Tuesday, June 30, 2015

TpT Seller Challenge WEEK 3: Make Your Masterpiece


It is the third week of the TpT Seller Challenge hosted by Sparkling in Second, Teach Create Motivate, Third in Hollywood, and the Peppy Zesty Teacherista.  I've been working on my "masterpiece" for the last several weeks and it's finally finished!

These past few years, I've felt like our class was drowning in sticky notes!  When meeting with my students, I'd usually give them Post-Its to mark and make notes on when practicing their reading strategies.  The stickies would get lost and would often times end up on the floor.  So, to cut back on the stickies, I created graphic organizers for frequently-used comprehension and accuracy/decoding strategies.

The organizers can be used for assessing students’ understanding and application of a given strategy. They can also be used as a discussion piece for one-on-one reading conferences with students, as quick assessments, in small groups, as text supplements, in whole-group lessons, etc. As I assign students a strategy to work on during reading conferences/groups, I will give them a corresponding organizer to keep folded in their books or book boxes. I'll then write their current focus strategy on their “Strategy Bookmark” (below).



The kids then have a running record of the strategies they’ve used right at their fingertips to reference when reading independently.

Everything is organized in this binder so I can quickly grab strategy sheets as needed.

{The binder cover, tabs, and spine label are also included in the packet.}         

This Reading Strategy Organizer Pack is now available in my TpT Shop.  It will be on sale for $3 this week only! Next week, it will return to the original price of $5.  Click any image to check it out!  :)
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  1. This is a wonderful idea! And so cute!
    -Danielle @ Nouvelle

  2. This is an amazing resource! I am going to tell some friends about this resource. I just left a school where I taught 2nd grade and we used CAFE. This looks like it would go great with that!

  3. What a fabulous resource for any classroom teacher! Great work!

  4. Your organizers look incredible! And I love the bookmarks for students to use. Great work! So glad I stopped by your blog today! :)
    The Tally Tales

  5. Wow! This is a great idea. I know what you mean about drowning in sticky notes. Thanks for sharing such a great idea!


  6. I love those custom tabs!! So cute!

    A Pinch of Kinder

  7. Hi ,

    I happened to chance upon your blog and found it very interesting!

    We have recently launched a science app that uses augmented reality to enhance classroom teaching. The app has 3D models for kindergarten to grade 12. I thought you might want to check it out and may be review it on your blog, if possible.

    It is a paid app(with a few models free) but in case you are interested in trying it out I will be happy to provide you with a free copy.

    The link to the app is: 



    You can also search for the app on the app store as 'Augmenter'.

    Do let me know if you would be interested. I am really Looking forward to your response.

    happy teaching!


  8. I love this! How did you get the circled dividers to stay? Print on card-stock and laminate?