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!
MobyMax Reading Skills is a FREE Curriculum for K-8 Schools that helps students critically analyze complex informational texts. Students learn how to explain key ideas and details, understand the structure of informational texts, integrate knowledge and ideas, and use evidence to support points. MobyMax is specifically designed for teachers.
Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks ~ Teaching Literary Elements with Common Core Alignment for Grades 4-8. Some Topics: plot, setting, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, internal conflict, external conflict, characterization, point of view, theme, tone and mood, simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, alliteration, allusion, onomatopoeia, and MORE! See TpT listing for table of contents, CCSS alignment, and samples!
Project based learning for any subject interactive notebook activity
FREE Online Printables: Five 4th grade reading worksheets includes a variety of topics: nonfiction (thunder and lightning + scientific explanation), metaphors, understanding poetry, simile/cliche, and comprehension (Dickens novel excerpt). Easy PDF downloads with complete answer keys!