Here is a sample of some of the goodies I have created for the month of February. The valentine packet makes setting up math and literacy stations a breeze and is well aligned to the Common Core. At this time of the year I am looking ahead and doing whatever it takes to teach those letters, sounds, and sight words. I want my students to read with some fluency so these emergent readers have really helped to get them there. From all I have read about Common Core the focus is on reading both literature and non fiction. Students need plenty of opportunities for practice and these readers can go home in a literacy bag. Some of our kiddos do not have books at home so we need to provide them.
We all know that we need to be reading more informational text to our young learners (Common Core protocol) and these two readers provide you with that opportunity. There are plenty of books on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln but I love giving students books they can practice at school with a partner, and take home to proudly read to their family. I love these graphics because they are so simple. Take this opportunity to do guided drawings with these cute images from Scrappin Doodles. Last year I got adorable results.