Category Archive: Blog Hop

Jan 01

Where the Red Fern Grows – A Winter Mentor Text

  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 into the mostly ice covered river. Billy must save her …

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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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Mar 17

Sarah, Plain and Tall Homophone and Homograph Games

Sarah, Plain and Tall Sarah, Plain and Tall is a short historical novel by Patrica MacLachlan. It is set in the prairie states during the nineteenth century. Sarah answers an ad from Jacob who is looking for a mother for his children after his wife passes away while giving birth to his youngest child Caleb. Sarah …

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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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Sep 30

Harvest of Learning Blog Hop

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Check back here on October 3-5 for the Harvest of Freebies Blog Hop.   Get fabulous free items from the following:   Stacy Pearson (Teacher’s Take Out) Kristin Riley (Reading.Writing.Thinking) Colleen Noffsinger (Literacy Loving Gals) Erin Beers (Mrs. Beers’ Language Arts Class) Jana Wilson (Thinking Out Loud) Bex Mawn (Reading …

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