Reading & Writing in March - FREE BOOK
March is a lucky month to be a teacher! We see so much progress this month, and all our hard work is really paying off.
I get asked a lot about how to tie reading and writing together, while focusing on fluency, comprehension, phonics, vocabulary, writing, etc.
I’m making it easy for you with my new monthly packs! I tell my kiddos that I want them to read and write like rock stars and they get all jazzed up!
Reading and writing go hand in hand. Writing is SO important in kindergarten, as it is in all grades!
A few tricks I have learned is using themed, high-interest materials and exposing students to similar material over time to build confidence.
Enjoy a FREE leprechaun book to try with your students this month!
For my Read and Write like a Rock Star lessons, I slip all of my black lines and lessons for each month into a three-pronged flexible folder. This makes for easy organization and it doesn’t take up a lot of space. I like this more than file folders because each theme (there are four in each monthly pack) stays together. Plus, no more digging through file cabinets!
Here is a peek inside:
Each monthly Read and Write like a Rock Star pack comes with 4 themes, so we use one theme a week for each month.
Four themes for you to teach reading and writing for the month of March!
You can use these activities for:
★Whole Group Instruction
★….. and more!
Putting the activities into action – “Leprechaun Colors ” theme
I like to use these in small group settings. Every student gets a page and we walk through our pre-reading activities such as discussing the vocabulary and pictures (to save on copies, you can laminate a few pages and reuse them with each group.)
I read the passage first, then we read it together and finally they whisper read/buddy read. I help students practice touching each word as we read it. Finally, we answer the comprehension question(s) at the bottom.
Student love these trace, cut and paste sentence builders!
The pictures and vocabulary correlate with the weekly comprehension and mini readers. We usually do these writing worksheets on Wednesday after they have had a chance to see the comprehension page.
Seeing the pictures and vocabulary multiple times throughout the week builds confidence and fluency.
Students read and trace the sentence. Then, they cut and match the words to paste them in order. They love to “build” a sentence and illustrate a picture to match.
After they complete this side, I have students flip their paper over and write the sentence two times on their own.
This activity provides the perfect amount of scaffolding for nearly all of my students to be successful.
We love doing our weekly mini readers! We start doing these whole group, but once they understand my expectations, routine, etc. this activity is easily moved to a literacy center.
We use these on Thursday or Friday, so students have already seen the vocabulary and pictures on the Sentence Building worksheet and Comprehension activity earlier in the week.
I read it to them, then we read it whole group chorally and then students practice reading to each other. After this, they can trace the sentences and we answer the comprehension questions on the back page.
Students love to take their books home each week to read to their families!The comprehension questions and sentence structure get progressively more difficult throughout the school year in each monthly pack.
Your students will be reading and writing rock stars each week with these activities!
Hands-on learning with little prep for you – each week use a different theme to teach vocabulary, sight words, comprehension, fluency, writing and MORE!
Lesson Planning Made Easy!
Your kiddos will be reading and writing like Little Rock Stars! Plus, lesson planning and prep work is minimal for you!
You can just print and teach.
Plus, there is an incentive tool to get kids excited about becoming Rock Star readers and writers!
Students are thrilled to color a star each time they complete an activity!
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