Friday, July 15, 2011

Growing Readers

I've been blogging for about five minutes, and I've never tried to link to a printable before. Let's see if this works!

Growing Readers by Kathy Collins may just be my favorite professional book ever written. Most reading books are written for elementary teachers, but this one is written from a purely first grade perspective. Love it!

My team always does her mini-lessons during the first few weeks of school to prepare the first graders for a year full of reading fun. I made up this little activity for the kiddos to do after the mini-lesson about their favorite reading memory. The kids talk about their favorite memories with family or friends and then they get to record it. There's not much writing space because we usually do this the first week of school!

Click here for the download!


Amanda said...

Hi Mandy!! How addicting is the world of blogging? I find myself spending HOURS each night on here! Thanks for the tip on the Growing Readers book; I'll definitely have to check it out! By the way, I'm now your newest follower!

Frolicking Through First

Miss Jessie said...

This will be my first year teaching first grade (my fifth year overall). Thanks for the recommendation on the book. I will definitely have to check it out!