MastHead - Top Image
MastHead Menu - Left Corner Image MastHead Menu - Top Center Image

bears.gif

Mrs. Gurian's Homepage
Student Websites & Resources
Student Work
Team Information
Class Info, (Mission, Rules, Newsletters, Schedule)
Experience Pinellas (New Teachers)
Teacher Resources
Plumb Information & Materials
Teacher Websites
2nd Grade Reading Resources (Macmillan Treasurers)
Reading Units of Study Resources
Reading Bookmarks, Posters, Conferences, Charts, and Misc.
Vocabulary Work - Word Wizard
Readers Theater Scripts
Interactive Read Alouds
Book Baskets for Classroom Libraries
Book Reports
3rd GRADE Materials
2nd Grade Math "Week by Week" Resources
Sunshine Math
2nd Grade Math Resources
.
2nd Grade Writing Resources
2nd Grade Science Resources
2nd Grade Social Studies Resources
Holiday Materials
Pinellas County Data Folders
Plumb Website
.
Summer Reading Sites
.
Rainforest
.
Curtis Fundamental Website
.

Ms. Gurian's Class   Curtis Fundamental Elementary School

Reading Units of Study
2nd Grade
abc1.gif
Mini Lesson Architecture
We all work so very hard and I feel strongly in the power of sharing. Please use these materials cautiously though. Thank you.
BarbaraAward
My explanation of Reading Units of Study
There has been some concern from Reading Coaches so please use any materials with great caution. Thank you.
girlreading
Readers Workshop Independent Work Poster
Poster - Readers Workshop Independent Work.
Created by Stephanie Barresse, Oakhurst Elem.
la teamwork
Readers Workshop Partner Work Poster
Poster - Readers Workshop Partner Talk. Created by Stephanie Barresse, Oakhurst Elem.
Teacher animated
Reading conference
This conference sheet spells out how to conduct a conference using Teaching Points. Hope this helps!
There has been some concern from Reading Coaches so please use any materials with great caution. Thank you.
.
The posters have been made for Plumb. If you plan to use them, please adjust them to what YOU are doing for RUS in your own classroom.
Reading Workshop Video
Beth Newingham demonstrates what reading workshop looks like in her classroom. Excellent!
UNIT 1
Unit 1 RUS
RUS Unit 1 Calendar - Readers Build Good Habits
Reading Unit of Study - Unit 1 Calendar: Readers Build Good Habits

Revised Aug. 2011 to go with Pinellas County's sample calendar. This is how we organized our reading... but please take time to organize lessons according to the needs of your students.
BM Readers Toolkit
Readers ToolKit
Create this tool kit by cutting a folder in half. Place the "Readers Tool Kit" on the front page. On the inside right, place the two reading strategy cards. On the inside left side, leave space for the post-it-notes and arrows. Then place the two small windows showing how to use the post-its and arrows next to that space. On the back, glue on the hand and ways to work with a partner. Laminate them for durability and finally add the post-its and arrows. Enjoy
BM Readers Toolkit
"How to" Guide for the Readers Toolkit
Here's a detailed guide for creating reading toolkits. (This year I'm using 1/2 pocket folder so that my kiddos can store their bookmarks and pencils.)

I assemble the whole toolkit and laminate it prior to giving it to my kiddos. Then I "slowly" teach each strategy so that student's "own" and therefore "use" the kit to their best advantage.
BM Reading Strategies BM
Reading and Thinking Strategies Bookmark
Here are the reading and thinking strategies created by Delores Hudson from Frontier Elementary. You can make these front & back... just watch how you cut them apart.
reading mouse
Just Right Books Poster
Poster of how to pick a "Just Right Book" from Beth Newingham's website.
Unit 1 RUS
RUS Unit 1 Posters for Reader Build Good Habits
This was created by Barbara Gurian.
The posters were revised Aug. 2011 and match the sample calendar provided by Pinellas County. That calendar can be found on the password protected Pinellas Moodle site.
Unit 1 RUS
RUS Units 1,2,3 &4 Assessments
These were created by Carol Spencer, Bauder Elementary. Individual Student Assessment (Print them front to back)
ClearwaterLibaryLabels
Library Grand Opening Sign
Here's a Grand Opening sign created by Nancy Denton, Plumb Elem.
award
Beth Newinghan's Website
Check out Beth Newingham's site for some awesome materials!
BM Just Right
How to pick a "Just Right" book bookmark
How to pick a "Just Right Book" bookmark (six per page).
Unit 2
Unit 2 RUS
RUS Unit 2 Calendar
Unit 2 - Reading Units of Study - 2nd Grade Calendar created by Plumb Elementary Teachers.
Unit 2 RUS
Unit 2 Teaching Points Power Point
Here are "Teaching Point" posters for Plumb Elementary 2nd Grade Teachers.
Assessments for units 1,2,3, & 4 are shown under Unit 1.
Unit 2 RUS
RUS Unit 2 Class Evaluation Print Strategies
Here is a class evaluation/assessment for Unit 2 - Readers Use Strategies to Figure out tricky words and to understand their books.
..
Unit 3
Unit 3 RUS
RUS Unit 3 Calendar - Readers Think About their Characters
Unit 3 - Reading Units of Study - 2nd Grade
Readers Think About Their Characters.

This is what Plumb's RUS calendar looks like.
Unit 3 RUS
RUS Unit 3 Readers think about the Characters in their Books
Teaching Point Posters by Barbara Gurian.
Unit 3 RUS
RUS Unit 3 Assessment Checklist
Assessment Checklist by Carol Spencer, Bauder
...
Unit 4
RUS Unit 4
RUS Unit 4 Readers Build Comprehension by Reading with Fluency and Paying Attention to Story Elements
Unit 4 - Reading Units of Study - 2nd Grade - Readers Build Comprehension by Reading with Fluency and Paying Attention to Story Elements.
RUS Unit 4
RUS Unit 4 Power Point (Charts)
Posters for Unit 4
....
Unit 5
RUS Unit 5
RUS Unit 5 Readers Get Information and Grow Ideas from Nonfiction Text
Unit 5 - Reading Units of Study - 2nd Grade - Readers Get Information and Grow Ideas from Nonfiction Text
RUS Unit 5
RUS Unit 5 Teaching Points - Readers Get Information and Grow Ideas from Nonfiction Text
Teaching points for Unit 5 - Nonfiction revised by Barbara Gurian.
award
Nonfiction Features Posters by Barb
Teaching Posters for Nonfiction Text Features. Created by Barbara Gurian, Plumb.
pencil
Writing Nonfiction Papers
This unit closely coordinates with the Writing Unit. (See Writing)
0809Barbara
Writing nonfiction Example
Here's my example to use to role-model writing nonfiction.
Sue Street
Unit 5 Posters - 2010-2011 Unit Planner
Unit 5-Nonfiction. Created by Sue Street to coordinate with the new Pinellas County sample unit planner calendar located in Moodle.
Unit 6
RUS Unit 6
Reading Units of Study - Unit 6 Calendar
Plumb's Reading Units of Study Calendar. Unit on using word power, fluency, and building vocabulary.
RUS Unit 6
Unit 6 Posters (Power Point)
Posters to correspond to Plumb's Reading Units of Study. Posters created by Barbara Gurian.
RUS Unit 6
RUS Unit 6 Class Assessment
Here's a class assessment you can use to document growth with reading strategies and fluency. Created by Barbara Gurian.
RUS Unit 6
Fluency Posters
Here are some Fluency posters with a large self-monitoring chart. These were created by Barbara Gurian.
RUS Unit 6
Fluency Self-Monitoring Checklist
These are student self-monitoring cards. Created by Barbara Gurian.
......
0809Kathy
RUS Unit 6 Posters 2010-2011
These were created by Kathy Kourkoulos, Plumb Elementary. I added a Chapter Book Challenge from Chris Amstutz York in the middle for the high achieving partners.
Unit 7
Readers Become Experts About Series They LOVE!
Unit 7
RUS Unit 7 Plumb's Plans
Created by Plumb's 2nd Grade Team. Typed by Kathy Kourkoulos.... Thanks Kathy!
RUS Unit 7 Wall Posters
Created by Stephanie Ferrell, Plumb Elementary. Thanks Stephanie!!
RUS Unit 7 Barbara's Calendar
Paige Michaels, our Reading Coach, gave me some input last year on this unit. These are plans with teaching points... and breakdowns. These are my plans... not the Plumb teams.
RUS Unit 7 - Barbara's"Series they Love" Posters
Here are some posters. Please use cautiously. I have not used these yet and don't know about timing. There are additional materials next to the link to Beth Newinghan's materials.
Beth Newingham's Partnership materials
Here's a link to Beth Newinghan's materials on Scholastic.
RUS Unit 7- Partner planning materials and Graphic Organizers
Partner planning materials and graphic organizers.
.
Unit 8 Readers Read Nonfiction
alligator
Unit 8 - Readers Read Nonfiction
Here's a calendar I will be using for Unit 8. I will be reviewing previously taught nonfiction text features using the posters on the right.
angelfish
Nonfiction Text Features POSTERS
These were created by Barbara Gurian. If you'd like to print these smaller with multiple posters on s sheet, change the page scaling to "multiple pages per sheet".
eagle
Unit 8 Teaching Anchor Charts - Barbara
These were created by Barbara Gurian, Plumb Elementary.
0809Kathy
Unit 8 Anchor Charts by Kathy
These were created by Kathy Kourkoslos, Plumb Elementary.
Footer - Left Corner Image