A little while ago, I was contacted by MPM School Supplies and I had the chance to do a little shoppin’ for my classroom! Squee!
We heard the group coming to us this year would need a significant boost in reading comprehension. When I peeked at their reading levels, I started gathering resources for strategy groups, RTI, and guided reading.
Here are a couple of gems I found:
I started using this bad boy last week as we finally got past our rituals and routines lessons in Reader’s Workshop. I have several kiddos reading on a first grade level, and I want to determine early on if they need extra instruction or if something more needs to be done for them. This is perfect for that! I love having sequential resources that I can maneuver into guided reading and strategy groups that don’t take up my entire segment with a group.
I started using this book as a homework practice page once a week. I shrinky dink the page to 85% and it works great! I ask my kids to use a couple of strategies (underline the evidence and slash the trash) so that I know they aren’t just circling random answers. I also love the written component with each story. It’s good practice for our CCSS assessments!
I haven’t had a chance to use these yet, but I know it’s coming soon! When we introduce informational text, one of the first standards we’ll teach is finding the main idea and supporting key details. I love using task cards in small groups and as a SCOOT assessment. Small groups are probably my favorite because I can check in with more students than during a whole group session.
I somehow lost my grade tracker during the pack up and unpack season at school, so I added in one of these as well. After teaching literacy for 6 years, my math skillz aren’t quite as quick as they used to be! Plus, with 40+ students each year, I need something to make the grading process go by a little quicker whenever I can!
Oh, be still my smelly-marker-lovin’-heart! I love me some Mr. Sketch. They are my FAVORITE chart markers. Hands down. So when I saw these on MPM’s site, I absolutely had to get them. I wish I had gotten several packs because when I went to order more… WAAAAAAH! They are gone! NO MAS! If anyone knows where to get them, please let me know. I am in serious Sadsville over here! They are absolutely perfect for grading, doodling, and putting yourself in a better mood!
So here’s the delicious part for you!
Since we have all survived this blogger d-r-o-u-g-h-t I’ve been in, I’m giving away 1 copy of BOTH comprehension assessment books that I’ve used. I’m also throwing in $10 to my TPT store to the winner. It’s going to be a quickie so I can get the books out to the winner ASAP, so get on it! 🙂