Read and Write like a Rock Star - May FREEBIES
I am so excited about my new Read and Write like a Rock Star program!
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 the same material over time to build confidence.
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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.
Here is a peek inside:
This is one theme for the month of May - Froggy
Each theme has 3 tools:
Mini emergent reader (two print per page)
Build a sentence/writing activity
The mini emergent reader has multiple pages. I keep all the pages together in one pocket to save on space. Then when I need to make copies I can just pull it out.
I print the two writing pages front to back. On one side students trace the sentence, then cut and paste the words in order. Finally, they illustrate the sentence!
Then they flip the paper over and write the sentence twice on the back. There is a little key that reminds them to use a CAPITAL, the rest are lowercase, use finger spaces and end with punctuation.
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.
I copy these two pages front to back.
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.
Finally, students flip their paper over and they write the sentence two times on their own.
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. Then, 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!
My kiddos LOVE working hard and completing their work because they then get to color in their stars.
You can have a bulletin board with each kiddo's chart on it so they can easily keep track and see their progress. When they complete an assignment, they can color the coordinating star on their chart.
You can also keep these charts in a folder, or if you choose to use this as homework just keep it in their HW folder! Parents catch on to this super quick too and its adorable how excited kids get to color their stars. The pictures of each assignment makes it super easy for them to find and color the correct star.
You can choose to give a prize at the end of the month, or just do extra free time, a sticker, etc.
These charts are included in every monthly Read and Write like a Rock Star pack!
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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.
Each week print and copy a new theme for students.
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