LibGuide for making Book Trailers (gold mine!)
POINT OF VIEW~ This can be a challenging concept for some students. I like this approach. It's got an engaging race car theme, and the ideas are clearly presented.
FREE today and forever. This is an introductory lesson/activity/worksheet that deals with twenty common and useful English proverbs. Perfect for MS.
Symbolism Lesson with Short Film/Prezi
Great activity to get students to dig into the text to "show me the evidence."
Teaching in Room 6: Digging in to Find Evidence
Reading Graffiti Board...I love this! Put up black paper, provide silver sharpies and let students write one quote from a book. They'll be reading more critically to find that one perfect quote!
Life is Better Messy Anyway: Reading Graffiti
Kids will LOVE this. Fun video and rap about the elements of a story. Explains plot, character, conflict, setting and theme.
primelib / 5 finger reading test
NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE CHARACTER TRAITS: Character traits for reading and writing -could also use this for important people in history
The Gragg Gazette
Creating a comic strip (we used Comic Life but could be done with pencil and paper) to summarize non-fiction text.
Peter Pappas designed an amazing free document for teachers called: 18 Literacy Strategies for Struggling Readers. It is a 50-pg PDF. He includes How I Use It tips for EACH graphic organizer. If you teach reading, check out this resource.
18 CCSS Ideas for Struggling Readers: Define, Summarize, Compare
100 Best Children's Chapter Books of All-Time.
100 Best Children's Chapter Books of All-Time
Around the Kampfire: Tomie dePaola and a Strega Nona Freebie
Fun (and free!) countdown timers for the classroom! Read this blog post on Corkboard Connections to find out where to download these timers and more and some tips for using them in the classroom.
Corkboard Connections: Fun Countdown Timers for the Classroom
Book Trailers that Hook Kids on Books
Seven Top Trailers to Hook Kids on Books - The Digital Shift
Reading Is Thinking: Inference lesson/poetry
Short book trailer with highlights of Laura Candler's Power Reading Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide (Print and digital versions of this book are available at www.powerreadingw...) $