A Teacher's Treasure: FoldiFun Factory
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!
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!
Main Idea - put pictures in a bag. Students have to infer main idea!
"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."
A Close Read poster for the classroom is great to guide students through the reading and writing process. This aligns with the Common Core ELA Standard 4.W.8 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources
CLOSE Reading | AJUSD's Common Core Blog
perfect for writing workshop! could make a class book?
I can write a... ideas for early finishers
Writing Prompt (Trapped in a snow globe)