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    This FREE reading comprehension resource includes one passage with no prep comprehension and text dependent activities!

    Free Reading Comprehension Passage and Activities 4th and 5th Grade {Just Print}

    This would be a great activity to have my students do during a reading assignment. It would be a fun way to learn how to differentiate between character traits and character feelings.

    I Teach. What's your super power?: Prove It!

    Character Anchor Chart

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    Classroom: Reading / Writing. Character Traits grouped with similar traits. Use to compare and contrast. What are the subtle differences? Would be great to transfer these into a web organizer.

    Workshop Classroom: Teaching about character traits

    Bringing Characters to Life in Writer's Workshop |

    Bringing Characters to Life in Writer's Workshop |

    Kevin Henkes Author Study {making connections, visual images, inferring, character traits, and much more!!!}

    The Razzle Dazzle Classroom: Kevin Henkes Author Study

    Students read a picture book in pairs. After reading they roll a dice and the corresponding number instructs them to apply a certain comprehension strategy - make a text to self connection, retell, determine importance, use questioning, visualizing, infer The set includes one game card for teachers to photocopy for each game. Please see my other free products to download this game for grades 3-6.

    Reading Comprehension dice Game - grades K-2

    Performing in Education: Using novels in the classroom: Character Trait & Textual Evidence Lesson

    January 2015 Archives - Performing in Education

    Stuckey in Second: Close Reading with Oreos {by Primary Polka Dots}

    Close Reading with Oreos {by Primary Polka Dots}

    Nonfiction Text Features with old Scholastic News

    Lessons with Laughter: Nonfiction Text Features!

    Link to blog post with free ACE templates and complete instructions for implementing the ACE method in your classroom. Can be used for grades 4-8. imlovinlit.blogsp...

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    Beginning sounds

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    It's trick or treating time. Check out this blog hop for tons of teacher tricks and treats! I'm treating you all to a FREE Spooky Multiplication Roll game. Great for spiral review, reinforcement, intervention or even enrichment of multi-digit multplication. #wildaboutfifthgrade

    Wild about fifth grade: Tricks and Treats Blog Hop

    Freebie: RACE Strategy foldable for writing or answering q

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    Want a fun, no-prep multiplication facts game to use in your math centers tomorrow? Read about how we've "mathified" the squares game and get your FREE printable copy at

    We've "Mathified" The Squares Game!


    Clever Back to School Bulletin Board Ideas - Crafty Morning

    Writer's notebook examples

    A Literate Life - Writer's Notebook

    Reader's Notebook: Cute idea for a books I've read section

    Writing About Reading

    Text-Evidence Anchor Chart

    21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills

    These strategies, designed specifically for adolescents, can be used in ELA as well as all content areas to foster common language and help students transfer their writing skills to all classes and subjects. Includes 22 anchor charts, 3 student bookmarks, and 4 student checklists. Learning Objectives, Teaching Tips, and Common Core State Standards are all included. $10.60

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    Lets Get Close With a Book: Close Reading One of my favorite books! I read it every year.

    Close Reads:Let's Get Close With a Book

    daily 5 check in...YES FINALLY! This is exactly what I've been looking for it's a great site for other D5 ideas!

    Mrs. Dwyer's A+ Firsties: WORK ON WRITING

    Here you'll find many practical ideas and strategies to help students with a learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, learn to read and spell.

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    Time saving tips for beating the bulletin board blues!

    Around the Kampfire: Beating The Bulletin Board Blues!

    Bright and colorful rules and behavior management posters. This product includes 3 main classroom rules (Respectful, Responsible, Good Citizen), Rule Cards with examples and blank cards, a behavior clip chart that aligns with the 3 rules, and award certificates. If you are gingham addicted then this is the behavior management system for you! Enjoy!

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