Saturday, March 26, 2011

200 Followers=Giveaway Time!

I offically have over 200 followers so it's now time for my first giveaway. I have chosen to give away a set of 8 Sight Word Tales Books. The set includes the following titles:
  • Does Polly Want A Cracker?
  • Don't Be Afraid, Monster
  • Have You Seen Jellybean?
  • How Do You Make a Giraffe Laugh?
  • One by One
  • The Penguins Are Going on Vacation
  • Some Dogs Are Very Good
  • What Shall I Bring The King?
I *love* these books and they are often requested at my comprehension center. I put out four different books at the center, along with a sheet that has short answer questions. I use the same sheet that I have had all year, which just asks them to identify the characters, the setting, and to draw their favorite part. Before we rotate centers, the kids in that group bring me their sheet and we go over their answers. They love this activity! I would like to start using something different with them, but I haven't come up with anything yet...this works very well though. Just ready for a little more of a challenge!
Back to the giveaway. Ways to enter:
1 entry: Become a follower and let me know by commenting below. If you are already a follower, comment below and let me know!
2 entries: Become/already are a follower and tell a way to use these books in a center
***Bonus entry if you blog about this giveaway! You must let me know if you do this! :)
This giveaway will end Tuesday Night (3/29) at Midnight. I will announce the winner on Wednesday! Good Luck! :)


53 comments:

  1. I'm a follower! Congrats on the big 2-00!

    http://teachinghappilyeverafter.blogspot.com/

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  2. I am a follower of you blog.

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  3. I would use these to promote fluency in a literacy center. Since they are sight word books the children should be able to read most of the words fluently. I would have my students time each other reading and then ask each other to retell the story.

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  4. I am already a follower of yours.
    Tammy Daniels
    Tam118dans@gmail.com

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  5. I have blogged about this on my blog.
    Tammy Daniels
    Tam118dans@gmail.com

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  6. I would use register tape and have them recreate the story by drawing on the register tape and then using it in a shoe box with slits cut out in the end and let them retell the story to the class sort of like a movie film.
    Tammy Daniels
    Tam118dans@gmail.com

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  7. I was # 200
    I now follow your blog and would love to win the giveaway!

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  8. I would have students record sight words found in book on tally sheet.
    Also I would let them use highlighter tape to mark sight words in story!!

    suzynae@tx.rr.com

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  9. I follow your awesome blog! Congrats on hitting 200.

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  10. I'm not really familiar with these books, but I have some task cards in my reading station and the kids love them! It really gets them to look carefully at the books. (Example: find a six letter word; how many words are in the title; find the word 'does') You could create a recording sheet with these kinds of questions so they are held more accountable for their findings.

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  11. I am a follower!
    Thanks - Tess
    Tess_Barnidge@yahoo.com

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  12. Ohh -- and I love these books! I like to have the kids read through them, and then make tally marks for the number of times they find that sight word in the book (and then other pre-selected books).
    I also use sight word dice to fill up any extra time.

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  13. I am a follower of your blog and loving everything about it!

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  14. I would use these books in my word work center with the sight word quilt, so they could color the words as they read them. I could also use them as fluency builders, having students time each other during repeated readings.

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  15. I blogged about your giveaway here:

    http://faithfulinfirst.blogspot.com/2011/03/life-in-first-grade-200.html

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  16. Just wanted to let you know that I stumbled across your blog and I'm so glad that I did. I already own the books you are giving away, so no need to enter my name but I just wanted to let you know you have a new follower! Check out my 3rd grade blog if you are in need of organization tips, higher level ideas for your kids.

    Kelley-3rd
    http://randalllearninglibrary.blogspot.com/

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  17. I'm a new follower of your blog! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  18. I am a new follower to your blog:)

    http://firstgradeintheyellowhallway.blogspot.com/

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  19. I am a follower! Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  20. I am already a follower.

    Ms. M
    www.msk1ell.blogspot.com

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  21. After reading these as a whole group, I would have my students find the HFW/ sight words & put highlighter tape on them. Then I would add them to my students table baskets for my students to practice reading them fluently during down time.

    Ms. M
    www.msk1ell.blogspot.com

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  22. Congrats on the 200 followers! I've followed your blog for a while now. :)

    -Janae
    www.msv1stgrade.blogspot.com

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  23. I already follow your awesome blog!

    Jenna
    fancyinfirst.blogspot.com

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  24. I follow your blog! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

    Conchy

    Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com

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  25. After reading and discussing them with the whole class, I would have them in a center for books reports.

    Conchy

    Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com

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  26. I would use them in either a fluency center or in my word work center. They could use a tally chart to see how many times they can a word.

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  27. I follow your awesome blog!!!!

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  28. I would use these books in my word work center. The students would have to read them and find the sight words. Write the sight words and make a sentence with them.

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  29. We love highlighter tape in my classroom. Students highlight focus words from each book. They also like to tally and graph which focus words are found in the books most often.

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  30. Leslie Ann, I love the giveaway!! Congrats on 200 followers! You already know I am a follower and I adore your ideas and cuteness! I'll be doing your peter's suitcase activity soon! Loved it! And I LOVE these books... I mean a teacher can never have enough books.
    -Ms.Simoneaux
    http://firstgradefresh.blogspot.com/

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  31. I am a follower of your blog!!

    oneflute85@gmail.com

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  32. I love these books! One way I use them is... during our teacher led centers, I will read the page, and stop when the sight word is... then let the children tell me the word and how to spell it.

    oneflute85@gmail.com

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  33. I'm a follower of your super cute blog! Thanks for hosting! These books look fantastic!

    www.peaceloveandfirst.blogspot.com

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  34. I'm a new follower. Thank you for sharing you ideas.

    www.littlelearnerinc.blogspot.com

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  35. I am now a follower. I love your fresh ideas!
    tillack@verizon.net

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  36. I'm not familiar with these books, but I think I would read them onto a cassette tape and tthen put them in the listening center.

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  37. I follow your blog!

    www.littlepriorities.blogspot.com

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  38. I follow your blog and would LOVE to win some sight word tales!!!!
    Jenn
    http://finallyinfirst.blogspot.com/

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  39. These books would be great for the kiddos to read to one another. Since they are sight word readers, they should all feel successful! I don't have these books and they look great!

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  40. I would use these books for a sight word tally and I would also have them create sentences with the frequent sight words in the books.

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  41. I am a follower! I will be moving from 2nd to 1st next year. These could be a great resource :)

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