Literacy 1st and 2nd Bundle - don't miss out!

 Hi folks!  Sorry it's been a while since I've posted!  Things have been a little crazy with baby Jay and  I have also been a tad under the weather - so have fallen behind on many things!

Below you will find a fabulous deal which has been running for a while, but I am only getting a chance to post about it now - apologies!  Please read on!

So...... some teacher friends and I have teamed up to offer you some fabulous teaching resources to make life a bit easier!  

Click on the pic to check out the deal!
Full retail value of $56.75 and only available for a limited time.  $14.99 which is 74% off!  

Extreme value alert!

Includes 10 instant downloads and materials including centers, printables, vocabulary, and much, much more.

Academic Concepts Covered

Sight words
Grade level appropriate phonics and decoding skills
Close reading
Informational Text
Plural and irregular nouns
Root words, prefixes & suffixes
Classifying and categorizing
Linking, helping, and action verbs
Synonyms and antonyms
Rhyming

You get 10 great products in this bundle and two of those are from me!  From me you will receive:   


Non-fiction Comprehension Pack Checkbox Challenge for Struggling Readers

I created this pack to encourage struggling readers from second to fourth grades to practice their comprehension skills, using non-fiction text with age-appropriate content.

The texts vary in length, but I have tried to keep the sentence structure and vocabulary simple. The passages are mostly written within the third to fifth grade Lexile bands. A word of caution however - the levels should only be used as a guideline - some of the more challenging topic vocabulary increases the Lexile level. (This type of vocabulary is topic specific and students would not be expected to know it).

The pack contains 2 pages per topic, which can be printed back to back. The first page introduces the text and questions. On the second page, students can highlight the piece of text which contains the answer. Some questions may require the students to look beyond the text to infer the answer.

I have used this pack with my advanced first graders, although the basic premise is for intervention with older grades.

• The texts help students develop skills in retrieving information from text.
• The check boxes allow those students, who struggle with handwriting and writing skills, to demonstrate their understanding and achieve success.
• These texts are suitable for independent work and ideal for shared and guided reading. They are also suitable for small group work where reading skills can be modelled, practiced and developed. 

Please check the free preview – you will find a freebie text to download to help you decide if this pack is right for you and your students.

TEXTS

Frogs
Penguins
Polar Bears
Bats
Owls
Spiders
Ants
The King of the Jungle
Jellyfish
Dinosaurs
Hibernation
Pirates
Ancient Egyptians
Pilgrims
Community Helpers
Dentists
Planet Facts
Earth Day
The Water Cycle
The Four Seasons
Weather Forecasting
The Journey of the Banana
Teddy Bears


Sight Words Dolch First Grade Print and Go Practice Worksheets Plus Review

Sight words are such a huge part of the ‘learning to read’ process and repeated practice is a must for children to gain confidence in recognizing and reading these ‘tricky’ words.

This pack contains all of the Dolch sight words for first grade, but can equally be applied to below grade readers and advanced Kindergartners.

I have tried to include as many skills as possible to engage our young learners and hope that the practice contained within helps your students feel comfortable with the challenges presented in daily reading practice.

The pages can be printed back to back for paper saving and can also be made into a lasting 'book' for use throughout the year.

For each word, there are two pages of practice. After every 5 words, I have included a 2-page fun review.

I have also included a workbook cover should you wish to contain the pages within a ‘book’.

Answer keys for the word searches can be found at the end of the pack.

CONTENTS

There are 41 Dolch first grade sight words. For formatting purposes, I have added 4 Dolch nouns: back, door, house, table, 
giving a total of 45 practice words.

Practice Page 1

• Read
• Build
• Trace
• Write
• Color
• Circle the word
• Glue the word

Practice Page 2

• Write a sentence
• Recognize the correct word

Review Page 1

• Word Search containing 5 sight words

Review Page 2

• 5 sentences with missing sight words
• 5 sight words with missing letter

74% off and only for a limited time!  
Head on over to Educents to stock up for first and second grade classrooms!  You really don't want to miss this fabulous deal - only 4 days left to snap it up!

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Educents Launch and Giveaway!

Have you heard the news!? Educents is opening their MARKETPLACE! What does that mean? That means that besides the already AMAZING deals they offer on a daily basis, you can now purchase items from sellers stores, also on a daily basis! WHAT!? That’s right! Over 500 sellers have already created stores in the Educents Marketplace, so you are sure to find some money-saving deals any time you need them! 

To LAUNCH the whole thing, several of the sellers are joining in to bring you a sneak peek at a FREE product offered in their new sale, as well as hosting a giveaway for $50 worth of Educents Credits. You can buy a LOT of educational materials with that kind of money! And, there are several groups of bloggers who are joining the LAUNCH, which means multiple ways to enter.

My freebie came about as a result of a weekly free newspaper being delivered to our school.  I wanted to find a way to utilise this gift if I didn't want it to end up in the paper bin for recycling!  The idea of task cards was simple, but effective.  I could laminate them and add them to a center for early finishers.  Adding the editable task cards meant I can change out topics depending on what we were currently learning.  Of course my students love being up to their elbows in newsprint!!
Just click on the image above to find this freebie in my Educents store.


Watch the excitement build as you bring in that big bundle of newspapers for your students to work with! A great way to introduce or review ELA skills and keep your students engaged and motivated at the same time!

Task cards include: 

Emotions
Alphabet
Reading Expression/Fluency
Vowels
Adjectives
Compound Words
Dictionary Work
Opposites

I have added a set of editable task cards for you to add your own content.

After you check out my Educents store (and FREEBIE), be sure to check out some of the other stores in the link up below. And, of course, make sure to enter for your chance to win $50 in Educents credits too!

Educents Marketplace $50 in Edubucks Giveaway #2 - First Grade Stores
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