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If you use journals in your classroom (or interactive reading notebooks) this is a great example of a double entry journal so students understand the expectations that are being asked of them. Leave it up as an anchor chart all year long! 6th Grade Ela, 5th Grade Reading, Fourth Grade, Third Grade, Sixth Grade, Middle School Reading, Middle School English, 7th Grade English, Middle School Literature

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Hello everyone! Are you counting down the days until spring? I know we are! The students are getting a little touch of "Spring Fever" so I am trying to balance the wiggles we are experiencing with our need to really dig "DEEP" into our content. The Common Core really is asking us to push our students, and as I have been really working to immerse myself in the CCSS and the "intent" of it, I realize that there are few things that I think we need to keep in mind as we move forward. Perhaps you…

Vocabulary Battleship game and other awesome foldables Teaching Vocabulary, Teaching Language Arts, Vocabulary Activities, Teaching Reading, Speech And Language, Teaching English, Teaching Resources, Vocabulary Strategies, Vocabulary Instruction

Foldables

This isn't exactly a Foldable, but it could definitely be turned into one. Caricatures are a fun way for kids to describe what they have learned about a particular person or group of people. They could definitely be a part of any Foldable!

With a Mountain View: Teaching Point of View with Pictures! This is an amazing way to teach literacy skills!Teaching With a Mountain View: Teaching Point of View with Pictures! This is an amazing way to teach literacy skills! 4th Grade Ela, 6th Grade Reading, Middle School Reading, Teaching Language Arts, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Teaching Themes, Pronoun Activities Middle School, Teaching Empathy

Teaching Point of View

We have been busy working on point of view, and most specifically, on how an author's point of view impacts how a story is written or told. I loved some of the activities we did, and I'm excited to share them with you! We started the unit by creating an anchor chart together. (Are you shocked!?) Point of View Anchor Chart My students had an idea of what point of view was, but they needed to solidify their understanding of the types of third person point of view and well as second person…

Nonfiction Notes Graphic Organizer ~ good for reading groups Reading Groups, Student Reading, Reading Strategies, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Guided Reading, Learning, Teaching Spanish, Readers Workshop

Nonfiction Notes Graphic Organizer

This graphic organizer can be used to organize information and to check for understanding as students read nonfiction books. The students will use the organizer to record the main idea, new words learned, text-to-self connections, questions they still have about the text, facts, and text features s...

a Text Detective!" {FREE Reading Response Mini-booklet} Free graphic organizer: I’m a Text Detective {FREE Reading Response…Free graphic organizer: I’m a Text Detective {FREE Reading Response… Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Guided Reading, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Free Reading, Close Reading, Comprehension Worksheets, Reading Worksheets

FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “I’m a Text Detective!” {FREE Reading Response Mini-booklet}”

by Brooke Brown 2nd - 4th Grade Copy this FREE product front to back, cut apart on the dotted lines, and staple into a mini-bo...

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Outstanding Sketchbooks

The Jr. High students created drawings of a scene that one might see through a keyhole. This assignment required skill and imagination. ...

Creating a classroom culture around literacy. This site has some great DIY author's chair or share chair examples.

Author's Chair ~ Share Chair

Many years ago, I spent a lot of time making an author's chair. If you aren't sure what an author's chair is, it is "just" (Not really "jus...

Beaton on Notice and Note Signposts in your reading. Good questions for students to ask as they read.Notice and Note Signposts in your reading. Good questions for students to ask as they read. Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Guided Reading, Teaching Ideas, Reading Logs, Comprehension Strategies

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“Starting today, my sophies are linking @Gladwell's #outliers with @WesMoore1 's #theotherwesmoore using #noticenote”

This is a set of 7 reading comprehension strategy posters for display or teaching use in your classroom. Posters include the fol. Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Free Reading, Guided Reading, Learning, Reading Comprehension Strategies, Comprehension Posters, Comprehension Questions

Set of Reading Comprehension Strategy Posters

This is a set of 7 reading comprehension strategy posters for display or teaching use in your classroom. Posters include the following strategies: summarizing, questioning, monitor/clarify, predicting, visualizing, inferring, and evaluating. Each poster includes a definition of the term as well as...

Character traits: FAST in reading notebooks Use to write responses, and give the WHY to the "T" part.Character traits: FAST in reading notebooks Use to write responses, and give the WHY to the "T" part. 6th Grade Reading, Middle School Reading, Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Guided Reading, Reading Strategies, Reading Logs, Math Lessons, Close Reading

Characterization

I LOVE this easy four-square characterization organizer: The character's name goes in the middle of the page, surrounded by four squares that include the characters Feelings, Actions, Sayings, and Thoughts. This graphic organizer will be great when reading novels to better understand characters and for student writing as they develop their characters.

Have students create a "map" of the story through images (they can draw them or find images online and make a collage map). Example shown: To Kill A Mockingbird. Map Projects, Reading Projects, Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Learning, 6th Grade Ela, 6th Grade Reading, Visual Thinking

To Kill A Mockingbird by Sutathewolf on DeviantArt

Map for my English class. Had to do one on the chapters for to kill a mockingbird by harper lee and it was fun except that it's hard to see with how I t... To Kill A Mockingbird

In this free research assignment students research different gods, goddesses, creatures and humans from Greek Mythology. Some students prepared PowerPoint presentations, some made posters and others just made a speech. 6th Grade Social Studies, 6th Grade Ela, Social Studies Classroom, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching History, Sixth Grade, 6th Grade Reading, Teaching Resources, Social Studies

Greek Mythology Research Assignment

In this research assignment students research different gods, goddesses, creatures and humans from Greek Mythology. I had my students work individually at home and I had them pick names from a hat. You can have them work in groups and do it in class using laptops if you wish. Some of my students pre...