"Table Texting" is a fun, interactive strategy you can use with any piece of text or topic. The key is to pose a higher-level question that encourages thinking among students. Students respond to the question in writing. The teacher or facilitator collects the papers and redistributes them. Students get to read other responses and reply. The process continues until all of the speech bubbles are completed. At the end, students get to read their classmates' responses. Great for upper grades.
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Immerse your students in a world of Jan Brett. Use these day by day lesson plans to strengthen comprehension through the use of: sequencing, summarizing, retelling, making inferences and predictions, comparing texts, and dramatic play. $
Analyzing Character Traits pack from Laura Candler ~ This 21-page packet includes a variety of strategies and printables for teaching students how to analyze character traits. Youll find a lesson on how authors reveal character traits, two character trait lists, a variety of graphic organizers, several cooperative learning activities, and a list of suggested character trait books. In addition, all of the character maps are provided in landscape format for an interactive whiteboard. $4.00
Opinion Writing by Melanie Redden. This 3 week unit covers the Common Core standards for opinion writing for both 2nd and 3rd grades. Detailed lesson plans, scaffolded instruction and high-engagement cooperative learning activities included. $
Cooperative Learning Groups. Great visual for reminding students their responsibilities during the activity part of the lesson. It's a staple in my classroom!