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Writers' Notebooks - Modelling

This would be a great classroom chart to have up as a model for students based off of an Interactive Read Aloud that you've done with the whole class. Students could then try this method out in their independent reading.

The Teaching Thief: Visualizing Beyond the Text with Salamanders!

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Traffic light transitions - good for teaching the kiddos when to use them (beginning, middle, end).

reading fluency chart - goal setting

Great comprehension strategies for students who read fluently but don't have good comprehension

Guided Reading question cubes made from foam dollar store dice!

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

main idea bags - students look at items in bag, determine what they have in common, and write the main idea and supporting details of the bag!

What are the best read aloud books for third grade? #teacherhelpline #weareteachers

"My students last year loved having whole class journals to write in. They had a chance to write in them during Work on Writing, and a chance to read them during Read to Self. I made up a new set of 8. At the moment they are pretty plain covers, but once a student writes in it they have the option of choosing a sticker from my collection to place on the front cover. The stickers show me how many kids have tackled each topic."

Kids will LOVE this. Fun video and rap about the elements of a story. Explains plot, character, conflict, setting and theme.

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

6+1 Writing Traits Voice and other videos

6+1 writing traits - After each mini-lesson summarize the writing skill or strategy learned under the appropriate category to help students remember in the future!

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Biography or character report. LOVE IT! For all of my teacher friends... Money is tight these days.. A very good alternative to dressing up like the person! Would have never thought this idea!

Trash Can Thesaurus...throw away over used words and replace with others...