vocabulary game (also, http://thirdgradethinkers8.blogspot.com/2011/04/vocabulary-development.html)

Think * Share * Teach: Headbands With a Twist

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

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Informational Text Structures Anchor Chart and blog post.

Teaching With a Mountain View: Informational Text Structures

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If Our Characters Had Instagram (cute activity & bulletin board!)

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FREE! FREE! FREE! Your students will love this fun and engaging creative writing activity that will have them rolling story element dice (setting, character, obstacle, and a story starter) to create a random set of story components. Once students have their story components, they’ll plan and write a spooky story as they combine each element into an entertaining writing piece.

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Voices in the Park- An amazing little story about four people's perspective of a day at the park. Great way to teach voice in writing.

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$Do you have students who confuse main idea with theme? Clear up the confusion with this common core aligned, 34 page teaching pack. Posters for Theme, Main Idea, and Comparing Theme and Main Idea are available in a full color, digital format or a print friendly version. Illustrated signs are included for 18 themes commonly found in children’s books$

Theme or Main Idea?

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These five partner plays are intended to be used as fluency-building activities that 2nd-3rd students can do with a partner. They require minimal ...

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Great video showing 5th grade teacher modeling thinking aloud during a focus lesson Rick's Reading Workshop: Mini-Lesson

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Teaching students to "show" in their writing.

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Shelf Talkers: students complete shelf talker to recommend a book. Model with first classroom read aloud. Shelf talker must contain: title of book, author, color, eye-catching illustration, persuasive language, and teaser summary of book giving setting, character(s), problem, plot preview, description of author's style.

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MAIN IDEA~ Each bag has a unified group of items. Students unpack bag and write down the main idea and "supporting details." Great hands-on activity!

The Teacher in Me: Main Idea and Supporting Details Fun Activity

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Point of View Task Cards: 32 Paragraph Cards for First and

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Point of view discussion photos .... This one is Mona Lisa’s Point of View.

Mona Lisa’s Point of View…

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Point of view anchor chart

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Point of View

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Point of view anchor chart

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These 32 Common Core Task Cards are created by The Teacher Next Door.Each "Point of View" task card has an excerpt from a piece of literature and asks students to identify the point of view from which the story was written, either first or third person. I really like using task cards and think they are such a versatile tool for the classroom.

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{Comprehension Strategy} Use a Question Ball to Teach Kids to Ask Teacher Like Questions

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cute i wish writing activity. Take photos of children pretending to blow dandelion, then use art project of yarn and sticks for actual dandelion. so cute for preschoolers :) spring bulletin board

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I love this! If you would like hand written and hand drawn posters/board materials, and you are unable to design/create them yourself, then order them from this website! She will create them for you and send them to you--you pick the designs!

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teaching word choice

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Figurative language

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Figurative Language Task Cards FREEBIE!!

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