Friday, July 8, 2011

Literacy Center and Guided Reading Pack Giveaway

I am so excited to announce a new giveaway!! Leslie at Kindergarten Works, Melissa and Nicole at Lesson Plan SOS, Deanna Jump, and Julie Lee have all agreed to giveaway their literacy center and guided reading products that I recently posted about. YAH!! That means that if you win, you will receive Leslie’s Guided Reading pack, Melissa and Nicole’s Guided Reading with Pizzazz and Guided Reading Guru units, and Deanna and Julie’s new School is Fun Literacy and Math Centers for August and September!!

Here is what you need to do to enter the giveaway:
1) Follow Leslie at KindergartenWorks. Rate her shop as a “fav shop” at Teachers Notebook at and follow her TPT Store.
2) Follow Melissa and Nicole at Lesson Plan SOS. Follow their TPT Store.
3) Follow Deanna at Deanna Jump. Follow Deanna’s TPT store.
4) Follow Julie at Julie Lee.
5) Comment below with a suggestion for a literacy center or give a guided reading tip.

Leave a separate comment for each of the 5 requirements and don’t forget to leave your email in one of them. :)

The giveaway will end at midnight on Thursday, July 21st. Good luck to all of you and I look forward to reading all of your great ideas!!

167 comments:

Deedee Wills said...

Yes! I love Leslie's stuff!
Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

Deedee Wills said...

I follow Leslie's TpT store... like... forever!!!

Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

Deedee Wills said...

I follow/stalk Deanna Jump's blog!
Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

Deedee Wills said...

Yep! I follow Lesson Plan SOS!

Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

Deedee Wills said...

Oh... Let's see Deanna's TpT store too!!! Love it!
Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

megandw said...

I follow Mrs. Jump's blog and TpT store!!!
megandw@yahoo.com

megandw said...

I follow Julie Lee's blog...love her!
megandw@yahoo.com

Deedee Wills said...

Oh... crud! I've messed this up...

I already commented 5 times... Suffice to say... I follow everyone's blog AND TpT. I follow Julie's blog...

However... I don't follow directions very well... LOL

Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

dwills@owensville.k12.mo.us

megandw said...

I follow the SOS teacher's blog and TpT store!
megandw@yahoo.com

megandw said...

My guided reading tip would be to be organized (I know it's not earth shattering)...have a lesson plan form, a basket or tub for each group, the needed supplies with the group's tub, etc. It makes the lessons go so much smoother and you can get in everything that you need/want to.

Kathy said...

I follow Deanna's blog!

Kathy
First Grade a la Carte

Ms. Jackson's in First said...

I am following Leslie!!

Ms. Jackson's in First said...

I follow Lesson Plan SOS! :)

Ms. Jackson's in First said...

I follow Julie Lee!!!

Keys4Education said...

I am a big time follower! :) I follow Leslie at KindergartenWorks. I also rated her shop as a fav shop AND I am a follower of her TpT store. I love her stuff!

Keys4Education said...

I follow the ladies at Lesson Plan SOS and their TPT store. :) They rock!

Keys4Education said...

I follow Deanna Jump's blog (love it!) and her TpT store. :)

Ms. Jackson's in First said...

I am also following Mrs. Jump's class!!

I sure do hope that I win!!

april_jackson06@yahoo.com

Keys4Education said...

I follow Ms. Julie Lee's cute blog! :)

Pam Everitt said...

I follow Mrs. Jump!

willpam2009@gmail.com

Pam Everitt said...

I follow Lesson PLan SOS

willpam2009@gmail.com

Keys4Education said...
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Keys4Education said...

I am a newbie to the teaching world (just finished my first "official year"), I have a great little tool to help students remember not to visit me during our guided reading group time. I went to the party store and purchased a FABULOUS necklace. It is bright pink and has FABULOUS written boldly in the center. The necklace would help remind my kiddos that this time is guided reading and they will need to direct all questions to their neighbor.

jennkeys@gmail.com

Jody said...

I follow Lesson Plan SOS and their TPT store!


☺Jody

Camp Kindergarten

Courtney said...

I follow Lesson Plan SOS.

Swimming into Second

Jody said...

I follow Deanna Jump and her TPT store.


☺Jody

Camp Kindergarten

Courtney said...
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Jody said...

I follow Julie Lee!


☺Jody

Camp Kindergarten

Courtney said...

I follow Deanna Jump's TPT store.

Swimming into Second

Jody said...

I keep a table top chart at my reading group table with a couple sets of letter cards arranged in ABC order. It works perfectly for practicing blending, substitution and making words. It's made things so much easier!


☺Jody

Camp Kindergarten

jkalnicki@gmail.com

Courtney said...

Sorry for the extra comments. Somehow my comments were posted twice. During guided reading, I give my students post it notes so they can record new words they come across so we can discuss them later.

Swimming into Second

Kristen said...

I follow all of Leslie's stuff. Love it!

KristenMErrickson@gmail.com

Kristen said...

I follow Lesson Plan SOS and their TPT store.

KristenMErrickson@gmail.com

Kristen said...

I follow Deanna.

KristenMErrickson@gmail.com

Kristen said...

I follow Julie.

KristenMErrickson@gmail.com

Kristen said...

My tip is to BE ORGANIZED! LABEL EVERYTHING with pictures and words. It just makes things easier for yourself and for the kids!

jjensen said...

I follow Kindergarten Works, Lesson Plan SOS, Deanna Jump and Julie Lee. Can you share how you run your guided reading activities? Do you do Daily 5?

jjensen@north-cedar.12.ia.us

Melissa Freshwater said...

I am a new follower of Julie Lees blog!!
Melissa
www.mrsfreshwatersclass.blogspot.com

Ms. Lopez said...

I follow Deanna's blog.

imakteechur@gmail.com
coloroutsidelines.blogspot.com

Melissa Freshwater said...

I follow Deanna Jumps's blog and TPT store!!
Melissa
www.mrsfreshwatersclass.blogspot.com

Ms. Lopez said...

I follow Julie's blog.


imakteechur@gmail.com
coloroutsidelines.blogspot.com

Kinderglynn said...

Leslie is already on my Fav blogs, I follow her at Kindergartenworks and I follow her TPT store.
Donna
www.kinderglynn.blogspot.com
kinderglynnclass@gmail.com

Kinderglynn said...

I follow both Melissa and Nicole at Lesson Plan SOS. I also follow their TPT store. Love it.
Donna
www.kinderglynn.blogspot.com
kinderglynnclass@gmail.com

Kinderglynn said...

I follow Deanna and her TPT store.
Donna
www.kinderglynn.blogspot.com
kinderglynnclass@gmail.com

Kinderglynn said...

I follow Julie also!
Donna
www.kinderglynn.blogspot.com
kinderglynnclass@gmail.com

Melissa Freshwater said...

I am a new follower to lesson plan SOS blog and TPT store!! yipppee
Melissa
www.mrsfreshwatersclass.blogspot.com

Melissa Freshwater said...

Love Leslie at KINDEGARTENWORKS! I follow her teacher notebook site (fav) and her TPT store!!
Melissa
www.mrsfreshwatersclass.blogspot.com

Email: mfresh2@aol.com or mrsfreshwatersclass.gmail.com

Melissa Freshwater said...

My guided reading group tips would be "stay organized" "label everything" "be prepared" and "educate students" many teachers forget to explain the importance of guided reading time (NO INTERRUPTIONS) students need to understand that during this time they are to ask neighbor or buddy any questions not come to you! Staying organiJng,labeling, and being prepared definitely helps a sub if necessary and it keeps you focused and on task no minutes lost "looking for materials"

jmwebster2469 said...

I followed Leslie at KindergartenWorks. I rated her shop as a “fav shop” at Teachers Notebook at and I followed her TPT Store.

jmwebster2469 said...

I followed Melissa and Nicole at Lesson Plan SOS. I followed their TPT Store.

jmwebster2469 said...

I followed Deanna at Deanna Jump. I followed Deanna’s TPT store.

The Peterson Family said...

This give away is like a dream come true - I think I have everyone of those units on my TpT wishlist!
I follow Kinderworks and her TpT store.

cnlpeterson(at)gmail(dot)com

Mrs. Saoud said...

Oh, WOW!

Leslie at Kindergarten Works is already followed at blog, tpt, and teachers notebook.

Cheryl
primarygraffiti(at)yahoo(dot)com

jmwebster2469 said...

I followed Julie at Julie Lee.

Mrs. Saoud said...

Melissa and Nicole at Lesson Plan SOS is already followed at blog and tpt store.

Cheryl
primarygraffiti(at)yahoo(dot)com

jmwebster2469 said...

When I'm at my table doing guided reading, I put a crown on my head. My students know that if I have my crown on that I am working with students and they need to ask 3 before me. I also tell my students that if they ask 3 and those 3 didn't know the answer, then I must have not been clear in my directions.

The Peterson Family said...

I follow Lesson Plan SOS (just discovered this last week) and their TpT store.

cnlpeterson(at)gmail(dot)com

Mrs. Saoud said...

Deanna Jump is already followed at blog and tpt store.

Cheryl
primarygraffiti(at)yahoo(dot)com

The Peterson Family said...

And of course I follow Deanna's blop and TpT store:)

cnlpeterson(at)gmail(dot)com

Mrs. Saoud said...

Julie Lee is already followed.

Cheryl
primarygraffiti(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mrs. Saoud said...

Target has wonderful monster finger pointers and star shaped with techno lines across the lens in their party section. Great for reading groups and independent reading centers.

Cheryl
primarygraffiti(at)yahoo(dot)com

The Peterson Family said...

I also already follow Mrs. Lee's Blog!

cnlpeterson(at)gmail(dot)com

The Peterson Family said...

And a tip or suggestion for a center or guided reading....well, I just finished my first year of teaching and I'm just starting centers this year, so I'm sure you all know more than me. But I'm most excited about having a fine motor skills literacy center - we tend to have a lot of 4 year old kinders, so we need A LOT of practice in this area. Sorting and stringing alpha beads, "sewing" around letters, etc.

Thanks for all your great ideas!!

cnlpeterson(at)gmail(dot)com

Amanda said...

I follow Deanna's blog and store!

Amanda
http:/www.oneextradegree.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

I follow Julie's blog!

Amanda
http://www.oneextradegree.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

I follow KindergartenWorks!

Amanda
http://www.oneextradegree.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

I follow Lesson Plan S.O.S. on TpT and Blogger!

Amanda
http://www.oneextradegree.blogspot.com

JulieK said...

I follow Leslie's blog and tpt store. She's also one of my fav shops at teachernotebook.

JulieK said...

I follow Leslie and Nicole's blog and tpt store.

JulieK said...

I follow Deanna's blog and tpt store.

JulieK said...

I follow Julie as well.

JulieK said...

I have Candyland as well as Chutes and Ladders. I write sight words on the cards for Candyland. I've created cards for chutes and ladders with sight words as well. Students can move forward if they read the sight word correctly.

jmkelber@aol.com

Darlene said...

I follow Leslie's blog at KindergartenWorks!
jdsargo@sbcglobal.net

Darlene said...

I follow Leslie's TPT store and have rated her shop as a "Fav" at Teachers Notebook.

jdsargo@sbcglobal.net

Darlene said...

I follow Melissa's and Nicole's Lesson Plan SOS blog and TPT store!

jdsargo@sbcglobal.net

Darlene said...

I have been a long-time follower of Deanna's blog and TPT store!

jdsargo@sbcglobal.net

Darlene said...

I follow Julie's blog!

jdsargo@sbcglobal.net

Darlene said...

I love to use Beanie Baby Reading Strategies for decoding tips!

jdsargo@sbcglobal.net

Adam, Katie, Ava and Sophie said...

I follow and LOVE Deana's blog and Tpt store.

Katie Spence
katiesspence@hotmail.com

Adam, Katie, Ava and Sophie said...

I follow the fabulous Julie Lee!

Katie
katiesspence@hotmail.com

Adam, Katie, Ava and Sophie said...

I follow the awesome Lesson Plan SOS and their Tpt store.

Katie
katiesspence@hotmail.com

Adam, Katie, Ava and Sophie said...

I follow Leslie and her Tpt store and rated her shop as a "fav".

Katie Spence
katiesspence@hotmail.com

Conchy said...

I follow Deanna's blog and LOVE it!

Conchy

Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com

Conchy said...

I follow Deanna's TpT store!

Conchy

Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com

Conchy said...

I follow Lesson Plan SOS TpT store.

Conchy

Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com

Conchy said...

I follow Julie Lee's blog!

Conchy

Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com

Conchy said...

I follow Leslie's blog.

Conchy

Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com

Samantha said...

I follow Julie Lee!

Samantha
http://msbeattie-samantha.blogspot.com/

Samantha said...

I follow Deanna.

Samantha
http://msbeattie-samantha.blogspot.com/

Samantha said...
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Samantha said...

I follow SOS and their store!

Samantha
http://msbeattie-samantha.blogspot.com/

Cindy said...

I follow Kindergarten Works blog ~ she's on my favorite sellers list at Tpt ~ she's also on my favorite shop at Teachers Notebook! :o)

Cindy
ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

Samantha said...

I am following Leslie!

Samantha
http://msbeattie-samantha.blogspot.com/

Cindy said...

I follow Lesson Plan SOS and they're on my favorite sellers list at Tpt! :o)

Cindy
ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

Samantha said...

Guided reading tip...I buy fancy party straws at the Dollar Tree and students use these as their individual pointers. They love them!

Samantha
http://msbeattie-samantha.blogspot.com/

Cindy said...

I follow Deanna's blog and she's on my favorite seller list at Tpt! :o)

Cindy
ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

Cindy said...

I follow Julie's blog! :o)

Cindy
ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

Debbie said...

I follow Leslie on her blog, TpT store, and she is rated as my "Fav"

http://teachingmaketheworld.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

I follow Melissa and Nicole at Lesson Plan SOS and at TpT

http://teachingmaketheworld.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

I follow Deanna and her TpT store

http://teachingmaketheworld.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

I follow Julie's blog

http://teachingmaketheworld.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

A guided reading tip would be to remember that the reading groups should not remain stagnant. This may sound silly, by my cooperating teacher during student teaching kept the reading groups the same for 5 months, then changed them!

http://teachingmaketheworld.blogspot.com

Martha said...

I follow Julie Lee's blog.

mpenn1010@gmail.com

Martha said...

I follow the girls at SOS and their TpT store too!

mpenn1010@gmail.com

Martha said...

I follow Deanna Jump and her TpT store as well.

mpenn1010@gmail.com

Redkinderteach said...

I follow Kindergarten Works! It's a terrific blog.
donna.milligan71@gmail.com

Redkinderteach said...

I am now a follower of Lesson Plan SOS and their TpT store.

Redkinderteach said...

I love Deanna Jump's site and TpT store.
donna.milligan71@gmail.com

Redkinderteach said...

I love Julie's literacy centers! She uses such cute fonts and clipart!
donna.milligan71@gmail.com

Redkinderteach said...

One of my kids favorite literacy center jobs is making an alphabet caterpillar. I label sticky dots with the alphabet and they have to put them in order to create an alphabet caterpillar!

Trisha said...

I follow leslie's blog

Trisha said...

I rated leslies shop as a fav and follow her TPT store

Trisha said...

I follow lesson plan SOS and their TPT store, great stuff!

Trisha said...

I have been a follower of Deanna and her TPT store. She rocks!

Trisha said...

I now follow Julie Lee, amazing!

Trisha said...

Be prepared during guided reading, sounds silly, but have all pages copied, white boards out, letters ready. It will make that time so much better.

Trisha said...

Oops...email is trishjlandis@gmail.com

Mrs. I said...

I follow all of Leslie's things!

Cathy I.
mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com
http://mrsisclass.blogspot.com

Mrs. I said...

I follow Melissa and Nicole!

Cathy I.
mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com
http://mrsisclass.blogspot.com

Mrs. I said...

I follow Deanna!

Cathy I.
mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com
http://mrsisclass.blogspot.com

amarcie said...

I follow Leslie's blog, her TpT store and is a fav on teachers notebook.

tania.m.maccarthy@gmail.com

Mrs. I said...

I follow Julie!

Cathy I.
mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com
http://mrsisclass.blogspot.com

Mrs. I said...

I love using googley eyes glued on popsicle sticks for pointers during guided reading for those kiddos just learn one to one correspondence. IT helps them remember to keep their "eyes" on the words.

Cathy I.
mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com
http://mrsisclass.blogspot.com

amarcie said...

I follow Melissa and Nicole on their blog and their TpT.


tania.m.maccarthy@gmail.com

amarcie said...

I follow Deanna's blog and her TpT store.


tania.m.maccarthy@gmail.com

amarcie said...

I follow Julie's blog.


tania.m.maccarthy@gmail.com

Christi said...

What an awesome giveaway!

I follow Kindergarten Works, Leslie's store on TpT, and added her to my fav shops on Teacher's Notebook.

Thanks,
christi

christi.leetrust@gmail.com

amarcie said...

We use comprehension prompt rings (inspired by Ms Winston) while reading to predict, clarify, question, make comments and make connections. The kids love using them!

tania.m.maccarthy@gmail.com

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

I follow KIndergartenworks..on TPT and Teacher's Notebook! =)
Jennifer
laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
First Grade Blue SKies

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

I follow Lesson PLan SOS and their TPT store!
Jennifer
laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
First Grade Blue SKies

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

I follow Deanna Jump and her TPT store!
Jennifer
laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
First Grade Blue SKies

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

I follow Julie Lee! =)
Jennifer
laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
First Grade Blue SKies

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

When working with students (especially during intervention) I love to use (and them, too) highlighters...to focus on specific skills we are working on or just difficult words.
Jennifer
laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
First Grade Blue SKies

Alicia M said...

I follow Leslie at KindergartenWorks. I rated her shop as a “fav blog” at Teachers Notebook at and follow her TPT Store.

I have bought some of Leslie's packets - they are extremely helpful!

Alicia M said...

I follow Melissa and Nicole at Lesson Plan SOS and their TPT Store. They both look great!

Alicia M said...

I follow Deanna at Deanna Jump and I follow her TPT store. I have purchased several of her packets. They are amazing - I can't wait to work on the America one with my kids this year!

Alicia M said...

I follow Julie Lee - she is another amazing blogger. I can't believe what she is able to create for her kids - they are lucky to have her!

my email is atmalec@sbcglobal.net

April - you are amazing too! With your help, I have been able to learn so much for all of these ladies! You introduced me to this whole world of Kindergarten blogs!
Thank you!

Delaney White said...

I follow Deanna's TPT store and blog!

delanej23460@aol.com

Delaney White said...

I follow Julie!

Mrs. Krull said...

I follow Leslie's blog, her TPT store, and now she a fav on Teachers Notebook!

Mrs. Krull said...

I follow Melissa and Nicole at Lesson Plan SOS and on TPT.

Mrs. Krull said...

I follow Deanna's blog and her TPT store

Mrs. Krull said...

I follow Julie's blog too!

Mrs. Krull said...

To help avoid interruptions during guided reading, I instituted a Brag Time. After we are done and all back together, students can brag about how well their classmates worked during center rotations. I made a big deal, the kids started making a big deal, and it became a huge motivator to stay on task. It also helped to reduce the tattling, since the focus became on bragging on others.

weety said...

I already follow Mrs. Lee's blog and LOVE it!

weety said...

I'm a follower of Mrs. Jump's blog and her TPT store. She has amazing stuff!

weety said...

I follow Lesson SOS's blog and TPT store!

weety said...

I follow Leslie as well!

weety said...

Oh yeah, and my email address is tillack@verizon.net

Angie said...

I follow Kindergarten Works, love her stuff!

Angie said...

I follow lesson plan SOS

Angie said...

I follow Mrs. Jumps's site

Angie said...

I also follow Julie's site!

Angie said...

My guided reading tip - Choice, choice, choice!! It is amazing the independence that takes lace when students feel "in control" of their learning.

Angie said...

Oh no I forgot my email!

angiehblack@gmail.com

Karen Stamp said...

I follow Kinderworks, her TpT store, and her Teacher's Notebook store.
Karen :o)
karenstamp@verizon.net
Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

Karen Stamp said...

I follow Lesson Plan SOS and their TpT store!
Karen :o)
karenstamp@verizon.net
Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

Karen Stamp said...

I follow Deanna Jump and her TpT store!
Karen :o)
karenstamp@verizon.net
Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

Karen Stamp said...

I follow Julie Lee too!
Karen :o)
karenstamp@verizon.net
Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

Karen Stamp said...

My guided reading tip is to stay organized... I have drawers behind my reading table with all my guided reading books (one drawer for each level). Then, each group has a small drawer as well, for keeping specific materials for the lesson--by group.

On the table, I have "marker baskets" which house their materials: dry erase marker, felt for eraser, pencil, magnetic letters, etc. Everything is readily available--and easy to get out and put away!

Have fun!
Karen :o)
karenstamp@verizon.net
Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

Kelly said...

I follow Deanna.

kwebb618@gmail.com

Kelly said...

I follow Deannas TpT store.

Laura said...

I follow Deanna on her blog and TPT.

Laura said...

I follow Mrs. Lee!

Laura said...

I love all the new ideas from Leslie and I followed her blog and shops.

Laura said...

My main concern during reading is that the children read a lot! I give them lots of books at their level and when we finish, they keep them in their book box to reread during Read to Self and Partner Reading. This has made a big difference in my kids.