Ultimate Collection of 100th Day Resources

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

With all the snow days we've been racking up, I don't know if we'll ever make it.. but when we do reach our 100th day, I want to be ready! I've compiled all the 100th day activities and resources I could find into one place!

Check out my 100th day Pinterest board for downloadable free and paid products, crafts, and creative activities!


Interactives to use on the 100th day of school:

 The Splat Game can be projected on your smart board.
Use for basic operations, skip counting, or to find numbers!

Books to read on the 100th day of school:

Videos to watch on the 100th day of school:
Check out my YouTube playlist with videos, songs, exercises, and brain breaks for the 100th day of school! Here's one of the videos in the playlist:


Link up your 100th day resources!
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Reading Royalty's TPT Anniversary!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

I can't believe it's my TWO year anniversary on TPT! I wanted to make this one special because I was MIA for my one year anniversary. I have a lot planned to celebrate!

My entire Teachers Pay Teachers store will be 20% off today through 1/28. You can get HUGE savings on bundles like my Kindergarten Printables Pack, valued at $35, bundled for $28, and will be on sale for $22.40 - it's like getting 4 sets free!

This bundle includes 215 no prep printables for students to practice the 26 letters of the alphabet. These printables focus on letter formation, initial sound isolation, and letter identification (uppercase and lowercase). This resource aligns with the scope and sequence of the Fundations Level K. 

Each day during the celebration, one product in my store will be available for a "steal" at $3! These products are worth between $6 and $7 normally. Don't miss these deals!

30 amazing TPT sellers have joined in on the celebration! They're helping me host three giveaways!  

TPT Shopping Spree - Winner's Choice:
Special Thanks to: Tied 2 Teaching, The Core of Grade Four, Pam's Place, Andrea's Artifacts, WOWorksheets, Ms. Makinson, Mrs. Beattie's Classroom, La-Nette Mark, iHeart Teaching, Middle School Math Mom, KB3 Teach, Rosie's Rambles, Joy in the Journey, and Momma with a Teaching Mission

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K-2 Bundle:
Special Thanks to: Primary Teaching Resources, Andrea Mason, 180 Days of Reading, Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten, Miss Jelena's Classroom, AJ Bergs, Mrs. Watt's Little Lights, Elementary Creations, Teaching Tykes

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3-6 Bundle:
Special Thanks to: Curry's Creations, Christina L, Wife Teacher Mommy, KristyBear Designs, Teach to Tell, Dana Designs, and Lauren Cipriano
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Analyzing Running Records - MSV Made Easy with a Freebie!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Since mid-year benchmark testing is here, I thought it would be helpful to talk about getting the most information out of those running records as possible.

Analyzing errors and self-corrections in running records can give you SO much information. This information can help you to determine what your students are using to decode words and what they need to work on. 

Take a running record of a student reading a passage or short text aloud. Be sure to record what their errors are above the word they read incorrectly or self-corrected. Need running records? Check out the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project for some FREE ones! You can also do a running record of any book a child is reading.

Let’s take a look at an example:

Take a look at each error and self-correction individually to determine whether or not the student was using meaning, structure, or visual information while reading. Notice if students are over-relying on one type.

Analyzing Errors:
Ask: "What type of information did the child use when they made this mistake?"

Analyzing Self-Corrections: 
Ask: "What additional information did the child use to correct the error?"

M – Meaning: Does this error make sense?
This student read screamed for cried, and self-corrected after reading burn for bury. Errors using meaning show that students are comprehending what is happening in the text or by using the pictures. It is evident that this student was using meaning after self-correcting the word bury in a sentence. This student understood that the word didn't make sense in the context of the sentence. I would work with this learner on using visual information (paying close attention to the letters/word parts in the words) along with meaning. 

S – Syntax/Structure: Does this error sound right?
This student read it for that, to for for, and my for her. These errors are acceptable in the English language and fit the structure of the text, without changing the meaning. I can hypothesize that this student was using syntax/structure when reading.

V – Visual: Does this error look right?
This student read glazed for gazed and Gliman for Gilman. Glazed does not make sense in the context of the story, nor does it fit the structure of the sentence. Gliman is a little different because it is a name. This student’s error doesn’t change the meaning or structure of the sentence. Because the beginning and ending sounds in the words were read correctly, these errors do show that the student is attending to visual information. I would also note that the student needs to work on reading through the entire word by recognizing known word parts to help them decode.

The goal of MSV = Self-Correction 
We want students to be able to monitor and self-correct on their own. Avoid immediately pointing out errors to students. If they do not self correct, guide them to reread the entire sentence instead (helpful prompts below). We should give students strategic actions to use with any book, rather than just guiding them through the book you're reading. 

Prompts to guide students:

  • "Run your finder under the word and read all the way through it."
  • "What strategy could you try here? (chunking, covering up part of the word, familiar word parts, etc.)"
  • "Try that again and keep the story in your head."
  • "If that didn't make sense, remember it's your job to check it again."
  • "What are you thinking about?"

MSV has ALWAYS confused me. Every single time I analyzed a running record I had to Google what it meant. For some reason I couldn’t keep that information in my brain. So I made a cheat sheet (lifesaver). If you want this cheat sheet for yourself, you can download it for FREE from my TPT store!

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Reading Royalty's Newsletter

Sunday, January 4, 2015

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Happy New Year! I hope all of you have had a wonderful holiday season! 

I was happily surprised to see how many of you were interested in subscribing for this first newsletter and I genuinely hope that it was informative, fun to read, and turned you on to some great products. If you haven't read the newsletter, here's a link to it: January Newsletter

As a reading specialist, I work with students from grades K-6. The newsletter focuses on ELA for that grade range. Each month, subscribers will find an informative blog post, my book of the month recommendation, exclusive information on upcoming events, fabulous freebies, and the newest ELA resource from my store offered at 50% off for a limited time. Everyone is also automatically entered to win a $10 TPT gift certificate each month just for being a subscriber! 

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