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New to using iPads in the classroom, and looking for an easy activity to wet your feet? Try Tellagami! It's a free, user friendly app, and kids love it! This Story Elements Tellagami Project is a short partner activity in which students view a short slide show online on story elements, fill in a handout (available for free), create a Tellagami presentation to show their learning using a Gami avatar. It reviews character, setting, problem, and solution in an engaging, meaningful way.

Story Elements Tellagami iPad Project PowerPoint Presentation

Stretching a student's "stop and jot" notes using Post-its. A great lesson to assist students with their thinking and summarizing of events in a book! - Young Teacher Love Blog

{Free} Sticky Note Bookmark to use with students.

Upper Elementary Fun!: It's Already 2014?!?!

Each student is in charge of keeping track of a character during our read a loud. Great for a studying characters unit!- Young Teacher Love Blog

Bead slides can help your students with phonemic awareness! Instead of shoelaces, I will use pipe cleaners and pony beads. Students slide a bead over for each sound they hear in a word - segmenting.

March Madness Teen Library Bulletin Board what a fun way to get boys to read...would be really cool to do this as a winter program. have them come in and do their book picks, fill out their brackets read the books and end up a with a favorite at the end. They could show their finished bracket to earn a prize at the end!

Tournament of Kids Books-- To celebrate March Madness, 16 favorite kids books face off bracket style.

March Madness Bulletin Board...need to figure out how to incorporate this for elementary school

Free Reading Comprehension Printable Die: Students have fun rolling the die, and then pointing out key details from a piece of literature. After reading a story, kids get in a group, roll the die, and answer it. This activity will help them look for key details and familiarize them with important components in a story. Easy, fun idea from E is for Explore!

Use a retelling glove to help students who struggle with retelling. They are cheap and easy to make! #retelling #classroom diy #comprehension

This mini book may be used to map any book. Students fill in story elements including characters, setting, point of view, mood, story plot, symbolism, conflict, theme, and important quotes.

Teaching With a Mountain View: Anchor Charts - students could make mini ones to put into their notebooks

Guided Reading in Kindergarten Great resource because it has lessons for what to do everyday of the week. The following week you repeat it with a different book.

Working Memory Guide Book.

Introduce children to common nonfiction text features such as contents, labels, captions, bold words, lists, timelines, close-ups and more, but in a very personal way... each page is about them! Fun! {8 student pages and teacher directions, $}

Reader's Toolbox in notebook- lots of great ideas

Ideas for Teaching Theme (and a couple freebies!)

Good phonemic awareness activity. You could easily make a few of these, laminate, and use them when needed with specific students that have trouble blending. This page also has some other great freebies!

6 encouraging books for your tween/teen to read about being a tween. At an age when conformity can be the goal, this perspective can help our daughters build confidence and strengthen their faith through embracing their unique design. My 10 year old loved reading this!

Bernabei Writing Tools: Gretchen Bernabei's blog, where she (and her followers) share FREE writing resources

Reading Comprehension - great article! This could be a life changer!!