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Top Ten Ways to Keep Minilessons from Turning into Maxilessons

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Choosing The Daily 3 in the Upper Elementary Classroom

Have you seen this?? We shared why we have switched to doing the Daily 3 instead of the Daily 5 – and how it works in our classrooms!:

Choosing The Daily 3 in the Upper Elementary Classroom

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600 Other Ways to Say Common Things: Improving Student Vocabulary

600 Other Ways To Say Common Things: Improving Student Vocabulary

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Great tool: students take a picture of what they are reading, and then use Skitch to edit, dissect, prove answers to text-dependent questions, etc.

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Winter Holiday Mad Libs

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…

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The History of Gum

FREE READING PRINTABLE~ Your students will love solving this riddle by comprehending this passage on the history of gum.

The History of Gum

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Reading Notebook Anchor Charts

Reader's Notebook Anchor Charts- at your students' fingertips✏️

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Teaching Themes in Literature

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

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Teaching Themes in Literature

Mentor texts that are perfect for teaching theme, plus lots of other practical ideas you can use now, to teach theme.

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The only way you will ever need to teach theme

▶ The only way you will ever need to teach theme - YouTube

The only way you will ever need to teach theme

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A Lesson on Theme, from The Thinker Builder. Uses 'Owl Moon' to discover and explain story themes. (Includes free lesson with printables.)

The Thinker Builder: A Lesson on Theme

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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!)

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Teaching Theme

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.

Lessons with Laughter: Teaching Theme

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Word Work for Big Kids: Vocabulary Activities

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

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Reading is Thinking

Anchor Chart for Reading is Thinking! This is designed for 3-5, but could easily be made into a chart for 2nd.

Teacher Trap: Reading is Thinking!

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Reading Response Menus *EDITABLE

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.

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No-Fuss Reading Centers

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

One Stop Teacher Shop: No-Fuss Literacy Centers!

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Sight Words Battleship Treasure Hunt Game

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

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Differentiated & tech integrated vocabulary activities for students. Vocabulary menu: crossword puzzle, Padlet board, Adobe Voice, Adobe Slate, pictochart infographic, haiku deck slides, kahoot quiz, etc...

Vocabulary Menu with Tech Integration

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Have a little fun with synonyms and create these 'synonym' rolls! Hungry yet?

Hopping from K to 2!

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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!

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Great tasks for our Work Work work station! Roll them out one at a time and build stamina for each task before offering a choice.

Juice Boxes and Crayolas: Daily 3: Word Work

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Here's a template for a vocabulary foldable where students write the word and draw a picture on the front flap and then write definitions underneath.

Balanced Literacy Framework

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A Literate Life - Anchor Charts

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Book Lists from the Reading and Writing Project at Teacher's College (including non-fiction and fiction, plus must read graphic novels).

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