Text Structures/Features

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Teacher Tips for Asking Better Questions About Books Book Discussions in the Classroom - 23 Teacher Tips Using evidence based terms in reading.Book Discussions in the Classroom - 23 Teacher Tips Using evidence based terms in reading. Teaching Language Arts, Teaching Writing, Teaching Tools, Teaching Resources, Essay Writing, Literary Essay, Argumentative Writing, Science Writing, Informational Writing

Anchor Chart Academy

Oh summer....you are far too wonderful! I have been enjoying my days playing with markers, colored pencils, and posters. Posters, posters, posters... This 150 hours of classroom work thing has been rather successful so far (80 hours down) as I prepare charts, decorations, and documents for myself and my coworkers. My circle cutter and I did some bonding way back in June, and I finally got those circles adhered to their respective posters. As promised: CHAMPS Posters! I've mentioned it…

Anchor Charts - Text Features - Nonfiction Text Features Anchor Chart Employing Graphs in addition to Topographical Roadmaps Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Math Lessons, Literacy Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Skills, Literacy Centers

Second Grade Style

As we dive into 2nd quarter my reading instruction is now full of non-fiction. Most of our reading objectives for the quarter deal with non-fiction. While my second graders usually know what non-fiction is and how it is different from fiction, they often don't understand most of the conventions, text features, and how to retell. So we spend a LOT of time in our minilessons learning all we can about non-fiction. I've started out by introducing text features. I had an old poster that had a…

Textbook tour: Nonfiction text features-could use this as an exit card/assessment piece. I also love this idea for a beginning of school year classroom hunt (stapler, missed work zone, supply drawer, data wall, etc. Library Lessons, Reading Lessons, Reading Resources, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Teaching Ideas, Library Skills, Library Games

Nonfiction Features

It has been the busiest last few days! I have so many things to post, but I am dog tired. Isn't that how it always is?! One thing we are focusing on is nonfiction features/ conventions. Tomorrow we will be going on a nonfiction

The Centered School Library: Nonfiction Card Game Library Center Freebie I have/who has for advanced students Teaching Language Arts, Classroom Language, Classroom Fun, Future Classroom, Reading Workshop, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Tools

FREE Nonfiction Conventions - I have...Who Has Game

Nonfiction Conventions I have...Who Has? Game!

I like this layout for a Venn Diagram variation. Such a good idea to teach compare and contrast AND biography. Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Teaching English, Writing Resources, Teaching Ideas, English Activities, Writing Prompts, Teaching Language Arts

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Such a good idea to teach compare and contrast AND biography. Wish I had more time!

Cause and Effect with Amelia Bedelia. I did one of these during my student teaching, Amelia bedelia works GREAT for cause/effect. Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Activities, Teaching Ideas, Learning, Reading Resources, Guided Reading

Amy Lemons - Amy Lemons provides teaching tips and resources for teachers of elementary school students with access to a free resource library.

Amy Lemons provides teaching tips and resources for teachers of elementary school students with access to a free resource library.

Let your students apply and/or practice nonfiction text conventions with this Tic Tac Toe reading task. Students choose 3 activities that focus on 3 different nonfiction conventions to promote critical thinking. Reading Resources, Reading Strategies, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Reading Activities, Teaching Ideas, Learning, Teaching Language Arts, Classroom Language

Nonfiction Text Tic Tac Toe Literacy Center

Let your students apply and/or practice nonfiction text conventions with this Tic Tac Toe reading task. This activity allows students to choose 3 activities to complete to create a tic-tac-toe. This is a great literacy center that can be completed over several days. It also assesses common core stan...

non fiction anchor Hello Literacy: Informational Literacy Unit - Post Revised Genre Anchor Charts, Reading Anchor Charts, Communication Orale, Just In Case, Just For You, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Reading Genres, Reading Resources

Informational Literacy Unit

Due to an overwhelming request by the devoted readers of this blog, I am revising this original post to include pdf's of the Guidelines for Critical Thinking rubric and the Code of Cooperation. Scroll down to find them in context. **Also note, I've recently posted my newest Common Core Information Text Reading bundle** If information literacy is central to success, survival, schooling, workplace and the community, then the teaching of information literacy and all the skills that it entails…