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Such a cool idea... Challenge capsules for students who finish early. After finishing their daily work the students can pick one of the capsules and then complete the task inside. I think it would be a cool idea to color code activities by the lids. That way the students knew that if they picked a capsule with a yellow lid they would be doing a writing activity, a blue lid for vocabulary, a red lid for reading, and so on.

Let Us Learn — Challenge capsules for students who finish early....

good first day activity for next year

It's one thing to teach concepts like characters, setting, and plot. Most kids get these without too much trouble, but it's another thing to teach your kids to find the theme of a piece of literature. This higher level thinking, much more abstract reading skill, is one that has to...

Teaching Themes in Literature

Editable Weekly Newsletter and Homework Checklist!

Common Core Reading Response Pages

Common Core Reading Response Pages

Early Finisher Task Card Bundle

Early Finisher Task Card Bundle

What is a fluent reader?

cute comprehension, fluency, and voc posters

Celebrating Mistakes - might be cute for your kinders Rachel Ontjes

No Excuses Writing

Word Work activities that work for any vocabulary words. Perfect for use with Daily 5 or in literacy centers for upper elementary students. Just print, laminate, and place in your Word Work center for easy student instructions! Includes 15 activities!

Word Work for Big Kids

This is the cutest back to school book EVER! You're Finally Here by Melanie Watt is the perfect little book for lots of first week fun! Visit this post to see all we did with this book! | Around the Kampfire

Free Close Reading Passage of the Week~An Annotated Key Is Included

Literacy & Math Ideas: Free Close Reading Passage of the Week

10 Brilliant Tips for Your Classroom & Printable Teacher Planner Giveaway

Terrific idea for using different words in a student's writing! Make for your writing center or each student can make their own! $0

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!

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Young Teacher Love: English Language Arts

This handy little 2-page graphic organizer is just the thing you need to help your students stay focused during read-aloud. It also works great for book clubs, book reports, and independent contracts. The sky is the limit! Suggestions for use included!Skills practiced:-Connections-Visualizations-Responding to the Author-Vocabulary-Setting-Plot-Respond to feelings about the story -Provide feedback and recommendations after reading-And More!Please enjoy this FREE resource!Also, after you have had

Comprehension Graphic Organizer- Fits ANY Fiction Book

FREE Figurative Language Poster Set! FREE posters include Alliteration, Hyperboles, Idioms, Proverbs and Adages, Personification, Onomatopoeia, and Similes and Metaphors. Each poster has a brief description of the figure of speech as well as an example. This is a sister product to my figurative language bundle. The bundled products are common core aligned and all include instructional pages as well as task cards and printables. ENJOY THIS FREE POSTER SET!

I. WANT. THIS. Perfect length of passages for homework. Students re-read the passage daily impacting fluency and comprehension. Tied directly to CC Satndards. Question sets match nicely with yearly assessments. 4th/5th Grade Common Core Weekly Reading

4th Grade Common Core Math Test Prep - Help your students get ready for testing! This resource has a practice page for each of the 4th grade Common Core Standards and a comprehensive review of each domain. Wow! $

4th Grade Common Core Math Test Prep - All Standards Mega Bundle

Great page for teaching similies :)

Elementary Writing Tools is a bundle of Informational Writing Tools, Narrative Writing Tools, and Opinion Writing Tools that provide resources to enhance your writing instruction. The bundle is focused on second and third grades, although it can be adapted for other grade levels.

Elementary Writing Tools (Narrative, Informational & Opinion)

RACE POSTER {FREE} -Balanced Literacy, Writing, Reading Strategies 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool Curricula, Printables, Posters...Part of the Common Core requires that students answer text dependent questions by citing evidence from the text and explaining their evidence....This download includes 3 versions of the RACE poster that reminds students what to include in their written responses.

RACE Poster {Free}