Love this idea!!! Use these FREE highlighter labels to help students keep organized and engaged while close reading! Also terrific for test prep for older grades. Each label has an I CAN statement to keep your good readers focused on the task at hand.

Close Reading Highlighter Labels

RACE POSTER {FREE} -Balanced Literacy, Writing, Reading Strategies 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool Curricula, Printables, Posters...Part of the Common Core requires that students answer text dependent questions by citing evidence from the text and explaining th

RACE Poster {Free}

4 Games to Help Kids Think Critically about Vocabulary - FREEBIES Included with some awesome tips for expanding your students' knowledge of the words around them!

4 Games to Help Kids Think Critically about Vocabulary

A fun way to get kids to participate in classroom discussions and to check their understanding.

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LOVE these scaffolded reading response goals - my students' responses have grown so much from the beginning of the year.

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Kagan structures are the perfect way to get students up and moving! We love using Stand Up, Hand Up, Pair Up for reviewing and practicing skills.

Stand Up, Hand Up, Pair Up

Middle of Lit: RACE Writing Response (freebie on a snowday!)

Middle of Lit: RACE Writing Response (freebie on a snowday!)

Terrific way to structure extended responses to reading-- great freebie!

Teaching in Flip Flops: He Brought it Upon Himself to Visit...

Pass the Plate Sight stops...go around and say sight word on your plate (could also do math facts)

Fun in First Grade: Our Picnic Day

vocab on the move - students have the word on their head and need to get clues from others to figure out their word.

Managment Monday (Tuesday!) & other Randomness

Dictionary Skills - this would be good for my third graders after the ELKS donate the dictionaries!

Word of the Week Worksheet... - Google Drive

Fluency Anchor Chart

Top 10 Tips for Building Fluent Readers + Link Up!

Myths, Legends, Fables, Fairytales Literary Pages

Sentence frames/starters to provide evidence and explanations. Image only

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When students are in book buddies, here's some ideas for helping them discuss their books.

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Let's Talk About Text! {A Freebie to Support Close Reading}

Let's Talk About Text! {A Freebie to Support Close Reading}

Super cute sight word game for kids. Find your sight word partner!

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Make a bag full of vocabulary words, have students draw one, then spin this spinner and do the resulting activity. All kinds of word fun!

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FREE Vocabulary Flip Book for Marzano’s Six Steps: Keep this flip book handy when planning vocabulary instruction! A few ideas for implementation are listed under each step. There is also space on each page for you to add your own notes and ideas. The flip book lists Marzano’s six steps in the order in which they should be taught. Download for free at Classroom Core's store!

FREE Vocabulary Flip Book for Marzano’s Six Steps


Think Mark Anchor Chart

This poster shows the steps of how to solve a constructed response questions. It reminds students to RAPP by asking the questions below:Restate ...

RAPP Constructed Response Strategy Poster

PQA- a great strategy for teaching kids to write in complete sentences- perfect for test taking

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three little pigs rhyming/making new words

The Kinder Garden

Reading Strategies Playbook

Reading Strategies Playbook

Vocab on the Move....during a unit review in reading we typically play this game. The students all have a sentence strip with a vocab word on it. They do not know what the word is though. They have to travel around the room to find a synonym, antonym, example, sentence, etc. The clues are used to determine the word on their heads.

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