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For Teaching Reading & Literature

By Colleen Gallagher @

I have compiled a large majority of my reading and literature teaching ideas on to this PACKET. You will find emergent readers, pocket chart activities, center materials, sight word books, activities to match the popular books that teachers use in their classrooms, and tons more.  Over 250 files!! All you have to do is print and sometimes laminate & cut before you use these ideas or manipulatives with your students. All of the files are in word format. This means that you may modify each sheet to meet your needs. You can add to the sheet, take somthing off of it, or use as it is. This is great for busy teachers who want to create creative lessons that meet the needs of their students and also meet educational standards!

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1.) A Plus Book Marks
Print and Cutout. Give to students that get a 100 on a test!
Connections Bookmark - print - (k-3)
Reminds student to think as they read. Graphics displays test to text,
text to self, & text to world connections. (K-3)

3.) Five Finger Rule
Give to parents at open house. Shows them how to select a book for their
student. (k-3
4.) Keep Reading Bookmark (k-3)
5.) Reading at Home Bookmarks (k-2)
These are great to print out before library time. Stick them in your students books before they go home.

Bremen Town Musicians Ideas

1.) Animal Patterns
Here are the four animals from the story.
Print and laminate. Use for patterning or story
retell. (k-3)

  Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

1.) Chicka Chicka Coconuts Count
Picture story problems for students to complete. Count the coconuts that fell from the tree. (k-1)
2.) Coconut Word Building -
students cut apart given letters and complete four activities with the letters. (1-3)
3.) ABC's on Coconut Trees -
Here are cards with a coconut tree and a letter of the alphabet on them. They can be used for many activities. Print, laminate, cut, and use as you wish. One idea is to place a letter in a pocket chart as you read. You may also make a set for each student in your class. The students could put the letters in ABC order. (k-1)
Chicka Mini Counting Book -
Print these pages for your students. Includes a title page and word bank page. The student must count the coconuts that fell from the tree and write the number word in the sentence. When the student has finished writing the words in the blanks, they may cut the pages and staple to form a mini book to read to an adult at home or a friend at school. (K-1)
5.) Lowercase & Uppercase Match-Up File Folder -
Everything you need to put together a file folder game. You may also choose to place magnets on the back of the pieces and use as a center on a magnetic board. The student places the correct tree top on the trunk (k-1)
6.) Graphics - For Teacher Use
This folder contains graphics I created and you may use as you wish. You may decide to make up your own activities using this graphics. Graphics include a palm tree, coconuts, trunk, & leaves.


1.) Help Clifford Fill His Doghouse Center - match letter sounds (k-2)
This can be used as a phonics center. Student matches the letter in the doghouse to a
picture that starts with that sound. Teacher prints, laminates, and cuts. Place in baggies or
in a pocket chart.

2.) Clifford Bone Match Center- match problem to bones (k-2)
Print on cardstock and laminate for a center. Student solves a problem on one card and then find the
card with the correct number of bones.
3.) Clifford's Good Deeds - classbook - (K-3)
CREATIVE WRITING - Make a class book of "Best Good Deeds." As a class, brainstorm good deeds that they have seen others do or good deeds they have done. Make a list of these deeds. Now that the students have some ideas, they can write about their best good deeds or the best good deed someone has done for them. When they finish the writing part, have them illustrate it. Collect and bind to make a class book!  Includes a cover for your class book and a writing sheet for your student to share their feelings and ideas about good deeds.
4.) Clifford's Good Deeds - sequence cards (k-2)
READING COMPREHENSION - Includes patterns that symbolize Clifford's good deeds: leaf, paintbrush, kitten, flat tire, newspaper, man on the ground, house on fire, a medal. Have your students sequence these symbols to explain the events in the story. This would make a great pocket chart center!  You could also make enough for each child and have them sequence the story at their desks. 
A Lift The Flap Book (k-1)
Students illustrate this book to match the text. They cut and staple the book to form a lift the flap book.
6.) Clifford Likes Bones Graph (1-2)
Students answer questions about a graph.
7.) Estimate Bones (1-2)
Great hands-on activity for your students. Asks students to estimate the number of bones that fit into two doghouses. Manipulatives are included along with a data sheet!
8.) Clifford's Manners Poem (k-3)
A poem written by me about the story Clifford's Manners. You may use the poem in your classroom as you choose.
9.) Roll for Bones (k-2)
A simple dice game made for two players.
10.) Clifford the Big Red Dog Questions (1-2)
Questions for students to answer about this story.
11.) Sequence Sentence Strips (1-3)
Sentence strips that match the story, The Missing Beach Ball. You can place these in a pocket chart and have your students place them in the correct order or you may choose to use these to retell the story to your students.
12.) Graphics I created (k-3)
This includes a few graphics I made. One is a Clifford I drew with my mouse. This Clifford is featured on a few of the activities. Use the graphics as you choose.
4 Activities to use with Brach's Clifford the Big Red Dog Fruit Snacks
Here is a file with four activities to use with the Brach's Clifford Fruit Snacks. You will find a sorting sheet (k-1), a graphing sheet (1-3), a data sheet and data questions sheet (1-3), and a roll and eat game (1-3).
14.) Clifford and The Beach Ball Retell Fill In The Blank
Student activity sheet. Student uses word bank to fill in the blanks of a retell. This would make a great follow-up activity to the pocket chart sentence strip sequence above.(1-3)
15.) Graphing Items From Stories
Students cut out various Clifford Items. They then glue them onto a graph. Finally they answer questions about the graph they made. (1-3)


Classroom Posters
Based on Mosaic of Thought. These are ready to use posters. Print Laminate & display these in your classroom! They include graphics. I print and then glue them to light blue cardstock - this creates a frame & makes them look great!

1.) text to self connections- laminate display (1-3)
2.) text to text poster - laminate display (1-3)
3.) text to world - laminate display (1-3)
4.) Visualize Poster

Graphic Organizers
1.) Text to Self Organizer - student fills in - (2-3)
2.) Text to World Organizer - student fills in - (2-3)
3.) Text to Text Organizer - student fills in - (2-3)

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!

1.) Graphic Organizer (2-3)
Student lists problems caused by Alexander and problems caused by others.
2.) Vocab Feelings (2-3)
Student matches a word to a given sentence.
3.) Sequence Pocket Chart Strips (2-3)
Print, laminate, & cut. Place these in your pocket chart. Have your students sequence each event in the story. When they have finished this hands-on task, they may complete the center sheet. This includes pictures to match each strips text and a center sheet.
4.)Sequence Activity Sheet (2-3)
Student numbers events in the story 1-8. They then match a picture to the text.
5.) Alexander and the #16 (2-3)
16 is the number that Alexander forgot in the book. This activity sheet has your students complete various math activities that center around this number in the story!

Corduroy & Teddy Bears

1.) bear reading cards - print and use (k-3)
Graphics of bears doing different things. Students can read the sentences below the bears.
bearsortbycolor- student activity (k-1)
Students sort counting bears by color. They then color the bears on the sheet and write the number of counting bears that they have of each color.
3.) Buying bears - counting change activity (k-2)
Different graphics of bears with different prices on each bear. Supply your students with play money and have them practice placing the correct amount of change on the bear.  You can use this as a math center or make one copy for each student and use it in the lesson or as a group activity.
4.) gummibeargraph - provide bears student graphs (k-2)
Provide student with 12 Gummy Bears. Have them complete this graph based on their given bears.
5.) tallybearsheet - student tally activity (k-1)
Have students sort their bear by colors.  You may choose to use a sorting sheet for this.  Then have them draw a tally mark for each color bear that they have.  Demonstrate this activity by first tallying a set of bears as a group.  Then allow students to use this sheet to tally and total.
6.) Corduroy Story Map (!-2)
Student fills in map with words and pictures about the story.
Vocab Cards (k-3)
Words from the story on bear graphics. You can use the cards as you choose.
Write About The Story (1-3)
Asks students a question and gives them space to write about iit
Write an ad for the bear (1-3)
!0.) If I was in a Toy Store Write Up (1-3)
11.) Corduroy Mini Book (k-2)
Student colors pages and fills in blanks.

Evaluation Forms
Use these forms to test your students at the start and finish of the year. They make great pre and post tests!

1.) high frequency word test - student and record sheet (k-3)
Includes all high frequency word. Teacher Records a + for words student knows.  Record a * for words student had to sound out.  Record a – for words student did not know. 
2.) Letter Sound Identification 2 - student and record sheet (k-3)
Retelling Checklist - teacher records (k-3)
4.) My Reading Checklist (1-3)
This sheet helps your student evaluate how they feel about reading.

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Resources

1.) Picture Sentence Match Center (1-2)
A center and student sheet. Includes pictures and sentence strips. The students match the picture
to the sentence strip. Also includes title for your pocket chart. When student completes center, they may finish the center sheet that is included.
2.) If You Give a Mouse A Cookie Vocab Cards
Words from the story on cookie graphics. You can print, laminate, and cut these to use for many activities.
Chips For Cookies Graph - student completes (k-3)
Purchase chocolate chips, peanut chips, baking m&m’s, butterscotch chips, & white chocolate chips.  Place a few of each kind in a Ziploc bag.  Make enough baggies for each student in your class.  Instruct the class to sort and graph the cookie goodies. This file includes a cookie chip graph and a data graph sheet for the students to complete after they have finished their graph.
4.) cookie dice game - student gameboard counting - (k-1)
A great game board ready for your students to use! Students pick partners to play with and are supplied one dice & crayon from a teacher.  Students take turns rolling the dice.  They color in the number of cookies rolled.  The first person to color in all the cookies on their plate wins.
5.)Picture Problems - student activity - (k-1)
A milk and cookies math activity sheet for student to complete.
6.)Sequence items in story (k-2)
Student color pictures from the story and places the items in the correct order they were found in the story.
7.) Story Problems - student activity - (1-3)
Various story problems about milk and cookies. A math sheet.

Jan Brett Activities

1.) Compare the Hat and The Mitten (1-3)
A graphic organizer sheet.

The Mitten by Jan Brett - activities to match
(The 8 activities found below are also found on CD # 2)

1-2.) Class Book K-1
Cover Page
Student Page - student draws an animal and finishes the sentence - bind all together
Our Mitten Glyphs -
a sign to print and display with mitten glyphs (k-2)
4.) Sentence question strips -
print and use (1-3)
5.) Vocab Cards -
print cut & display (2-3)
6.) Quiz -
five questions for student - (1-3)
7.) My Mitten Journal -
student draws two parts of the story and then writes about the two parts (1-3)
Mitten Text to Self Connection -
student writes how the story relates to his life (1-3)

Johnny Appleseed

1.) applebook - book for student to make (k-2)
Student colors the pictures and writes in a word to complete the sentence. Cut and staple to make a book.
2.) applebook - emergent reader for students (k-2)
A book for your students to read or share with an adult at home. The pages may be colored by the students.
3.) appleinvestigate - student explore an apple (k-3)
Give your students an apple and have them use this sheet to record their findings.
4.) applemathstoryproblem - apple student math (1-3)
Various math apple story problems for your students to solve.
appleseedtossgameboard - board game (k-1)
A ready to use board game. Teacher supplies the seeds. 5 seeds per player. The players take turns tossing seeds and recording their scores. Tosses are added up at the end to find the winner.
6.) applesmakeword - student activity (1-3)
A building word activity that can be used in a group lesson or as a making words center.

Making Words
Each sheet includes ready to cut letters for a given word. Students cut out letters and use them to make words. Also includes four word building activities to match the words.

10.) Cereal Words - Making words with cereal.
11.) Seashell
12.) Spiders
13.) starfish
14.) Thursday
15.) tractors
16.) vehicle
17.) windows
19.) witches
20.) zippers

Mini Books - Ready to Read
Various books on subjects. Print enough for each students in your class. Also includes a matching larger book in color. Use the large book for whole group lessons.

1.)applebook -
emergent reader for students (k-2)
2.)applebook -
color big book (k-2)
3.) dogs -
emergent reader for students (k-2)
4.) dogs -
color big book(k-2)
5.) Our Snowman -
emergent reader for students to color (k-2)
6.) Our Snowman -
a big book in color (k-2)
A Day at The Farm -
emergent reader for students to color and read. (k-2)
A Day At The Farm -
A Big Book In Color (k-2)
9.) A Day at The Beach -
emergent reader for students to color and read. (k-2)
10.) A Day At The Beach -
A Big Book In Color (k-2)
11.) Play Sports -
student book to read and color (k-2)
Play Sports
A Big Book In Color (k-2)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carl

1.) Caterpillar Shaped Venn Diagram - student compares stories
Cute caterpillar shaped Venn to help student compare and contrast this story with The Very Busy Spider.
2.) Vocab cards with pictures
3.) Vocab cards with words only.
4.) My Sleepy Caterpillar Mini Book (k-2)
A mini book to print and have your students color. The book also asks the students to write number words on a few of the pages.
The Very Hungry Students Class Book (k-2)
This includes a cover to your classbook. Each student fills out a page; ______________ was very hungry on __________. ___________ ate through ___________ ____________________. The sentence may look like; Zachary was very hungry on Easter Day. He ate through four chocolate bunnies. Kaitlyn was very hungry on Saturday. She ate through ten donuts. The student illustrates to match their text. You may use a hole puncher to punch through each of the food items. This includes a last page with a closing sentence. Place a picture of your class on this page. Bind the pages together to form a classbook.
6.)Erase The Hungry Caterpillar (k-2)
Three sheets. Includes teacher directions, easy to draw graphic that students can use to cross out a rhyme while at their seats, and a follow-up activity sheet that the teacher may have the student complete after the lesson. (K-2)
7.) Number words book (k-1)
Student colors the pages. Students write the number words - one through six. When book is stapled together student sees only the number words. They love it!
8.) Creative Writing Prompt (1-3)
Students write and illustrate.
9.) Word Scrample(2-3)
Includes a teacher key and student activity sheet.
10.) Word Search (1-3)
Students search for words from the story. Includes answer key.

Various Centers For Your Pocket Chart

1.) What do I see at the farm (k-2)
Students match the picture to the word. They then place the words and pictures in ABC order. This file includes a center sheet for the student to complete after they finish the center.
Rhymes at the Beach
Students match a word to a beach picture that rhymes. This center includes a center sheet for the student to complete.

Reading Quilt (Also found on CD # 1)
Print each page and bind into a book for each student. Have the student's complete these during SSR or quiet choice!

1.) Reading Quilt Cover - Have students color for their cover
2.) Readingquiltpage1 - Quilt to make as student reads
3.) readingquiltpage2 -chapter book report
4.) readingquiltpage3 -modern fiction
5.) readingquiltpage4 -fairy tale
6.) readingquiltpage6- my favorite book
7.) readingquiltpage5 -nonfiction
readingquiltpage7 - mystery
9.) readingquiltpage8 - my favorite author
10.) readingquiltpage9 - poem
11.) readingquiltpage10 - biography

Reading Slips(Also found on CD # 1)
Make the students in your class want to read at home. You may use these slips in any form. They are great to send home for monthly reading homework!

1-10.) SEPTEMEBER AUGUST- READING AT HOME - can be used as monthly reading homework or a reading reward program - (K-3)

Feb. Slip March Slip Apr. Slip May Slip June Slip

Sight Word Activities

1.) Tally the Words (1-3)
Student picks a book and reads it.  Then goes back through the book and places a tally each time they see a sight word given.

2. - 5.) Sight Word Fish Game or Center - Includes four levels of fish labeled with the Dolch Sight words. This can be used as a game or a center. Directions for the game are included.
(This game is also found on CD #3)

6 - 10.) Cookie Jar Game(K-3)
2-5 players. Each student playing has a large cookie jar graphic. The players sit in a circle with their jar in front of them. The cookies are placed face down in the center of the students. In counterclowise fashion, the students take turns turning over a card and reading the word on the card. If it is read correctly, then they get to place the cookie on their jar. The first student to fill their jar is the winner.

Level 1 - Grades k-1
Level 2 - Grades 1-2
Level 3 - Grades 2 - 3
Level 4 - Grades 2 -3
Cookie Jar Game Board - K-3

Sight Word Mini Books To Print!

1.) Crayon Colors (k-1)
Words used (I, see, crayon, a, an) - Students color the given crayons to match the text.
2.) I Like Winter (k-1)
Words used (I & Like) - Students may color the pictures.

Sight Word Mini Books With Activities

1.)I, like, big, small, and, in, my, or
-Emergent Reader in Black and White
-Emergent Reader in Color
Pocket Chart sentence picture match up
-Student activity Sheet
-Flash cards

2.) which, one, do, want, the, *like, * I
-Emergent Reader in Black and White
-Emergent Reader in Color
-Student activity Sheet
-Flash cards

The Very Busy Spider
by Eric Carl

1.) Vocab. Cards -
These include pictures of the words. Easy for students to read by looking at the picture.You could use these as you like. They can be used in group lessons by placing in a pocket chart. (k-2)
Who Said That Center-
Includes the materials to make this center. Also includes a center sheet for the student to complete after they finish the center. This center could be placed in a pocket chart or a file folder or an envelope. The student must match the sentence up with the picture of the animal that made the given statement in the book. Teacher must print, laminate, and cut the center materials. The center sheet can be used along with the center. (k-2)
3.) Story Punctuation-
Student Activity Sheet. Student rewrites given sentences from the story. Each given sentence is missing punctuation. The student rewrites the sentence and adds the missing punctuation. (1-3)
4.) Match Up-
Student activity sheet. The student matches the picture of the animal to the sentence the animal said in the story. Three new animals are added. The student must write a question that the given animal might ask the spider. (1-3)
5.) The Very Busy Spider Book Report
Student Activity Sheet (k-3)

The Boo Hoo Baby
by Cressida Cowell & Ingrid Godon

1.) Sentence Strips to Sequence-
Print, laminate, and cut these strips. You may choose to use them in a pocket chart. Your students can place them in the correct order and then rewrite the statements with illustrations. You could also use this to help retell the story. (k-2)
2.) Sentence Strip Student Sheet.
Your students number the sentences in the order they happened in the book. They then rewrite one of the sentence and illustrate it. This could be used along with the Sentence Strips in the pocket chart. This could be the center sheet.(1-2)
3.) What Did The Animals Suggest In The Story?
Place each of the characters in a pocket chart. Place the sentences in a baggie by the chart. The students must place the sentences next to the correct character. Some characters may have more than one statement next to their picture. (k-2)
4.) The Boo-hoo Baby Book Report
Your students take time to review this book. (1-2)

The Kissing Hand

1.) Vocab. Strips - Print, Laminate, and Cut. (k-3)
Use as you wish. They fit well in a pocket chart or on a word wall.
2.) Day Night Center - Print, Laminate, Cut, and Use (k-3)
This can be used as a center or group activity. Students read sentence strips and place the strip under night or day. You can place these in a pocket chart or after you have them laminated and cut, hot glue a magnet to the back of each and use on a magnetic white board.
3.) Day Night Activity Sheet - indep. student activity (follow-up to center above)
student writes a sentence and illustrates (k-3)
4.) Kissing Hand Stickers - Print (k-3)
Purchase sticker paper at your local office store. Print these on sticker paper and give to students or to the parents of your students. Use as you wish!
5.) Raccoon Count By 5 (k-1)
Print, laminate, & cut. Use as a center or a math game.
6.) Raccoon Kisses - Math Center (k-1)
Student places the correct number of kisses (lips) next to the raccoon

Frog and Toad

Activity Sheets to Use With Frog and Toad Are Friends

1.) All About the Story, Spring! - The student writes about the book here on this graphic organizer. (1-3)
2.) All About The Story: -The student writes about the book here on this graphic organizer. (1-3)
3.) All About The Lost Button: -The student writes about the book here on this graphic organizer. (1-3)
4.) All About A Swim: -The student writes about the book here on this graphic organizer. (1-3)
5.) All About The Letter: -The student writes about the book here on this graphic organizer. (1-3)
6.) Feelings of Toad-The student reads the sentences and picks a word from the word bank to use in the sentence. (1-3)

Activity Sheets to Use With Frog and Toad Together

1.) A List - A student activity. Use the vocab. word in a sentence. Answer the questions. (1-3)
2.) The Garden - A student activity. Vocab & silent e review. (1-3)
3.) The Garden - Student Root Words Chart (1-3)
4.) The Garden - Story questions. Student answers using complete sentences. (1-3)
Cookies - Student Sequence Activity Sheet (1-3)
6.) Dragons and Giants- SHave your students answer these questions about the story.(1-3)

Various Activities:

1.) Frog and Toad Rhyme Center - teacher places in a pocket chart or file folder. Student must match the word that rhyme with frog and toad. This center includes a center sheet for students to complete after they finish the center. (k-2)

Caps For Sale

1.) Cap Colors Pocket chart Pieces (K)
Hats of four colors and objects of the same color. Student place the objects that is them same color as the hat next to the correct colored hat.
Includes 4 colored hats and 16 objects to match.
Cap Count Center (K- 1)
Student must match the monkey to the correct hat by counting the dots on the hat and matching it to the number.
Story Elements Map (1-3)
Student fills in map.
4.) Monkey Contraction Pocket Chart Pieces (1-3)
Monkey's with contractions on them. Student finds a tree with the words that match the contration.
5.) Monkey Contraction Activity Sheet(1-3)
An Activity Sheet for students to complete. Student, write the contraction that matches the word.
6.) Who Did That?(1-2)
An activity sheet that asks the student to name an action by writing the peddler or the monkeys.
7.) Following Directions - Help the Peddler (k-2)
A two page activity sheet. Includes directions for the teacher.
8.) Caps For Sale Mini Book(k-2)
The student colors the caps after reading the text. Also, the student must count the caps and write in the number of caps on the line provided. When the students is finished he will have a little book to share with his family.
9.) Who Wears This Hat Mini Book (k-1)
An easy to read book for your students to color.0

The Little Red Hen

1.) Class Book: Who Will Help (k-1)
Includes a cover page for your class book. Give each student a writing page. They will finish the sentence and illustrate. Bind to make a classbook.

Word Wall

1.) Making words with beads -
student center activity - k-3
2.) ABC WORD WALL (1-3)
student writes word wall words in ABC order.
3.) Consonant Fractions (1-2)
student determines the number of consonants in a word wall word.
4.) Letters in my first name form(1-2)
student uses the letters of his name to complete this word wall activity.
5.) Syllables in Word Wall Words (1-3)
Student activity sheet - student places words from the word wall in the correct.
6.) Acrostic Word Wall(1-3)
Student picks eight word wall word. He uses all the letters in the word to form new words.
7.) Word Wall Pictures(1-3)
Student picks six word wall word. He writes and illustrates those six words.
Word Wall Shopping (1-3)
Student picks seven word wall word. He uses the key to see how much each word costs. Involves simple adding.

Erase a Rhyme

1.)Boy Plays Ball
Three sheets. Includes teacher directions, easy to draw graphic that students can use to cross out a rhyme while at their seats, and a follow-up activity sheet that the teacher may have the student complete after the lesson. (K-2)

2.)Gingerbread Man & Candy Cane
Three sheets. Includes teacher directions, easy to draw graphic that students can use to cross out a rhyme while at their seats, and a follow-up activity sheet that the teacher may have the student complete after the lesson. (K-2)

3.)Cat & Mouse
Three sheets. Includes teacher directions, easy to draw graphic that students can use to cross out a rhyme while at their seats, and a follow-up activity sheet that the teacher may have the student complete after the lesson. (K-2)

4.) Erase The Hungry Caterpillar
Three sheets. Includes teacher directions, easy to draw graphic that students can use to cross out a rhyme while at their seats, and a follow-up activity sheet that the teacher may have the student complete after the lesson. (K-2)

5.) Erase The Dog & His Dish
Three sheets. Includes teacher directions, easy to draw graphic that students can use to cross out a rhyme while at their seats, and a follow-up activity sheet that the teacher may have the student complete after the lesson. (K-2)

6.) On the Farm
Three sheets. Includes teacher directions, easy to draw graphic that students can use to cross out a rhyme while at their seats, and a follow-up activity sheet that the teacher may have the student complete after the lesson. (K-2)

Color a Rhyme

1.) Candy, Candy Color a Rhyme (k-2)
Two sheets. The first sheet includes teacher directions and a poem about candy. Teacher reads the poem and students decide what color word fits the rhymes. The second sheet is for the student. The student colors in a number of candies as stated in the rhymes. This activity involves rhyming, coloring, listening, and counting to six.

2.) Beach Ball Rhyme (k-2)
Two sheets. The first sheet includes teacher directions and a poem about beach balls. Teacher reads the poem and students decide what color word fits the rhymes. The second sheet is for the student. The student colors in a number of beach balls as stated in the rhymes. This activity involves rhyming, coloring, listening, and counting to six.

Following Directions

These are great for listening comprehension. Cut off the directions at the bottom and give the graphic to the students. Read the directions and have the students listen and follow your directions. Then score the sheet. (k-1)

These are also great for reading comprehension. Give the student the sheet with the directions. Have them read the direction and complete the given tasks independently. If they comprehend the text they will complete the given tasks correctly. Then score the sheet. (1-3)

1.)The Boy and His Dog
2.)Bear With a Surprise
3.)The Christmas Tree
Bear in the Snow
6.) The Puppy in The Bowl
7.) Bear at the Beach
8.) Sports


These can be used with any literature unit you create in your classroom.

1.)Bingo Board Template (k-3)
Great Game to make for vocab. or sight word.
2.)Learning About Authors(2-3)
Student activity sheet. Student finds 4 books in the library and writes the name of the author and title of the book on this sheet..
Nonfiction Graphic Organizer(1-3)
Student writes about a nonfiction book - what they knew before and after they read the book.
4.)Note to Author Form(1-3)
Student writes a note to an author using this template.
5.)Book Report Form(k-3)
Student uses this form to tell about a book they have read.

Phonics Activities

1.) Short Vowel Color Code (k-1)
Student reads words and uses the key to color the picture of the bear. Ex. If the bear has the word red on his hat, the student would color the hat blue.
2.)Long Vowel Color Code (k-1)

Fairy Tales

1.) Fairytale Evaluation Form (2-3)
For student, friend, and teacher to use when marking a student written fairytale.

Story Maps

1.) Basic Story Map

Reading Journal Forms

1.) What to write about in my journal (2-3)
Various prompts. Great to paste on the inside of journals.

and more!

Basic Rhymes

100's of primary grade words can be derived from the following set of rhymes. There is one sheet per rhyme. It asks the student to complete three paper and pencil activities. These sheets are great for bell work or small group practice. It is a good idea to discuss the sheets before and after they are done by the students.

Daily Rhyme Sheet For The Following Word Families



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