Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday Freebie: Reading in Different Voices

Here's another idea for the Fluency Work Station! Reading in Different Voices

K-1 version and one for older kiddos too! Visit my store for your FREE copy!





Also be sure to check out the FREE clip art at this site!
http://www.mycutegraphics.com/graphics/graphics.html
If you click around enough, you might find some other "voices".



Remember, fluency is MORE than rate/speed of reading! Have fun with it!


Melissa

Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Freebie: Lots of Lists for the Writing Station

It's still Friday right? So it still can be a Friday Freebie? Whew!

I had a LOOOOOOOOOONG list of things I was going to get done today... and while I did a lot, it was NOT stuff from my list. Alas...

In preparing for another week of presentations I was looking at some things for Work Stations!

How 'bout this for a Friday Freebie?  LOTS OF LISTS!!!!!!


Students can be challenged to think of lists of things from this list!  Simple. Fun.  Those are the BEST kinds of Stations right? You try it- things that are cold?  GO!

Click here to print for FREE from my TpT store! Please take a minute to follow my store while you are there so you won't miss another Freebie!

Cheers!
Melissa

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Friday Freebie for Fluency

I've been busy working on a presentation for a district in Texas and in doing so, I've been creating a lot of new things! That means new and FREE things for you blog readers out there and lots of Friday Freebies!


Today I'm sharing a Friday Freebie for FLUENCY!  Fluency, the forgotten part of reading! Fluency, the thing we hope students just attain. Fluency, the skills of rate, accuracy and prosody, that NEEDS TO BE TAUGHT in order to be mastered with today's kiddos!

If you follow my blog, you know I believe in a Work Station/Center focused on Fluency work for students every week.  This is a FREEBIE that could easily integrate into a work station.

Introduce the activity using this text...


Then put THIS in the Work Station.



Once kids have mastered this practice, allow them to create their own. Try the same with sight words and sight word phrases!  Visit my TpT store for YOUR FREE COPY!

Cheers!


Melissa

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

It's JULY Y'all!

WOO HOO! July! July is summer... July is HOT... July is the 4th! July is family and friends and a roller-coaster of professional development and travel for Leach's Literacy Training.  I'm on vacation right now, but in 13 days I will be hitting the ground non-stop until teachers go back to school! I'm getting my REST now!

So it's time to blog for Farley's Currently.  All the bloggers are getting excited about the big conference in Vegas. I worked that conference for five years in a row.  I don't go anymore... but hearing everyone gearing up and packing certainly makes me miss it!  Have fun y'all!



Listening: There's this girl on HGTV who is from Detroit- accent and all- and she likes to bring old houses back to their original beauty. They are usually houses about to be condemned or torn down and I just love her show! That's what's on the TV, but the TV is right by the door to the porch, which is open (screen door closed) and the birds are making all kinds of noises at the feeders.

Loving: July means a lot of things and it also means a trip HOME TO MY MICHIGAN. Affectionately called the Mitten!  Oh Michigan!  The cooler temps! The green grass! All the trees! The sounds, smells, events, of my childhood. Every summer brings a trip home and I couldn't be more in love with my sweet state!

Thinking: So.... I'm pregnant! Yep!  Due early November! When I sit still (which isn't very often) but is happening now, that's when I feel him move (which only started a few days ago) and it is just amazing.  I'll be seeing some of you this summer and I will be big as a house! Just wait!

Wanting: So for the reason above (so much to do before November) and because I'm on vacation- time just needs to slow down!

Needing: I have a bunch of material to prepare for my summer trainings on Literacy Work Stations for teachers across the state of Texas... I have the files ready... I just need to print... but there is nowhere to print in this town! I'm in a small town Up North in Michigan... I have time to do it later... but I just want to do it NOW and have it off the to-do list.  Oh well.  I will just have to wait.

All STAR:  It is so hard to think of things I'm good at and could post without y'all thinking I'm full of myself.  I guess I could say that I'm good at laughing!  I love to laugh! And it's LOUD y'all! If you get embarrassed easily- I wouldn't hang out with me- or my laugh!

Melissa