My favorite read alouds for Setting and Story Elements! Read the post for specific lesson ideas!

My Favorite Picture Books for Setting and Story Elements!

Looking for mentor texts to teach setting and story elements? These read aloud books are some of my favorite! Click over to see how I use these texts in my first grade classroom and get a free lesson!

Beekle read-aloud and activities for K-2 classrooms. The students love this!

This activity with "Beekle" is so much fun! It is a read aloud activity for early elementary classrooms that incorporates graphic organizers to assess reading skills.

AMAZING freebie to use for story maps... Perfect for Kindergarten to sketch their plans before writing! :)

Teach Your Child to Read - AMAZING freebie to use for story maps. Perfect for Kindergarten to sketch their plans before writing! :) - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

Fun Three Little Pigs Activity ideas. Build houses from different materials and test them to see how waterproof they are and how stable.

Three Little Pigs Activity

Fun Three Little Pigs Activity ideas. Build houses from different materials and test them to see how waterproof they are and how stable.

The Thanksgiving story is such an important part of the November holidays.  This list of great Thanksgiving books will keep your kids involved in the holiday drama.  Kids Activities Blog loves reading with children…especially if it is part of the holiday celebration. Our kids love to read stories and I love helping them learn about …

8 {Great} Books about the Thanksgiving Story

Must have picture books with lesson plans.  Links to other blogs with picture book favorites.

What Are You So Grumpy About? by Tom Lichtenheld Great book to help turn grumpiness into silliness. And as we all know grumpy and silly don't go together very well ; Bring awareness to your kids that sometimes it is best to just laugh.

FREE First Grade Reading Comprehension Passages - Set 1

Teach Your Child to Read - FREE First Grade Reading Comprehension Passages - Set 1 - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

13 nonfiction books for women worth reading. These books for adults feature historical stories, books about science, inspirational true stories, and more.

13 Nonfiction Books to Read With Your Book Club

13 nonfiction books for women worth reading. These books for adults feature historical stories, books about science, inspirational true stories, and more.

Book Care. Following an introductory lesson on book care for kindergartners, students list ways to take care of books and then create a digital story/voice recording of what they've learned.

I have been busy this week getting ready to do workshops at our county's New Teacher Orientation, so I've only gotten 4 chart ideas don.

100 FREE Scripts Based on Children’s Books, plays are a fun way to build reading fluency but who has the time to write their own scripts?  This link is a gold mine

THEATRE: 100 FREE Scripts Based on Children’s Books, plays are a fun way to build reading fluency but who has the time to write their own scripts? This link is a gold mine

Focus: Comprehension- retelling Directions: Students will get in partners and roll the dice. They will retell based on what it lands on. Example: Student rolls a 4. "The story took place in Sue's backyard." Source: http://applefortheteach.blogspot.com/2014/03/roll-and-retell-building-summarizing.html

READING ACTIVITY An Apple For The Teacher: Roll and Retell - Building Summarizing, Communication, and Writing Skills after reading a book as a class students pair up or get in small groups and roll the dice and answer the questions.

Updates on what to expect if you're traveling to Walt Disney World this summer (or beyond).

2018 Disney World Vacation Planning Guide

Planning your 2017 Walt Disney World trip can be intimidating for first-time visitors. This guide provides free tips & tricks to save money and

To keep story time spontaneous (but ensure books won't clutter every free corner of your house), file your kids' favorite reads in the deep bins.  See more at Kylie M. Interiors »

12 Ideas That Prove Everyone Needs an IKEA Raskog Cart

FILL A ROAMING LIBRARY To keep story time spontaneous (but ensure books won't clutter every free corner of your house), file your kids' favorite reads in the deep bins.

How to create a retell literacy center in kindergarten. Plus a list of 20 famous stories and retell props (with printables) to complete this center. I love these... I could easily make these a literacy center that'd last the whole year

Retell Literacy Center {20 Famous Story Retelling Ideas and Printables

How to create a retell literacy center in kindergarten. Plus a list of 20 famous stories and retell props (with printables) to complete this center. I love these. I could easily make these a literacy center that'd last the whole year

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