Saturday, July 14, 2012

Guided Reading Tool Bag

I have recently shared several strategies to use during Reading.  Today, I wanted to share a great way to organize all of these ideas.  It's a teacher's reading tool bag.

This is a bag that one of the presenter's from my workshop had brought for demonstration purposes.  She said that this particular bag was actually a gardening tool bag that she had gotten from Big Lots.  It has pockets all around the outside to put things such as flash cards, I have who has cards, index cards, etc.  Inside there is plenty of room to put in fluency bags, a guided reading binder, and more.  

So this week I have been on a mission to find a bag like this.  Unfortunately the Big Lots where I live didn't have any.  I checked Hobby Lobby, but they only had mini ones.  I hit up Jo Ann Fabrics and Tuesday Morning without any luck either.  Next week I plan on being in Albuquerque and will check the Michael's and some of the Big Lots there.  If you have a similar bag, I'd love to hear where you bought it and how you use it.  


  1. I know it's probably more expensive, but Thirty-One bags has some very similar to this in very cute patterns. I know theirs fits a small file box, and you can even get it personalized. It might be worth looking into if you can't find one someplace else! :)

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  2. I 2nd Jenny's comment! I got one as a gift and I LOVE IT!!! Yes, mine is personalized! I am using it right now to carry all my tutoring supplies in! If you haven't checked out my Blog, please do! I am always looking for more followers :>)

  3. Look in the garden section at Target. That is where I found mine. They might be on clearance now that school supplies are out!!

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  5. Jenny is right! Try thirty-one. I see some Pinterest posts with thirty one on it. I have one that holds everything for school, plus my laptop inside and my water bottles and thermos of coffee in the holders on the sides of it. It was under $50 and you pick fabric and personalization if you choose!