Daily Archives: July 27, 2016

The benefits of Reading Buddy Programs

The benefits of a Reading Buddies program by That Fun Reading Teacher
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Just typing the term Reading Buddies brings a smile to my face.

When I was teaching kindergarten and first grade, my students always had Reading Buddies (older students from a partner class). The older buddies usually came weekly to read with my students and do a fun activity.

Having a Reading Buddy program in my classroom is one of the things I missed when I was teaching Reading Recovery. When I became a special education teacher (providing literacy support to students up to the third grade), I set up buddy reading between some of my third grade students and snacking Kindergarten students. Half of them were interested when I first suggested bringing their ‘most practiced’ books to kindergarten, weekly, during recess. After the first month, click here to continue reading…

                               The Reading Buddies Starter Pack


LANGUAGE ARTS – “Reading Syllable Types Bundle Packet”

Grades K-4

by Reading on Strawberry Lane

This bundle contains six units that give specific word examples of each syllable word type. The six syllable types of reading are Closed, V-C-e, Open, r-Controlled, Vowel Digraph & Diphthong, and Final Stable. Each unit provides a plethora of word lists that target each syllable type. Teaching reading by syllable types provides students with a clear-cut understanding of the English language. The basic overall purpose of learning syllable type reading is to give students 6 reading strategies to aid them in chunking longer words into short, readable parts.

Reading Syllable Type Bundle Cover

Syllable Bundle DefinitionsReading Syllable Types Bundle-3





FREE MISC. LESSON – “Whole Brain Teaching Classroom Rules – FREE! – Cute Polka Dots”

by Teacher Tools and Time Savers

Pre-Kindergarten – 6th Grade


Whole Brain Teaching Classroom Rules


FREE!! Classroom Rules for Whole Brain Teaching – Cute Polka Dots

Students will be happy to follow the rules when they see these adorable rules on the wall!

These are the popular rules used in Whole Brain Teaching.

These rules match the other items in my ‘Cute Polka Dots’ collection.

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I hope you enjoy these! They will brighten up your classroom.

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