Oh the weather outside is __________ (Adjective), but don't let that keep you and your students from having a blast while learning! Here is a great way for students to gain practice with the parts of speech while having a blast.- "Holiday Traditions!" Mad Lib including 14 opportunities for student practice. - "Frosty Fun!" Mad Lib including 13 opportunities for student practice. - Parts of Speech Cheat Sheet to help guide students. These mad libs are non holiday specific so all kiddos can…
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...
A wonderful book for a 4th-6th grade classroom! This blog post shares how you can track theme and read aloud as you read from each character's perspective throughout the book. (Enter the giveaway to WIN the book between 10/12 and 10/15!)
Teaching Theme THEME = THE MEssage Hang these up in the classroom and have book covers for the read alouds. Have students vote on the theme and explain why. Whichever one gets the most votes is where the book cover goes.
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!
Reading response menus give students some choice while allowing teachers to hold students accountable for independent reading and assess their understanding of various comprehension skills. Learning to write about text will help students to deepen their understanding and prepare them for standardized testing.
Practice sight words in fun ways! Here is a free battleship-style game for students to recognize, read and spell high-frequency words. This idea can even be used for vocabulary words or spelling words at any grade level
Sight Words Battleship Treasure Hunt Game - Teach Junkie
I love to use this during guided reading or with pairs of students. We use this before reading to review, during reading, and after reading. Please note that this is part of a characterization packet filled with activities you can use with any story or book. If you are interested, check out the packet in my store. Thanks!