Today is the big JACKPOT day!  I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank
you to the many teachers that work so very hard each day.  Teaching is a very difficult profession- physically
and emotionally on some days.  I feel so
blessed to be a part of a virtual community that celebrates our daily
successes, invigorates my desire to be a lifelong learner and comforts me on
those terrible-no-good- very-bad days!

Thank you for what you do every day!

The item I have picked is my Retelling Independent ReadingResponse Projects! Here is a description of the product:

Included in this
packet is a variety of reading response projects for students to complete. All
projects revolve around the skill of retelling. A rubric for students and
teacher is included with each project. The first two projects are
differentiated for difficulty or scaffolding. The projects include:

* A Retelling book- The first project is a book for students to complete that
are beginning to learn the skill. Students also make a connection to the text
on the last page.
*The second project is the same book retelling project as the first. However,
it does not have any sentence starters/prompts or supports for the writing.
* The third project is a Flip Flap book based on the idea of Dinah Zike’s
graphic organizers/ manipulatives.
*The last project is a graphic organizer. This project has the story elements,
an area for a picture and then a section for students to illustrate their
favorite part.

Please note that although there are 26 pages to this packet, 2 pages are
directions sheets and one is a cover sheet.

Each blog is giving away a few items.  Over 130 bloggers are participating!  Make sure to look around and hop to each blog
and rack up on all the good loot!  I
intend to fill my flash drive UP! Click on the picture to see all the other blogs!

Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website ( and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.

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