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Bundles are available for grades 2-6. This massive bundle includes 10 month-long units of study Common Core lessons for both the reading and writing workshops, with detailed descriptions and chart examples for every lesson. It includes 400 lessons that cover every common core standard in reading literature and reading informational. ($)

Reader's workshop-why you might abandon a book

You could begin by working backward! Theme is soooo difficult for kids to grasp. This might help them by brainstorming stories/books that have specific themes!

Appletastic: Blossoming in Fifth Grade: Theme in Literature

Theme Anchor chart www.thelibbylou.b...

Past issues of National Geographic for kids that are read to kids on line...PLUS a very extensive teacher's guide with printables for each issue...also has free print version of the magazine! All free!

National Geographic Young Explorer (Student Magazine)

Polka Dot Lesson Plans: A Train to Somewhere - Making Inferences {Mentor Text}

Teaching kids to paraphrase: step by step,

Teaching Kids to Paraphrase, Step by Step | Minds in Bloom

3rd grade Morning Messages: Ten morning messages that are aligned with Common Core are included in this packet. Answer key is also included. Paid These work great for emergency su...

Easy Morning Messages - 3rd Grade

{freebie} this is a nice making inferences graphic organizer!

Graphic Organizer: Making Inferences II

Use Scholastic magazines to sort fiction/nonfiction books.

First Grade Fairytales: Fun Fiction VS Nonfiction Activity

Root Words Project. Fold square paper so corners go in the middle-- have students write the root in the big square in the middle, then words that use the roots on the flap. Then, they can decorate the closed flaps. Display them all on the bulletin board like a quilt-- talk about the patchwork of language.

Runyan 4: Reading - 2(A) - Latin Greek Roots

If you love Wordle, then you might really love Tagxedo. With Tagxedo you can enter text AND pick a shape for your word cloud. This site is just plain fun. It was also a lot faster than Wordle.

Mrs. Rios Teaches: Fabulously Free Tech Tools - Day 2

Their goal was to understand what a character looks like on the inside and the outside.  Before writing about characters in a book, they wrote about themselves!

Are you tired of looking all over the place for everything you need for guided reading? Is meeting the common core requirements keeping you up nights? If so, then this resource is your answer! Over 600 pages help you set up, run, document and lead your students to reading mastery! Everything you need is right here! Save 25% by purchasing the kit. $

Third Grade Ultimate Guided Reading Kit!

Learning Engineer: Reading Strategy or Reading Skill?

Learning Engineer: Reading Strategy or Reading Skill?

Summary Writing Mini-Unit - This four day unit allows your students to explore the art of summary writing! Includes a unit plan, teaching/pacing guide, article links, graphic organizer, guided notes and rubric! Help your students learn the summary writing formula for success (and have some fun, too!) $

Summary Writing Mini-Unit

This guided reading unit is set up with before/during/after activities and vocabulary for each chapter. Each chapter focuses on a comprehension skill. Skills include making predictions, visualizing, problem and solution, summarizing, character traits, question types, citing text evidence, author's purpose, making comparisons and connections, and drawing conclusions. Group discussion is encouraged throughout the reading of the book. The unit would also work well with literature circles.

{FREE} Guided Reading Assessment Rubric ....Follow for Free 'too-neat-not-to-keep' literacy tools fun teaching stuff :)

{FREE} Guided Reading Assessment Rubric

Main idea and detail chart on being good citizens

QR Codes are a great way to help students read. Learn a little then grab the freebie QR Code Breaker: Scan, Read, Answer

a Class*y Collaboration: QR Code Breaking & A Freebie

Writing About Reading from Cafe 1123--a really great blog with a lot of ideas. Check out the entire blog!

Cafe 1123: Writing About Reading

Evidence based terms in writing anchor chart.

Reading Strategy Anchor Chart Ideas

reciprocal teaching. Strategies to help with comprehension. Predicting, questioning, clarifying, and summarizing. The kids love to have jobs in guided reading and in their book clubs.

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An easy center to set up! All you need are: pencil, magazine, and an assignment. This packet comes with 18 assignments. paid

Teach123 - tips for teaching elementary school: 3rd Grade

Even though Daily 5 is not station rotations I will definitely use this list of ideas for prompts for the students.

The Second Grade Superkids: Daily 5 Station Ideas