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Elements of a Story - Interactive Lesson. My students LOVE this resource and the website has so many more interactives to use!!!!

Interactives . Elements of a Story

The Author's Purpose Tree Map. Love this idea to chart books we have read in class.

Timeouts and Tootsie Rolls: Author's Purpose

SI.3.2 Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats including visually, orally, and quantitatively. Narrative/inform txt anchor chart (main idea)

Mrs. Braun's 2nd Grade Class

Reading: During this time, teachers can use this rubric to differentiate for their students during their resource time in order for them to complete a few task that the teacher has assigned for them.

Daily 5 Assessment Rubric |

E-R-T: Comprehension Skill FREEBIE- Do you use this comprehension strategy? Great way to give students a purpose to their reading

Conversations in Literacy: E-R-T: Comprehension Skill FREEBIE

Teaching suffixes CLEVER idea! I think I will use these for the Greek and Latin Roots that we teach- put the root as the poster, write the words, definitions, and a picture! It's very visual, which I love!

Smitten with First: Adverb FREEBIE and suffixes!

"Now Ben" to teach compare and contrast!

Literacy Spark: SS Mentor Text & Blogging Buddies Shout Out

This is a highly motiviating writing unit that I hope I can "persuade" you to buy! Everything you need to teach an effective persuasive writing unit is included with this pack. I have done all the work for you so your planning is made easier without compromising quality! I use the book "I Wanna Iguana" by Karen Kaufman Orloff as a springboard for this unit (this is not a novel study on this book).

I Wanna Iguana {A Persuasive Letter Writing Unit}

All Students Can Shine: Reading At Home - Tips For Parents

All Students Can Shine: Reading At Home - Tips For Parents

Wilbur's Boast {Story Summary Template & Vocabulary Test} FREEBIE

The Complete Guide to Book Clubs in the Upper Elementary & Middle School Classroom is a common core aligned resource designed to lead your classroom successfully through book clubs from start to finish. This resource will work with ALL novels. Get your students self-selecting books, creating a reading schedule, reading daily and writing responses, working within a club of students to construct meaning, rating, summarizing, and recommending quality literature. #wildaboutfifthgrade #bookclubs $

Bold Beginnings, Mighty Middles, Excellent Endings - Interactive Notebook Activites and follow up pages. Great for teaching the organization trait! $

Cause and Effect Coloring--> change to highlighting for middle school

Cause and Effect Worksheet

Author purpose cards.pdf