Reading Comprehension Strategies - Scholastic - This is a great resource when you're looking for explicit wording for your anchor charts.

Reading Comprehension Strategies - Scholastic - This is a great resource when you're looking for explicit wording for your anchor charts.

Want to see how one teacher teaches cause and effect in her classroom? This post has lots of ideas for reading comprehension by focusing on Cause and Effect Using Informational Text!

Cause and Effect Using Informational Text

Want to see how one teacher teaches cause and effect in her classroom? This post has lots of ideas for reading comprehension by focusing on Cause and Effect Using Informational Text!

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

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.

Freebie from the blog post: 5 Reasons to Use Mentor Texts With Big Kids. This freebie contains six lists of suggested mentor texts for key reading concepts using literature, including inference, theme, characters, figurative language, point of view, and compare and contrast.

Freebie from the blog post: 5 Reasons to Use Mentor Texts With Big Kids. This freebie contains six lists of suggested mentor texts for key reading concepts using literature, including inference, theme, characters, figurative language, point of view, and compare and contrast.

When we are studying inferences, I use a chart very similar to the K-W-L chart.  This is our O-Q-I chart (I call it our "okee" chart).  When we are reading a text for the first time, I hand out three stickies to each student.  They must make an observation (I know that ...), a question (I wonder what/why ...), and an inference (I think ...).  We then post the stickies on the chart at the end of the lesson (kind of like their exit slip, only they don't get to 'exit'), and then we revisit the…

When we are studying inferences, I use a chart very similar to the K-W-L chart. This is our O-Q-I chart (I call it our "okee" chart). When we are reading a text for the first time, I hand out three stickies to each student. They must make an observation (I know that ...), a question (I wonder what/why ...), and an inference (I think ...). We then post the stickies on the chart at the end of the lesson (kind of like their exit slip, only they don't get to 'exit'), and then we revisit the…

Another great alternative to traditional book reports.  Just gotta get enough mint tins!  Mint Tin Book Report

Mint Tin Book Report

Another great alternative to traditional book reports. Just gotta get enough mint tins! Mint Tin Book Report

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