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Karen Grantham
Karen Grantham
Karen Grantham

Karen Grantham

citing evidence; 3 columns; Direct Quote, Paraphrase, Idea from my own Mind...then discuss or write on which method best answers the question, should be eye opener for direct quote or citing text evidence

Learning about summarizing...by classifying! Check out this easy lesson that got us started talking about what makes a quality summary!

mentor texts: figurative language, alliteration, hyperbole, cute silly read aloud with tons of great word choice

Making inferences, not predictions. Love the distinction and the sentence stems to get the kids practicing! (pic only)

BB Good idea for our Unit: Help kids learn the different types of Energy and why it is important/how we use it etc.

Good for making Inferences

Get your students excited and motivated about memorizing their multiplication facts!

Middle School Teacher to Literacy Coach: Some More Anchor Charts

Can you believe there are so many science you can learn from pumpkins? Here are 9 fun pumpkin science activities for kids of all ages.

Really like some of her writers notebook set up examples. Life is Better Messy Anyway!

This would work for reading groups too!

Fidget Rings help to increase focus in children who can’t sit still or are diagnosed with ADHD.

Anchor Charts, Thinking within, beyond, and about the text... from Middle School Teacher to Literacy Coach (blog)

Sugar cube Science - good idea for explaining diffusion, saturation, solvent/solute during chemistry unit on matter

The ULTIMATE Science Interactive Notebook Pack!

The ULTIMATE Science Interactive Notebook Pack!

Making inferences, not predictions. Love the distinction and the sentence stems to get the kids practicing!

This is a story tower where children illustrate the title on one card, the setting, author's purpose, beginning, middle, end... whatever! They write sentences or a paragraph on the back. Then they build it...This can be each child doing one card to build a group story tower or each child can make their own.(Pic only/See explanation above)

it's not about being right or wrong, it's about how hard you tried...could use for groups, when they set a goal at start of group, use to remind them of their effort throughout

Flagging strategies for reading comprehension. They put the flags directly into the book while reading.

Why We Read Nonfiction~ Students use this layered flip chart identify different text structures. Beneath each one, students add examples from teacher or self-selected text. Great, adaptable idea from Life is Better Messy Anyway!

I love this one! A must have for my classroom this week!

Teacher has created long list of cartoon Pixar (and other) shorts to be used to teach reading strategies. She also has graphic organizers to go with them....Totally and completely amazing! What a great way to get (and keep) the kids' attention!