Daily 5 Word Work: Spelling

Giving students a list of words and telling them to memorize it for a test is not super effective. This spelling activity would encourage students to make relationship to the words, while reinforcing some vocabulary as well.

Rude / Mean / Bullying: from Trudy Ludwig's website

Rude / Mean / Bullying: from Trudy Ludwig's website <--Still, there can be, for some kids, real trauma from "just" mean

10 FREE learning sites for kids!

10 Free Learning Websites for Kids. My kids have gone on some of these and they are great learning sites! - Kiddos at Home

Very First Sight Word Sentences ~ Designed to help kids learn sight words in context. ($)

Kindergarten Sight Word Sentences for Guided Reading Levels A and B

Very First Sight Word Sentences~ Help students master sight words and develop early literacy skills. Making plans for some of my struggling sped students.

Great book for teaching similes- this link will also show books about antonyms, synonyms, sound words etc

Book, My Best Friend Is As Sharp As a Pencil: And Other Funny Classroom Portraits by Hanoch Piven (use to encourage creative self-portraits, teach similies/metaphors, teach descriptive language)

Student-led reading groups in an upper elementary classroom. This contains a self-assessment piece (FREEBIE!)

Could adapt this for middle school small groups. Student-led reading groups in an upper elementary classroom. This contains a self-assessment piece (FREEBIE!

Weekly Reading Logs for 4th & 5th Grade Students FREE from The Curriculum Corner...Wow!

Weekly Reading Logs

Weekly Reading Logs for & Grade Students FREE from The Curriculum Corner. Curriculum Corner is a great resource for lots of teaching needs!

Here's a FREE Speller's Choice Menu that can be used with any spelling list. The kids love it because there's a variety of activities to choose from, and teachers love it because these activities manage to incorporate phonics, grammar, writing AND math!!! :) I just place it in a sheet protector in their take-home binder for them to use with homework every night.

Here's a FREE Speller's Choice Menu that can be used with any spelling list. The kids love it because there's a variety of activities to choose from, and teachers love it because these activities manage to incorporate phonics, grammar, writing AND math!

INFERENCE PICTURES~ These ads are amazing! A lot of them could be used with students when working with inference. This ad is for a sugar-free lollipop.

Sugar free Chupa Chups Great ad- completely solved it with a visual and a tagline. It's so simple but really clever. This is the type of thing that I'd like to make. There's a ton of other great ads in this article, definitely worth checking out.

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Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies. This project is so simple, and you can do it with any novel. This example is for Where the Red Fern Grows.

Matchbook Chapter Summaries

Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies - all you need is a file folder and folded pieces of construction paper! Students summarize each chapter on a "matchbook" foldable and, when they finish reading the books, they put together the folder.

Fireflies. Love this book for teaching inferencing. Plus 12 other good books on this website.

Fireflies (Reading Rainbow) by Julie Brinckloe, Personal Narrative-Small Moment Mentor Text

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