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Strategies in Action : How to Teach Reading Comprehension : Stop and Jot : Reader's Toolkit

Secondgradealicious: How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible - an excellent resource for promoting engagement and higher order thinking skills!

Higher order thinking... Given the answer, students come up with the question

Full Circle in 2nd Grade: Favorite Pins Friday and a Freebie

text-dependent questions for primary students

Close Reading for Beginners {Let's Take a Closer Look!}

Awesome set up for small group area. Shelving behind gives the teacher access to everything for instruction.

Mrs. Farmer's Class: Almost Ready!!

If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff. Great for a quick review of cause and effect.

I love the way they introduced this book about metaphors: 'Here's a BRIGHT IDEA: read this book. It's a PIECE OF CAKE. And trust us; no one will call you A TURKEY. For more metaphors, look inside.'

"Good readers solve tricky words by . . ." anchor chart (good for upper elementary, as well) and contrast poster and Venn diagram sheet. This is a great poster to have in your classroom. I even thought you could turn this into a worksheet for the students to use. A compare and contrast worksheet can help students see the similarities and difference between two things. They could compare, contrast, and find the similarities between two books.

Ms. Third Grade: Free graphic organizers based on common core standards.

(FREE SAMPLER BOX) If you are looking for third grade Common Core reading resources, try this free sample box of activity cards. The activity cards are aligned to the unique requirements of the Grade 3 Common Core Reading Standards. The free sample even comes with a printable, easy-fold box too.

If you're teaching the comprehension strategies of Questioning, Clarifying, Summarizing and Predicting in the framework of Reciprocal Teaching, you...

Let's Talk About Text! {A Freebie to Support Close Reading}

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