Ditch the Worksheets = F.U.N.


Hi Friends….
I hope this post finds you all well.  A few weeks ago I stayed after school {in my very quiet classroom….ahhh} and I started thinking about how I could add some more PIZZAZZ to my
Guided Reading Groups.
As part of our reading series {Pearson Reading Street}, we must teach a comprehension skill and strategy each week, which will also be revisited many times throughout the year.   I find myself sometimes using the same activity or worksheet to practice the comprehension skill because I have to revisit it many times throughout the year.  Which lead me on my QUEST for something a little different and new for my kiddos… I headed on over to Pinterest….of course.  But sometimes when I am on Pinterest, my ADD kicks in and 5 minutes later I am looking at ways to organize my kitchen cabinets…I digress.
So I decided to sit down and create something myself to ATTACK each Reading Comprehension skill I had to teach my little ones.  Then… the LIGHTBULB lit up in my brain!!!!!!  My kiddos have been LOVING and I mean LOVING my Writing Tab-Its that we use in our Work on Writing Center so I figured, let me create them for reading….. SOOOOOOOOOOO……
Reading Tab-Its was born!
This resource was a LABOR OF LOVE…I tell ya!  It took me weeks to finish it!  But it is DONE!
But I am excited to put them to use and add them to our
Interactive Notebooks!
This past week we worked on my Cause and Effect Tab-It
and my Plot Tab-It.  Honestly, my kiddos LOVED LOVED LOVED working in them.  I use them during my small group work time and it is a perfect way to address your comprehension skills that you must teach.




Here are a few pictures of my kiddos working on my Cause and Effect Tab-It this week….




Here are just a few highlights from this resource….
Making Connections Reading Tab-It…
Inferencing Reading Tab-It…


Main Idea and Details Reading Tab-It…
Text Features Reading Tab-It…


Vocabulary Reading Tab-It…
There are 21 different Reading Tab-Its in my Grade 2 Resource.
I also have Reading Tab-Its for Grades 1 and 3… scroll to the bottom of this post to check them out!
If you want to check this resource out in my Blog Shop, click the image below…
I also have a Third Grade and First Grade
Version too!!!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Big hugs,
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  • Brandi
    October 18, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Can't wait to check out your 3rd set! If I was still teaching 2nd I would snag these up!


  • Lory's Page
    October 18, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Looks fabulous Anna. Can't wait to try it out with my kiddos 😉
    You're amazing!!

  • Healthy Ladies
    October 20, 2014 at 1:23 am

    I would love to purchase a first grade version of these!

  • num1teechr@aol.com
    October 23, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Brandi and Healthy Ladies…. I have now add the 1st grade and 3rd grade version to my shop! Head on over and check it out!


  • LoriN
    October 26, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    This looks so great but I teach 5th. Do you think it could work? If not, any chance you'll modify for upper grades? Please say yes :)!

  • Sandy Babauta
    November 9, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    I bought 2nd and 3rd! They are great!