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FREEBIES - 6 different versions of "Testing Treats" - great for take home treat day before testing begins

Show Me the Evidence strips: These have great evidence stems to help your kiddos cite specific evidence in their written responses/discussions. Just print and cut down the middle. (Free)

For introducing a new story. Have them fill it in as they read. Freebie

I really like her Lesson Plan template... And it's free to try! SO doing this this summer!

Review game: If student gets it wrong, they need to choose an item from the bag to wear, if they get it correct: teacher wears the item!

Reading Marathon- a test prep strategy

This bulletin board set of test-prep strategies helps you prepare students for testing in a way that matches reader's workshop. Use this bulletin board set to review strategies for reading comprehension that you have taught students all year long. This board allows you to move from what students KNOW about reading in general to HOW that applies to reading for a reading test... “test prep passages” as a reading genre that students develop an understanding of how the test/passages are designed.

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

Reading Strategies FOLDABLE- could be done as a checklist (for when they have an understanding of the concept) in their binder/notebook.

Word Chants with a twist….or an Aaarrrgh! Each card gives a unique way in which the chant should be done. Such as… Sing each word like an opera singer. Read each word like a robot with a computerized voice. Read each word as you pose like a statue.

Reading strategies song from :

Reading Strategy Songs for: Inferring, Visualizing, Making Connections and more! FREEBIE

Elf On the Shelf Poem | Shelf Elf" could see him at school. Lucky for her I had an extra elf ...

25 Fun Ideas to Explore Reindeer -- books, crafts & activities for the holidays!

24 Crafts for Kids Christmas crafts & ornaments - Some REALLY good projects here that kids could actually do!

Cute Class Christmas treats - Elf pillows (peppermints), reindeer noses (small red candies) & snowman poop (mini-marshmallows)

The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett Writing Assignment Third Grade Class

This 1st grade teacher does it all Whole Brain Teaching, the Daily 5, CAFE, Comprehension Toolkit, and Brain Gym. Great Resource!

Holidays Around the World Passport {free download}