Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Songs for Shared Reading

These cute songs are ready for Halloween!  Check out the video that goes with The Skeleton Dance:

Words and Actions

Another song is "This is the Way We Carve Our Pumpkin" with actions:

Friday, October 25, 2013

Super Sleuths Blog Hop #19

Hi Y'all!
I am so happy to be one of 28 literacy/reading specialists involved in the Super Sleuth Blog Hop!  I love creating  items for students and teachers! I believe in using researched-based strategies and providing those resources to you as freebies!
Today's freebie focuses on comprehension.  Comprehension is all about making meaning.  I have included the Somebody Wanted But So strategy to help students summarize, a list of Generative Questions for you to help readers think deeply, and the FAST character trait analyzing strategy.  I hope that these will help you!
"True comprehension goes beyond literal understanding and involves the reader's interaction with text.  If students are to become thoughtful, insightful readers, they must extend their thinking beyond a superficial understanding of the text."  Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis  

Download Strategies Here!

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Book Units Teacher
This is a most fabulous item!  Don't miss it!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Storybook Pumpkins Oh My!

Do you recognize some of your favorite books and characters?  These fabulous pumpkins were created by elementary students and displayed in the library!  What a wonderful idea!