Sunday, May 1, 2011

Balanced Literacy Unit: 3...2...1...Blastoff! A FREE UNIT =)

Well, here it is =) My first baby completed. 





Included, you'll find 35 pages of my thematic unit that includes all the components of balanced literacy. There are plans, printables, and activity suggestions that all work to improve your students as independent readers and writers. It's my first one, so it probably needs A LOT of work. I'll get better as time goes on (I hope!) 



Feel free to alter to fit your plans, or use as is! 


All I ask for is a little feedback so I can get better in the future. 
* These are all activities that are done during the other components of my day that support the workshop. Actual workshop plans aren't included.



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22 comments:

  1. LOVE it! I especially like the syllable word and the alien adoption......will certainly be using some with my class.

    thanks

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  2. thanks SO much! =)

    make sure you follow my blog as I'll be posting a lot more!!!

    mrs.tabb =)

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  3. I am soooo excited you posted your first unit! I am unable to download it though. : (
    I have been downloading often from googledocs including some today but no luck with this one. Can you please send it via email? Sorry to be trouble!
    I checked on your blog so many times this weekend and sent tons of good thoughts your way knowing you were working on this! It looks sooo cute but I want to download it so I can see how truly wonderful it is! Thanks soooo much!
    Smiles,
    Cindy
    cja1st@gmail.com

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  4. of course, cindy! That's a bummer you can't download. I wonder why =(

    here it comes!

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  5. This is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. I am a follower!

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  6. Alright...you definitely have me pinpointed! What a great unit, can not believe it is your first!! Thanks so much for sharing :)

    Hadar
    Miss Kindergarten

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  7. Your first unit?? Really?? I think it's OUT OF THIS WORLD!! :o) You did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing!!

    Cindy

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing, I love it! I cant wait to use it :)

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  9. Hello! I am totally loving your blog and am now a new follower. I am also having trouble downloading your space unit, a pop-up comes up saying that the file is damaged and cannot be repaired. Can you please send me the file via email? Thank you so much and congrats on the blog.

    Veronica

    four2vero@hotmail.com

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  10. I certainly will!! =)

    and thanks everyone for your kind words- I need the encouragement!!!

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  11. So this is why they choose you as teacher of the year!?!?! I think so, this unit is great! I've downloaded it and will be putting it in my files for next year. Keep up the great work! I'm currently working on my Math Journal Bundle with hopes of it being done soon, hopefully it's as great as your unit!

    Takara
    thirstforfirst1.blogspot.com

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  12. I love your 3, 2, 1 Blast Off unit! I am a new follower. Love your blog!
    Kimberly
    Funky First Grade Fun

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  13. Wow how awesome! Love the unit. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. LOVE this! I also can't believe this is your first unit! Awesome job!! I am totally following you!
    Primary Inspired

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  15. This is great! I loved the syllable activity and the rebus story. We just finished our own space unit and I posted a few of my ideas here, if you're interested.


    Holly
    Stay and Play

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  16. I just became a follower! I love your blog! I will be teaching first graders this summer and was searching the internet for ideas and came upon your blog. This is my first teaching gig so I'm quite nervous....but I know it'll be fine.

    Thanks for the GREAT ideas...my curriculum will basically be Balanced Literacy so...I am grateful to have found your site for ideas!

    Thanks,
    Joanne Sather

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  17. Thanks so much for your cute adorable unit. I can't wait to try it out. I love the part of accountable talk. Did you get that from a book?

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  18. This unit is fantastic for our first try! Keep up the beautiful work and dedication!

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  19. I found this post while doing an outer space search. Thank you for sharing!

    ReadWriteSing

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  20. I'm in love. Thank you so much for sharing. I was asked to mentor gifted first graders on their interests on space and the body and would be so lost without this. I like that you have recommended books to work on their reading.

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  21. I have only looked at your 1st grade outer space unit but it is great!!! Thank you, Thank you for sharing!!

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