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480 simple sentences ton fluency strips that help kids read sight words! These are perfect for BEGINNING readers and/or STRUGGLING readers. Great for assessment, too! First Grade Reading, Kids Reading, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Reading Strategies, Literacy Activities, Emergent Literacy, Reading Lessons, Student Reading

FLUENCY STRIPS! 480 simple sentences that help kids read sight word and cvc words! These are perfect for BEGINNING readers and/or STRUGGLING readers. Great for assessment, too!

Teaching history (or literature): Add thought bubbles to images (or use no bubbles and have students imagine thoughts and conversations).--from History Tech. 4th Grade Social Studies, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching History, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Writing Skills, Student Learning, Writing Prompts, Teaching Economics

Tip of the Week – Thought Bubbles on Photos

Several of us were talking a few days ago about different ways to design hook activities that would engage kids while also encourage writing skills. My favorite is to use thought bubbles on paintings or photos. Thought Bubbles ask kids to imagine what the people in the image are thinking. Start by finding a photo…

With this literacy tool kids will have a blast and boost up their skills in fluency as they practice 4 levels of comprehension, and are given tips and clues by an animated character named "Lefty." This relates back to the standard Reading Centers, Reading Intervention, Reading Workshop, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Dyslexia Strategies

Kids have a blast, boost fluency, practice 4 levels of comprehension, and are given tips and clues by an animated character named "Lefty." Classroom created as a reading center to save planning time and practice nearly every skill daily. Free trials for all to test it out and see if it's a fit!

Anchor Chart on Accountable Talk to Produce Academic Conversation in the Upper Elementary Classroom or Socratic seminar Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Teaching Reading, Teaching Science, Science Education, Guided Reading, Education Quotes, Communication Orale, Math Talk

Anchor Chart on Accountable Talk to Produce Academic Conversation in the Upper Elementary Classroom

Vision Task Effective Instructional Practices: Think-pair-share is an easy, simple cooperative learning strategy that quickly adds more student engagement to a lesson. I use this a lot when teaching and find it very effective. Cooperative Learning Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Avid Strategies, Thinking Strategies, Classroom Management Strategies, Kagen Strategies, Cooperative Education, Differentiation Strategies

In Praise of Think-Pair-Share | Cult of Pedagogy

Celebrating Think-Pair-Share, the Little Strategy That Could, and sharing some best practices for making it work for you.

10 Tips for Building Fluent Readers Teaching With a Mountain View: Top 10 Tips for Building Fluent Readers + Link Up!Teaching With a Mountain View: Top 10 Tips for Building Fluent Readers + Link Up! Reading Resources, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Guided Reading, Reading Lessons, Speed Reading

Top 10 Tips for Building Fluent Readers

We have all heard about the shift that happens, usually between second and third grade, when students (should) go from learning to read ...

This fifth grade teacher also has other great reading and writing common core based anchor charts. Thrasher's Fifth Grade Rockstars: July 2012 5th Grade Classroom, Classroom Posters, School Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Classroom Charts, Classroom Procedures, Classroom Norms, Classroom Board, Classroom Labels

Love this purposeful talk anchor chart! There are MANY great anchor chart examples in this post! Change the A to Actively listen.

Public Speaking Games: 7 fun-filled speech activities to build confidence and skills. Perfect for at-home teaching. Public Speaking Activities, Speaking Games, Drama Activities, Public Speaking Tips, Speech Activities, Middle School Drama, Middle School English, High School, Speech And Debate

Public Speaking Games: 7 fun-filled speech activities to build confidence and skills. Middle school upwards.

Walker Middle School Socratic Seminar This is a great example of a Socratic Seminar. I'm eager to try this with my graders. I love the idea of the "fire seat Teachers Toolbox, Teacher Tools, Teacher Resources, Socratic Method, Middle School Literacy, Teaching Strategies, Avid Strategies, Literature Circles, Middle School English

Walker Middle School Socratic Seminar

Stephen Daniels's 8th grade AVID class discusses "I Have a Dream" in a socratic seminar.

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