Classroom: Reading Ideas
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything extension activities.
2.22.13 -- In order to introduce and practice the idea of growing a Non-Fiction Line of Thinking, I read this short text aloud to the class. Then, we look at the handout and I show them examples of Lines of Thinking that I grew from the text.
Print a thin strip of questions for students to glue in their notebook and answer. Beats trying to copy all the questions from the board (or not writing them down at all!)
Level It Books. App that tells you the DRA level just by scanning it!
#WritersWorkshop How do your students show what they know? Students need the language of evidence in order to provide it and this chart is a GREAT starting point. You could easily create "evidence" book marks for students to use when they are reading, serving as a reminder of how to craft a written or oral response to the text.
This poster was created to give students a visual cue of what letters make more than one sound.
When conferring with kids, write your teaching point on an index card for them to keep on a "strategy ring."
Partner Talk Anchor Chart--definitely language worth teaching, here.