The turkey leftovers are nearly gone, and so is my oldest. Sniff! It was great to have him home from college at least for a little while. Now, it's time to start thinking about the weeks ahead. This is such an exciting time for our kids. They love the themes we've done in the past including gingerbread fun, decking the halls with reindeer, and of course, pulling out the mittens. If you'd like to catch a glimpse of some of the things we've had fun doing, the posts are featured above, but each category is linked below.
Patricia Polacco Author Study
Of all of the products I have created, this bundle is by far my favorite, so it wasn't a surprise to me that it was the most wishlisted item in my store. It includes 13 book units and every comprehension skill for fiction you can imagine. With the 13 mentor texts, students explore many social themes, deep thinking as much of the work includes extended writing options, and several ways to use the materials (whole group mentor text lessons, small group guided reading, partner work, and as stations). Currently, this product has 102 positive ratings, 280+ pages, and priced at an all time low. If you love Patricia Polacco as much as I, you can't go wrong with this bundle. You'll have materials to use for the rest of the year.
Jan Brett Author Study
This is my favorite bundle for the middle grades. It includes eleven of Jan Brett's most popular books. The unit is perfect for use from now through March (or beyond with a few of the books perfect for any time.) The bundle has 168 pages and now includes a Jan Brett lapbook so that students can learn about her as an author too. This too is at an all time low price and will save you so much time in planning and prep. I promise your kids will truly LOVE her books and treasure the memories of reading them with you.
Reading Comprehension Anchor Charts
During the past few years, I've been working with upper elementary. These anchor charts have been a staple in my instruction. I use them in multiple ways. I've projected them for skill modeling with whole group lessons on my smartboard, printed hard copies for us to discuss as we've practiced skills in our interactive notebooks, sent them home for parents to use with their student, and added them into our reading notebooks for reference later. The set includes 19 charts for $5.00 (regular price) and has 58 positive reviews.
Now that I have shared the items wished for most in my store, I'm off to fill my wishlist for quicker shopping tomorrow. I can't wait to see all of the great items over on Daisy Designs, the host for our link up. If you'd like to check out the items on the top of the wishlist for other bloggers, click the image below.