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A website with several Guided Reading Lesson Plan sets for trade books appropriate to several grade levels.

Getting Started With Common Core Literature Circles - A full program for your elementary classroom - $20

FREE Bookmark Template~ Your students will use this so often you'll want to laminate these! The tips direct students to look at text, stanzas (poetry), graphs, and pictures for supporting clues. Check out this freebie, and lots of others @ The Creative Chalkboard!

Guided reading questioning cards - narration questions through the different stages / WWE

Guided Reading Checklist

Guided Reading Organization Made Easy- lesson plan templates, video showing excellent organization of materials

Classroom Book Clubs: Literature Circles Made Easy by Laura Candler - Step-by-step directions for getting Literature Circles up and running in your classroom. Includes 6 slidecast videos, a printables Mini Pack, note-taking pages, and a set of study guides. Great for PLC's and professional development! $

Higher Order Thinking Questions to Use After Reading, during book club discussions

I really want to try this!! How to run book clubs in the classroom....I think I could actually handle this :)

dollar tree cutting board and use my silhouette machine

Great for teaching Characterization in reading unit. Have students create words about themselves with silhouettes or portraits!

A writer's best friend!

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Narrative writing Mrs. Terhune's First Grade Site!: Anchor Charts

Person Narrative Anchor Charts - Lucy Calkins Unit of Study

Fiction vs Nonfiction Anchor Chart by ofelia

This is an engaging activity where your students read an original short story. After they have finished reading, students identify the characters, setting, beginning/problem, middle/events, end/resolution, and theme on the individual pieces of the sundae. Finally, students use their pieces to write a complete summary! www.teacherspayte...

Place value sort - love the idea. Create own version with bigger numbers!

Character Feelings and Traits Anchor Chart

Adverbs anchor chart

Subject and Predicate Task Cards freebie from Laura Candler's Teaching Resources

10 chicken freezer crockpot meals. I looked through the recipes and they all look good. To do before school starts!!