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.
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!