Monday, October 13, 2014

Setting Up A Classroom & Home Reading Program

This post has been moved to Proud to be Primary's blog. I can't wait for you to head over and grab my reading program tips!

14 comments:

  1. Great post, Elyse! I also do Daily 5 in my classroom and a home-school reading program, so I love to get sneak peaks at how other teachers set it up!

    Gina
    Miss Peluso's Kindergarten

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    1. Thanks Gina! Hoping I can help some new teachers or teachers looking for some organizational tips in how to set things up!
      Elyse :)

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  2. Awesome post Elyse! I love how organized your classroom & students are. These are fantastic tips for new teachers & refreshers for veteran teachers. GREAT! xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much, Dianna! I really appreciate your feedback and support!
      Elyse :)

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  3. This was an awesome post, Elyse! Those clothespins on the baskets and Velcro on the flap of the envelopes is GENIUS! I also do a home reading program and have always used bags, but I am pretty sure I will switch to envelopes now! Thanks for the tips!

    Ashley
    One Sharp Bunch

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    1. Thanks Ashley! It's those small things that help keep the chaos that is a teacher's reality more manageable! !
      Elyse :)

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  4. I've been thinking about implementing a school-to-home reading envelope/folder and your post is just the inspiration I needed to JUST DO IT! Thanks so much for the thorough post and freebie!
    Gratefully,
    ~Jennifer
    Stories and Songs in Second

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    1. I am so happy to help, Jennifer! Your families will love it as much as you will!!
      Elyse :)

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  5. Girl, great post! Your classroom looks so cheerful and happy! I love it!
    Alisha
    Missing Tooth Grins

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  6. Thanks Alisha! I'm like you...a girl who love color!!
    Elyse :)

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  7. Awesome post! Love the home reading program ideas and freebies. Really great!
    Laura
    Differentiation Station Creations

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  8. Great post - I love the organization of your program. Thank you for the FREEBIES!

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  9. Great post, I love your sit spots too! I love the idea of clipping their name on the basket that has their leveled books. I may consider organizing my classroom library this way since we are moving to lexiles. I also did the take home books like you did when we used the Rigby system and had Rigby books for that purpose. I'm at a new school now so I don't do it anymore. Glad you're having so much success with it, looks fantastic!
    Kristen

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  10. Reading Makes Your Child Smarter

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    1. Vocabulary Development and Instruction: A Prerequisite for School Learning
    Andrew Biemiller, University of Toronto

    2. Early reading acquisition and its relation to reading experience and ability 10 years later.
    Cunningham AE, Stanovich KE.

    3. Double Jeopardy How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation
    Donald J. Hernandez, Hunter College and the Graduate Center,

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