is a highlighter.
Ideal for centers, partner work, morning work, or "I'm done...what next!"
There are 11  word searches for each month.








Also available in a bundle.



Thursday, August 16, 2018

September Mini Books...Print, Fold, Read

No cutting, no collating ... just PRINT and FOLD!
I have updated these not to 2 levels of each topic to meet the needs of more readers in your classrooms!  There is also a September calendar sharing these special dates.







Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Let's Write September...a complete writing program!

This is a COMPLETE writing program following CCSS.
I have seen students writing skills improve drastically using these activities.
Each month you will find:
Detailed Lesson Plans
Suggested Literature to Engage Students
Grammar Lessons
Graphic Organizers for Collecting Thoughts
Final Writing Journal
Look through the pages below to get a good idea of what is included in the packet.