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great way to introduce a topic...lay out butcher paper with pictures of the upcoming unit...let the kids write questions/comments about the pictures

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Highlights of the Last 2 Days!

Teaching With a Mountain View: Another Cumulative Novel Project!

Teaching With a Mountain View: Another Cumulative Novel Project!

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 RL4.2

Theme Ladder | My Blog

▶ Of course I want to build a Snowman [Frozen] - YouTube (A beautiful rendition of Else's point of view during Do You Want to Build a Snowman) RL4.6

Classroom: Reading / Writing. Character Traits grouped with similar traits. Use to compare and contrast. What are the subtle differences? Would be great to transfer these into a web organizer. RL4.3

Workshop Classroom: Teaching about character traits

Compare and Contrast: Great Point of View lessons too from these! RL4.6

RL4.9 Wonderful ideas for teaching fairy tales, compare and contrast, and beginning, middle, and end.

Fairy Tales - Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons

Anchor chart for Tone and Mood

RL 4.5 Literacy & Math Ideas: Common Core Strategies: Understanding Standard RL.5 Characteristics of Genres

RL 4.5 Must use this next year!

Simply 2nd Resources: Reading Anchor Charts

RL4.5 An anchor chart for teaching drama text features

Confessions of a (former) Fourth Grade Teacher

RL4.7 Students draw a picture of the setting and then use direct quotes to "prove" that what they put belongs in the picture based on the actual text.

Teaching in Room 6: Where? When? SETTING!

Great for Common Core: CC RL.4.5 Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.

My Tales of a Fourth Grade Teacher: Blogger Failure

c9_Book Face-Off- strategy for notebooking to compare/contrast texts! RL 4.7 ish

Two great LA Sheets! One on story elements, one text to text compare and contrast! RL4.3

I Love 2 Teach: Leaving Tracks of My Thinking

Teaching Text to Text Connections and charting them to show how they are similar and different RL4.9 RL4.10

Conversations in Literacy

This activity helps students identify elements of narrative text structure, which are key to summarizing. (RL.4.2)

Drama Posters. Part of a set of 90 ELA posters for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. Large letters, definitions, graphics. Awesome! RL4.5

Vocabulary Posters {Anchor Charts} for Grades 3, 4, and 5 ELA

Life in 4B...: Tone/Mood & Technology Timelines

Life in 4B...: Tone/Mood & Technology Timelines

Story Elements anchor chart RL4.3

Confessions of a Primary Teacher: 1st Grade Story Elements

Video of "Martin's Big Words" narrated by Michael Duncan. Amazing book for young kids to learn about Martin Luther King Jr's life!

MLK Lesson with Skitch: Our Big Words

Teacher Trap: Understanding Characters RL4.3

Teacher Trap: Understanding Characters

Character Traits Poster from Primary Paradise - awesome blog post on teaching character traits. RL4.3

Character Traits Part 2

Point of View Anchor Chart + Other Reading Comprehension Carts RL4.6

First Grade Teacher Lady: Chart like Crazy!