National Read a Book Day 2022

National Read A Book Day is a fantastic opportunity to encourage the love of reading! Reading will benefit students throughout their lives. Making reading an enjoyable and fascinating experience will help them stay the course.Reading aloud to students transports them to a magical place different from real life, somewhere new and exhilarating. Reading a book … Read more

Math/Reading/Writing Classic Accents Variety Packs Creative Activities by TREND enterprises

Fishing for Facts(Use T-10936 Fish Friends)Create your own fishpond and write math facts on the back of each fish. No limit on these prize fish! Patterns(Use T-10940 Fall Leaves)These leaves are perfect for activities that teach sorting and patterning. In the fall, you can go outside and repeat some of your activities using real leaves … Read more

Inventors Making Things Better – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Have children summarize what they learned about inventions. Help them list the inventors and their inventions. Ask them to discuss which of the inventions they think made the most difference in their lives. Response ActivitiesInvention Hall of FameMaterials: art paper, writing paper, crayons or markers To follow up on the discussion in After … Read more

Reading Inspiration Mini Bulletin Boards by TREND enterprises T-8253

You’ll need:T-8253 Reading Inspiration Bulletin Board SetT-92150 Cool Swirls Terrific Trimmers®T-10828 Speech Bubbles Mini AccentsT-10936 Fish Friends Classic Accents® Variety PackT-78304 Yellow Sparkle 2″ STICK-EZE Stick-On LettersT-73212 Blue Horizontal Jumbo Incentive ChartT-46165 TREND Kids superSpots® StickersT-1093 Wipe-Off® Graphing GridT-81030 Way to Go!-Parrot Recognition Awards Keep the theme going: T-10931 Bright Books Classic Accents®T-38943 Intermediate Reading … Read more

Rocks and Minerals: The World Beneath Our Feet – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Lead students in a discussion about the elements of nonfiction, including the text organization used by the author. You may wish to distribute copies of the Comprehension Master on p. 58. Vocabulary Activity: Word RelationshipsMaterials: glossary wordsHave students work in pairs to look for relationships among the glossary words. Ask them to choose … Read more

The Lion and the Mouse – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Talk about how Mouse helped Lion. Ask children to think of ways Lion could help Mouse in return. Encourage children to discuss the lesson taught in this fable. Response ActivitiesAnother FableMaterials: noneHave children divide into small groups to make-up and act out their own fables about Lion and Mouse. Remind them to include … Read more

Little Red and the Wolf – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Talk about this version of “Little Red Riding Hood.” Discuss how the pictures help tell the story. Ask children to describe what they think the pictures reveal about each character. Response ActivitiesWhere Do We Go From Here?Materials: board, chalkOn the way to Grandmother’s house, Little Red Riding Hood made several stops. With children, … Read more

A Smiling Salad – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Talk about what happened in the book. Review children’s pre-reading predictions. Ask children if they were surprised by the ending. Have children think about vegetables they would and would not put in a salad. Response ActivitiesSalad RecipesMaterials: paper, crayons, salad ingredients, bowlLet children view the available ingredients and think about their own secret … Read more

Amazing Birds of the Rainforest – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Guide children to review the book. Have volunteers tell which bird they liked best and why. Compile children’s responses on the board. Then as a class choose one of the birds to research and learn more about. Response ActivitiesBird Trading CardsMaterials: index cards, crayonsGive each child three index cards. Tell children to select … Read more

Letter/Word Jumble for Grades 1–4 Language Arts, Spelling and Reading Activity by TREND enterprises

Letter/Word Jumble for Grades 1–4 Directions: You will be able to use this activity frequently for many topics or subjects. It’s fun and engaging, and kids will enjoy it every time. Punch out all of the letters in your Ready Letters® package(s). Laminate the letters to add durability for frequent use. Affix one magnet to … Read more

Ecosystems – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Return to the information from the Before Reading activity. Have students add additional facts for each ecosystem. You may wish to distribute copies of the Comprehension Master on p. 106. Vocabulary Activity: Group StoryMaterials: glossary wordsHave students use glossary words to create an oral story. One student begins by using a glossary word … Read more

Dinosaur SHOW and TELL – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Talk about the collections, favorite things, and pets in the story. Ask children if the items the characters share remind them of something they own. Discuss the children’s before-reading predictions and have them consider whether or not their predictions match what the author wrote. Response ActivitiesDinosaur DialogMaterials: noneExplain to children that this story … Read more

The President of the United States – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Have students reflect on the information they learned in the book. Add this information to the K-W-L chart. You may wish to distribute copies of the Comprehension Master on p. 70. Vocabulary Activity: Glossary Words BingoMaterials: glossary words, blank bingo cards with 16 word squaresHave students use 16 glossary words to fill in … Read more

All Around the United States: A Travel Adventure – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Have students look at the map on the Contents page. Ask them to find each family’s hometown, then identify the regions each family traveled through to arrive in South Dakota. You may wish to distribute copies of the Comprehension Master on p. 87. Vocabulary Activity: Travel StoryMaterials: list of Key Vocabulary words, index … Read more

Teaching Reading Beyond the Primary Grades by Scholastic SC-0439767571 976757

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is one of the major methods of tracking students’ literacy achievement across the country. Since its beginnings in 1969, it has been administered periodically to fourth- and eighth grade students. The most recent results, published in 2005, indicate that there was no significant change in reading performance between … Read more

Laura Ingalls Wilder – Pair-It Emergent Reader Activity by Steck-Vaughn

AFTER READING Discuss what children learned from reading the story, and fill in the third column on the chart. Ask if anything they learned about Laura Ingalls Wilder surprised them. Response ActivitiesAn InterviewMaterials: writing paper, pencilsHave children write questions they would like to have asked Laura Wilder. Then have children take turns pretending to be … Read more

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