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]]>By breaking down math concepts into bite-sized chunks and presenting them in a game format, children can easily grasp and retain the information. Whether your students are struggling with addition and subtraction, learning about fractions, or mastering time-telling skills, these math games will help them build confidence and proficiency in each specific area.

- Flip-book with Color Coded Math Standards to match File Folder Labels
- I Can Posters for ALL Math Standards
- 560 No Prep Board Games in Color and Black + White
- Simple Direction Cards for Each Standard
- Teacher Folder Labels with Math Standard
- File Folder Labels with Standards for easy organization

Each standard includes an “I Can” Poster and 5 differentiated games with 4 of each game for a total of 20 games per standard. The standard number appears in the upper right corner of each board game so that you know exactly which standard is being practiced. Here’s an example of what’s included in just one of the standards:

Click the links below to get Kindergarten or First Grade Math Board Games by Standard!

Organizing the games by standard into a file folder bin is a simple storage solution. This offers a convenient way to pull the games for the standard that your students are currently working through.

Here’s an affiliate link to our Amazon affiliate store where you can find the file folder and folders: Click Here.

Now let’s take a closer look at some of the board games that are included!

In the Operations and Algebraic Thinking 2nd Grade Math Board Games, students practice the skills of representing and solving problems involving addition and subtraction within 100. They will use strategies to make addition and subtraction equations. Furthermore, they will demonstrate their understanding of the relationship between repeated addition and arrays. Here are a few of the board games included for each standard:

Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.

Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends.

Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.

In the 2nd Grade Math Board Games for Number and Operations in Base Ten, students practice place value concepts for hundreds, tens and ones for numbers up to 1,000. This will to help them compare numbers, mentally add or subtract one hundred and ten from any given number. They will also practice skip counting by 5’s, 10’s and 100’s up to 1,000. Here are the board games for this standard:

Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones.

100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten tens — called a “hundred.”

The numbers 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine hundreds (and 0 tens and 0 ones).

Count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.

Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.

Compare two three-digit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.

Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Add up to four two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.

Add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method. Understand that in adding or subtracting three-digit numbers, one adds or subtracts hundreds and hundreds, tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose or decompose tens or hundreds.

Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100-900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100-900.

Explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations.

In the Measurement and Data 2nd Grade Math Board Games students practice measuring and comparing lengths of objects directly using a ruler, yard stick, meter stick or measuring tape. They also will learn how to tell and write time to the nearest 5 minutes, and represent and interpret data in up to 4 categories, and solve simple word problems involving dollar bills and coins.

Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.

Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.

Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.

Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit.

Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as drawings of rulers) and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

Represent whole numbers as lengths from 0 on a number line diagram with equally spaced points corresponding to the numbers 0, 1, 2, …, and represent whole-number sums and differences within 100 on a number line diagram.

Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.

Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?

Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit, or by making repeated measurements of the same object. Show the measurements by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in whole-number units.

Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.

In the Geometry 2nd Grade Math Board Games, naming shapes, identifying shape attributes and partitioning circles and rectangles into halves, thirds and fourths. Students will also learn to count rows, columns and squares in a given array.

Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.

Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.

Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.

I hope that you find these board games helpful and fun! If you want to see more Second Grade Math, check out the Math Made Fun Curriculum: Click Here.

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]]>- Flip-book with Color Coded Math Standards to match File Folder Labels
- I Can Posters for ALL Math Standards
- 480 No Prep Board Games in Color and Black + White
- Simple Direction Cards for Each Standard
- Teacher Folder Labels with Math Standard
- File Folder Labels with Standards for easy organization

Each standard includes an “I Can” Poster and 5 differentiated games with 4 of each game for a total of 20 games per standard. The standard number appears in the upper right corner of each board game so that you know exactly which standard is being practiced. Here’s an example of what’s included in just one of the standards:

Click the links below to get Kindergarten or Second Grade Math Board Games by Standard!

Organizing the games by standard into a file folder bin is a simple storage solution. This offers a convenient way to pull the games for the standard that your students are currently working through.

Here’s an affiliate link to our Amazon affiliate store where you can find the file folder and folders: Click Here.

Now let’s take a closer look at some of the board games that are included!

In the Operations and Algebraic Thinking 1st Grade Math Board Games, students practice the skills of representing and solving problems involving addition and subtraction within 20, understanding the relationship between addition and subtraction, and using strategies to make addition and subtraction equations. Here are a few of the board games included for each standard:

Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract. *Examples: If 8 + 3 = 11 is known, then 3 + 8 = 11 is also known. (Commutative property of addition.) To add 2 + 6 + 4, the second two numbers can be added to make a ten, so 2 + 6 + 4 = 2 + 10 = 12. (Associative property of addition.)*

Understand subtraction as an unknown-addend problem. *For example, subtract 10 – 8 by finding the number that makes 10 when added to 8.*

Relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2).

Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 – 4 = 13 – 3 – 1 = 10 – 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 – 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).

Understand the meaning of the equal sign, and determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false. For example, which of the following equations are true and which are false? 6 = 6, 7 = 8 – 1, 5 + 2 = 2 + 5, 4 + 1 = 5 + 2.

Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers. *For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 + ? = 11, 5 = _ – 3, 6 + 6 = _*.

In the 1st Grade Math Board Games for Number and Operations in Base Ten, students learn all about place value of tens and ones for numbers up to 100 in order to help them compare numbers, mentally add or subtract ten from any given number and count up to 120. Here are the board games for this standard.

Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.

Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones.

10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones — called a “ten.”

The numbers from 11 to 19 are composed of a ten and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.

The numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine tens (and 0 ones).

Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.

Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten.

Given a two-digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than the number, without having to count; explain the reasoning used.

Subtract multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 from multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 (positive or zero differences), using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.

The Measurement and Data 1st Grade Math Board Games offer students the opportunities to practice measuring and comparing lengths of objects directly and by iterating length units, how to tell and write time to the nearest half hour, and represent and interpret data in up to 3 categories.

Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.

Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps. *Limit to contexts where the object being measured is spanned by a whole number of length units with no gaps or overlaps*.

Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.

Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.

In the Geometry 1st Grade Math Board Games, students practice identifying defining and non-defining attributes of shapes, compose 2- or 3-dimensional shapes, and partition shapes into equal parts.

Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.

Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.

Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words *halves*, *fourths*, and *quarters*, and use the phrases *half of*, *fourth of*, and *quarter of*. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.

I hope that you find these board games helpful and fun! If you want to see more First Grade Math, check out the Math Made Fun Curriculum: Click Here.

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]]>- Flip-book with Color Coded Math Standards to match File Folder Labels
- I Can Posters for ALL Math Standards
- 440 No Prep Board Games in Color and Black + White
- Simple Direction Cards for Each Standard
- Teacher Folder Labels with Math Standard
- File Folder Labels with Standards for easy organization

Each standard includes an “I Can” Poster and 5 differentiated games with 4 of each game for a total of 20 games per standard. The standard number appears in the upper right corner of each board game so that you know exactly which standard is being practiced. Here’s an example of one of the standards:

Click the links below to get First or Second Grade Math Board Games by Standard!

Organizing the games by standard into a file folder bin is a simple storage solution. This offers a convenient way to pull the games for the standard that your students are currently working through.

Here’s an affiliate link to our Amazon affiliate store where you can find the file folder and folders: Click Here.

Now let’s take a closer look at some of the board games that are included!

The Counting and Cardinality Kindergarten Math Board Games help students understand basic number concepts including counting, quantity recognition, number order and comparing numbers and quantities up to ten. Here are a few examples of some of the board games you’ll find in the Counting and Cardinality standards.

Count to 100 by ones and by tens.

Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).

Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).

Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality. When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object. Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted. Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.

Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.

Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.

Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.

In the Operations and Algebraic Thinking Kindergarten Math Board Games, students practice the skills of adding and subtracting within 10 using drawings, solving words problems, breaking apart numbers and fluently adding and subtracting within 5. Here are a couple of the board games from each standard.

Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.

Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.

Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).

For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.

Fluently add and subtract within 5.

In the Kindergarten Math Board Games for Number and Operations in Base Ten, students learn all about place value of tens and ones for teen numbers. Here are the board games for this standard.

Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (such as 18 = 10 + 8); understand that these numbers are composed of ten ones and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.

The Measurement and Data Kindergarten Math Board Games offer students the opportunities to practice identifying measurable attributes of objects, comparing attributes of objects and categorizing and counting objects in groups.

Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.

Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/”less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. *For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter*.

Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.

In the Geometry Kindergarten Math Board Games, students practice identifying positions of shapes compared to other objects, correctly name shapes regardless of their orientation or size, identify shapes as either 2D or 3D, compare shapes and build shapes. These games are sure to be a hit in your classroom as your students have fun exploring shapes! Here are a few of the Geometry Games.

Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as *above*, *below*, *beside*, *in front of*, *behind*, and *next to*.

Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “flat”) or three-dimensional (“solid”).

Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/”corners”) and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).

Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.

Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. *For example, “Can you join these two triangles with full sides touching to make a rectangle*?”

I hope that you find these board games helpful and fun! If you want to see more Kindergarten Math, check out the Math Made Fun Curriculum: Click Here.

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]]>There are 10 games for each letter for a total of 260 board games! Plus, a simple poster for each letter is included in the set.

In preschool and kindergarten, learning proper letter formation is essential for developing strong foundational skills in handwriting. Children are introduced to the basics of forming letters through the following games that build on fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and pencil grip.

Students take turns spinning the spinner and tracing the uppercase or lowercase letter to match. The first player who traces all of the letters on their side wins!

Students take turns rolling a die and tracing a letter in that column.

In preschool and kindergarten, letter identification is a crucial early literacy skill that lays the foundation for reading and writing. Through the next set of hands-on games, children will become familiar with both uppercase and lowercase letters.

Students take turns rolling a die, deciding if the letter is uppercase or lowercase and covering a circle on the letter that matches their roll. Students continue until all dots have been filled.

Students take turns spinning the spinner, deciding if the letter is uppercase or lowercase and covering a letter on the board according to the color code.

Students create a path from the top left to the bottom right of the board by identifying the matching letters and covering them according to the color code.

Students take turns spinning the spinner, deciding if the letter is uppercase or lowercase and covering a letter on the board according to the color code to reveal a mystery letter.

Mastering letter sounds at a young age sets a strong foundation for literacy development and paves the way for future academic success. These next board games offer fun ways to have repeated practice of the basic letter sounds.

Students take turns rolling a die, saying the word and deciding if the word starts with the letter sound.

Students start in the top left box, say the name and decide if the word starts with the letter sound. They continue to make a path from the top left box to the bottom right box.

Students each of the four words in each box and decide which one starts with the letter sound.

Students look around in the picture to hunt for and cover items that begin with the letter sound. Then they cover a star for each item they found.

Still on the fence? Try it before you buy it! Click here and follow the prompts to get a sampler packet of the games you see above!

Want more alphabet practice? Click here to see the Alphabet Curriculum in action!

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]]>Check out the other May/June Morning Bins here:

- Preschool May/June Morning Bins
- Kindergarten May/June Morning Bins
- 1st Grade May/June Morning Bins
- 2nd Grade May/June Morning Bins

Is your morning routine a bit chaotic? Do you feel like you are wasting the first 10 minutes or so of the day? Do you panic when you realize that you forgot to print out some type of morning work for your students? You are not alone and we all hate it! Many teachers struggle with implementing productive morning routines, but I have a solution for you!

Simply put, our students come into the classroom with a lot of different needs. Some are not quite awake and need a little time to settle in before they start their day. Some students are super social and want to interact with their friends. Teachers need to take lunch count and attendance. There is a LOT to do in the morning? How do we make morning successful and exciting for kids? I have the answer….3rd Grade Morning Bins!

**NOTE:** Many teachers are choosing to use these as early finisher tubs or during a different part of the day. Generic labels have been included for this purpose.

Each monthly theme will include 20 skills. The monthly skills stay the same throughout the months, but the activities change to provide students with more challenging activities.

- 180 Morning Bin activities
- Color AND Black and White Version Included!
- Simplified Student Direction Cards
- Material List for each bin
- Morning Bin Rules Poster
- Labels for Bins (2 options)
- Teacher Progress Monitoring Sheet
- Some bins included accountably sheets, if you choose to use them

- Parts of Speech
- Capitalization, Punctuation and Proofreading
- Word Use and Meaning
- Sentences: Types and Agreement
- Prefixes and Suffixes
- Text
- Spelling Patterns
- Multisyllabic Words
- Writing
- Logic and Critical Thinking
- Multiplication
- Division and Relationship to Multiplication
- Adding and Subtracting within 1,000
- Math Fluency
- Math Patterns and Word Problems
- Place Value
- Fractions and Shapes
- Time, Data and Money
- Measurement, Area and Perimeter
- Critical Thinking

Each month, you will have access to **20 NEW activities** that cover the skills listed above! Certainly, these will get your kids EXCITED about morning routines! Furthermore, you will warm up those brains and start the day with engaging and purposeful activities!

Students will read each word and decide if it is a concrete noun or an abstract noun.

Students will read the sentence and decide if the possessive is correct or incorrect.

Students will read the sentence and decide which figure of speech is used.

Students will read the sentence and decide which pronoun agrees with the antecedent to complete the sentence.

Students spin a root word and a suffix to make a new word.

Students will read each paragraph and decide which order they should be to make a complete story.

Students will roll a die, read a word and decide which vowel in the word makes a schwa sound.

Students will read the beginning of the word and decide which final syllable of “tion” or “sion” to use.

Students will flip a sentence starter, spin the spinner and finish the sentence using the coordinating conjunction.

Students will read the word and rearrange the letters to make a new word that matches the picture.

Students will follow the distributive property of multiplication to solve the multiplication problem.

Students will read the division equation and decide if it is true or false.

Students will decide what the rule is for the input and output. Then they will use the rule to fill in the missing numbers.

Students take turns rolling a die, solving the multiplication problem and covering the product on the board.

Students will read the 2-step word problem and decide which operations they need to solve it.

Students will look at the sum and arrange the digits to make the addition problem true.

Students will look at the shape and decide which categories the shape fits into. They will mark all that apply.

Students will spin the spinner, tally and graph the results and answer the questions.

Students will write the perimeter and area for a rectangle and find another rectangle that has the same perimeter or area.

**MORNING BIN #20: CRITICAL THINKING**

Students complete the sudoku puzzle so that each row, column and box has numbers 1-6.

I hope that you find the 3rd Grade May/June Morning Bins helpful! If you’d like to see any other grade levels in action, click the links below!

Preschool May/June Morning Bins

Kindergarten May/June Morning Bins

1st Grade May/June Morning Bins

2nd Grade May/June Morning Bins

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]]>Check out the other April Morning Bins here:

- Preschool April Morning Bins
- Kindergarten April Morning Bins
- 1st Grade April Morning Bins
- 2nd Grade April Morning Bins

Is your morning routine a bit chaotic? Do you feel like you are wasting the first 10 minutes or so of the day? Do you panic when you realize that you forgot to print out some type of morning work for your students? You are not alone and we all hate it! Many teachers struggle with implementing productive morning routines, but I have a solution for you!

Simply put, our students come into the classroom with a lot of different needs. Some are not quite awake and need a little time to settle in before they start their day. Some students are super social and want to interact with their friends. Teachers need to take lunch count and attendance. There is a LOT to do in the morning? How do we make morning successful and exciting for kids? I have the answer….3rd Grade Morning Bins!

**NOTE:** Many teachers are choosing to use these as early finisher tubs or during a different part of the day. Generic labels have been included for this purpose.

Each monthly theme will include 20 skills. The monthly skills stay the same throughout the months, but the activities change to provide students with more challenging activities.

- 180 Morning Bin activities
- Color AND Black and White Version Included!
- Simplified Student Direction Cards
- Material List for each bin
- Morning Bin Rules Poster
- Labels for Bins (2 options)
- Teacher Progress Monitoring Sheet
- Some bins included accountably sheets, if you choose to use them

- Parts of Speech
- Capitalization, Punctuation and Proofreading
- Word Use and Meaning
- Sentences: Types and Agreement
- Prefixes and Suffixes
- Text
- Spelling Patterns
- Multisyllabic Words
- Writing
- Logic and Critical Thinking
- Multiplication
- Division and Relationship to Multiplication
- Adding and Subtracting within 1,000
- Math Fluency
- Math Patterns and Word Problems
- Place Value
- Fractions and Shapes
- Time, Data and Money
- Measurement, Area and Perimeter
- Critical Thinking

Each month, you will have access to **20 NEW activities** that cover the skills listed above! Certainly, these will get your kids EXCITED about morning routines! Furthermore, you will warm up those brains and start the day with engaging and purposeful activities!

Students read the sentence and decide if the missing word is comparative or superlative.

Students will spin the spinners and write the address on the envelope.

Students will read the passage and underline the hyperbole.

Students will spin both spinners and write a sentence that uses the word and sentence type.

Students will read an occupation word and sort it to the correct spelling pattern.

Students will read the opinion and decide if it is a weak or a strong opinion.

Students will roll a die and cover a word that has the silent letter.

Students will find the syllables to make the word, write the word and tally the number of syllables on the mat.

Students will read a sentence and decide if the information is about the behavior, physical characteristics or life cycle of the animal.

Students will read the clue and write a homophone in the crossword puzzle.

Students will multiply the numbers in the parentheses and multiply the product with the third number on both sides to practice the associative property of multiplication.

Students will look for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction equations within the search and write the symbols.

Students will add or subtract 3-digit numbers to play a tic-tac-toe game.

Students will look at the multiplication equation and decide if it is true or false.

Students will read the 2-step word problem and decide which operations are needed to solve.

Students will roll a die and solve a multiplication problem that has a multiple of ten.

Students will spin a spinner and find an equivalent fraction on the board.

Students will draw hands on the clock to show start and end times and write the elapsed time.

Students will break up the L-shape into 2 rectangles and find the areas of each to find the total area of the L-shape.

**MORNING BIN #20: CRITICAL THINKING**

Students will read the number riddle and use the clues to figure out the mystery number.

I hope that you find the 3rd Grade April Morning Bins helpful! If you’d like to see any other grade levels in action, click the links below!

Kindergarten April Morning Bins

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]]>Check out the other March Morning Bins here:

- Preschool March Morning Bins
- Kindergarten March Morning Bins
- 1st Grade March Morning Bins
- 2nd Grade March Morning Bins

Is your morning routine a bit chaotic? Do you feel like you are wasting the first 10 minutes or so of the day? Do you panic when you realize that you forgot to print out some type of morning work for your students? You are not alone and we all hate it! Many teachers struggle with implementing productive morning routines, but I have a solution for you!

Simply put, our students come into the classroom with a lot of different needs. Some are not quite awake and need a little time to settle in before they start their day. Some students are super social and want to interact with their friends. Teachers need to take lunch count and attendance. There is a LOT to do in the morning? How do we make morning successful and exciting for kids? I have the answer….3rd Grade Morning Bins!

**NOTE:** Many teachers are choosing to use these as early finisher tubs or during a different part of the day. Generic labels have been included for this purpose.

Each monthly theme will include 20 skills. The monthly skills stay the same throughout the months, but the activities change to provide students with more challenging activities.

- 180 Morning Bin activities
- Color AND Black and White Version Included!
- Simplified Student Direction Cards
- Material List for each bin
- Morning Bin Rules Poster
- Labels for Bins (2 options)
- Teacher Progress Monitoring Sheet
- Some bins included accountably sheets, if you choose to use them

- Parts of Speech
- Capitalization, Punctuation and Proofreading
- Word Use and Meaning
- Sentences: Types and Agreement
- Prefixes and Suffixes
- Text
- Spelling Patterns
- Multisyllabic Words
- Writing
- Logic and Critical Thinking
- Multiplication
- Division and Relationship to Multiplication
- Adding and Subtracting within 1,000
- Math Fluency
- Math Patterns and Word Problems
- Place Value
- Fractions and Shapes
- Time, Data and Money
- Measurement, Area and Perimeter
- Critical Thinking

Each month, you will have access to **20 NEW activities** that cover the skills listed above! Certainly, these will get your kids EXCITED about morning routines! Furthermore, you will warm up those brains and start the day with engaging and purposeful activities!

Students read the sentence and use lucky charms or draw the charms to show the parts of speech of the words.

Students read the paragraph. Then they find and fix 3 grammatical errors.

Students read the metaphor and write what they think the metaphor means.

Students read the sentence and decide which subordinating conjunction completes the sentence.

Students roll a die, read the prefix or suffix and write a word that uses the prefix or suffix.

Students will read the passage, use the context clues to decide the meaning of the underlined word and find the definition.

Students read the word, decide if it has the /air/ sound or /ear/ sound and sort it to the spelling pattern on the mat.

Students spin the spinner and find a word that contains the syllable.

Students read the past tense sentence and rewrite the sentence to make it future tense.

Students will read the clue and change one letter to make a new word to match the clue.

Students will read the multiplication expression and write a word problem that uses the expression.

Students will multiply or divide to find the missing numbers of the equations in the puzzle.

Students will flip a card, solve the addition or subtraction problem and compare the answers.

Students will roll two dice and cover the product. The first person to use all 10 snap cubes wins the game. (See rules.)

Students will identify the number pattern and use the pattern to fill in the missing numbers.

Students will solve the 3-digit subtraction problem, round the difference to the nearest hundred and color by the code.

Students will count the segments on the line and write the fraction that represents where the snail or rainbow are.

Students will take turns rolling a die, saying the time and covering the time that matches.

Students will multiply the length of the sides of each rectangle. Then they will add the areas to find the total area.

**MORNING BIN #20: CRITICAL THINKING**

Students will use their knowledge of place value to complete the missing numbers in the puzzle.

I hope that you find the 3rd Grade March Morning Bins helpful! If you’d like to see any other grade levels in action, click the links below!

Kindergarten March Morning Bins

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]]>Throughout the curriculum, students will be exposed a variety of **reading comprehension strategies** through non-fiction and fiction texts. **Building vocabulary **will hold a strong focus throughout the curriculum, helping students gain a deeper understanding of what they are reading. Furthermore, students will learn to **make connections** between what they are reading and what they already know, while **thinking deeply about what they have read**.

This comprehensive First Grade Reading Comprehension curriculum is made up of **36 weekly books**. Each book comes with **four lesson plans**. *Quarter 3 includes the third 9 weeks of the curriculum*. Here is the scope that outlines the books in each week. Note that The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry and the National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry will be used throughout the entire year.

Each book has 5 lessons that can be taught throughout the week.

I’ve made book marks with prompting questions that you can use as you are reading the text aloud to your students. These questions help students think deeper about the text.

Before you read the book, ask students what they know and would like to know about the topic. Then once you have read the book to your students, revisit this poster and ask students what they learned about the topic from the book.

There are 6 vocabulary words pulled from each book. You can introduce these words before reading the book to your students to help them understand what is happening in the book as you are reading it.

I’ve made multiple versions for your convenience: full-page for each word, 3 to a page, and a combined poster.

In this activity, students learn about what makes trees deciduous or coniferous.

This activity prompts students to reflect on the information that they gathered from the reading of the book. It also has students come up with a question for something they learned.

The Making Connections activity helps students understand the connections between the animals they might find above and below the surface of the snow. Then students can take some of the information they have used in that activity and extend it to the Organizing Information activity.

At the end of each week, students will complete a fun craft to show what they learned from the book. The craft for this week is creating a diagram to show where the animals dwell during the winter time.

*Night Sky* is the second book in the First Grade Reading Comprehension Curriculum: Quarter 3. This non-fiction book gives plenty of fun facts about space.

There are 6 vocabulary words pulled from each book. You can introduce these words before reading the book to your students to help them understand what is happening in the book as you are reading it.

I’ve made multiple versions for your convenience: full-page for each word, 3 to a page, and a combined poster.

This center teaches students about what the moon looks like during the different phases.

For chapter books, students will focus on a different skill each day and add a portion of a lap book to show what they have learned. By the end of the week, the lap book is a culmination of the various topics that they learned about.

The lesson plans give you specific instruction on where each item is to be placed.

For this craft, students create a model of how the earth rotates around the sun and the moon rotates around the earth.

This story offers a story of inspiration. It was written by Chris Hadfield, and astronaut who has completed multiple space missions, and shows how he was encouraged to explore the unknown at a young age.

Here are the vocabulary posters for the Darkest Dark.

Before you read the book, ask students what they know and would like to know about the topic. Then once you have read the book to your students, revisit this poster and ask students what they learned about the topic from the book.

This center teaches students about the order of the planets.

This activity gives students the opportunity to dive deep to get to know the main character of the story using details from the text about what he thinks, looks like and does.

Chris, the main character of the book, experiences some difficulty going to sleep at night. His parents offer solutions and there is one that worked. Students document this on the Problem & Solution page.

For this craft, students build a rocket ship that explains the problem that Chris had and the solutions that were offered.

Magic School Bus books are always a favorite for students and teachers alike! This book continues the study of space with an exciting adventure lead by Ms. Frizzle.

Here is a sample of the lesson plans and focus reading comprehension question cards.

Before you read the book, ask students what they know and would like to know about the topic of space. By now, your students should have plenty that they already know about space, but may have some interesting questions as well.

Here are the vocabulary posters for *The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System*.

This game reinforces the order of the planets that they learned about in the previous book and turns it into a fun game! Students roll the die, move their marker and name the position of the planet or something interesting about the planet.

In this activity, students look at a page and state the information that they find in the various parts of the page.

In *The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System*, there are many fiction and non-fiction elements for students to identify and categorize. That makes this the perfect book to practice this skill.

In Quarter 2, students were introduced to *The Magic School Bus Time of the Dinosaurs*. After students have read *The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System* students can compare and contrast the different events that took place in both books.

When making this craft, students identify the fiction and non-fiction parts. Then they identify the beginning, middle and end of the fiction parts of the book.

The First Grade Reading Comprehension: Quarter 3 continues with this adorable fiction book.

Students have the opportunity to do a picture walk through the book and decide if the book is fiction or non-fiction and predict what the story might be about.

Here are the vocabulary posters for *Oh No, Astro! *

The non-fiction text connection for *Oh No, Astro!* introduces students to what the asteroid belt is.

This additional center lets students practice copying common constellations. Dark paper and a white crayon work perfect together to make these!

This craft retells the story about what happened to Astro as he traveled to earth.

The sixth book of First Grade Reading Comprehension: Quarter 3 continues with Counting on Katherine, a biography about Katherine Johnson, a woman who helped Apollo 13 return to Earth safely.

This craft compares the life of Katherine Johnson with Chris Hadfield.

The seventh book of First Grade Reading Comprehension: Quarter 3 continues with *Letters From Space* written by Clayton Anderson, another astronaut.

Here’s the craft for the book. Students write a letter to their parents pretending they are in outer space.

I will post more pictures once I get them done, so stay tuned!

To see Quarter 1 of the 1st Grade Reading Comprehension, Click Here.

To see Quarter 1 of the Kindergarten Reading Comprehension, Click Here.

To see Quarter 2 of the 1st Grade Reading Comprehension, Click Here.

To see Quarter 2 of the Kindergarten Reading Comprehension, Click Here.

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]]>Unit 8 continues the systematic approach of reading instruction. In Unit 8 of Pathway to Fluency, students will learn how to decode and encode words that have the following phonics skills: vowel patterns of diphthongs and the /aw/ sound, soft c and g, other jobs of silent e (after v or z and showing that the word is not plural), and adding the suffixes -er, -est and -ly.

If you are unfamiliar with this reading program, I’ll break it down for you. **Pathway to Fluency **is a complete and comprehensive Science of Reading (SoR) Aligned Curriculum! Simply stated, it has everything you need for your whole-group, small-group and one-on-one reading instruction. Furthermore, Pathway to Fluency has been developed to teach everything from phonological awareness to fluency and spelling in a systematic way using methods that have been proven to be effective.

In the blog post for Pathway to Fluency Unit 1, I offered an explanation of what Science of Reading is and why it is vitally important when teaching children how to read. The Unit 1 blog post also includes an outline of the scope and sequence of Level 1 of the Pathway to Fluency Curriculum.

If you are looking for earlier units, click the links below:

- Unit 1 Blog Post
- Unit 2 Blog Post
- Unit 3 Blog Post
- Unit 4 Blog Post
- Unit 5 Blog Post
- Unit 6 Blog Post
- Unit 7 Blog Post

To download the Free **Pathway to Fluency Pre-Assessment**, click here. This simple phonics assessment is designed to evaluate your students’ current phonics skills in an easy way to help you determine which unit of Pathway to Fluency your students should begin. Utilizing this assessment can help ensure that your instruction is tailored to meet the diverse needs of your students, allowing them to build a strong foundation in reading and writing right from the beginning.

Here’s an outline of the scope and sequence for Level 2 of the Pathway to Fluency Curriculum.

Pathway to Fluency has everything you need for your whole-group, small-group and one-on-one reading instruction. It has been developed to teach everything from phonological awareness to fluency and spelling in a systematic way using methods that are proven to be effective.

I have included the **Start Here file** to give you an introduction to Pathway to Fluency Unit 8. It also provides a brief overview of what the term *science of reading* means and how to implement best practices in your classroom using the Pathway to Fluency Curriculum. I encourage you to refer to this file as you teach through Unit 8 for helpful reminders.

Pathway to Fluency Unit 8 includes 9 weeks of instruction with lesson plans for whole group lessons and small group center practice. These easy-to-follow lesson plans provide a structured approach to help you introduce, practice and apply the Pathway to Fluency materials and concepts in your classroom. More specifically, each lesson is broken down into 4 categories: Oral Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, High Frequency Words, and Application & Independent Practice. The first three categories are done in a whole-group setting, while the Application & Independent Practice is done in small-group centers.

Each unit also includes a mid-assessment and post-assessment to help you gauge your students’ progress and to help drive instruction. The Unit 8 Assessments check for understanding in phonological and phonemic awareness, understanding of the phonics skills learned, and reading high frequency words (heart words). These assessments are quick and easy to administer one-on-one.

This folder has all of the cards and posters that you will need to support the whole-group instruction. More specifically, the files include sound wall cards, letter formation and letter sound posters, and high frequency word posters. These visual aids can be displayed on a classroom wall for easy reference as students are working on the centers.

The sound wall cards can be used to form the Vowel Valley and Consonant Sounds charts. There are a total of 44 sound (phoneme) cards to help introduce each phoneme. Each card shows proper mouth formation, an example of the sound within a word, whether the sound is unvoiced or voiced, and the possible spelling combinations (graphemes) that can create the sound. You can choose use the locks to cover the graphemes that have not been introduced.

These posters show the word, letter groupings, and hearts to represent irregularly pronounced letters within the word. In addition, the cues at the bottom should be said as you introduce the irregular letter groups.

These posters act as a visual aid and reminder of the phonics skills. You can use these during whole group instruction and post these so that students can refer to them as they work.

Each week includes 4 centers for small group practice. These **no-prep** centers provide a hands-on way for students to take what they have learned in the whole-group instruction and practice those skills in a smaller group. This practice helps them become more fluent readers.

There are a total of four centers each week. You may want to consider dividing your class in one of two ways depending on your classroom size and schedule:

**Five groups-**Four groups will each be at one of the four centers. The fifth group will be meeting for small group instruction at the Teacher Table. Each group would meet with the teacher once a week.**Four groups-**Each group will be at one of the four centers. The teacher will pull one group at a time for small group instruction at the Teacher Table. This option allows for each group to meet with the teacher daily, but requires slightly larger group sizes.

Each center includes a phonics and a high frequency word activity, with additional practice pages that correspond to the activities. Also, each center activity comes with multiple versions of each for repeated practice. For consistency, the activities are the same from week to week.

Students choose which word matches the picture and graph the sounds into the boxes.

Each center has an independent practice page that students can take home to continue this skill.

Students take turns rolling a die, writing their word in a box and trying to get 4 boxes in a row. This game offers a fun way for students to practice encoding phonics words.

Students say the word, stretch out the sounds and decide which sounds make up the word. Then they write it in the box.

Students take turns rolling a die, saying the word and finding it on the mat.

Students read a word, decide which spelling pattern is used in the word and graph the word into the boxes.

Partners take turns reading the decodable lines to act out the play.

Students spin the spinner, map the sounds of the word and write the word into a box.

Students take turns rolling a die, reading a decodable sentence in the box and checking it off.

Students take turn rolling a die, moving to the picture, and graphing the word.

Students take turns spinning the spinner, graphing the word and covering the word on the board.

Students take turns reading their lines in the short story dialog.

Students take turns reading a sentence to get 5 in a row.

The teacher table is where you can differentiate your reading instruction based on your students’ individual needs. The “TTT” folder has all the resources that you will need for small-group instruction for the concepts introduced in Pathway to Fluency Unit 8. These materials are organized by type, and then by week. Therefore, you can easily pull activities from previous weeks for review as needed. Use the Teacher Table Tools throughout the unit to offer scaffolding for struggling students, additional practice for on-track students and extension activities for students who are ready for more challenging work.

I’ve worked to make everything as low-prep as possible for your Teacher Table Tools. Organization couldn’t be easier! Simply place the pages into a binder and teach!

To start, additional phonological and phonemic awareness activities are provided. These coincide with the whole-group lesson exercises. Use them as a warm-up at the beginning of small group instruction.

Students can use the given letters to build a word, listen for the prompt for the letter change in the word, and read the new word.

Each week includes a word list of all decodable words. Students can map and encode the words.

Use these to help students practice mapping and graphing heart words. Remember, heart words are irregular high frequency words, or words that contain phonics skills that do not follow the same patterns as the ones they have learned thus far. Therefore, practice is important for these words.

Next up, use these cards to have students decode and choose the word that matches the picture.

Next up, use this mat to help students map the sounds and write the word on the lines.

Next up, use these cards to have students decode and choose the word that matches the picture.

Next up, use these cards to have students decode and choose the word that matches the picture.

Next up, use these cards to have students decode and choose the word that matches the picture.

These are one of my favorite activities in Pathway to Fluency. They are decodable passages for students of all levels, and they include prompts for scaffolds, on-target and extension questions.

This is one of my favorite parts of this unit! Weeks 1-3 and 5-8 each have two 8-page books (three pages printed front and back) to re-enforce the phonics skills and high frequency words learned for each. Weeks 4 and 9 have three 8-page books for review. Furthermore, they build confidence in reading by allowing students to read decodable text in a fun short story.

Here’s a peek at the first book in week 1:

This book offers students an opportunity to practice proper letter formation while also practicing phonics skills. You can choose to use these books at the Teacher Table to monitor mastery or as extra practice for students who have finished the center work. Each week includes 4 pages that progress to provide spiral review throughout the weeks.

I hope you find Pathway to Fluency Unit 8 helpful. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about Level 2 or about any other resources from my store.

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]]>Unit 7 continues the systematic approach of reading instruction. In Unit 7 of Pathway to Fluency, students will learn how to decode and encode words that have the following phonics skills: sounds of oo, ending spelling patterns of glued sounds, long vowel final blends, and -all, -oll and -ull words. Let’s take a look!

If you are unfamiliar with this reading program, I’ll break it down for you. **Pathway to Fluency **is a complete and comprehensive Science of Reading (SoR) Aligned Curriculum! Simply stated, it has everything you need for your whole-group, small-group and one-on-one reading instruction. Furthermore, Pathway to Fluency has been developed to teach everything from phonological awareness to fluency and spelling in a systematic way using methods that have been proven to be effective.

In the blog post for Pathway to Fluency Unit 1, I offered an explanation of what Science of Reading is and why it is vitally important when teaching children how to read. The Unit 1 blog post also includes an outline of the scope and sequence of Level 1 of the Pathway to Fluency Curriculum.

To read the Unit 1 blog post, Click Here. For the blog post for Unit 2, Click Here. To see Unit 3 in action, Click Here. To read the blog post for Unit 4, Click Here. For the Unit 5 blog post, Click Here. To see Unit 6 in action, Click Here.

To download the Free **Pathway to Fluency Pre-Assessment**, click here. This simple phonics assessment is designed to evaluate your students’ current phonics skills in an easy way to help you determine which unit of Pathway to Fluency your students should begin. Utilizing this assessment can help ensure that your instruction is tailored to meet the diverse needs of your students, allowing them to build a strong foundation in reading and writing right from the beginning.

Here’s an outline of the scope and sequence for Level 2 of the Pathway to Fluency Curriculum.

Pathway to Fluency has everything you need for your whole-group, small-group and one-on-one reading instruction. It has been developed to teach everything from phonological awareness to fluency and spelling in a systematic way using methods that are proven to be effective.

I have included the **Start Here file** to give you an introduction to Pathway to Fluency Unit 7. It also provides a brief overview of what the term *science of reading* means and how to implement best practices in your classroom using the Pathway to Fluency Curriculum. I encourage you to refer to this file as you teach through Unit 7 for helpful reminders.

Unit 7 includes 9 weeks of instruction with lesson plans for whole group lessons and small group center practice. These easy-to-follow lesson plans provide a structured approach to help you introduce, practice and apply the Pathway to Fluency materials and concepts in your classroom. More specifically, each lesson is broken down into 4 categories: Oral Phonological & Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, High Frequency Words, and Application & Independent Practice. The first three categories are done in a whole-group setting, while the Application & Independent Practice is done in small-group centers.

Each unit also includes a mid-assessment and post-assessment to help you gauge your students’ progress and to help drive instruction. The Unit 7 Assessments check for understanding in phonological and phonemic awareness, understanding of the phonics skills learned, and reading high frequency words (heart words). These assessments are quick and easy to administer one-on-one.

This folder has all of the cards and posters that you will need to support the whole-group instruction. More specifically, the files include sound wall cards, letter formation and letter sound posters, and high frequency word posters. These visual aids can be displayed on a classroom wall for easy reference as students are working on the centers.

The sound wall cards can be used to form the Vowel Valley and Consonant Sounds charts. There are a total of 44 sound (phoneme) cards to help introduce each phoneme. Each card shows proper mouth formation, an example of the sound within a word, whether the sound is unvoiced or voiced, and the possible spelling combinations (graphemes) that can create the sound. You can choose use the locks to cover the graphemes that have not been introduced.

These posters show the word, letter groupings, and hearts to represent irregularly pronounced letters within the word. In addition, the cues at the bottom should be said as you introduce the irregular letter groups.

These posters act as a visual aid and reminder of the phonics skills. You can use these during whole group instruction and post these so that students can refer to them as they work.

Each week includes 4 centers for small group practice. These **no-prep** centers provide a hands-on way for students to take what they have learned in the whole-group instruction and practice those skills in a smaller group. This practice helps them become more fluent readers.

There are a total of four centers each week. You may want to consider dividing your class in one of two ways depending on your classroom size and schedule:

**Five groups-**Four groups will each be at one of the four centers. The fifth group will be meeting for small group instruction at the Teacher Table. Each group would meet with the teacher once a week.**Four groups-**Each group will be at one of the four centers. The teacher will pull one group at a time for small group instruction at the Teacher Table. This option allows for each group to meet with the teacher daily, but requires slightly larger group sizes.

Each center includes a phonics and a high frequency word activity, with additional practice pages that correspond to the activities. Also, each center activity comes with multiple versions of each for repeated practice. For consistency, the activities are the same from week to week.

Students read the word and decide which picture shows the word.

Each center has an independent practice page that students can take home to continue this skill.

Students take turns choosing which word matches the picture and graph the sounds into the boxes.

Students spin the spinner, map the sounds of the word and write the word into a box.

Students take turns graphing the sounds into the boxes and then finding the word in the word search.

Students read the sentence and cover the picture that matches.

Partners take turns reading the decodable lines to act out the play.

Students roll a die, say the word and find the word on the mat.

Students take turns rolling a die, reading a decodable sentence in the box and checking it off.

Students take turns rolling a die, saying the word, finding it and covering it. The first player to cover their board wins!

Students take turns spinning the spinner, graphing the word and covering the word on the board.

Students take turns reading a word on the board. The first player to get 5 in a row wins!

Students take turns reading their lines in the short story dialog.

The teacher table is where you can differentiate your reading instruction based on your students’ individual needs. The “TTT” folder has all the resources that you will need for small-group instruction for the concepts introduced in Unit 7. These materials are organized by type, and then by week. Therefore, you can easily pull activities from previous weeks for review as needed. Use the Teacher Table Tools throughout the unit to offer scaffolding for struggling students, additional practice for on-track students and extension activities for students who are ready for more challenging work.

I’ve worked to make everything as low-prep as possible for your Teacher Table Tools. Organization couldn’t be easier! Simply place the pages into a binder and teach!

To start, additional phonological and phonemic awareness activities are provided. These coincide with the whole-group lesson exercises. Use them as a warm-up at the beginning of small group instruction.

Students can use the given letters to build a word, listen for the prompt for the letter change in the word, and read the new word.

Each week includes a word list of all decodable words. Students can map and encode the words.

Use these to help students practice mapping and graphing heart words. Remember, heart words are irregular high frequency words, or words that contain phonics skills that do not follow the same patterns as the ones they have learned thus far. Therefore, practice is important for these words.

Next up, use these cards to have students decode and choose the word that matches the picture.

Next up, use these cards to have students decode and choose the word that matches the picture.

Next up, use this mat to help students map the sounds and write the word on the lines.

Next up, use these cards to have students decode and choose the word that matches the picture.

Next up, use these cards to have students decode and choose the word that matches the picture.

Next up, use these cards to have students decode and choose the word that matches the picture.

These are one of my favorite activities in Pathway to Fluency. They are decodable passages for students of all levels, and they include prompts for scaffolds, on-target and extension questions.

This is one of my favorite parts of this unit! Weeks 1-3 and 5-8 each have two 8-page books (three pages printed front and back) to re-enforce the phonics skills and high frequency words learned for each. Weeks 4 and 9 have three 8-page books for review. Furthermore, they build confidence in reading by allowing students to read decodable text in a fun short story.

Here’s a peek at the first book in week 2:

This book offers students an opportunity to practice proper letter formation while also practicing phonics skills. You can choose to use these books at the Teacher Table to monitor mastery or as extra practice for students who have finished the center work. Each week includes 4 pages that progress to provide spiral review throughout the weeks.

I hope you find Pathway to Fluency Unit 7 helpful. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about Level 2 or about any other resources from my store.

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