One of my favorite things to do in my classroom is Souvenir Bits. It is a great way to help improve reading comprehension. I found the idea while researching the Four Blocks method. A colleague and I ended up doing a small presentation at our MRA's (MI Reading Assoc) annual conference a few years ago. I have taken what I learned and adapted it to my 1st grade curriculum.
Here's a link to a post from my classroom blog:
Here's another link with a slide show I created to share with other teachers in our district. I am happy to report that I was able to inspire some of these teachers to start using these in their classroom!
Here are some Souvenir Bits I did with my class last year...
Sorry for all the links. I figured it was easier to reuse what I'd already created:-)