R.A.C.E. used to answer open ended literacy questions. R-restate the answer, A-answer all questions, C-cite evidence from text, and E-explain answer
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Dr. Seuss Inspired B2S Bulletin Board
A great read aloud to work on the skill of making predictions. Each short chapter is a crime case. You can stop and get predictions from students about who did it, or how it happened. The kids love this. It's really engaging for them (I've seen it used with fourth grade, but I'm sure it would be great for fifth too and maybe third).
Ten ways to teach fairy tales
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Writers Workshop: Revising (ARMS) Editing (CUPS) This is a good visual for students to show the difference between Editing and Revising which are parts of the writing process.
MYSTERY MAIL: A Super-Engaging Inferencing Activity (reading foundation skill)
MYSTERY MAIL: A Super-Engaging Inferencing Activity - think this might work for geography somehow.
Parts of Speech Flipbook. This needs to be done the first week of school!
Parts of Speech Activities - Layers of Learning
A year's worth of Daily 5 Work on Writing activities // second story window
Daily 5 Work on Writing-Monthly Resources - Second Story Window
This lady is awesome! She has a table of procedures that you should go through the first days of school.
Face "cloths" from Dollar Tree = dry-erase erasers!
Beg Borrow Steal
Spelling / Word Work - 17 printable worksheets that you can use with any spelling list. A printable from the unit: spelling addition - children add up their spelling words points to see which word will win. So much FUN!
Spelling / Word Work - 17 printable worksheets
Questions to ask about what we are reading....should add some critical literacy questions also Absolutely should add the critical thinking questions. Especially if schools use Accelerated Reader programs, students tend to have lots of books they have "read" but not a lot they can analyze or evaluate. this really hurts them in high school lit classes.
Common Core Reading Questions