A GREAT list of books that are impossible to put down! If you want a book that will keep you up reading until WAAAY too late, this list is perfect! Tons of great suggestions.

A GREAT list of books that are impossible to put down! If you want a book that will keep you up reading until WAAAY too late, this list is perfect! Tons of great suggestions.

Goodread's 100 Books You Should Read in Your Lifetime.

Goodreads 100 Books You Should Read in a Lifetime

The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be 3-4 stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i.e. one on characters, one on setting etc). Each stations has enough squares for each student in the class to write their answer. The question can be posted on the butcher paper, or on the wall. Students must support their answer with evidence from the story.

The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be 3-4 stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i.e. one on characters, one on setting etc). Each stations has enough squares for each student in the class to write their answer. The question can be posted on the butcher paper, or on the wall. Students must support their answer with evidence from the story.

This is an adorable {western-themed} video introducing nonfiction books. It's brief {6:32}, but engaging and highlights some common text features, too... headings, captions, diagrams, and glossaries. Take a look...

This is an adorable {western-themed} video introducing nonfiction books. It's brief {6:32}, but engaging and highlights some common text features, too... headings, captions, diagrams, and glossaries. Take a look...

Main Idea vs. Theme Sort! Free download. Plus a blog entry with other great ideas.

Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme

Book Recommendations for Middle School Boys - .because in just a couple weeks I will have a middle school boy!

Poetry Towers. I've done this as 'story towers'. The kids loved it!

Poetry Tower–Insect Theme

4-page non-fiction note-taking template for middle and high school students. When Cornell notes just aren't cutting it!

Note-Taking Template for Non-Fiction Texts

4-page non-fiction note-taking template for middle and high school students. When Cornell notes just aren't cutting it!

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