Saturday, March 9, 2013

Monthly Reading Strategies Bookmarks {Anchor Charts in the Palm of Your Hand}

Hi folks!
This is the first year that I have implemented the Daily 5 and I can't tell you enough how much I love it!  I will admit that it is still a work in progress ~ there is a learning curve with anything new!  I am using all 5 components just not exactly the "proper" way.  We started with "Read to Self" in September followed by "Read to Someone."  I have a split 1/2 class this year and my kiddos do 20 minutes of each consecutively ~ which I think is pretty amazing!  As their book boxes were filling up I realized pretty quickly that my kiddos were going to need bookmarks.  I wanted them to be useful teaching tools as well so I made a cutsy bookmark and then on the back I attached "mini" anchor charts before I laminated them.  My students LOVE their bookmarks and can hardly wait for a new month to arrive.  The best part is that they actually refer to the anchor charts during their reading time!!  Dynamite!  These bookmarks have turned out to be more beneficial than I ever could have imagined!
I finally finished the pack and posted it on TpT tonight.  I have included 27 different bookmarks so you have lots of choice and you can use the resource for more than one school year.  I have also included 11 reading anchor charts to be attached to the back of the bookmarks and 2 different reading poems.  I locked down all the graphics so I could offer this pack as a PowerPoint - therefore it is EDITABLE!   I have given all the instructions so you can personalize the bookmarks with your students's names.  I also included photographs showing you how to assemble the bookmarks.

If you think it is something you could use in your classroom here is the link for you to check it out.
Monthly Reading Bookmarks {Anchor Charts in the Palm of Your Hand}

I hope you're having a great weekend!
Bye for now,


  1. Natalie, you did such a great job on the book markers! I check out your blog because you use Melonheadz graphics. Gwyn
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  2. Natalie - These bookmarks are beautiful!! I just checked out your store, I honestly could have put everything in my cart. You are so amazingly talented and I can tell you love Nikki as much as I do. Oh and a bonus, you're Canadian:) So happy to find you.