Reader's Notebook idea(s)....they keep notes and examples of the skill learned each week.
Following My Heart to First Grade: Our Reader's Notebooks
18 Literacy Strategies for Struggling Readers...has a 50-pg PDF!! Awesome!!!
18 CCSS Ideas for Struggling Readers: Define, Summarize, Compare
Inference-This is an awesome Pixar short for reinforcing or introducing the skill of inference. allow students to watch the entire film (5 minutes) then replay it, stopping to ask inference questions.
Teaching My Friends!: My Reading Notebooks
Impossible Wordless film. Great for inferring right from the get go...Infer the setting, the profession of the man, what might happen, character feelings based on actions and expressions...really good.
comprehension questions anchor chart
A Close Read poster for the classroom is great to guide students through the reading and writing process. This aligns with the Common Core ELA Standard 4.W.8 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources
CLOSE Reading | AJUSD's Common Core Blog
AJUSD's Common Core Blog - CLOSE Reading
French Toast / Short Animation Movie You use your SCHEMA (what you already know / your prior knowledge) and EVIDENCE (observations / clues) to make an INFERENCE. Your assignment is to watch the film but pause to infer at 1:50, 3:35, 4:25, and 6:24. What do you think will happen? What can you Predict?
Awesome literature notebook ideas!
Following My Heart to First Grade
A great way to access prior knowledge and see what need to be clarified when starting new topics. For younger classes, the teacher can write ideas up. For older classes, students can write on the chart or write on sticky notes! Great to keep up with over the years and see what similarities you have with students' ideals
One Extra Degree: Brain Dump...
interactive SS notes
dandelions and dragonflies
Great Point - FunSubstance.com
21 Racial Microaggressions You Hear On A Daily Basis
Questions a Critical Thinker Asks |learningcommons.ubc.ca
“Why Grammar?” An Argumentative, Nonfiction Text-Based Essay for Secondary ELA
Sick of preaching the importance of editing? Let students find out for themselves why we still need grammar! Students read nonfiction articles by credible authors and then write their own argumentative essays on whether or not grammar is still relevant in the 21st century.
The Best Writing Advice You Will Receive All Year (Even though I'm not an English teacher, this may come in handy!)
The Best Writing Advice You Will Receive All Year
Combining Reading and Language arts in middle-high school.