Reader’s Notebook

Reader's Notebook | Free from The Curriculum Corner | reading response | goal setting | editable binder covers | mini-lesson summaries

A Reader's Notebook can be used to help your children set goals, keep track of their reading and learn to take notes while reading. We have developed this reader's notebook so that that you can choose the pieces that fit your classroom.  The variety of pages found within also make it easier for you to [...]

Independent Reading Motivation

We are excited to partner with CloudPets™ to bring you some new ideas for motivating students during independent reading. Keeping students engaged during independent reading can be a struggle at times.  We were recently sent a CloudPets™ and while our little girls loved it and being able to communicate with our relatives living across the [...]

Launching Your Reading Workshop (**UPDATED unit**)

We believe the key to a successful readers' workshop is teaching your students the right procedures so that the workshop runs smoothly and effectively.  Use these launching lessons to create a more organized and meaningful experience for you and your students.  Since many of these lessons build the foundation of your workshop and are more [...]

Updated Reading Management Binder

We have updated our popular reading management binder to offer even more resources.  You might also like our planning binder found here:  Teacher Planning Binder. We have created many editable binder covers that you can use to personalize your reading binder.  You will find these here:  Owls     Chevron     Superhero    Inspirational Covers   Over 30 [...]

Fry Word Progress Lists

We've received requests to update our Fry word lists.  Many of you have asked for the individual pages to be available on one word document. Use these forms to track student Fry word progress.  We have included three columns to help you track your students more effectively.  With these forms, students can each work at their [...]

Classroom Reading Logs

We have created this collection of reading logs to help you manage your reading workshop time.  We have created five so you can find the one that works best for each student or for your whole classroom. Reading Logs 1, 2 and 3 are designed for weekly use.  Each contains five sections so that students [...]

Chalkboard Themed Book Basket Labels

We've created these trendy book basket labels to help you organize your classroom library.  Print on card stock and laminate to make them more durable. Genres, Authors, Themes & More   We've included every category we could think of plus a blank label just in case we skipped one.  Use a silver Sharpie marker to [...]

Nonfiction Reading Tic-Tac-Toe

This nonfiction reading tic-tac-toe is designed to get your students reading different types of nonfiction books.  Have your students make a row of three as they read different books. Nonfiction Tic-Tac-Toe

Reading & Writing Conference Sign Up Forms

Print and laminate these signs for ready to go conference sign up forms.  Students write their name when they need to speak with you. Writing Conferences Reading Conferences

Accelerated Reader Printables

We've created these activities to help motivate and track our students' progess on Accelerated Reader.  We have found that these are also a great way to keep parents informed! Weekly Reading Goal Sheet  Set an individual goal for students.  Students record the title, the book level and their score. Fiction Story Map  This story map [...]

Running Record Goal Setting Sheet

We have created this goal setting sheet to help you encourage students in the classroom.  This sheet gives students a visual for where they are performing and where they are expected to be on the folllowing month's running record.  This is also a great way for you to share student growth with parents and to [...]

Reading Resources We LOVE!

As we look at our own reading instruction, we feel like there is always more we can add to what we are currently doing.  Here we are compiling a list of resrouces that might be helpful in reading instruction.  If you have others we should add, please let us know.

Reading Conference Guide

We have recreated our reading conference guide.  This one is designed to be made into an easy to carry flip chart.  Print in color, laminate and cut the pages in half.  You can then put them together with a ring.  This size will make it easy to carry with you.  Plus, we've grouped the ideas [...]

At Home Reading Logs

Use these reading logs for students to record their at home reading.  Many styles to choose from so you can pick what works best for your class.  Simple Log  Includes a spot for students to record their time and for parents to initial each evening.  Created in a half page format.  Reading Log Booklet  A booklet [...]

At Home Book Nook

This post has been moved to our new family site...  The Curriculum Corner Family.  You can read about making your own at home book nook at... http://www.thecurriculumcornerfamily.com/2012/10/11/at-home-book-nook/

Parent Reading Tips

  These reading tips are designed for families.  This printable page includes tips to help parents work with their children on reading.  Use at home for your own children or print and hand out to families at open house. Reading Tips          Reading Tips in Color Now in Spanish too! Spanish Reading Tips    Spanish Reading Tips [...]

Book Bag/ Tub Labels

Use these to label individual book baggies or tubs. We have designed choices to be printed on labels or printer paper.  Click on the icons below to download the pdf.  For Printing on Avery 8164  (We purchased ours through Amazon...see the link below!) For Printing on Paper (cut these apart and tape to baggies, book [...]

Caught Reading Punch Tickets

Use this punch ticket to encourage great behavior during independent reading time.  Give each student a punch ticket to keep in their bag or tub of books.  When you catch them reading add a sticker or punch their card.  When the card is filled, kids earn a prize and can take home their punch card [...]

Library Promise Poster

Use this WELCOME TO OUR LIBRARY sign to help students remember how to take care of the classroom books.  This lesson began with a reading of The Librarian of Basra.  Students then came up with rules to keep the library looking nice.  The class signed the poster and hung it in the classroom.  Create your [...]

Launching Readers’ Workshop

The key to a successful readers' workshop is teaching your students the right procedures so that the workshop runs smoothly and effectively.  Use these launching lessons to create a more organized and meaningful experience for you and your students.  Since many of these lessons build the foundation of your workshop and are more managerial in [...]