Saturday, October 24, 2015

{Free} Ten Frames App


I am always looking for new ways to teach ten frames.  I see my students who understand ten frames, have a stronger sense of numbers and understand number relationships.  When teaching ten frames this year I came across a great free app-10 Frame Fill.

10 Frame Fill is a great app that allows you to easily differentiate for student learning.

My students are still working on counting and understanding numbers up to 10 are simply moving the yellow counters to fill the ten frame, answering the question each time "how many more to make 10?"


My higher students are able to see a ten frame as a "missing addend" problem. This helps transition students into subtraction problems and helps them to better understand number relationships.  


There are many options to choose from in order to help best meet the needs of all of the students in your classroom.  I appreciate that I can expose higher students to a variety of subtraction and missing addend problems to help them to see a ten frame with an equation.  


The best part about this is app is that it is FREE and still has lots of options to choose from.  Hope you can use this app in your classroom to help students better understand relationships of 10!


Happy Saturday!
Amanda

Monday, October 19, 2015

Halloween Mini Book Freebie!

I wanted to share a cute Halloween mini-book with you all! It is perfect for your emergent readers. The text has just a few repeated, simple sight words and predictive text to match the pictures on each page. It is perfect to add into your guided reading books for this week or next. You can even have your readers repeatedly read it after you've done it together. Halloween is always a super exciting topic of discussion, so they'll be excited to read this one over and over again. :)


All you have to do is print, copy and assemble! 

 After reading through the story, my little readers went back and highlighted the word "am" throughout the story. Of course, highlighters are always fun for my readers! Plus, it gets them to focus on a specific word within the text.

 I love the way their responses on the last page turned out! They all LOVED getting the chance to share about their own costumes.

You can download this freebie here! I hope your little readers enjoy the fun Halloween themed story!

Have a great day!
Aylin

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Guided Reading: Fall Themed!

Guided reading is such an important part of the day for most elementary students. This being the case, I find that it's critical to keep it exciting for those little readers. You want them to keep on improving in regard to reading level, comprehension and motivation! This year I've done this through the addition of seasonal passages. So many of my readers have been making connections with things they've done this fall season that match right up to our stories. This makes guided reading that much more meaningful for them!

I write the passages to align with F&P leveling system- it is quite the lengthy process, but I'm always so happy to see my readers progress through the levels! In these packs, I also include a lesson plan that I use for each passage. I include a running record for each passage as a way to assess my student's abilities on a regular basis. I'll be back on soon talking all about why I love running records- so be sure to check back!










Check out each pack by clicking each image below!




If you are interested in seasonal passages for the year by level, check out my growing bundles- grab them for a great deal now! {Click the images below}




If you have all sorts of levels in your room, like I do, check out the mega growing bundle for all levels A-M for the entire year! {Click the image below}


Happy Reading!
Aylin

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