Grade me tips

Stock up on fun tools to use for guided reading.

Source: Miss Van Maren’s Fantastic First Grade Learning to read is hard work! Make it as fun as you can with the great ideas found at the blog Guided Reading: A Little Novelty Goes a LONG Way.

Incorporate daily writing prompts.

We’ve gathered 25 writing prompts that you can download and use to get your first graders practicing their writing skills.

Read stories that build your students’ social-emotional skills.

Learning how to be in school and be a good friend are a huge part of being a first grader. Share stories that will not only teach lessons but start conversations.

Use games to teach blends.

Source: The Measured Mom Check out these six free, low-prep games for teaching blends.