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It’s not easy to find a fun book report project that can be used for any work of fiction and also requires students to use text-based evidence. If that’s what you’re looking for, this one fits the bill!

Love this chart of wonderful words

Love this chart of wonderful words

MAKING INFERENCES USING PICTURES~ Students who struggle with text have difficulty getting a complete “picture” of what’s going on. One way to simplify instruction is to teach inferences using only picture clues. Pictures can be decoded more quickly and are accessible to all readers. Includes 14 worksheets and 2 assessments. Great introduction and practice making inferences! $

Here is a list of the 234 childrens picture books on video offered on Discovery Education, play the video on your SMARTboard so that all of your students can follow along. Most have closed captioning, so your students can read along, too!

Link up YOUR Dr. Seuss Projects! ~ * THE COUNTRY CHIC COTTAGE (DIY, Home Decor, Crafts, Farmhouse)

5 things never to say to an emerging reader | common mistakes that we ALL often make--and what to say instead! | #weteach

Figurative Language Puzzles {FREEBIE}

Finally, an EASY TEACH unit that will have your kiddos writing 6 common forms of poetry in no time. Perfect for Nation Poetry Month or to help support your own poetry lesson. Includes Anthology Project! ($)

FREE Bio Poems Made Easy from Laura Candler - Complete packet of printables and directions - Can easily be adapted for grades 3 through 8 and beyond

For introducing a new story. Have them fill it in as they read. Freebie

Two Minute Mysteries. Inference lessons

Six printable bookmarks that say, "Friends Who Read Together, Stay Together." Just print, laminate, and enjoy! The font used in this signage i...

A short video on Idioms that is great for upper grades. The definitely keep you guessing!

This quick guide breaks down a list of classic and contemporary favorites so students can easily choose a book similar to the one he or she has jus...

close reading samples of different grade levels