Category Archive: Blog Hop

Jan 01

Where the Red Fern Grows – A Winter Mentor Text

  Welcome to the Reading Crew Winter Mentor Text Blog Linkup When thinking about a winter related book to use as a mentor text, I immediately thought of Where the Red Fern Grows. In the novel, Billy has to battle the winter weather in life and death situations twice. In Chapter 10, Little Ann falls …

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Oct 07

Fall Mentor Text – The Witches by Roald Dahl

    Welcome to the Reading Crew Fall Mentor Text Blog Linkup As September comes to an end, and October rolls around, I like for my students to start a novel with a Halloween theme. These are not necessarily Halloween books, but ones that have themes that represent the season. For younger students, Stellaluna with …

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Aug 05

Tracking Student Fluency Rates

  The Reading Crew is a group of primary through middle school reading specialists. About three to four times a year, we share materials and ideas through a blog hop or link up. This time we are sharing organizational tips for literacy. Enjoy collecting checklists, guided reading tool lists, organizational tools, and printables that you will use daily. …

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Jun 03

Flip Flops, Beach Chairs and Great Books ~ Charlotte’s Web

  Welcome to the Reading Crew Blog Hop [Friday, June 3 – Friday, June 10] Charlotte’s Web I remember sitting in my fourth grade classroom. My teacher had just finished reading Charlotte’s Web. Several students had tears streaming down their faces. I will never forget how Mrs. Jones explained that a good book will often make …

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Mar 17

Growing Readers Mentor Text

  Welcome to the Reading Crew Blog Hop [Friday, March 18 – Sunday, March 20] On each blog, you will see a mystery word. Please be sure to record them because you will need each word for a five point entry in our raffle. To help you keep track, you can print and use this …

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Nov 27

Winter Mentor Texts

  Hello and welcome to our second annual Winter Wonderland link up!  Last year, The Reading Crew sponsored a winter literacy hop, but we decided to run it a little different this time. Instead of hopping with the potential of dead links, we decided on a closed link up. What this means is that there …

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Oct 01

Flipping for Fall Mentor Texts

   Welcome to the Reading Crew Blog Hop!   The Reading Crew is a group of primary through middle school reading specialists. About three to four times a year, we share materials and ideas through a blog hop. Here is how this hop will work: We have divided our blog posts into primary and upper elementary paths. Select the path that is most appropriate …

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Apr 10

Spring is Here Blog Hop

  Welcome to the Spring is Here Blog Hop.       a Rafflecopter giveaway   Some students love poetry right away; others find it a real challenge. Because of this, I often begin my poetry unit with familiar songs. I change the songs from year to year depending on what is on the top …

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Nov 20

Gift of Reading Blog Hop

Welcome to the Gift of Reading Blog Hop.   My “freebie” for this blog hop contains three sample activities from my upcoming product Figurative Language.     The first activity is a foldable graphic organizer explaining similes, metaphors, and personification. For the second activity, students select an idiom about feet such as get under someone’s feet feet of clay find your feet get cold …

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Oct 02

Harvest of Freebies

Welcome to the Harvest of Freebies Blog Hop.   I love holidays! I get as excited as my students when I pull out holiday related materials. My “freebie” for this blog hop includes a turnaround upside down book as well as a comprehension game. With the turn around upside down book, students read about the Pilgrims from the …

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