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Close Reading (Sample Page) Stop & Chat cards are used for students to discuss the books they are reading. Partner reading/book discussions with a purpose!

Kevin Henkes Author Study {Perfect for the Beginning of the year! Use this author study to introduce reading strategies and skills.}

The Razzle Dazzle Classroom: Kevin Henkes Author Study

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

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


New Year Writing & Goals Activities for 2015 - Free


Fiction Reading Response Choice Board

Reviewing theme from the song "Frozen" - great idea!

The Brown-Bag Teacher: Reviewing Theme with Frozen's "Let it Go"

FREE Fun Flip Books {Prefix and Suffix Edition}

Fun Flip Books {Free Prefix and Suffix Edition}

Grammar activity after reading "How The Grinch Stole Christmas". I just think this would be a great activity for any book... to work in small groups.

Two great main idea worksheets here!

The Brown-Bag Teacher: 5 for Friday and the 7-hour work day...

Teach opinion writing with these fun Would You Rather Prompts! FREE!

Free Extended Response Download

Teaching in Flip Flops: Monday Madness

Writing goals clip chart

48 page set that is a fun and effective way to teach a variety of reading strategies including compare and contrast (stories, characters and story elements), author’s purpose, finding evidence from the text, and more. Includes 10 double sided worksheets with paired passages to compare and contrast. $

How do you hook your readers? - anchor chart.

Inferring: Bullying - my favorite!!

Winter Poetry! - Alliteration christmas lights, haiku snowflakes, reindeer limericks and acrostic poetrees :)

Life and Love in Wonderland: Winter Poetry

This unit is a 3 week study of compare/contrast writing. Included are: lesson plans activities guides for good introductions and conclusions webs for introductory lessons or for students needing modifications prompts and several sample compositions These plans make this a fun unit of study, and if students are enjoying their writing, you will enjoy what they create!

Highlighting the evidence

Text Detectives- Find the Text Evidence! January Edition

The Night Before Thanksgiving Video. Good for inference.

This is a quick Synonym and Antonym Pair Sort that can be used whole group or as a student workstation. Simply have students sort the word pairs t...

Synonym and Antonym Pair Sort

Oreo writing. Besides the fact that it has Oreos, making it instantly more engaging, this is a great tool to use for beginning writers. It is helpful to focus on the main points but the teacher would need to elaborate about transitions showing how or what this looks like in the whole concept of writing.

Persuasive Writing Graphic Organizer (OREO)

Persuasive Writing Graphic Organizer (OREO)

Main Idea Foldable... Elementary Paper Folding Flap Books For All Subject Areas! Just print, fold, cut and you are ready to go! This unit now has a Table of Contents and Optional Lined Inserts for each foldable! NOW 734 PAGES! $

Functional Folding Fun! Flip-Flap Books And Elementary Lapbooks!

Website that has lots of different ideas for teaching grammar in the classroom. It's a collection of different blogs, pins and websites. #grammartime

Grammar for Homeschool

Free Fluency Center