I am so excited to share my guest blogger today, Lori from Teaching with Love and Laughter. I will be posting games and time fillers (perfect for the beginning of the year crazies when time doesn't work out *quite* like you planned!) over at Sub Hub, so please make sure to check it out!
I am so excited to be posting over here at Mandy's blog! We are participating in the Top Teachers' Blog Swap and Hop. What a great opportunity to find new blogs to follow and to get some great ideas and activities for the new school year. I am also guest blogging on one other blog. I won't tell you which one...see if you can find me!
First, I'd like to introduce myself in case you don't know me. My name is Lori and I am the author of Teaching With Love and Laughter. I am getting ready to enter my 18th year of teaching. And, I still love it! I teach kindergarten, first grade, and second grade writing, science, and social studies. This is me:
And, this is my blog:
My post today is about integrating reading and writing. Since I teach writing and my teaching partner teaches reading, it is very important that I incorporate some of the stories she reads with our students in some of my writing assignments. To do this, I made some reading task cards for the children to use at stations, for independent work, and/or, for homework. If you would like to use these task cards in your classroom, please click on the image below.
Other than printing, laminating, and cutting out the cards, there is no preparation. The children will respond to these tasks using plain white paper. Folding instructions are included on each card. I plan on adding more task cards in the near future, so, stay tuned!
Thanks for having me Mandy!