Literacy and Lang. Arts
Will seriously vouch for KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES. Read this aloud 4-5 nights a week for several months with all the kids. Excellent, excellent family fun. Shannon Messenger is brilliant.
Book Recommendations for Middle School Boys | RecipeBoy
A Teacher's Guide to Words Their Way
A Teacher's Guide to Words Their Way - Second Story Window
perfect for 6th grade word choice, write a mini-story with opening, middle and end with only 25 words. WILL do this in the fall
Expanding Your Roots Through Greek and Latin Word Study | Scholastic.com
Classroom Freebies Too: My Winter Holiday Break
After reading "Snowmen at Night" - make tear art snowmen and write "If I were a snowman at night, I would..."
seasons chart. descriptive writing
Each September, teachers in grades 1-5 spend a number of weeks launching Readers' Workshop. Kindergarten launches their Readers' Workshop each January. Focus lessons during this unit of study will familiarize students with the routines, behaviors, and habits of mind that will promote successful independent reading throughout the year.
Launch Lessons for Reader's Workshop by Grade Bands (Including More Literacy Resources)
Oh my gosh, this is the best thing ever!!! Book list that correlates with the ELA common core strands by grade level!! Including Canadian Provinces.
Print and go! Literacy Work Stations - Ideas and Freebies!
Sight word superstars - 20 Fry words per list, 5 lists per each colored page. When students can read 20 a list of words in 20 seconds or less, they get a sticker on the corresponding number on the matching star. As they complete each page, they get the colored certificate and move on to the next page/color. Easy, right?!
Sight Word Superstars. Incentive program for fluency with the Fry Words
While listening to a story, kids mark words that are said...a sort of BINGO game.