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Monday, July 1, 2013

Introducing Journeys Through the Year!

I am so excited to start using the new common core Journeys reading program. Since I love to start each new school year prepared and organized, I knew I had to create something to help me easily transition into this new series. So, here is what I came up with...


I created this product to help those who use Journeys stay organized as you plan for reading instruction each day. All of the labels in this pack are the perfect size for a pocket chart. Every single card is clearly labeled with the lesson number.

Here is what's included...

Focus Wall Headers
Leave the focus wall headers in your pocket chart permanently and just change the skills for each lesson.

Essential Questions
I always disliked having to write the essential question each day/week. Now I don't have to!

Target Skills/Strategies and Writing Genres
The skills, strategies, and genre cards are all labeled with the lesson numbers so you can use it, store it, and then easily find it for the next lessons.

Grammar, Phonics, and Spelling Skills
Each color coded card is labeled with the lesson number and ready to hang on your Focus Board every week.

Scope and Sequence
These easy to read scope and sequences will help you know, at a glance, what is being taught in each lesson and what books you need to pull.

HFW for Word Wall
As the HFW are taught, you can hang them on your word wall. Each card is labeled with the lesson number.

Same goes for the spelling word cards. They are also labeled with the lesson numbers and match the HFW cards.

I plan on storing everything in a file crate. Each lesson will be stored in its own file folder. When I am done using the items for each lesson, I will file them back in the correct folder. Talk about organized!

If you are using Journeys and you teach first grade, I hope you check it out and let me know what you think. Right now, it's on sale in my store! You can find it by clicking the image below.


Stay tuned for the Kindergarten version!

Once more thing! Please be sure you are following me on facebook because I may have a surprise for you soon!

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19 comments:

  1. Wow Lori! How did you even get all this information?! We are starting the new common core series too and we don't have any of the curriculum just yet. I am planning on attending a training this summer for it though. I can't wait to check this out! I'm most excited about the scope and sequence, HFW, and spelling words! Thanks for creating an awesome resource!
    Rambling About Reading

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    1. Jess,

      I went to Think Central and looked at EVERYTHING they had. I LOVE it! Thanks so much for your purchase! I love that you're as excited as I am!
      Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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    2. I just went and looked around on Think Central! Everything is there but is super overwhelming! So glad you put it all in digestible bites!

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  2. Nice! Can't wait to see your kinder version! We are starting Journeys for the first time this year. I'm lucky enough to have gotten ahold of all the teachers guides to try and get ready for next year, but it's a lot more scattered and all over the place than our last HM series was with its nicely laid out themes!

    --Caitlin
    thekindergarden.blogspot.com

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  3. What an amazing resource! I teach 2nd grade and our district uses Journeys...this product makes me wish I was teaching first! I will certainly share your TPT link with my first grade friends :) What hard work!

    Lindsey - lmburto@gmail.com

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  4. Wow!! What a wonderful resource! I teach 2nd grade and would LOVE to see all this for my level... hint... hint!!!

    piccolal@bellsouth.net

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  5. I teach 2nd as well and would LOVE to see this for 2nd wink wink:)! Great job~your hard work shows!!

    ~Sara
    Sweetsarabowling@gmail.com

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  6. I can't wait for the kindergarten version!

    Nayda
    nlnieves22@gmail.com

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  7. gosh....I wish you were teaching 2nd still :(

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  8. I totally agree with the other 2nd grade teachers. Pleeeeeeeeeease think of making one for second when you have time. Already forwarded this to our first grade teacher.

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  9. Good news for second and third grade teachers! You WILL get your Journeys! :)
    Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  10. I sure wish you were doing the Reading Street reading series. I would love to have all of the Journeys stuff except for Reading Street. You have such wonderful products, I don't know how you do it.

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  11. I am so incredibly excited about using this. Thank you so much! It all looks wonderful! :o)

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  12. Just wondering...is Journeys like the Treasures Reading Series? It looks like similar skills. We use Treasures and this may work for me, too.

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    1. Melanie,

      I am not familiar with Treasures. I'm sorry! Maybe someone else will be able to answer your question.

      Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  13. These look great. I still don't know if we are switching over.

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  14. Any chance you could make these for 5th grade??? :)

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