Books, books and more books (and a freebie too!)

First of all there are tons of great giveaways happening all over the blogosphere right now - if you haven't stopped by Collaboration Cuties - you should, it is a great giveaway and a fantastic blog!

The countdown to March Break is on - just 5 more teaching days! This week I am going to revisit making predictions as a reading strategy and when we get back from the break we are moving on to inferences.

Here are a few of the books we will be using for shared readings and to model making predictions that include clues from the text, pictures and our own ideas.

Using picture clues and our schema - we did a fairy tale unit last year.

Using facial clues and words in the title.

Using words in the title - what are shenanigans and picture clues (wolf not a sheep) and our schema - what do we know about wolves and sheep from other books

Using all three - picture clues, words in the title and what we know about mysteries - should lead us nicely into inferencing after the break using mystery books.

Now I know that I need to make anchor charts with my students - but I am so bad at writing on chart paper during a lesson - they turn our horribly bad. Yes I look at pinterest for inspiration but trust me mine never look like that. Sometimes I start them ahead of time and just add info or I rewrite them again after the lesson - but a lot of the time I add pre-made posters to our classroom that include the info I want the students to have and access. Here are the posters and recording sheets I will use this week. Click here for a free copy.

I am linking up with Classroom Freebies for another Manic Monday - check out all the great freebies!

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday


  1. I love your prediction resources! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for following my blog, too.

    Hokie Teach

    1. Thanks you! Your giveaway looks amazing! Have my fingers crossed!

  2. Your posters look awesome, thanks for the freebie!

    Love to Learn 

  3. What cute posters. Thank you for sharing them this week.

  4. Love the posters!

    Found you though CF

    You blog is super cute

    Pocket Full of Kinders

  5. Ooh thank you, this was on my to do list!

  6. Love these! Thanks for sharing on Classroom Freebies!

  7. Shenanigans is one of my favorite words. Definitely going to have to check it out!

    Thanks so much for sharing the anchor chart. I love them. :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

    1. Definitely check it out - it has great vocabulary and fantastic illustrations - the kids in my class loved it!

  8. I love this freebie! Thanks for sharing!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad


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