Use these during guided reading and teacher groups. Includes comprehension cards, character elements, fiction and non-fiction feature cards, Post-Its, bloom's buttons and reading strategy cards!

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Adding Student Evidence Pieces to Reading Response Learning Goals

Adding Student Evidence to Learning Goals

LOVE these scaffolded reading response goals - my students' responses have grown so much from the beginning of the year.

Building Better Reading Responses

What is a summary?

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How fabulous is this! Weekly Reading Record with Comprehension Activities for each night FREEBIE

Sparkling In FOURTH GRADE: Teacher Toolbox Trio Linky Party with a HUGE FREEBIE

Story Elements: Characters; Setting; Plot ...

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This shared reading chart is great for teachers and students. Teachers can use this guide to assist them when planning their students weekly lessons and activities. Students can use the chart as a reminder of what "good readers" do before, during, and after reading.

3-6 Free Resources

Plotting Help. How characters change and must deal with consequences.

8 Reasons Authors Don’t Complete Their Manuscripts

Questions to ask yourself, while reading!!! Anchor Chart to Make!

.✏ Mrs. Stanford's Class ✏.: Anchor Charts Galore!!

great anchor chart for theme

dandelions and dragonflies: Topic Charts

BIG IDEA - Anchor Chart - This needs a graphic organizer to go along with the explicit explanation. I like the "common topics" section of this poster for students to reference.

Miss Klohn's Classroom

RAP response to literature

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Close Reading for Beginners {Let's Take a Closer Look!}

Great anchor chart for learning critical thinking skills while reading!

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Five mini-lessons to teach theme. (Part of a larger article on teaching your students to identify themes in their reading.)

WeAreTeachers: 11 Tips for Teaching About Theme in Language Arts

Free Printable Coloring Page Bookmarks |

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This is another chart to help students learn to make inferences.

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Four-Star Reading Responses - Use an anchor chart to show students the difference between a 1-star response and a 4-star response!

Four-Star Reading Responses

Literature Circles are the way to go with the new common core!! Teaching Fashionista: literature circles.

literature circles

The Classroom Key: Taking the Rocket Science out of Close Reading:


Engaging read aloud to help students find evidence in text (main idea and details)

Fun & Engaging Read Aloud and Mini Lesson Idea {Main Idea and Details with Dog vs Cat}

Blog post on Upper Elementary Snapshots about Finding Details and Writing Summaries. She uses a non-fiction text for this lesson. There are examples, anchor charts, and a product (someone else's) advertised. There is also a link to a free article. Focused on fourth grade.

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main idea details anchor chart and graphic organizer from The Kaleidoscope Classroom on - (2 pages) - anchor chart for main idea and details, includes a graphic organizer for student use

main idea details anchor chart and graphic organizer from The Kaleidoscope Classroom on (2 pages)

FREEBIE: How to find the main idea of a text anchor chart.

Teacher Karma: FREE Resources for Main Idea and Topic!

Main Idea Anchor Chart - Anchor Charts Galore - blog post with LOTS of great anchor chart

Got to Teach!: Anchor Charts Galore