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Hundreds of FREE short passages for students in grades 5-12, organized by theme. Each comes with questions for students and a guide for teachers. www.CommonLit.org

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TEACHERS! This is a great video explaining different parts of a non-fiction book: headings, sub-headings, captions, diagrams, glossary, the difference between fiction and non-fiction etc. The video is 6:32 long.

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make this poster at the beginning of the year and add to it as we read -- my kids always have a hard time with theme

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Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies. This project is so simple, and you can do it with any novel. This example is for Where the Red Fern Grows.

Types of Fiction Anchor Chart: Folktales, Legends, Fairy Tales, Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, and more.