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non-fiction text structure "clue word" anchor charts

Non-fiction Text Structure

I Love 2 Teach: Reader Response {Freebies}. Need to make this a bit more CCSS friendly, but like it as a guide.

I Love 2 Teach: Reader Response {Freebies}

I.N.K.: 10 Nonfiction Activity Ideas for Kids

I.N.K.: 10 Nonfiction Activity Ideas for Kids

Questions to ask while reading nonfiction text. Free downloads from Fun in First

Common Core - I think I may just repin everything common core related and then sit down and read them all one day

Hello Literacy: Informational Literacy Unit - Post Revised

FREE Resources for Teaching Close Reading~ Helping students connect in meaningful ways with nonfiction has always been a challenge. This article defines close reading, offers teaching tips, and provides downloads to help teachers make the transition to this key CCSS style of instruction!

Nonfiction four square - love! Works well for any topic or skill you are teaching- categorizes the characteristics Add pictures for each item to make a great visual for EL students.

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Totally Bugged.

Cool idea for independent reading accountability. Maybe also do with comprehension strategies/text structures/narrative text elements.

Smiles and Sunshine: Workshop Wednesday: Pinterest Reading

Nonfiction Text Features Scavenger Hunt - Free! Some of the kiddos could do this...

Buzzing with Ms. B: New Unit: Nonfiction Features!

Fiction vs. Nonfiction Text Features (from Stories By Storie)

Stories By Storie: Diving Into Nonfiction Text Features

Classroom Management 2- I started trying something similar to this a couple months ago. I started having students fill out a Friday exit sheet. This way seems much faster and easier. Something to think about...

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Command hooks and a tension rod create a super easy anchor chart stand

Fun With Firsties: Snow Day Activities & Holiday Hoopla

Love this idea for AM work: Number of the day chart- can be modified for different grades. I.e. multiply by, divide by, include fractions or decimals

The Applicious Teacher: An Apple a Day Linky Party- Classroom Decor



"Table Texting" is a fun, interactive strategy you can use with any piece of text or topic. The key is to pose a higher-level question that encourages thinking among students. Students respond to the question in writing. The teacher or facilitator collects the papers and redistributes them. Students get to read other responses and reply. The process continues until all of the speech bubbles are completed. At the end, students get to read their classmates' responses. Great for upper grades.


Write name on plate when gone, erase when you get back. It is so gross to have them share something to carry to the rr

Teaching 4 Real: Classroom Craziness Set Up Day 2

Status of the class board...making the data public to motivate students, help find experts who can help, partners to do math choices with, and to see how they progress through the levels as they practice each skill