Happy Friday and a Pin it to Win it- Spring Close Reading Pack!

This week has been so wonderful- I love when we actually have spring weather here, and we did, all week!

My little friends have been busy learning to read-- check it out!

1. I am so proud of my little readers-- my 1st graders are FINALLY getting the hang of reading more challenging books without me having to assist them with a bunch of new words. That makes me really happy- and them too. One of my little 1st graders looked up at me after reading 2 pages in her book this week with a giant smile on her face and loudly said, "I did it!" Totally warmed my heart- so proud of those little readers!


2. I've been also trying to regularly add new sight word practice into our weekly routines since those Dolch Primer words are showing up a ton in our books. This week we had fun using the words in silly sentences. I let my little friends choose words from our pile and they come up with sentences using those words...very simple, but cracks them up and gets them to use more sight words!


3. For phonemic awareness this week, we used our bead bracelets. I say a word and then my friends pull beads along as they say each sound in the word. It's another physical/visual reminder to match what they are saying.



4. I also did some Words Their Way assessing this week- I'm using this specifically with just one of my kindergarten groups who really need some more intensive word study practice.


5. Of course I had to break out our spring close reading passages seeing the weather actually felt so springy this week! I just love how engaged my little friends are in these lessons. The passages include a variety of fiction, non fiction and poetry and then different a focus for each passage and each of the 1st/2nd/3rd reads.  If you are looking for more info on how I do close reading with my kindergartners and 1st graders, check out these posts here and here.









Check out more about this pack by clicking the pic below!


Time to give one away! 
Pin it to Win it!
Pin any one of the close reading pics from above- leave a comment with a link to your pin & your email and I'll send the winner a copy of my Spring Close Reading Pack Monday night!



Have a great day!
Aylin


13 comments

  1. Love the bead bracelet idea! I think I'm going to try it with my kiddos who are working on CVC words! I also love the close-read activities... I need to incorporate this concept more into my class! Thanks for sharing your week!

    -Jacqueline
    I is for Inspire

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  2. I love your 5 for Friday. I'm so glad you mentioned the vocabulary practice. I need to give my kids a big dose of vocabulary too. I'm loving working with close reading with my kids. This time of year first graders are becoming pretty confident readers. They are liking the challenging passages. Thanks for the chance to win your packet.
    Claire
    www.firstgradesmarties.blogspot.com
    my pinterest link: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/285345326365088002/
    email:odiet1@primelink1.net

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    1. Oh my I already purchased your spring close reading packet. I love it. Thanks so much.

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    2. Oh don't worry, Claire-- if your number wins, I'll send you my newest Close Reading Pack which is for the end of the year! :)

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  3. I really like the idea of close reading, and this would be great for my ESL students. The passages look complex enough for them. Pinned it here http://www.pinterest.com/pin/442126888390941940/ tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thanks so much for pinning my pack- please try and enter again when we do another giveaway!

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  4. http://pinterest.com/pin/117445502757263856/ I love your pictures how you teach each element. Inspiring! Hope I get try to out your spring pack :)
    Mandmyoung@chartermi.net

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    1. Thanks so much for pinning my pack, Melissa! Please come back and enter another time! :)

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  5. Love the bead bracelet for the phonemic awareness! Definitely have to try that one out! :-)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Michelle
    BigTime Literacy

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  6. Here's my pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/530158187357093640/ I also love the phonemic awareness bracelet--going back to pin that, too! c2hoff@yahoo.com

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    1. Woohoo, Carla! Your number was chosen randomly from the number generator- congrats! Just sent you an email! :)

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  7. I LOVE seeing how far first graders come by the end of the year!

    Tara
    The Math Maniac

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  8. That is a great idea with the bracelet! So visual and tactile for students who are needing that extra support. Love the look of your spring close reading passages! Doing some pinning for you!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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