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Melissa Leach

Melissa Leach

I am an International Literacy Consultant and I am passionate about helping teachers do their best for students. Check out my blog

Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst discuss rigor, text-dependent questions, and the need for Notice and Note's close reading strategies. Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading Videos 1:  The Importance of Close Reading 2: Collaborating to Foster Will and Skill 3: Rigor and Text http:...

Show Me the Evidence strips: These have great evidence stems to help students cite specific evidence in their written responses/discussions.

Great for an open ended response

Leach Teach: Blog Post Managing Work Stations with a Work Board

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Writer's Notebook Idea: A rainbow of writing

DIY: Shopping for Books Schedule FREE from Leach Teach

Writing Menu for Work Stations FREE from Leach Teach

Fluency Work Station Menu FREE from Leach Teach

Me Bag Family Letter and Recording Sheet FREE from Leach Teach

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Word Work Station Ideas FREE from Leach Teach

Book Review Template FREE from Leach Teach

Travel Brochure Menu FREE from Leach Teach

School/Home Communication Sheet FREE from Leach Teach

Roll, Say, Keep Game FREE From Leach Teach

Vocabulary Go-Fish: Games for Vocabulary Learning FREE from Leach Teach and Leach's Literacy Training

Penny Yahtzee Math Center FREE from Leach's Literacy Training and Leach Teach

Spelling Menu from Leach's Literacy Training

Work Station Debriefing Cards: FREE from Leach Teach

Leach Teach: Did It Dots for Writer's Workshop

Bme Pain Olympic Video Official: Reading Goals

Leach Teach: Free Writing Menu for a Work Station Download FREE

Leach Teach: Debriefing Work Stations FREE download