If you feel disorganized, unprepared, or unsure about your small-group or guided reading, then you are in the right place! This toolkit is perfect for streamlining your guided reading instruction in kindergarten and first grade.
Do you sometimes struggle to fit in all of your guided reading groups?
Do you wish you had tools on hand to model a certain skill or strategy quickly?
Do you wish you had organized, ready-to-go resources for your students to practice important skills at each reading level?
These ‘wishes’ were the inspiration for my newest resource: Reading Warm-ups!
This toolkit is the perfect resource for reviewing a few skills to warm up your students’ brains before your guided reading book, or as a quick strategy lesson before sending them off to read independently!
⭐️⭐⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This is an AMAZING resource! I always struggle to get together plans for all my guided reading groups, but don’t have to anymore with these warm up activities! Very engaging activities for my struggling learner kiddos. Thank you!” -Brittany C.
There are 3 components to this resource, for each level! PRINTABLE + DIGITAL
- 1-page warm-ups: These are designed to be a quick 2 or 3-minute review and practice of reading skills and strategies to warm up your students for reading! You can do the whole page or pick a section to work on. Teacher directions to read to students are in each box, so these are great for assistants and subs as well. There are 181 warm-ups in this bundle for levels AA to J.
- Skill Cards: These cards focus on one skill at a time, providing many practice opportunities. There are 650 cards included in this bundle!
- Teacher Tent Cards: These foldable cards are perfect for introducing or reviewing the skill/ strategy, modeling, and keeping on display for reference throughout your lesson! No planning necessary and no more fumbling to find an example to model! Just read the teacher side and show the example side to kids. 74 tent cards are included in the following 4 categories:
- Print Concepts
- Comprehension & Monitoring
- Fluency & Expression
>>>Skills and Strategies Include:
•Left to right directionality
•1:1 Correspondence using pictures, letters, words, and sentences
•Letter vs. picture discrimination
•Reading decodable labels
•Blending CVC, CCVC, VCE words
•Initial and Final Blends
•Reading sentences with the above skills
•Sight word fluency
•Matching text to pictures
•Dialogue: Quotation marks
•Expression: Bold words
•Using Text Features
•Identifying Story Elements
•Figuring out unknown words
•Using a pronunciation Guide
•Reading -s, -ed and –ing endings
•Monitoring for understanding
• and so much MORE!
***FREE DIGITAL UPGRADE*** Now also includes digital Google Slides versions of all components!
- Reading Strategy Cards
- Skill Cards
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READ WHAT OTHER TEACHERS HAVE SAID:
“After I bought the first set, I hoped you would make more sets. Never before this year have I had such a wide range of abilities in my class. I have had to change the way I teach this year in that I am having to teach more small groups. These warm ups are so handy and well put together that it helps guide my groups! It is exactly what I was hoping it would be! Can’t wait for your next set!” -Marcy
“This bundle is very comprehensive! It builds on skills in phonics and reading strategies. Everything is laid out for you so all you have to do is print and use. The format is similar so students will know what to expect and routines can be established. This is a great resource that can be sent home for extra practice. It would also be great for parent volunteers and tutors to work with the students. There are even parts that I could put in a fluency center once we have worked through it in guided reading for additional practice to build fluency and confidence. I cannot wait to get these resources out together also I can put them to action in my classroom. Thank you for designing such a great resource! I definitely need the previous bundle. I hope you’re going to make more of these!!” -Kristi
“Holy moly is there a TON included in this resource! I can already think of MANY ways these pages can be used…morning work, centers, small groups, homework, independent practice, early finishers, etc. I love that there is structure, yet the pages do not feel boring or repetitive. The mix of skills targeted is also something I’m not used to seeing in many other products–for example: I love how the Level F skill cards not only focus on concepts like digraph blends, they also focus on reading with expression and matching dialogue to speaker (concepts I think are often overlooked). I’m crossing my fingers this type of product will be expanded for higher levels as well!” -Meghan
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