Welcome to The Teacher's Bookbag!
This website was
created in order to share my printable teacher resources with you.
Here you'll find affordable, blackline masters and
versions to use in creating
books for your emerging readers, as well as other printable
activities. The resources here were designed to be used in my
classroom, so take a look at what we've been doing. The books
are designed with ample room for binding or stapling, and most text
is in an expanded format for easier reading. Just purchase, copy,
and assemble, and you and your students are ready to begin!
Most of the books
have full size 8.5 x 11 pages. A couple have half pages, but none are smaller. The smaller sized pages
are the ones with only 2 - 3 words per page. Each book description
tells you what size pages it has.
I've created the books this size so that the text is enlarged. Years
ago I was using a book with my class that I'd created for Hey Diddle
Diddle. That was before I'd learned about the enlarged text.
One of my students (1st grade) told me that I'd written the words
too small. :) Unfortunately, I'd used a regular size font and none of
the exaggerated spacing. He was use to seeing the enlarged
print in our emergent readers because we'd used several of my books
that I sell here already. My student's comment about this
shows me that the enlarged print does matter to the students.
So although many teachers like to use the mini books (4 book pages
per sheet) because they save on space, paper, and copies, I find the
larger books are more kid friendly. And that's what these
materials are all about ... creating things to use to make my
students successful in learning while having FUN in the
awesome when you're putting together things in a snap for use in
your pocketcharts, class books, Big Books, sample books, classroom
library, browsing boxes, or even student books. Just print
onto cardstock, laminate, cut out, bind if necessary and you're
done! Use the book graphics to create your own matching Big
Books by simply printing the text in a larger kid friendly font
(landscape) with exaggerated spacing and glue both to either
construction paper or posterboard, laminate and bind and you're
ready to go!
In an effort to
speed up the loading process of this page, I've created individual pages
for each theme. So please click on the links below for the items
that you're interested in and the loading process should be faster.
Currently Available for Download
New Addition! I've opened a store front on Teachers
Pay Teachers (TpT). The new additions will be added
there so that you'll be able to have access to the instant
download feature. In consideration of the economic
climate, the new books are being formatted to print 2
pages per sheet instead of one and the prices have been
lowered. I hope to slowly move the books from this
site to that venue.
Teachers Pay Teachers Store - Cindy Montgomery
(Cindy @ The Virtual Vine)
Hope you'll stop by and take
a peek at the new items that have been added as
well as a couple of freebies!
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