There’s something about adding dice to a printable worksheet that turns a boring page into something kids think is fun.
This is a spin on the traditional number of the day for numbers 1-12. Students roll one or two dice (two different worksheet options) and fill out the page based on the number that was rolled.
I find this worksheet perfect for math centers or a quick math warmup before a lesson.
If you are going to use this sheet daily, consider printing a copy for each student, stuffing it in a sheet protector, and have students fill it out with a dry erase marker! When students are done, either collect or have them place on the corner of their desk and you can quickly walk around and glance at each student’s paper to check understanding. Then simply erase and it’s ready for the next day!
You can download the product HERE! Hope you enjoy and happy back to school this month (for many)!!
Before students can become fluent readers, there are many foundational skills needed. One skill is knowing the difference between lowercase and capital letters. An easy way to help your students practice this is by SORTING! Here’s an easy no prep cutting/gluing sorting page:
Another foundational skill that readers need is the ability to distinguish between letters and words. Here’s a sort for that!
If you think you could use these in your class, check out all 12 of the sorts I’ve created right here: LETTER SORTING!
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I remember a day a few years back when I was reading with a student. That student was completely guessing on words she didn’t know. I had recently taught the class the strategy “cross checking” (Does it look right? Does it sound right? Does it make sense?). I knew that we had an anchor chart displayed in the room somewhere and I kept reminding this student to look at it. It was apparent that the student needed a reminder right in front of her to help her with this strategy. So, I created READING STRATEGY CARDS!
Here’s what you do:
- Print a bunch of them (I suggest at least 20 of each strategy card)
- Laminate and cut them all out
- Organize them in baggies, a file folder, a binder with sheet protectors and dividers, or any other way that works for you so that you know how to easily get to each strategy card
- Have them ready wherever you work with students (mine were in a binder on my guided reading table)
Then, when you are working with a student and you see that they need to be taught/reminded of a strategy, bring out the card, teach/reteach the strategy to them, watch them practice it, and send them off with the strategy card. They can keep them in plastic bags or keep them on binder rings.
I have all my students have all their strategy cards out in front of them while they read in the classroom. When I meet with students one on one to read, they have them out and we review them. When I meet with small guided reading groups, they have them out. When they partner read, they have them out. They are ALWAYS out when reading.
When I notice that a student doesn’t need that strategy out as a reminder anymore, I have them return the strategy card to me. This just makes it so they don’t have 15 cards out in front of them. I suggest no more than 3-5 cards at a time.
I have created 36 reading strategy cards that are all aligned with the Common Core Standards. Here are the strategies that are included:
You can get the reading strategy cards here!
Still aren’t sure you will use them and LOVE them? Try a few out for free here!
Let me know how you like them!
As I’ve mentioned before, I am OBSESSED with sorts. I think sorting is such a great activity for so many reasons:
- teaches students about relationships of things and classification
- encourages logical thinking
- helps students organize ideas
- helps with compare and contrast
- students love it!
I had a handful of second grade students that were really struggling with long and short vowel sounds. They would overgeneralize a rule (ex: when two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking) and run with it. Each of these students had a strategy card in front of them when reading reminding them to “flip the sound” (if the short vowel sound doesn’t work or make sense, then flip the sound and try the long vowel sound). If you’re interested in this strategy card (along with other reading strategy cards), you can check them out here! While the strategy card helped at times, they still needed more practice and support with their vowel sounds.
I decided to create some long vowel/short vowel sorts to help the handful of students. It ended up being such a success, that I implemented them during my Daily 5 time for word work for many of my spelling/word work groups.
GET LONG VOWEL/SHORT VOWEL SORTING FUN HERE!
If you have any students struggling with vowel sounds, you need an engaging activity for word work, Daily 5, or literacy centers, or you just want some easy no prep sorting pages to keep on hand, here you go!