Teachers Pay Teachers Love Back to School Sale Going on NOW!!!

I can’t believe it is August already.  Time to get ready for back to school!!!

Teachers Pay Teachers ❤ Back to School is going on now!  EVERYTHING in my store is 20% off and with the promo code you can save 28%!

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I loved how this letter I received from TpT the other day started.

“Dear Teacher,

We are in awe of you. For all that you give. And for all that you do. We think you’re outstanding, and we want you to love your back to school season just as much as we love you!”

⭐ All my Fluency Packets are on sale.  Each one includes 35 fluency passages and 3 days worth of activities/lesson plans to accompany them!  They provide reading intervention including fluency and comprehension for the entire year!

⭐ All my BUNDLES are also on sale!    So you could have reading intervention including fluency and comprehension for the entire year, for multiple grade levels!  This would allow you to differentiate for your classroom, or if you work with multiple grade levels, the bundles are perfect.  And on sale.  Right now.  Did I mention that?

Additionally, everything else in my store including

Alphabet and Phonics

Behavior & Social Skills

Fluency Sets

Fonts

Math

Sight Words

Writing

I hope you can find exactly what you need and I hope you really do LOVE back to school.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

(Jeremiah 29:11)

Love,

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Teacher’s Appreciation Sale 28% off Everything {Right Now!}

Click on the banner for the link to my Teachers Pay Teacher’s store and SALE!

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“The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.”

{1 Timothy 5:17}

Love,

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Spring Alphabet Activities {Letter Identification, Sequencing & Sounds}

Spring Alphabet Activities {Letter Identification, Sequencing & Sounds}

This packet contains flashcards and templates to use for alphabet activities including letter identification, letter sounds and more. It has a springtime theme with bees, flowers & grass.

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Contents:
Lowercase letter alphabet flashcards (7 pages)
Capital letter alphabet flashcards (7 pages)
Sequencing (letter writing) templates (3 pages)
Bingo Board Templates {SPRINGO!} (2 pages)
Flashcards with letter sound pictures (7 pages)
Template for making CVC words (1 page)
Spring Has Sprung letter matching activity (2 pages)
Progress monitoring pages for teacher and student (5 pages)

The teacher progress monitoring pages include checklists and a graphing template. The student progress monitoring pages give students to color the flower as they learn a new concept to involve them in the goal setting and monitoring process!

I created these materials to use for specially designed instruction and RTI intervention, but it can be used to supplement the general education curriculum as well!

I hope you love it! If you do…
***I really appreciate your feedback and follows!***
Thank you so much!

“They waited for me as for the rain, And opened their mouth as for the spring rain.”

(Job 29: 23)

Love,

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You Know You Want Some Chunky Bliss!!!

I have been inspired lately to make some new fun, funky and pretty fonts.  I have to say, this might be one of my all time faves.  The name?  CHUNKY BLISS.  Doesn’t the name alone just make you happy?  Here is the preview and you can click on the picture for the link to the product in my TpT store.

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It’s just $1.00 for unlimited commercial use!  And of course for all the personal and classroom use you’d like.  🙂  I have used this one a ton already!

I also added this font to the CK Font Bundle, if you like buying in bulk and getting a great deal.

I hope you love it!  If you do, I really appreciate your feedback and follows!

“My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips…”

(Psalm 63:5)

Love,

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Spring Fluency Close Reading Passages & Comprehension Activities {Garden Bugs}

This bundle contains 5 original fluency passages I wrote and 3-4 comprehension and extension activities to accompany each one. The theme is garden creatures and it is just right for spring time!  The passages are all nonfiction informational text and I used real photographs of nature to illustrate the text!

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Using one fluency passage per week, this would provide interventions for 5 weeks.  You could also focus on one fluency passage per day, depending on your needs and schedule. These materials could be used as whole group or small group fluency instruction or as homework.  For each passage there is a teacher copy that you can print in color and reuse. There is also a black and white copy that you can print off for each student and record their scores on it. The comprehension questions and activities allow students to spend time on each selection and participate in close reading strategies to build reading skills. It draws upon Bloom’s Taxonomy to encourage higher levels of thinking skills.

Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Levels range from 4.2-4.5 and are in chronological order. They are all on a fourth grade reading level.

*Suggestion for Use for Small Group Intervention*
These fluency passages, comprehension questions and extension activities can be used as a reading intervention using the hot, warm and cold read strategy. For each week and fluency passage, it would look something like this:

Day 1: Cold read, discussion, comprehension questions (Lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Remembering and Understanding)
Day 2: Warm read, discussion, comprehension questions or activity (Middle levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Applying and Analyzing)
Day 3: Hot read, discussion, extension activity (Highest levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Evaluating and Creating).

The genres of the fluency passages are all non-fiction, informational text. The materials in this packet are aligned to several fourth Grade Common Core Language Arts standards.

I tried to make the fluency passages a little more fun and interesting than other ones I’ve used. I included my fluency progress monitoring graph to track students’ fluency progress with this packet. I also included labels for file folders to create “fluency files” for each student.

I also tried to make this a great value for you!

If you like this, please rate me or follow me.  I am so happy to share this with you!

“The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come…”

{Song of Solomon 2:12}

Love,

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A Sitewide Sale & A New Product!

Teachers Pay Teachers is throwing a sitewide sale called “Teachers Are Heroes!” Love it. The sale is this Wednesday, February 25. Use the promo code HEROES to receive 28% off your purchases!

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I recently added a product which I am super excited about. It’s a fluency and comprehension pack of 8 passages on a sixth grade reading level. The theme? Social Media. What could be more relevant?! It is regularly priced $5.00 but will be marked down to $4.00 during the sale, plus you can get it for an additional 8% off using the code!

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This packet contains 8 fluency passages with accompanying comprehension activities. The fluency passages range from 6.1 – 6.9 Flesch Kincaid readability levels. They are all on a sixth grade reading level. Each passage describes a different social media platform including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube and Vine. They are all nonfiction informational text.

Using one fluency passage per week, this would provide interventions for 8 weeks. For each passage there is a teacher copy that you can print in color and reuse. There is also a black and white copy that you can print off for each student and record their scores on it. The comprehension questions and activities allow students to spend time on each selection and participate in close reading strategies to build reading skills. It draws upon Bloom’s Taxonomy to encourage higher levels of thinking skills.

*How to Use*
These fluency passages, comprehension questions and extension activities were designed to use as a reading intervention using the hot, warm and cold read strategy. For each week and fluency passage, it would look something like this:

Day 1: Cold read, discussion, comprehension questions (Lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Remembering and Understanding)
Day 2: Warm read, discussion, comprehension questions or activity (Middle levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Applying and Analyzing)
Day 3: Hot read, discussion, extension activities (Highest levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Evaluating and Creating).

These materials could be used in other ways as well including as whole group fluency instruction or as homework. The materials in this packet are aligned to several Sixth Grade Common Core Language Arts standards.

I try to make my fluency passages a little more fun than other ones I’ve used and who doesn’t love social media? I included my fluency progress monitoring graph to track students’ fluency progress with this packet. I also included labels for file folders to create “fluency files” for each student.

***Make sure you teach your students about safe Internet use rules, social media etiquette and guidelines. For the majority of these sites, you need to be at least 13 years of age. You may want to get parent permission before using these materials with your students.***

Feel free to use the Q&A link on TPT for any questions you might have!

#Ireallyappreciateyourfeedbackandfollows
#Iamsohappytosharethiswithyou

“But test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.”

(1 Thessalonians 5: 21-22)

Love,

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Valentine Fluency Passage, Comprehension Questions, Color by Sight Word *Giveaway!*

I recently started working on a Kindergarten fluency and comprehension reading intervention packet and here is a little snapshot.

Valentine 3 Day Fluency/Comprehension Reading Intervention

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This is an original fluency passage I wrote, two comprehension activities and a color by sight word coloring page to accompany the text. This package includes a teacher copy that you can print in color and reuse. It also includes a black and white copy that you can print off for each student and record their scores on it.

Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Level: 0.0

*How to Use*
This was designed to use as a reading intervention using the hot, warm and cold read strategy. It would look something like this:

Day 1: Cold read, discussion, color by sight word coloring page (Lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Remembering and Understanding)
Day 2: Warm read, discussion, first page of comprehension questions (Middle levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Applying and Analyzing)
Day 3: Hot read, discussion, second comprehension extension activity (Highest levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Evaluating and Creating).

You can use my fluency progress monitoring graph available for free in my store to track students’ fluency progress with this passage if appropriate for your group.

If you’ll like my Facebook Page, there is a Valentine giveaway going on now!  Check it out,  Offer ends 2/14/14 at 10pm.

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With teacher love,

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