Thursday, January 29, 2015

Read and Sequence (Build Fluency and Comprehension)

Beginning and/or struggling readers need a lot of support when it comes to reading and comprehension. I wanted to create a hands-on approach to a reading comprehension packet that was highly engaging for BEGINNING and or STRUGGLING readers.  I am absolutely thrilled with this new Read and Sequence packet!

This packet is specifically designed to help kids build CONFIDENCE, FLUENCY and reading COMPREHENSION.  The Read and Sequence stories are made up of simple sight words (pre-primer sight words) and CVC (short vowel) word families. 

This packet does NOT include words that would require kids to GUESS at what they are reading. The stories in this packet rely on sight word recognition and the ability to use basic/early decoding skills with CVC words.  This provides students with a GENUINE opportunity to practice their newly learned reading skills.  

We begin by reading the simple story. 
I encourage her to point to the words as she reads them or else she starts adding her own words.

I typically have her read the story two times.  
Each time she reads it, her fluency gets better and better.

Next, she verbalizes the order of events.  
I didn't tell her to do this, but I was happy to her her say, 
"First, is the picture of the pig and the dog.
Next, is the picture of the dog digging.
Then, the picture of the pig in the mud.
Last, they get in the tub."
WOW!  This is so wonderful because this activity is not only helping with comprehension, but also preparing her for writing!

Then we cut...

 and we paste...

Putting the pictures in order according to the story did require her to reread the story!  
I LOVED that she looked back at the story to make sure that her sequencing was correct!


 Finishing up the sequence of events...


And now we color!
But this is not JUST coloring! 
This is FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS based on the descriptions of the characters in the story!

She had to reread the text AGAIN to make sure that her coloring matched the story!
There was a pink pig and a brown dog in the mud!
The important thing is that she was constantly referring back to the story! 
 This is HUGE because it is making her into a GOOD reader who rereads and looks back for clarification!

Of course we colored the tub pink too, even though the story didn't tell us to :)

Oops! I forgot to write my name!

All done and pretty proud of herself!  

When completed, students will read 30 simple stories!
That is a lot of good sight word recognition!
A lot of beginning decoding skills at work!
A lot of comprehension success!
A lot of fluency building

Sets 2 and 3 are coming soon! 
Be sure to follow our TPT store to find out when they are released and on sale!
Set 1 available HERE

If you like this packet, the following resources have the same goals for BEGINNING and/or STRUGGLING readers:







Thursday, January 22, 2015

February NO PREP Packets!

February is the shortest month of the year, but so much is packed in this month!  Of course, my favorite part of February is Valentine's Day!  It is such a sweet time for kids to show their friends that they care about them.  My girls get so excited for Valentine's Day, which is why I filled our monthly packets with a lot of LOVE!

The February NO PREP Packets are FILLED with meaningful, hands-on and engaging activities for the entire month of February!  There is NO FILLLER, NO FLUFF, no unnecessary printing in these packets.  Best of all, there is NO PREP! NO cutting, NO laminating, NO use of costly colored ink!  Just PRINT and TEACH!

Included in the Kindergarten NO PREP Packet:
*Roll, Add and Color Valentine kids (roll 2 dice, add them up and color the picture)
*Roll, Add and Color the Valentine picture (roll, 2 dice, add them up and color the picture)
*Color by Sum- Solve the simple addition problems with sums of 5-8 and use the color code to color the picture.
**Color by Sum- Solve the simple addition problems with sums of 7-10 and use the color code to color the picture.
*Valentine Base Ten Blocks (cut and paste)
*Valentine Ten Frames up to 20
*Skip Counting Puppies (Skip count by 5's)
*Valentine Number Bonds up to 10
*Valentine Let's Make 10 with ten frames.
*Tally Up Your Valentine (cut and paste with tally marks)
*Valentine Tally Marks (Show the number of tally marks for each number
*High Flying Valentines (Solve simple addition problems up to 10
*Valentine Measurement (use the built in heart ruler to measure the given objects
*Valentine Color Count and Graph
*Syllable Count
*Valentine Ten Frames Make a Match (cut and paste the correct ten frame next to the given number from 11-20)
*Missing Numbers - Write the missing numbers before, in-between and after foe each set.
*One More and One Less- Fill in the numbers
*2D and 3D Shapes- Use the color code to color the shapes.
*Greater Than, Less Than or Equal- Cut and paste the correct alligators to set of numbers.(up to 20)
*Greater Than, Less Than or Equal- Cut and paste the correct alligators to set of numbers.(up to 29)
*CVC Word Family Word Searches (with the -at, -an and et word families)
*CVC Word Family Word Searches II (with the -ip, -ad and -in word families)
*Valentine CVC Words-short a (cut and paste CVC words to match the picture)
*Valentine CVC Words-short e (cut and paste CVC words to match the picture)
*Valentine CVC Words-short i (cut and paste CVC words to match the picture)
*Valentine CVC Words-short o (cut and paste CVC words to match the picture)
*Valentine CVC Words-short u (cut and paste CVC words to match the picture)
*I Can Read! Simple sentences with CVC words, sight words and matching pictures.
*Valentine Real and Nonsense Words (cut, sort and paste)
*Middle Vowel Sound (Use the color code to color the CVC pictures according to their vowel sounds)
*How Many Syllables? (Clap the syllables for each Valentine picture, record the number of syllables)
*Valentine Letters short a (Cut and paste the correct CVC postage stamp to match the picture)
*Valentine Letters short e (Cut and paste the correct CVC postage stamp to match the picture)
*Valentine Letters short i (Cut and paste the correct CVC postage stamp to match the picture)
*Valentine Letters short o (Cut and paste the correct CVC postage stamp to match the picture)
*Valentine Letters short u (Cut and paste the correct CVC postage stamp to match the picture)
*L-Blend Words- Look at the picture and color the L-Blend. Write the L blends that complete each word.
*SH and TH Digraphs- Use the color code to color the pictures.
*CH and WH Digraphs- Use the color code to color the pictures.
*Read and Color a Rhyme on the flowers (Short a words). Write a sentence using a pair of rhyming words.
*Read and Color a Rhyme on the flowers (Short e words) Write a sentence using a pair of rhyming words.
*Read and Color a Rhyme on the flowers (Short i words) Write a sentence using a pair of rhyming words.
*Read and Color a Rhyme on the flowers (Short o words) Write a sentence using a pair of rhyming words.
*Read and Color a Rhyme on the flowers (Short u words) Write a sentence using a pair of rhyming words.
*Read and Sequence I Read the short story, cut and paste the pictures in order to match.
*Read and Sequence II Read the short story, cut and paste the pictures in order to match.
*Read and Sequence III Read the short story, cut and paste the pictures in order to match.
*Find and Tally Sight Words- Find the words: all, ate, eat, do, four and they hidden in the picture. Tally up the number of words you found.
*Find and Tally Sight Words- Find the words: out, with, that, are, good and was hidden in the picture. Tally up the number of words you found.
*Find and Tally Sight Words- Find the words: be, like, want, no, who and yes hidden in the picture. Tally up the number of words you found.
*Read and Draw I -Read the simple sentences and draw pictures that match. Each sentence includes simple sight words and CVC words.
*Read and Draw II -Read the simple sentences and draw pictures that match. Each sentence includes simple sight words and CVC words.
*Read and Draw III -Read the simple sentences and draw pictures that match. Each sentence includes simple sight words and CVC words.
*Valentine's Day Writing Prompt with space to draw a picture.
*Blank Calendar for February to fill in.
*Valentine's Day printable cards set 1 (4 per page- perfect for a writing center!)
*Valentine's Day printable cards set 2 (4 per page- perfect for a writing center!)

Here are a few pages of the Kindergarten Packet "in action"…
Puppies and hearts are always fun!  
On this page we skip counted by 5's...

Then we extended the activity by skip counting by 10's and placing a dot on the tens!
Fun, fast and effective!

When we pull out the dot markers, everything is just so much better!
This time we used our dot markers (bingo dabbers) to count and graph the various Valentine items...

Fun and highly engaging for this little Moffatt Girl!

Dotted and graphed!

Find and Tally Sight Words!
These are wildly popular and the littlest Moffatt Girl begs me do more!
I put a few in the packet this time :)

We used a different color for each word...
  
Yes…this find the hidden sight word thing is pretty FUN!

We didn't actually do tally marks this time, but instead she just wrote the number.  
That works for me :)



This little Moffatt Girl is a pretty typical little girl…she can't hold still for long.
Sometimes you just need to stand on your chair and find the sight words ;)

When it is all said and done, there is a LOT of sight word practice on ONE page!

Next up was our simple Word Family Word Search!
She was SO happy because this was a word search she could actually do!
She felt like such a "big girl"!  

Each bucket has a different word family. 
At first she highlighted the words, but the got a bit confusing.
Then I taught her to simply circle the word.

She was completely into this page!  She felt so successful!  
She even sounded out each word as she looked for it...

Here is a simple way to introduce Greater Than, Less Than and Equal to!
LOVE those cute little gators!

 First we cut them out…

 Then we pretend that the alligator eats everything… (haha)


Then we worked on it...

and we mastered the concept!


Next up…
 measuring with a heart ruler of course!


Be sure to follow @moffattgirls on Instagram so you can see more of our NO PREP packets in action!


Included in the 1st Grade NO PREP Packet:
*My Little Grammar Bucket (Create a cute grammar flip bucket that works with nouns, proper nouns, adjectives, pronouns, verbs and prepositions!
*This is Love (Interactive Flip Book)
*Color by Rhyme (CVCe words) using a color code
*Find and Write Adjectives, Nouns, and Verbs (hidden in the picture)
*Find and Tally Sight Words I- Find the hidden sight words (after, every, could, know, them and then) hidden in the picture and highlight according to the color code.
*Find and Tally Sight Words II- Find the hidden sight words (just, take, ask, when, once, and from) hidden in the picture and highlight according to the color code.
*Find and Tally Sight Words III- Find the hidden sight words (walk, his, her, him, how and, may) hidden in the picture and highlight according to the color code.
*Long and Short Vowels- Read the words on each flower. Use the color code to color the words. Write a sentence using a long and shows vowel from each set. 
*We Love Adjectives- Color by the code 
*Sweet Nouns (color by the code) (person, place or thing)
*Valentine ABC Order
*Roll, Read and Trace R-Controlled Vowels (ar and or)
*Roll, Read and Trace R-Controlled Vowels (er, ir and ur)
*Valentine Texting Codes! (identify verbs and nouns)
*Contractions (cut and paste)
*Valentine Word Search
*Sweet Adjectives and Nouns (read a simple sentence, identify the noun and adjective in each sentence)
*Inflectional Endings (-ing and -ed)
*Spin and Graph a Contraction
*Valentine Fact or Opinion
*Valentine Letters CVCe (cut and paste) and write a sentence.
*ABC Order- Write each list of words in ABC Order
*Main Idea and Details- Read the main idea. Look at the pictures to write the details that support the main idea.
*How to Be a Good Friend! (Write a simple story using transitional words and draw pictures to match)
*Comprehension Check I-Read the story and answer the questions.
*Comprehension Check II-Read the story and answer the questions.
*Calendar Time-Read the directions on the calendar and answer the questions. 
*Letters for my Valentine! (Make 2, 3, 4 and 5 letter words with the word Valentine)
*Expanded Form-Write the expanded form for each set of numbers.
*Fact Families- Write the fact families for each set of numbers. 
*Place Value0 Color in each base ten set. Write the tens and ones.
*Even and Odd Numbers - Color the candy hearts according to the color code.
*1 More, 1 Less, 10 More and 10 Less -Fill in each set.
*Spin and Color a 3-D Shape- Spin the spinner and color a shape to match your spin.
*Finding and counting coins-Color according to the color code and answer the questions. 
*Valentine Number Order (write numbers from greatest to least and least to greatest)
*Word Problems- Answer the questions.
*Let's Make a Valentine (use the chart to answer questions)
*10 Less and 10 More - Write 10 more and 10 less for each candy
*Place Value Roll and Write
*Five in a Row Number Words (Roll 3 dice, add them up and color the number word)
*Fractions- Shade each fraction according to the given fraction. Draw lines of symmetry on each shape.
*Spin and Color a Fraction!
*Least to Greatest - Dice rolling game with addition!
*Double the FUN! Roll a die, double and color
*Valentine Shopping (Comparing numbers more and less than)
*Valentine Word Problems (Subtraction style)
*ValenTIME (time by the half hour)
*Graphing- Use the graph to answer the questions.
*Adding up Valentine postage (adding 3 addends)
*Roll, Add and Color (Roll 3 dice, add them up and color the Valentine picture!)
*Roll, Add and Color II (Roll 3 dice, add them up and color the Valentine picture!)
*Roll, Add and Color Number Words (Roll 3 dice, add them up and color the Valentine picture!)
*Printable Valentines 4 per page set 1 (perfect for a writing center)
*Printable Valentines 4 per page set 2 (perfect for a writing center)
*Blank Valentine Writing paper (can be used for a prompt or independent writing activity)

Included in the 2nd Grade NO PREP Packet:
*2nd Grad Sight Words I: Box up the following words to complete a sentence: always, around, because, been, before, best, both, buy, call, cold, does, don't, fast, first, and found. 
*2nd Grad Sight Words II: Box up the following words to complete a sentence: gave, goes, green, its, made, many, off, of, pull, read, right, sing, sit, sleep, and tell.
*2nd Grad Sight Words III: Box up the following words to complete a sentence: these, those, upon, us, use, very, wash, which, why, wish, work, would, write, your and their.
*Adjectives that Describe Nouns- Look at the pictures (nouns) and write an adjective to describe the nouns. 
*Find the Grammar I- Find the hidden nouns, adjectives, verbs and pronouns in the picture. Record them in the correct columns.
*Find the Grammar II- Find the hidden verbs and adverbs. Record them in the correct columns.
*Sequence of Events. Use the familiar rhyme of Humpty Dumpty to number the events in order and write what happened using transitional words.
*Sequence of Events. Use the familiar rhyme of Jack and Jill to number the events in order and write what happened using transitional words.
*Sequence of Events (Blank Version) Can be used to illustrate and write a story.
*Making New Words with Presidents - Cut out the letter tiles at the bottom of the page. See how many words you can make with PRESIDENTS.
*Author's Purpose- Read the titles on the books and use the color code to color the books. (To Persuade, To Inform, To Entertain)
*Multiple Meaning Words (Verbs and Nouns)- Look at the pictures. Each word has two meanings. One is a verb and one is a noun. Write a sentence for each.
*Shades of Meaning- Write the two shades of meaning for each word.
*ABC Order to the 2nd Letter- Put each list in ABC order.
*Dictionary Skills- Look up eat word. Write the page number, the guide words and the part of speech.
*Dictionary Skill - Guide Words- Cut and paste the correct gumball under each set of guide words.
*Silent Letters- Read each word on the envelope and write the letter or letters that are silent.
*Plural or Possessive? Use the plural or possessive form of each noun.
*Context Clues- Read the sentence and use the context clues to help you figure out the underlined word.
*Compare and Contract with a Venn Diagram- Read the short story. Compare and Contact the two characters.
*Cause and Effect- Look at the pictures. Write a possible cause and effect for each.
*Making Inferences- Use the sentence and picture clues to help you make an inference.
*Abbreviations- Write the correct abbreviation next to each word.
*Supporting Details I - Read the topic sentence. Use the picture to help you write supporting details that relate to the topic sentence.
*Supporting Details II - Read the topic sentence. Use the picture to help you write supporting details that relate to the topic sentence.
*Sentence Editing- Rewrite the sentences correctly.
*Telling Time to the 5 Minutes- Draw hands on the clock to show the correct time.
*2 Digit Addition with Regrouping- Solve the addition problems and use the code to answer the riddle.
*Addition 1 Digit Plus 2 Digits (Mental Math)- Solve the math problems mental and decide if they are even or odd.
*Place Value Equivalencies- Solve the problems to show equivalencies.
*2 Digit Subtraction with Regrouping- Solve the math problems. The the pair of candies with the same differences the same color.
*2 Digit Addition with Regrouping- Solve the math problems. Color the pair of candy wrappers the same sum the same color.
*Addition and Subtraction- Solve the problems on the cupcakes. Color a cherry that matches the sum or difference. Circle if it is even or odd.
*Multi-Step Word Problems- Read the word problems and answer the questions. 
*Measuring in Centimeters- Use a centimeter ruler to measure the distance of each kid to the box of chocolates. Write the answer.
*Measuring in Inches - Use a ruler to measure the distance of the path each astronaut took to get back to the spaceship. Record your answers.
*Measuring: Meters or Centimeters- Decide which measurement you would use for each item. 
*Graphing on a Grid- Read the directions. Draw each picture where it belongs on the grid.
*Creating a Graph- Make your own bar graph by recording information and answering questions.
*Adding to 1,000- Color the hearts that add up to 1,000 using the color code.
*Money: Name the Coins- Read the money clues and draw the coins needed for each set.
*Money: Do I Have Enough? Look at the prices on each of the items. Answer the questions below and see if each person has enough money.
*Money: Adding and Subtracting in the Hundreds - Look at the prices on the items and answer the questions. 
*Picture Graphs - Read the clues. Cut and paste the chocolates to complete each graph.
*Fractions- Write the fraction that shows what part of each set is shaded. Use the last for boxes to shade in your own set and write a fraction.

Here are a few pages of the 2nd Grade Packet "in action"…

This Moffatt Girl is eager to do any of our NO PREP packets and she would probably do all of them in a day if I let her.  
Today we worked on a few pages, starting with our Second Grade Sight Words!
 Read the sentences and box up the correct sight word...

 We have 3 different pages in this packet which covers all of the 2nd Grade Dolch Sight Words!

Then we worked on our Sequence of Events page with Jack and Jill...

This was a simple and effect way to work on sequencing of events.  We have a couple of pages of these in the packet and then we move onto creating our OWN story where we sequence the events!


Yes…2nd graders still like to color.
In fact, I still like to color!

Graphing on a Grid was fun! 

You have graph each item onto the correct spot...

THIS was the page she was waiting for!  
She had to solve the problems and answer the riddle.  
She LOVED this and it makes me want to make more!

 Hard at work solving the problems so she could answer the riddle:
What kind of flowers do you NOT give on Valentine's Day?

 Well… I had my camera waiting...

And this is what I got when she solved the riddle!
haha!  I LOVE it, but I can't tell you the answer ;)

 Then we starting a little bit of measuring with centimeters.

This page required her to add up centimeters and write the answer...

We also worked on Shades of Meaning...

You had to find two words that had the same meaning as the given word...

 Such a good vocabulary builder!

 Be sure to follow @moffattgirls on Instagram to see more of these printables in action!

I hope you have a GREAT February filled with a ton of fun, hands-on, engaging and effective learning!








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