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Common Core #Hashtags Reading & Vocabulary Bell Ringer Activities - a fun way to practice the essential skills!

Common Core #Hashtags Reading & Vocabulary Bell Ringer Activities

Book Kites ... When you lift the flap, it has the student's favorite quotes from the book.

I like this for drawing a story (then add the written part afterwards, or collaborate with the classroom teacher).

Daily Writing Prompts | Sarah Selecky


Writing Folder - Resource Tool for Aspiring Authors!

Reading Comprehension Dice Game... Great way to spice up guided reading

Reading Comprehension Dice Game

Monthly writing journals. Great to show growth, like portfolios!

The First Grade Parade: I Survived Week 2 How About You?!

FREE Spiral LANGUAGE Homework for 5th Grade! 2 Weeks FREE! with Answer Keys {Common Core}

Western a Expansion Timeline Jumble Worksheet: This would be a quick review activity for students after learning the overall base of Westward Expansion. Students have to put the events in order by which they occurred.

Guided Reading schedule.. Great tips in blog article as well

The Bubbly Blonde: Guided Reading

Literacy & Math Ideas: Free Daily Common Core Reading Comprehension Passages

Free Daily Common Core Reading Comprehension Passages

Great activity to get students to dig into the text to "show me the evidence."

Teaching in Room 6: Digging in to Find Evidence

I give each of the kids a page with a different idiom on it and then we put all the pages together to make a class book. They love to check it out from the book bin!

Rockin' Teacher Materials: I've Got Ants in My Pants, Too!

The goal of close reading is to gradually release responsibility to students, a shift from the teacher modeling close reading strategies to students employing strategies independently. The role of the teacher is to make these strategies visible to students through thinking aloud, modeling, and posting anchor charts for reference. In this article are some strategies that set the stage for students to interact with a text through an independent analysis and group discussion with peers.

Part of Speech Art -- FREEBIE

Freebie! This resource includes a lesson for both reading and writing workshops on teaching metaphors using poetry. It also includes a printable graphic organizer and thinkmark.

Freebie...Teach Metaphors Through Poetry

Back To School Craft and Bulletin Board Idea LOVE this idea! Each student makes a puzzle piece

First Day of School Puzzle Mural

Authors who Skype for free

Met Any Good Authors Lately?

Interactive Grammar Organizers make a great lap book! Organizers may also be used in an interactive notebook. $

Interactive Grammar Organizers

Creative Writing with "The Dot" by Peter Reynolds - Re-pinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit for all our pediatric therapy pins

Blog Hoppin': Creative Writing with "The Dot" by Peter Reynolds

13 Colonies Travel Brochure. I think that the four panel brochure is a little too much and most of this art looks hand done, which is kind of unique

13 Colonies Travel Brochure | Our Journey Westward

The Fifty States - A Unit Study I have been wanting - since… | Anna on Xanga

Anna's Xanga Site

Create your own explorers journal using these templates.

Regions of the Us Worksheet | Regions of the United States Research Project

Making Inferences Worksheet

Cool pics of idioms

Literalisms 6 - Worth1000 Contests

Free iPad Apps for Kids: Writing

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