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RAPS- A strategy for helping kids learn to restate the question in the answer. Includes this free poster, along with other acronyms.

Summarizing: Somebody Wanted But so Then. Perfect for doing a model/guided and then having them do independent alone on the same page! FREE

Summarizing Worksheet

This is a good way to help students see the main idea of a nonfiction piece. It also helps them summarize a story so they can use this paper to reference the work later without searching the entire document again. Finally, it is a good way to show them that all good work has main points that are supported by details.

Non-Fiction Summary Articles - Google Drive

Buzzing with Ms. B: Summarizing Informational Texts: Using Main Ideas! A post detailing a simple lesson to help students identify the most accurate summary of an expository article.

One of the topics featured in the Main Idea Using Informational Text Unit by The Teacher Next Door

58 page set filled with task cards, graphic organizers, worksheets, a poster and doubled sided practice passages with historical, scientific, technical and biographical passages and comprehension questions. Engaging yet rigorous! $

▶ Introduction to Reading Skills: Text Structure - Compare and Contrast - YouTube

Third Grade Thinkers: A Character Trait BioPoem for Famous Americans @ Christy Gotcher... This would be great I think and would get some writing in as well!

Drawing Conclusions: Detecting Character Traits Lesson Plan from Lakeshore Learning

Mentor Text-cause and effect, persuasive writing, inference

Fourth Grade Flipper: Mentor Text and "Hop and Win" Giveaway!!

Great mentor texts for teaching inference.

When students complete centers they mark off their names - School Is a Happy Place: Math Daily 3, How We Started

School Is a Happy Place: Math Daily 3, How We Started

Stuff Students Say and Other Classroom Treasures: Literacy

Stuff Students Say and Other Classroom Treasures: Literacy

Nice freebie to send home with students to help parents with what kinds of questions to ask during or after reading.

Teaching In The Fast Lane: Take Home Binders and a Freebie!

*FREE* Differentiated Novel Study Choice Boards (Literature Circles) Two differentiated choice boards for students reading any novel or participating in a literature circle. Dozens of prompts for responding to the text are included, meeting many different learning styles and covering Bloom's Taxonomy!

Differentiated Novel Study Choice Boards (Literature Circles)

funny 3rd grade boy books, funny 3rd grade books for boys

Funny Books for 3rd Grade Boy: Reluctant Reader Challenge

Fact vs. Opinion. Great online activity for kids. My students love this.

Arthur . Games . Binky's Facts and Opinions | PBS Kids

Inferencing and a Freebie #inferences #schema

Looking From Third to Fourth: Inferencing and a Freebie

Teaching and reinforcing theme in literature is easy with this poster set! The set has 2 chevron poster sets: one with a chalkboard frame and the other with a white frame (for less ink usage). Each set has posters for the following themes: Friendship Responsibility Courage Perseverance Kindness Acceptance Cooperation Honesty Easy to print and display!

Reading Center activities that are low-maintenance, and can be paired with almost any text. Read more here...

One Stop Teacher Shop: No-Fuss Literacy Centers!

MYSTERY MAIL: A Super-Engaging Inferencing Activity - think this might work for geography somehow.

Understanding Characters!! First Week of School activity

Mrs. Patton's Class: Understanding Characters!!

SERIOUSLY, how have I never heard of this website before? This site is FULL of wonderful interactive reading strategy games...

WPSU Education - Blue Ribbon Readers

Books for Comprehension Strategies! This website is a gold mine!!!!

Reading Mentor Texts

Get 20 different non-fiction passages for students to practice finding the main idea and supporting details! All answer keys are included! www.teacherspayte...

Finding the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Texts