I'm sharing a second FREEBIE today! This includes the preparation and notes organizers described above, as well as an article I wrote about how classroom rules enhance learning through their effect on the brain. You can download it by clicking on this image:
There are so many fun literacy activities out there! (Of course, my favorite place to turn is Teachers Pay Teachers - be sure to enter our drawing for a TpT gift card at the end of this post!)
Have you ever played Word Mines? This is where you write down a (usually kind of longish) word or brief phrase, then "mine" its letters to create new words. I started using this game as a word work activity with my students several years ago, and it's a class favorite every year! I've got quite a few in my store, but click here for a FREEBIE if you would like to sample it!
Don't forget to enter our drawing for a gift card to Teachers Pay Teachers!
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And be sure to visit all of the other Reading Crew blogs this weekend for lots of hints, ideas, and freebies!
Happy Back to School and have a wonderful year with your kiddos!