Guided Reading

Guided Reading
Guided Reading



Back to School Blues Sale {and freebies!}

So... I LOVE summers!  Although, every summer I pick up the worst habit of staying up late and sleeping late the next's a cycle!  So, I am back to the days where my mom would make me go to bed early to "prepare" for back to school.  Well, I think I'll start that new routine tomorrow! ;) HA!  You could say I have a slight case of the back to school blues, but I know it will come and go and before I know it will be summer once again.. {Yeah, I'm trying mind tricks}

I am teaming up with a group of wonderful gals from Freebielicious to throw a little back to school blues sale!  If you have wishlisted a few goodies this summer now is the time to grab them for a 20% discount!  You will also have a little time to prepare those goodies before your little ones come!

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Below I will share a few packets that are life-savers for your classroom!  First up is my new KinderLiteracy program!  I mean there was that one summer I made an entire reading curriculum! Say what?  What IS KinderLiteracy?
*KinderLiteracy is teacher created - - I don't sit behind a desk and pretend to know what kindergartners are capable of...I'm in the trenches right there with you!

*KinderLiteracy brings the JOY back to teaching -  - I have had the best time teaching my close reads the past two years and that is not going to slow down with these units.  I can't decide what I love the best...the kids loving to learn during close reads, or the fact that I am still learning during our close reads!

*KinderLiteracy is the whole bag of chips and dip - - I can not stand to have my affairs in disorder... I have included everything I can think of you'll need for the week!  I want these units to bring sanity back to teaching and inevitability your life too! So, included is complete {meaning lesson plans, printables, pieces, etc, etc} for whole-group reading, poetry, writing,  and a weekly craft along with a weekly skill check.  These lessons are based upon REAL books you most likely already have in your classroom.  The lessons are based upon themes!

A lot of you already own my close reads so I get a lot of questions about the differences between the two...basically what I can say is that KinderLiteracy takes my original close reads and BEEFS them up...big time!  I have added such detailed lesson plans that you can easily leave them for a substitute!  I've also included poetry, writing, skill checks, and so many options for daily independent follow up.  So.....they are kind of the same? if you do own my close reads then I am giving you $25 to spend in my store...just shoot me an email and we can discuss how that works >>

KinderLiteracy is also a growing bundle which means until I get all the units added you are saving OODLES!  If you'd like to snag 35 weeks of COMPLETE reading/writing instruction for the 20% off {so $40} you are getting 1 week of instruction for $1.14.......yeaaahhh try to find a big box curriculum offering a steal like that....okay now that just made me laugh out loud! You can view the units below!

Next up, is my ENDLESS guided reading mega bundle!  I hope had a chance to view my virtual guided reading presentation this past summer!  If not you can view it 

The mega bundle is bursting out the seams!  The  bundle has well over 2000+ pages. Included in the mega bundle you will find 32 weeks of EXPLICIT guided reading step by step plans.  This means you'll get the lesson plans, books, poems, writing templates, and more!  Even better is that the easy readers are differentiated with an on, above, and below version.  If you are unsure if these plans will work for you then you can download FREE week HERE!   Below is a look at the plans, poems, and easy readers!  If the plans do not work for your classroom perfectly you can easily edit them with the editable version of the plans which are included.

Another great activity included in the bundle are my writing strips!  These are easy to implement and carry so many benefits!

 However, one of the best features is that it's endless!  This means ANYTHING and EVERYTHING new I make for guided reading goes into that bundle.  If you own that bundle you snag it for free!  For example, last summer I posted this awesome back to school guided reading packet...all bundle owners grabbed it free of charge...score!

I get a lot of questions from those that own a few of the packets, but would like in on the mega big deal- just email me at! Interested in snagging the mega bundle 20% off?  Click below!

Ah shucks you teach first grade and was really hoping that I'd have a first grade version too....well you are in LUCK because I do!  You can also snag the First Grade ENDLESS Mega Bundle by clicking offers all the same great endless benefits and 28 weeks of instruction!
Another great must-have for the new year would be my phonics program, KinderPhonics!   KinderPhonics is teacher created for teachers!  I have written a very extensive blog post HERE.  This phonics curriculum is made up of three units; Letters A-Z, Letters to Sounds, and Sounds to Words.  The program is well thought out and does not ask for unrealistic measures from the teachers or the students.  The program is flexible and can work in place of or with your current phonics curriculum.  A brief description of each unit is included below.

Unit One: A brief introduction to the alphabet.  This unit dedicates on day per letter.  Phonemic awareness skills covered in Unit One:  rhyming, syllables, and single sounds..all covered under the RF.K.2 Common Core State Standard.

Unit Two: A review of the alphabet with a focus on handwriting and letter sounds.  Two are dedicated per letter with a review day at the end of the week.

Unit Three:  An introduction of more rigorous phonics skills.  Dedicated one "week" per skill. Skills included; short vowels, long vowels, mixed vowels, digraphs, blends, and more!

Below you will find a few snapshots of the resources found in unit one!

You can view a FREE sample of KinderPhonics HERE.  If you love what you see and are ready to build a strong phonics base with your kiddos you can get the units for 20% off!
If you would like to grab KinderPhonics on sale you can click below!

And now for a couple of additional bundles/packets you might like!

I recently released a couple of new ENDLESS bundles.  There is just something about continuing to get free packets after your's kind of like the money tree our parents told us about, but with TPT packets! HA!  The sight word ENDLESS bundle was posted with 9 packets, but already had THREE additions in the first week!  You can snag it on sale for 20% off HERE or click below!

Rhyming is one of those areas we hit so HARD at the beginning of kindergarten, but this year it is my mission to continue to work on rhyming AKA word families throughout the year!  I just knew I would need an ENDLESS bundle to keep up with my new rhyming word addiction too! ha!  This endless bundle currently has 10 packets in it and will grow very soon!  The bundle is on sale for $12 and you'll get any updates after that for FREE....ummmm #STEAL!

Below is my newly revised Problem of the Day packets...also known as Common Core questioning jars!  The packets have been completely updated with an option to make them interactive using math journals!

I have also posted a couple freebies you might just need for your back to school season!  Click below to grab them!  First, up customizable name mats!  I like to use these for fine motor activities like play dough, fuzzy poms, etc.  We also use our dry erase markers to practice our names!
                                    Click below to snag the FREEBIE! 

Also, how about a book of poetry great for your classroom library and FREE? Well, sure thing!  You can click below to grab those as well!

My entire store will be on sale through Monday, July 25th!  Click below to shop!

Have a great week my sweet, sweet friends!

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