Sunday, March 30, 2014

2nd Grade Product Swap!

Welcome to the second grade product swap and blog hop!  EIGHTEEN wonderful second grade bloggers have joined together to swap and review each other's products.  Best of all, we are giving away all of the products to one lucky winner!  

If you are looking for the start of the hop, head over to see Casey at Second Grade Math Maniac to start hopping.  As you check out all the fabulous products, make sure to follow each blog on Bloglovin' as well.  There will be a Rafflecopter at the last stop.  This is where you can enter to win all of the products being reviewed!
I had the pleasure of getting to review Ashley Schroeder's Reading Response Flip Flap Books- Common Core Aligned.  Ashely's pack comes with a bunch of great flip flap books for an easy and super quick reading comprehension check for the kiddos to use with any text, fiction or nonfiction.  Ashley was amazing and even labeled the books for how they are aligned to the Common Core: RL.2.1, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, R.I.2.2, RI.2.3, RI.2.6

She has gray chevron and black and white versions of the following:
Sequencing with first, next, etc.
Story ElementsMain Idea and Details
Sequencing the beginning, middle, and end.
Making Connections
Asking and Answering Questions
Retelling with somebody, wanted, but, so, then
Author's Purpose

Since we had bench mark testing, and a ton of assemblies, a long with a different schedule due to the older grades MCAS testing, we were only able to fit in one of the flap books, but I can't wait to use the rest of them!
We used the Sequencing Flip Flap books for our Daily 5 Read to Self books.  They used their Work on Writing time to work on the books.  I was with my group, so I had the literacy teacher snap some pictures!  The kids loved that it was a fun activity, yet it allowed for me to assess their sequencing skills and another way to ensure that they really were reading their books in Read to Self.  

I had the students write the Beginning, Middle, and End and then later had them go back and illustrate their sentences.  This was such a fun, quick, and easy assessment for my kids!  They loved creating the flaps by cutting the lines.  I also found a little nugget making their own during indoor recess out of construction paper!


Be sure to check out Ashley's Flip Flap Books, and her store in general! Her and her products are exceptional! =)

Also, be sure to check out my TPT Store this week! I'm having a sale all week in honor of the Swap and Rafflecopter Giveaway!!!!

Thanks for hopping!
The next stop is The Educated Crown!


  1. Great post, Furnell! I am always looking for a fun and quick reading assessment. I love that this product includes many different reading strategies!
    Tracey :)
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  2. This is a great review! I use them so similarly to how you do! It's such a GREAT way to hold them accountable in Read to Self!! :) Thanks, girlie!!
    Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd

  3. Hi Furnell. I nominated you for a Sunshine Award! I mentioned in my post how you had nominated me for a Liebster.

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  4. Oh, I love anything flip flappy!!! This is amazing! Great review :)

  5. These look like a must have for reading responses! You did a great job on the review.

  6. Super fun! My kids love anything floppy or flappy:)

    Mrs, Rios Teaches Second Grade

    1. darn…that was supposed to see flippy or flappy (auto spell is not my friend)

  7. Hi Furnell,

    Thanks for participating! I love that these can be used as a quick, fun way to assess ongoing skills.

    Literacy Spark

  8. I have this and LOVE it! Great review.

    Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

  9. Great review Furnell! I love Ashley and all of her adorable products. This product is one that I just couldn't pass up on...already purchased. I think that interactive notebooks are definitely the way to go!
    Mrs. Olson’s Lucky Little Learners