Visual Plans and Sticky Note Reading Strategies!

Hey there!

I'm so happy to share a new product with you guys today!
I've had a picture of this product in my head for months
and could not wait to get the opportunity to sit down
and make my idea come to life.

Basically, I knew that I loved to use colorful sticky notes to teach
with and that my students also loved using them!
I was picturing printables to use to teach reading comprehension strategies.
I wanted my students to have a place to put the sticky notes,
and then not to be done with them, but extend the use of the strategy
a little more.
For example, I pictured my students writing a connection to the story
on a sticky note while reading {or after} and placing it in their book
until we were done reading.
Then, when we would be finished reading, they would have a printable
to put their sticky note on, fill out some basic info {title, author}
and then draw a picture about their connection.
I wanted something practical, meaningful, and easy to use with 
any story.
Here's what I came up with....

This product has been so much fun to use with my first graders
and is everything I hoped it would be!
I love that students get to take these home and share with their family, and the sticky
note makes sense to the parents since they know what they are writing about!

Here are a few of my examples that I made when modeling how to use the printables...

You can check out my Sticky Note Reading Strategies
pack in my TpT store here.
I think it would be perfect for 1st-3rd/4th!

AND, now on to my plans for the week...

{Click on the picture on the right to download through google docs and click on the links} 

The cute chick craft was made by Julie, my student teacher.
Isn't is cute?!?
She only has two more weeks left in my classroom and I'm
going to miss her so much!

If you'd like to use my visual plans template to start making your own,
this editable ppt file is included in my Teacher Planner for sale in my
TpT shop.
It also includes a printable version for the rest of this school year AND a complete
full printable planner for next year {2013-14}.

All the dates are already filled in for the printable planner and the
editable file has all the essentials and a weekly lesson plan template that you
can use to type your lesson plans, email them, or make visual plans.
You can grab the planner here!

I'm linking up with Deedee, you should too. :)


  1. I'm basically in love with this Sticky note product (just like I am with your teacher planner! :) Thank you so much! Hope you're having a great weekend!

    Soaring Through Second

  2. Loved your Sticky Notes! What a great idea!
    Conversations in Literacy

  3. Your planner is amazing! I need to go wishlist that one right away! I love using my reading group pages with my 'fake' sticky note square graphics I found - the real ones are better and more fun for kids though! Cute stuff.
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  4. Love your sticky note strategies!! My kids love sticky notes as well and I'm sure they would have so much fun with this!

    Lessons with Laughter

  5. Thank you for linking up! Your planner looks wonderful!!!

  6. Your sticky note strategies look wonderful! I can definitely see using these and having way too much fun with all of the colors :) Great plans!

    3rd Grade Thoughts

  7. Those sticky note strategies are ah-mazing - my kids would have a ball with those! I hope your students All About Books are coming out cute!!


  8. I love your visual plans! It's so fun and helpful to see other teachers' weekly plans. Your sticky note pack looks wonderful! I just posted about using sticky notes too. Don't you just love using sticky notes? It makes it so much fun for them:)
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  9. Hi there! I found you through the Kansas blogger linky. I think I'm going to be spending a lot of time exploring your blog... Your sticky note pack looks great!

    Teaching Little Miracles

  10. I absolutely love this sticky note product!! This is such an easy technique to help build strong comprehension skills! Thanks so much for sharing! I found you through Pinterest and now your newest follower!

    Table Talk with C & C

  11. OMG! I love your site and your sticky note items! I am headed to TpT right now! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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