Today is all about reading tips and tricks.
Tip: Use task cards for assignments! I make task cards that follow our program needs, so the kids use their sourcebooks for work.
It makes them more independent, and if they have a question I have them reread the task card.
Trick: Use Post-its and Post-It organizers (Joanne and Sarah have some very fun ones!).
Tip: Don't be afraid to break out the picture books to teach the kids how to use a strategy. Yes, they are upper elementary, but they like picture books just as much as the little guys!
Trick (and Tip!): Make your own organizers! Bust out those cute fonts, borders and clipart. It makes the organizers more fun to do, and you are able to customize it so it best fits your needs and your students.
It might take a little longer at first, but it only takes me about 10-15 minutes to make one-time well spent!
Tip: Interactive Notebooks! Whether it's foldables you make on your own, Nicole Shelby's (picture below) or Erin's (Lovin' Lit) or a combination of everything, the kids love it!
What are some of your tips and tricks for reading?
Smiles and Sunshine,