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Great Strategies that Work lessons. Cool ways to introduce concepts, like this one for schema...

Strategies for Reading Comprehension

Teaching readers how to use their schema is vital for comprehension to occur. Try this simple schema activity for activating schema and prior knowledge.

Teaching Readers to Use their Schema

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 for Novel Studies

Head Over Heels For Teaching: Spark Student Motivation: Flashlight Friday!

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Parent Help Reading

Ways a Parent Can Help a Child with Reading - For the Teachers

This is a good way to learn some of the concepts and literary tools that can seem daunting for intermediate students when they first encounter them. The story and the puzzle pieces work together to help students make what are sometimes subtle differences in literary techniques.

Figurative Language Puzzles {FREEBIE}
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Persuasive Writing Anchor Chart

Persuasive Writing

Read about how I made my nightly reading homework more interesting, while still being highly effective in covering the Common Core!

One Stop Teacher Shop: Give Your Reading Homework a Makeover!

Guided Reading Prompt Chart

Buzzing with Ms. B: Guided Reading

SERIOUSLY, how have I never heard of this website before? This site is FULL of wonderful interactive reading strategy games...

WPSU Education - Blue Ribbon Readers

Taking Risks for 21st Century Research Skills |

Literature Circles: A learning and activity booklet for students

Literature Circles: A learning and activity booklet for students

Authors who will Skype classrooms for free! Click on "Kate Messner" link to get a GREAT list of free Skype authors!

Reading Through Life: Skype Fun with Authors

A list of FREE online resources for Non-Fiction Texts and Articles. Perfect for Reading Centers. Grades 3-6

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SOOO many Daily 5 ideas!

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How to use Pixar Short Films to quickly master Plot. 10 highly engaging short films to study plot and the story elements. “Burn-E” “Day & Night” “Dug’s Special Mission” “For the Birds” “Geri’s Game” “Knick Knack” “Lifted” “Partly Cloudy” “Presto” “Tin Toy” Enjoy the Pixar Short Films Study! 1,924 Downloads so far...

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The Brown-Bag Teacher: Finding Nonfiction Articles for Middle Grades

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How to Write a Thesis Statement

How to Write a Thesis Statement: High School English Lesson Plan

{FREE!} Persuasive Writing Prompts - these thought-provoking prompts will get your students thinking, talking, and writing about a variety of high-interest topics.

{FREE!} Persuasive Writing Prompts

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Many kids don’t know what or where to mark when reading another student’s work. Neon revision is an approach that can really help. From "5 Peer Editing and Revising Strategies That Really Work."

WeAreTeachers: 5 Peer Conferencing Strategies That Actually Work

snowmen collage this would be fun to do after viewing the snowman video that has just a song to tell the story

Learning in Spain: Christmas and getting ready for winter