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Catch kids reading and add them to a school board to promote good reading habits.

Raki's Rad Resources: Language & Literacy Week Recap

Text features anchor chart. Posted in the classroom it would be a good reminder to ask prompting print concept questions.

a year of many firsts: Animal Research Freebies and Currently

Anchor Chart on Accountable Talk to Produce Academic Conversation in the Upper Elementary Classroom

Readbox: Accountable Talk, Adages, and Anchor Charts!

ARMS and CUPS mnemonic devices for Revise and Edit.

Little Piece of Tape: C.U.P.S. and A.R.M.S.

Guided Reading + Lit Circles - very student-centered organized. Tasks are common core based.

Tips & Tricks Teaching: Guided middle school...

The general concept is: 1st read: focus on the big ideas and whole text comprehension 2nd read: Focus on how the text works, paying attention to the specific comprehension that you want students to learn through the text (compare and contrast, cause and effect, description, etc.) 3rd read: Focus on connecting the text to self and other texts

Who's Who and Who's New: Close Reading

Close reading annotations- I love the idea of boxing important vocabulary! Perfect for content, too.

humorous text messages | Funny Text Message (PIC) |

Funny Text Message (PIC)

I love this Geometry Family Tree- photo only, but I like the visual!

10 Nonfiction Activity Ideas for Kids!

Plus Size Outfits Put Together | plus size outfit old navy skirt

Think alouds are very good strategies for the students and teachers to use when reading. Think alouds helps them with comprehension. Think alouds also gives the students cues when they are reading. Modeling these think alouds for students is important.

Whole Brain Teaching "Cheat Sheet" Awesome! This is the practice I use in my class, but sometimes I forget to use some of these key concepts.

Story Mountain: I love the "Hook" at the bottom or the mountain...I've never seen it drawn like this!