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Changing paragraphs anchor chart.

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"Show", not "tell"... Neat idea. Something many 4th grade students struggle with. Very cute idea!

Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps [Infographic]

Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps [Infographic]

YAH!!! 211 pages of INTERACTIVE writing and reading for grades 3-6!! I couldn't find I made it! 155 DETAILED direction, sample, and student work pages...along with a complete interchangeable bulletin board set!! This file is so detailed that it allows for flawless independent student work, leaving the teacher more time for small group and individualized instruction!! $

Interactive Writing Center: Grades 3-6

omg idk wth posters

Let's eat kids. posters

OREO persuasive writing anchor chart

Free writing lessons! View the Target Skills, literature models, and first month of lessons and assessments for each grade k-8.

INTERACTIVE ELA BOARD: Open Mic Fridays. Sign up for your turn at the microphone once you have practiced your poem for fluency. Great idea. Could even do with writing pieces! {I already do Friday Readings, but I like the idea of calling it "Open Mic Friday!" So cute!}

Kids describe themselves with similes

Creative Writing - Trapped in a Snow Globe

The most difficult part about writing (I think) ... Hooks -- but its also the most important thing for kids to master in order to be good writers.

Here is a Marzano word work cootie catcher to use for review activities: spell, say, give example/non-example/synonym/part of speech/nonverbal representation/definition/sentence. Picture: Sample template and rules: Once the cootie catchers are assembled, students will use their current vocabulary or spelling lists in any subject area to revew words.

simple, compound, complex sentences coordinating and subordinating conjunctions

Building A Reader At Home - Parent Handout - Reading Strategies for Parents

Time capsule for the beginning of the (next) school year. I think I'll use this for my lesson on setting goals

Teaching students how to answer short answer questions.

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.

This is one of my now-favorite sites for Writer's Workshop ideas! Mini lessons, genre units (complete with publication and celebration!!), writer's notebook setup (binderized!), and more! Uh-mazing!

26-Page Freebie for Word Work (Great for Daily Five)

Book for teaching synonyms.

Students view different photo each day and make 5 observations, 5 inferences, and 5 predictions. LOVE this idea!!

Website for Writer's Notebook ideas... lots of good mini-lesson ideas!