Wednesday, February 22, 2012

How To Organize All Your Reading Workshop Goodies {and FREEBIES!}

Last summer as I was going through all of my amazing resources that I have collected over the past six years I came to a bit of a revelation...I am a hoarder of teaching items!  {GASP!}  I strive to be the uber organized Jodi from Clutter-Free Classroom, but I am not.  So undertaking all of my reading resources and organizing them into one spot was going to be quite a summer project for me.  It all started with a 3" binder that I could take everywhere with me...

 
First of all, our district put together this wonderful pacing guide (that I would love to share - but is still in draft form with the district) to align all of our reading comprehension strategies, phonics lessons, and all things speaking and listening into one common core friendly document.  {I heart it!}  After we were given this document, I went through and typed all of my mini-lessons (57 pages worth) and then broke them into sub-categories by comprehension strategy.  A lot of my mini-lesson ideas came from The Learning Pad and I edited them to make them work in my own classroom, so because the ideas aren't originally mine I won't share this crazy document with you.  But, {HERE} is the original website if you would like to check out her amazing reading workshop mini lessons!

I then went through and gave an individual tab to each comprehension strategy for graphic organizers (ex. schema and all activities schema related - all in one place).  We also developed these graphic organizers that you can download here for {FREE} or by clicking the pic below!  There are 50 different graphic organizers that help review making connections, visualizing, schema, summarizing, retelling, and predicting/inferring.


After that, I spoke to our AUH-MAZING Interventionist, Louann, who was able to provide me with a book list that the district created that matches up to all the strategies.  Awesome, right?!?!  Click the pic below to download five pages of books and the strategies they match up to :)


Sadly, there was still organizing all my amazing finds from Beth Newingham, Michelle Oakes, Lesson Plan SOS, and Amanda Nickerson!  All of these ideas about Reader's Notebooks, Non-fiction Text Features, fairy tale units, etc. all received their own tab for resources in the 3" binder too!  But, my FAV part of this fab binder...you flip it over and {BAZINGA!} all of my writer's workshop resources too! 


But, that's a tale for another day :)

22 comments:

Amber P. said...

AWESOME! I need to get organized like this for next year!

Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

Mrs. Cupcake said...

I also hoard teaching items! I have a storage room at home to prove it!
❤Teri

A Cupcake for the Teacher

Laura said...

Looks great, girls! Love seeing how others organize!

Laura
Peace, Love, and First Grade

Lisa Howard said...

yes!! Must try to organize things as I am a major hoarder of teaching items - and since I have had many occasions where I have ended up needing something from 10 years earlier, I totally defend the hoarding. Organization is a must!!

- Lisa
a teachers bag of tricks

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing! I love the graphic organizers...I had downloaded them before, but just hadn't put them to into any kind of organizer. I am going to do that ...right now!

Lori said...

Thank you for sharing that book list! That is just what I was looking for!
Lori
Conversations in Literacy

A Teacher's Treasure said...

So many great resources!!!!! Just left you a rating on TPT :)
I LOVE the book list!
Thanks for all you share!!!!!

❤ Mor Zrihen from...
A Teacher's Treasure
Teaching Treasures Shop

Melanie Conger said...

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing the organizing tips!

Melanie
First Grade Brain Sprinkles

Gladys said...

I love your binder idea! Can you come to Texas and organize a binder for me? ;)

Gladys
teachinginhighheels.blogspot.com

Mrs. B said...

You are inspiring ... if you can, PLEASE share your districts pacing guide would you?? Our district is "thinking" about making one, but I would love to see what other people are doing while I attempt to create my own.

Ms. Rachel said...

uughghh so organized. jeal-o

Christi said...

I'm an organization junkie and did this with my reading and writing minilessons and resources while I had a student teacher. It's so much easier to find what I need AND figure out what holes to fill in now. Can't wait to see your writing post in the future. =)

Christi
Ms. Fultz's Corner

Haley said...

This is exactly what I needed to see! I've been working on organizing all my reading frameworks and lessons (actually got a lot done this afternoon!) so these ideas will help! Gracias!

Haley
Following Optimism in 2nd Grade

Mrs. Morgan said...

Please, please, please share your pacing guide! :)

Emily said...

So basically you're saying you'll come organize my hoard now that yours is? Great thanks! I'll take you to Disney! =)

Faizan said...

Thanks for this blog ....Its very nice organized..I really like it very much...Thanks for shearing for this ...
Graphic Organizers

eah08i said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing. When I click on the link for the organizers it takes me to tpt, but I can't find them there....any tips?
Thanks!!

eah08i said...

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Thanks! :)

Brooke Waller said...

Thanks for sharing all these items!! Has your district finished the pacing guide?? Would LOVE to see that, if you can!! Thanks again!!!

lmcmorrow said...

I can't get the to come up on TPT are they still there?

Gina said...

Very disappointed that they are no longer available!

JUSTINE VIDOVICH said...

I love this but am unable to pull it up. Are they still available?

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