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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Free Reading Task Cards

Really? It's only Tuesday? Are you sure?
I've presented three sessions for our district's Core Conference over the past two days. 

I wore heels.
I don't know why.
I love sharing ideas with teachers.
I don't like doing it in heels.

Enough whining.

One of our sessions was on using formative assessments to differentiate the activities in your literacy stations.
Here is a set of reading task cards I thought you might like that I shared with the teachers.

Each is leveled according to whether the student is Approaching (At-Risk), On-Level, or Beyond.

Just click on the pic above to get your freebie!

Monday, June 23, 2014


Here is the TREE material for Opinion and Argument writing.  I think you can slide these materials right in to the themes I've posted over the past several days. If I added a graphic to match each theme, I thought it looked too busy. This packet includes small copies for attaching to a student's desk or in a writing journal.

I will work on the material for narrative writing next.

I hope this works for you. Please keep checking back for the narrative info. I have meetings every day this week, so It might be a little while before I get it posted.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

A Plethora of SRSD Freebies!

I guess all these posts on SRSD freebies qualify me as a binger, huh?
You've been coming up with great ideas for themes, so I couldn't stop!

Here are two more....Hollywood and camping!

Don't forget to check out this book on using SRSD with writing.

Have a great week!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Even More SRSD Freebies!

I'm just about caught up with all the requests I've received for SRSD freebies. I hope you've been able to find a theme of SRSD freebies you can use. If not, let me know and I'll try to help.

Here are the latest versions.

Click on the pics above to get your freebies.

Friday, June 20, 2014

3rd Installment of SRSD Freebies!

This is getting fun! If you haven't been checking my blog this week, go all the way back to Tuesday and see what we've been learning and sharing about SRSD.

Here are three more themes for you. To get your freebie, just click on the pic below that you like. If you don't see a theme you like here or from the previous two days, leave a comment and I'll try to make one for you (as long as I already have the clip art).

Don't forget to check my Pinterest SRSD Board for more ideas for SRSD by clicking {HERE}.
I've ordered the book below and can't wait for it to get in. We might just have to do a book study when I get it. What do you think?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

More SRSD Writing Freebies!

Thanks for all the interest in yesterday's post on freebies to support SRSD for Writing. If you want more info on this strategy for teaching writing, click {HERE} to see the original blog post and grab some freebies.

I mentioned yesterday that if you needed a specific theme for the freebies and I already have the clip art, I will try to make you a freebie packet for your theme.

Here are three more themes based on requests from yesterday.
If you don't see one you like, leave a comment below and I'll try to help you out.

Just click on the pic you like to get your freebie.

Next up......Ocean Creatures Theme!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

SRSD????? --Freebies!

Our State Department is training teachers to use SRSD as we teach writing.
I've been asking for a reliable way to teach writing for YEARS! Here it is FINALLY!
(At least I hope so.....the proof is in the pudding. We'll see what happens when we use it at school this year.)
SRSD stands for Self-Regulated Strategy Development. Students are given strategies, mnemonics to help them remember, and lots of modeling and practice to help them internalize the strategies. For more info, click {HERE} to visit the thinkSRSD website.

I've made three packets to help our teachers as we incorporate them into our instruction this year. If you would like any of the information, just click on the pictures below. Each packet contains 25 pages of materials to help you as you implement  SRSD. There are different versions of the materials to help you differentiate for your students. Everything is free! I designed the files to be used in a writing notebook. Make sure you visit their website so you'll know how to implement the materials.  As I learn more, I'll be updating the files and adding more goodies. Keep checking my blog to stay up to date.

If you have a certain theme you'd like to use, leave me a comment and I'll try to make one for you if I already have the clip art. I think this is THAT good and want EVERYONE to know about it!

(Click on the pic below to follow my SRSD Pinterest Board. It's my latest obsession for pinning!)

If you want more info, check out the following book.