Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fun Award and Some Freebies!

We were nominated by Sara at Miss V's Busy Bees for the Liebster Award! We LOVE it! The little things really make our days!!

This award is given away to highlight those blogs with less than 200 followers and now we get to:

1. Copy and paste this award on your blog.
2. Thank the giver and link back to them.
3. Reveal 5 other bloggers and comment on their blogs.

Here are the 5 bloggers that we are passing the award on to!
Twirlybird Teaching
The Teacher's Backpack
Today in Second Grade
Teaming Up to Teach
Teaching in Paradise

Now on to the freebies!
These are some of our favorite quick comprehension activities that we use! We use them during guided reading and also during shared reading activities! We usually have the kiddos work in pairs and take turns spinning and asking each other questions about the story. We also like to do this activity with our one on one guided reading groups. When we do this we alternate between the kiddo spinning and answering questions about the book and also the kiddo spinning and asking US the questions. They love being the teacher to their teacher! It is still a great comprehension activity because they have to check and make sure that we are answering the questions correctly!
All you need is the paper, a paper clip, and a pencil. Put the paper clip in the middle of the paper, use the pencil tip to hold it in place, and voila, instant spinner!
There are 3 slightly different versions included!
Click here to get the reading spinners!

Click here to get the nonfiction reading spinner

We hope you had a great 4th of July with your family and got to enjoy some fireworks!!!

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  1. Congratulations on your award!
    Thank you for the freebies!!!
    Where Seconds Count 2nd grade blog

  2. I love the spinners! Thanks for sharing!

  3. These are adorable; thanks for sharing them with us!

    The Corner On Character