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English ideas for the Australian Curriculum

Novel studies at The Book Umbrella for grades 2-8!

Argument: Counterclaim sentence frames NAPLAN persuasive writing

Guided Reading for Upper Grades...great blog!

Runde's Room: New Guided Reading Groups

Great questions to ask before, during, and after reading! Free questions and bookmarks!

Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes". Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card. Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card. Great way for students to get to the main point/idea!

Fractured Fairy Tales Book List (from No Time For Flash Cards)

14 Fractured Fairy Tales - No Time For Flash Cards

NonFiction Detective Cards can be used with any NonFiction text. Kids complete the pre-reading, as I read, and post reading cards. Great for centers. What better way to help your students become very familiar with nonfiction? :) priced item

Use this set of 20 pre-reading task cards to get your students thinking about a book before they read it, or you read it to them. These cards can be used in a lot of different ways. Have students choose one to respond to in detail before starting a new read to self book, have your whole class use the cards to play Scoot before starting a new read-aloud, or any other way you can imagine. Several other ideas are included.

Cutest video ever. Making Inferences (Video for kids by kids)

Telling fairy tales with a storytelling basket. What a lovely idea!

Fairytale Storytelling Basket - The Imagination Tree

Teacher resources - Teacher notes - Scholastic Australia There are heaps of books represented here with loads of teacher notes and activities around each book. Well worth having a look at!!