I do small group reading each day. I also do individual reading conferences with each kid every week. That is a lot to get prepared for and planned out! My life saver when it comes to these reading groups is my “Reading Tool Box”! It makes my planning easier, it helps me naturally teach, and the students love when it is out!
The reading tool box is a box that goes around the room with me and is full of FUN supplies that you can use while reading. The best part is you can take it anywhere in the classroom, you can just grab things quickly, and it is all in one place! I will share with you what is in my box, but you truly can put ANYTHING that works for you in your box!
We use Hope King’s reading comprehension strategies every day! All you do is print them off and put them on popsicle sticks. These make for great reminders on what strategies to use while reading!
We use the sunglass for visualization! When I want them to visualize I hand them the glass and read them the passage. They LOVE it! (I told them to spell visualizing in their best 3rd grade spelling, so let’s just not talk about who teaches them phonics LOL!)
Hannah Friend is a passionate and innovative educator. She strives to make her classroom fun and engaging for the students each day. She challenges herself to make lessons that are easy for teachers to prep, engaging for student learners, and developmentally appropriate. You can find her lessons in her TpT Store, The Friendly Teacher. She is also the author of the blog, The Friendly Teacher. She loves to share and collaborate with teachers on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.