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Fun game for verbs! This is a great idea for a 5 or 10 min. time filler!

Adventures in Room 5: Verbs! Verbs! Verbs!

The general concept is: 1st read: focus on the big ideas and whole text comprehension 2nd read: Focus on how the text works, paying attention to the specific comprehension that you want students to learn through the text (compare and contrast, cause and effect, description, etc.) 3rd read: Focus on connecting the text to self and other texts

Who's Who and Who's New: Close Reading


Close Reading Anchor Chart/ Student Reference Page

transition words I am going to make an anchor chart with these

Totally Terrific in Texas: Transition Words

A waving hand and good-bye paragraph. Great to use for the end of the year…kids wave good-bye and add a paragraph about what they will remember most about the class.

Teaching in Room 6: Goodbye {waves}

An end of the year writing activity to set summer break goals - how cute is this! ... would be a fun activity at the beginning of the year too but to set goals for the school year!

End of the Year Writing Prompt- My Bucket List

Choose kind. I made this bookmark for my students... No idea how it made it to Pinterest!!!!! Maybe from a tweet I sent to scholastic! Neat. #choosekind

THE TRUTH ABOUT - END OF THE YEAR ACTIVITY. Have the your class write them and give them to next year's class to read - such a great idea!

Writing Prompt: One day you find this tiny door at a corner of your bedroom. What do you do? Who uses that door? Where does the door lead?

Cause and effect activity. Did it today and the kids loved it!!

Word Ladder Game - Here are some words that you might use to start the word ladder. Easy game - cat, pet, pig, hot, bug. Getting harder - time, name, line, rose. More challenging - meet, moon, band.

How to use Boggle in Word Work. Examples of how to use it more as a teaching tool and free printable.

10 FREE Inspirational Quotes Classroom Posters (8.5 x 11)!

Freebie Summary Graphic Organizers and Poster: Fiction and

Point of View anchor chart