Polar Bears Reading Comprehension

Polar Bears Reading Comprehension

Polar Bears Reading Comprehension {and Freebie}   First graders love learning about polar bears!  It is always a fun topic to teach during the winter months.   Using paired fiction and nonfiction texts is a great way to learn about polar bears because there...
Close Reading for Winter- Paired Texts

Close Reading for Winter- Paired Texts

Today I wanted to share with you one of my Paired Text Units.  This unit is perfect for coming back to school in January.  It is for the books Animals In Winter by Henrietta Bancroft and The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. I really enjoy pairing a fiction and...
Teaching Theme in First Grade

Teaching Theme in First Grade

Teaching theme can be a lot of fun in first grade.  I like to explain theme or central message to firsties this way, “What do you think the author wants you to learn from this story that you can use in your life?”  It can be tricky and takes LOTS of...

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