Saturday, September 13, 2014

You Oughta Know About...

I'm excited to be linking up with Mrs. McClain from Buzzing with Mrs. McClain for the monthly You Oughta Know About blog hop! We'll be sharing teaching tips & advice, websites, products, or anything else teachers just oughta know!  

As a second grade teacher I am always looking for ways to improve 
my reading instruction. I was told about the Florida Center for Reading Research by my school's reading specialist and have been using it
 ever since!
Here are the top 5 reasons why I love FCRR!

Reason 1:

That means you have to check is out asap!

Reason 2:
The variety of activities

I teach 2nd grade and was hoping to find activities relating to my grade, as well as others that are below and above grade level so that I could truly create centers for all of my students.

I found a phonemic awareness warm-up with directions and the materials that was ready to go!

Reason 3:
The section called, "Empowering Teachers"
Teaching is HARD work but educators who believe in themselves, are supported, and love to teach will truly improve the lives of their students. 

Under this section is a variety of helpful information for teachers. For example, how to form small reading groups for grades K, 1, 2, & 3 can be seen under Empowering Teachers.

This is for grade 2:

Reason 4:
The alignment to the Common Core
The FCRR has recognized the importance of giving teachers the option to choose activities aligned with the CC.

This story elements organizer is for Kindergarten. You can see that at the top of the worksheet, the CC standard is clearly listed.

Reason 5:
The Search Tool for Reading Activities

Once you've been working with your students and listening to them read, you can take what you know about your students and search for activities based on individual or group needs.
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  1. I absolutely adore this website. It is such an incredible resource for teachers - and like you said, it is free!! Thank you for sharing!

    Living the First Grade Dream

  2. These activities are the BEST. I have them all printed and ready to go in my room. great for small groups, centers, and intervention!

    Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten

  3. I've known about FCCR and when I was a student teacher I sometimes used resources from it. Now that I'm a teacher, however, I always forget about it and never use it! You have inspired me to check it out as I am planning my reading interventions for the week! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Also, cute blog design! I just love it!!

    Mrs. Cain's Creations

    1. That should say FCRR. My brain is tired today :)