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Teaching Reading

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Folded Paper Japanese Kimonos. Perfect to go along with the novel study "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes."

a faithful attempt: Folded Paper Japanese Kimonos

keep track of figurative language-prehaps they bring them in from home to earn an extra ticket for the drawing?

Head Over Heels For Teaching

Prefix Pet. What a cute bulletin board activity!! Adorable and free!

Technology Tailgate: Prefix Pet and Prefix Web Resources

Crafting Connections: Anchors Away Monday {11.3.2014} Generalizations (includes FREEBIE!)

Anchors Away Monday {11.3.2014} Generalizations (includes FREEBIE!)

Teaching Fourth: Cause and Effect Anchor Chart and Free Graphic Organizer. Use Spiders by Seymour Simon to model cause and effect situations.

Teaching Fourth: Cause and Effect and Free Graphic Organizer

How to use Pixar Short Films to quickly master Plot. 10 highly engaging short films to study plot and the story elements. “Burn-E” “Day & Night” “Dug’s Special Mission” “For the Birds” “Geri’s Game” “Knick Knack” “Lifted” “Partly Cloudy” “Presto” “Tin Toy” Enjoy the Pixar Short Films Study!

When learning Homophones, try this fun, interactive sound matching game. Students must work together to find out what they are, and then find their match!

Miss Knight's Khronicles: literacy

Free Text Message Comma Corrections: Includes Poster & Fun Activity! By Presto Plans

Nonfiction Text Structure Signal Words- anchor chart focusing on informational text structures!

Free activity for idioms!

It's Raining Idioms - A Figurative Language Activity

Main Idea Gangnam style OMG students are going to love this!!!!! They certainly will NEVER forget what the main idea is!!!

Instructions for quadramas - a great culminating project for any subject or use as a reading response activity!

Blog Hoppin': Response to Reading: Quadramas

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

One Stop Teacher Shop: No-Fuss Reading Centers!

Pizza Box Biography Reading Response…

Bundle of resources to teach Figurative Language: Simile, Metaphor, Idiom, Hyperbole, Imagery, Personification, Onomatopoeia, Alliteration. $

Prefix Pet. What a cute bulletin board activity!! Adorable and free!

Technology Tailgate: Prefix Pet and Prefix Web Resources

Read about how I use The Lorax (book and movie) with my 5th graders to teach the Language Arts Common Core Standards!

When I Am 100 Years Old~Writing ideas for the 100th day plus a FREE Things We've Been Told 100 Times class book printable from Around the Kampfire blog

Around the Kampfire: 100th Day Writing & A Freebie

GREAT WAY TO TEACH THEME! Think that it is cool how they were able to make it interesting for teenagers.

This Inference unit contains hands-on activities your students are sure to love. $


Author's Purpose anchor chart (picture only) I love how each genre is listed beside the purpose.

So What's the Big Deal? Getting to the Main Idea - helping students with the demands of Reading Informational Standard 2.

Point of View Anchor Chart and Interactive PowerPoint for Classroom Use

Point of View Lesson!

Have your students to practice identifying FIRST PERSON and THIRD PERSON point of view in a memorable way! Students begin by reading six short passages and identifying which point of view the author used in each story. The finished products make a unique bulletin board or fun school hallway display! It can also be used as a novel entry in an interactive notebook! $