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Life changing - how I love love love this. Great ideas for readers notebooks I'm so doing this. This teacher has the cutest notebook set up. You must check it out!

Step by step guide to interactive notebooks. TONS of pics

The Middle School Mouth

Creative portfolios in AP Literature

Ending Where We Started

The Importance of Reflection in Interactive Notebooks

The Science Penguin: New Thoughts on Science Notebooks

Reading Notebooks....Reader's Workshop Composition notebooks: Cover with colored paper of choice. Label with names. Modge podge to cover. Hot glue ribbon into the back of the book and pull to the front to mark the page they are on. :) Love!

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

Good summary technique

Writing to Learn - Adolescent Content Literacy

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.

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.

Use this FREE poster / anchor chart to help your students pull the supporting evidence and details out from the text.

Evidence in Writing Poster

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?

Tons of Teaching - Close Reading

Tons of Teaching : Close Reading - Common Core Alligned

How to answer Common Core short-response questions {Click the image for useful tips for teaching this skill}