Bright Idea for Guided Reading/Small Group Table
Finding the reading levels is as easy as scanning the ISBN on the back of your book. Within seconds, you will be viewing the Guided Reading (GR), DRA, Grade Level Equivalent (GLE), and/or Lexile levels for your books.
Time For Kids: a great collection of nonfiction articles for students.
Conversations in Literacy: Informational Text Resource
Author's purpose. Read a new story everyday for a week. Could be done with any author, theme or topic.
Picasa Web Albums - Jennifer Jones - Classroom Wal...
Nice way to remind students of the vocab they learned from past texts
FREE! Long and Short Vowel Sorts. Create frog and toad containers, or use the sorting mats.
Differentiation Station Creations: Frog and Toad Freebie!
Upper Elementary Fun!: November Update!
Close reading annotations- I love the idea of boxing important vocabulary! Perfect for content, too.
Nonfiction Text Features
SECRET CODES~ Every little spy needs a way to send secret messages to their partner. Use this DIY printable decoder to write cryptic messages
- Students select two unfamiliar and interesting words from their own reading. After becoming "expert" or "master" of these words students design a card which provides a series of clues so that a partner (who does not know the secret words) can guess the words.