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More like this: story elements, text features and word sorts.

Getting started with close reading and thinking notes.

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visualizing... Would be awesome if teacher read this aloud to class, then students had to draw what they thought the giant looked like, based on what they heard.

READING ACTIVITY~ Problem/solution and character traits activity, all in one. Great idea!

Edit this idea: Copy text page but delete certain headings/subheadings. Delete the intro paragraph or the conclusion and have students write in the headings or paragraphs to show they understand how it is set up!

Weathering-easy experiment and observations

Independent Reading Time- A Teacher's Favorite Part of the Day

Theme Anchor Chart and Reading Strategies Bundle. Great anchor chart poster and two interactive reading strategy Power Points for classroom use! $

Cause and Effect Anchor Chart

Pinduli by Janell Cannon (the author of Stellaluna). Context clues

Ratatouille Clip 9- meaning of unknown word "critic" How can you use context clues to guess the meaning of the word.

Nyla's Crafty Teaching: Free Creative Writing Story and Letter Prompts

Make rubrics on sticky labels - why didn't i think of that?!

Love this idea! (I often see similar activities for math, but this is the first time I've seen this activity used within a literacy lesson.)

NCAEE - It's Elementary!: One Teacher's Tips for the Most Successful Classroom

Education to the Core: FREE Cooperative Learning Table Card for Literacy Circles

Learn Your Lesson! Animated Aesop's Fables

Aesop's fables- I'll have my students use these to identify fable qualities- then rewrite a modern fable which explains a modern moral.

Enjoy this 5 Page Freebie for Analyzing and Interpreting Aesop's Fables.

Fables are fabulous! That's what your students will learn while participating in this thematic unit on Aesop's fables. $

The Ants and the Grasshopper - Aesop's fables - YouTube

The Lion and The Mouse- Being a friend Aesops Fables

The Hare And The Tortoise - Aesop's fables