Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Beginning Sound Freebie

In kindergarten a lot of time is spent working on letter identification and beginning sounds.  You can use this beginning sound freebie in your classroom many ways.  It would make easy independent practice pages or would be great to use in small groups for more guided instruction. 

The freebie includes seven independent pages.  The directions are the same for each page.  I hope you find this freebie helpful in your classroom!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Author Study Packet

Author studies are a great way to work on comprehension skills in the classroom.  Plus you are able to introduce the students to beloved book characters. 

Today I am posting my first author study packet for Laura Numeroff.  Over the next few months I will be creating several author study packets with a similar structure.  This way the students can become familiar with the packet and begin to become more independent.  As the year progresses the comprehension skills will change but the format will continue to be the same for each author study. 

In this first packet you will find a page for meet the author, book recording page, book characters and one page for each book included in the study.  Also included is a compare and contrast page, class voting result page, and a page to record the student's favorite book from the study. 

I hope you enjoy this author study packet!