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Have some vocabulary fun! Students will have the chance to interview a vocabulary word with these thought provoking questions. For an additional ac...

You failed. OUTSTANDING! 37 second video to reinforce that failure is an important part of learning! Terrific as a discussion starter!

Growth mindset lesson planning resources

40 Book Challenge FREEBIES and more - blog post #wildaboutfifthgrade. Are you incorporating Donalyn Miller's 40 Book Challenge with your readers? Read The Book Whisperer for more info on the challenge and how you can motivate your readers to read, read, read!!!!

A Collection of over 20 FREE reading, writing, language, and spelling resources for grades 2-8!!

{Free} Sticky Note Bookmark to use with students.

Vocabulary idea - students have a vocab word on head and have to walk around room and ask synonym, antonym, rhyming word, definition, etc... to guess their word. Love this idea.

For Parents: here is some information you might find helpful. It is similar to what I do in class to encourage kids to interact with text. Ask if you have questions. What to Do When Your Child Can't Remember What He Reads | easy comprehension strategies | @Scholastic

Reading strategies (also check out CUBES math strategies poster at this third grade website.)

One month of differentiated close reading passages. There are four versions of each passage to meet the needs of students that read at four different reading level ranges. Literature and informational text passages are both included.$

A TON of ideas on how to organize and assess guided reading. Awesome resource!!