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3 Ways to Expand a Child's Vocabulary. Blog Post

Cinnamon's Synonyms: 3 Ways to Expand a Child's Vocabulary

The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be 3-4 stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i.e. one on characters, one on setting etc). Each stations has enough squares for each student in the class to write their answer. The question can be posted on the butcher paper, or on the wall. Students must support their answer with evidence from the story.

Must have Cheer Cards for your Word Wall... Use to get your students motivated to learn the sight words! $

Word Wall Cheer Cards

Whole Brain Teaching Air Punctuation. This is really a neat way to get the student to think about the different things they need in their sentences. Wonderful for kinesthetic learners!

Free RACE Poster (also in blue) for answering short answer questions completely.

Citing Text Evidence Short Answer Strategy Poster: RACE

Frayer Model: great way for students to teach and learn vocabulary (other than copying definitions from the textbook)

Read, Remember, Retell

A Literate Life - Anchor Charts

Common Core is all about evidence!! Standard One for all grades is all about showing the evidence!! This is a great Anchor Chart for Textual Evidence Sentence Starters

Textual Evidence | Kristi Hancock

Inferential Questions to Ask During Reading FREEBIE!

Squarehead Teachers: Kindergarten Sight Words List (by month). Free printable!

Kindergarten Sight Words List (Updated)

This is a FREE foldable bookmark with eight sections that students can use to record story elements as they read. By folding the paper in half, and then in half again, student create a bookmark that is always handy when they are ready to write. The story elements include characters, character traits, setting, problem and solution, and more. Students write, draw, and color to complete their bookmark.

30 Open-Ended Questions organized into 7 categories. Perfect to quickly refer to when lesson planning or putting together student materials.

A Ruby Payne strategy - it works! My kiddos' comprehension is rockin' right now! :)

How to answer Common Core short-response questions {Click the image for useful tips for teaching this skill}

Free Poster/Handout {Are You a Text Talker?} Using the Text-Based Language of Close Reading Sentence Starters