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

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

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

Inferential Questions to Ask During Reading FREEBIE!

Education to the Core: 10 Things You Have To Know When You Teach Reading.

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

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

Critical Thinking Language Frames hang in every classroom at Lake Myra ES. Free at the link in the blog post.

Use this FREE poster / anchor chart to help your students pull the supporting evidence and details out from the text.

Reading comprehension worksheets for ANY grade 1-5!! This allows you to differentiate for your different reading level guided reading groups!! Great, great site!

answering text dependent questions with evidence from the text