I have been teaching for over 17 years and I am still trying to figure things out, can anyone relate? I guess that is education…ALWAYS CHANGING. One area I have wanted to tie together more was my large group and small group guided reading. First grade is CRAZY with all of the different reading levels and I didn’t feel like making 100 different lesson plans each week. So I began what I am going to call my LABOR of LOVE. I can not wait to fully implement this in the next teaching year. I have begun to use it with a few students but I know it will be amazing for my whole class and it will ease my lesson planning.
I began by creating all of the comprehension strategies that are important for my first graders to learn. I wanted both fiction and non-fiction. I created posters for each strategy. Here is a picture of just a few of the 45 I came up with!