Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lots & Lots of Lists {11 Freebies!!!}

Are you a LIST LOVER like me??? I am constantly making lists for ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING, at home and in my classroom. It occurred to me yesterday that my list-making habits have really rubbed off on my students. They have become quite accustomed to creating and using a variety of different lists in our classroom {thanks to their wonderful teacher of course!!} I love when I see these lists out on my students desks, being used to record or support their learning. So, I thought I would share! Feel free to click on the pics to download your own copies!!!

The following 3 lists are kept on clipboards in a basket on top of my book shelves. My students use these to recommend books to their classmates, find book suggestions, and suggest books that they would like for our classroom library. 
   

These next 3 are lists that I have provided for students to use during reading and writing. The character traits list we use often when discussing characters in our read-alouds and in students' independent reading books. Students are often asked to record traits and evidence, and this list is a good jumping of point for them. {This list is two-sided}

The Strong Verbs list was actually put together by my students from last year. They collected words from their own reading and then we put them together in a class list. They found so many great verbs, that I thought I would use the list this year while my current students work to create a new one. {This list is two-sided}

The All Kinds of Adjectives List is a compilation of adjectives from many different lists I found online. I was looking for a resource for my students to use to help "spice up" their writing. However, it was difficult to find one printable list that I liked, so I combined a bunch to create a list that worked for my kiddos. {This list is two-sided}

            

Next I have 2 lists for students' independent reading books. The Someday List is a list of books that students want to read at some point. Maybe someone else has the only copy... or maybe they don't feel they are ready for a book just yet... or maybe they just have so many books they want to read, they just need somewhere to write it down! Either way they record these books on their Someday List.


These last three lists are where my kiddos collect strong verbs, descriptive adjectives, and favorite quotes from their own reading. I have plenty of these on hand because they are filling them in like crazy!!!


At the beginning of the year I was a little worried about overwhelming my kiddos with so many lists. But they love them!! They love to record their learning, and they love to have a place to go to as a reference. I hope that you will find some of these useful in your own classroom!!! ENJOY!!!




57 comments:

  1. These are fantastic!!!! Thank you for sharing!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  2. I am also a list lover! Thanks for sharing these great tools. My mind is already whirling with ideas.
    Beth
    Thinking of Teaching

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  3. I love these. The last list wouldn't show up in google docs.

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  4. These are awesome! Thank you for such great resources :o)

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  5. Awesome! How do your students keep these lists organized? I teach second grade and we have a folder for our writing, science, and then unfinished work...

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  6. I was also wondering how your kids stay organized with them. We are having sort of a problem this year (in my opinion) of kids not being organized. I thought I was doing a good job of teaching them, but now I'm thinking maybe the "binder" was not such a good idea!!!! :)

    Shannon
    http://6thgradescottforesmanreadingstreetresources.wordpress.com/

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  7. Thanks for sharing! I never knew lists could be so fun. Love this ideas

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing!! Love lists too :)

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  9. There is something very satisfying about a list. Thank you for sharing. =)

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  10. I'm glad to know that so many others share my love of lists. Hope these are useful to you in your classroom. My students keep them organized in a Language Arts binder. Some of the tabs include reading tools, writing tools, and a "my lists" tab. The organization isn't always so easy, especially at the beginning of the year. For my kiddos, many of them were using a for the first time. It has taken a lot of practice {and patience on my part}, but they finally seem to have them figured out!

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  11. These are GREAT! I shared them in the "Fabulous Finds" Linky Party from Thinking of Teaching.

    ~Mrs. P @ The Polka Dot Owl Blog

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  13. Great lists! Thank you for sharing! I find lists so helpful for those reluctant writers as well!

    http://www.mrsmayhew.blogspot.com/

    -Meghan

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  14. Thanks so much for all the great resources. I too am a list-a-holic. My kids have binders full of goodies they are always developing and I pass them on to their teachers the following year.

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  15. I'm a new follower - look forward to checking things out :)

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  16. Hi!
    I am giving you the Sunshine Award because your blog is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing such awesome ideas.

    Keri
    Teach Play Smile

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    Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher

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  22. Thanks for sharing! I love FREEBIES and I love your creativity!

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  23. These are great! I am so excited to share these with my kiddos. I just found your blog and am your newest follower! Hop on over to my blog! I think you might be able to use one of my differentiation strategies called Don't Break the Bank.

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  24. I just found your blog through a Pinterest pin. (I just joined! LOL) I think I could spend ALL day here! What a wonderful resource! Thanks for sharing all that you do!

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    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful

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  26. I loved reading and viewing your ideas for the Book Lover's Book! Do you have any photos of what it looks like all put together? I am hoping to start it now as we return from break, but I am hoping to see what it looks like in use and to gather some ideas and tips that I may have picked up had I been able to start back in August. I would LOVE to see/hear from you! Thanks!!

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  28. These are great! I'm your newest follower! :)
    Kimberly
    http://creativeteaching-kimberly.blogspot.com/

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  30. These lists for verbs and adjectives are perfect for my class. We have just started writing super sentences, and these will be excellent to get the creative juices flowing! Thanks!!

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    1. Thanks for that! I have blown up the verb and adjective lists and used them as a collective class list, the kids love adding to it, they are so proud when they find a great word.

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  33. HI - I love all the things you post! Thank you so much for all the wonderful ideas. I was just wondering what fonts you typically use on your documents? I really love the ones on your Boggle printable and your Status of the class. Thanks!

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  34. I didn't know I loved lists until I found this BLOG post. AWESOMENESS!!

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    http://gradeonedoodlebugs-kim.blogspot.ca/

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  36. Thanks so much for the tool box idea..I have made mine and I LOVE it!! I was wondering if it possible to send the document so that I can add my own label names? I think I need another one for odds and ends, maybe for google eyes and odd craft bits. Is this possible?
    Thanks for your time,
    Robyn
    thiessen_robyn@sd36.bc.ca
    mrstsgrade3sclassblog.blogspot.com

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  37. Awesome lists! Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower. Stop by when you have a minute!
    :) Dana
    Fun in First Grade

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  38. Hi! I just found your blog. I am your newest follower. I would love to have you visit my blog.

    April
    Wolfelicious

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  39. Love love love these lists! I'm a new follower. Thank you for sharing all your hard work!

    Megan
    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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    Fun 4th Resources

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    Mrs. Heeren's Happenings

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  42. Thanks so much for all of these great ideas!
    I'm your newest follower! I LOVE your blog! I am a new blogger so I am excited to read more of yours.
    -Layla

    Fancy Free in Fourth

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  43. I'm glad I found your blog there are so many resources. It takes a great teacher to be willing to share so much. Thanks, I'm your newest follower. If you get a chance visit my blog "Calling Plays in the 2nd Grade".

    Shanell

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  44. Thank you for sharing your wonderful resources! What a fantastic blog :) I am your newest follower. I hope you stop by my blog soon.

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  45. I'm so glad Pinterest led me to your blog. You have some wonderful resources on here. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower. If you have time, please stop by my brand new blog Scrappy Teaching in FL. (http://scrappyteaching.blogspot.com)
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  46. Thanks so much for sharing these WONDERFUL resources. They're TERRIFIC! :)

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  47. Thank you so much! I am not a teacher, but I have many godchildren and I will be sending their parents to this page!

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  48. thanks very much for posting these - i have some great little readers in my class who will just suck this stuff up!

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  50. Thanks for the adjective and verb lists! So, I thought I'd post something I could share. I read the ages of your girls and thought I'd mention one of the best books I read last year (and look forward to reading with my girls). I review books and homeschool curriculum, so I read a lot of books. It's called The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson. It's a series of short stories woven together. It'll be a part of my daughter's fifth or sixth grade curriculum (I homeschool, but used to be a classroom teacher).

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