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Reading and Writing

The Complete Guide to Book Clubs in the Upper Elementary & Middle School Classroom is a common core aligned resource designed to lead your classroom successfully through book clubs from start to finish. This resource will work with ALL novels. Get your students self-selecting books, creating a reading schedule, reading daily and writing responses, working within a club of students to construct meaning, rating, summarizing, and recommending quality literature. #wildaboutfifthgrade #bookclubs $

Bold Beginnings, Mighty Middles, Excellent Endings - Interactive Notebook Activites and follow up pages. Great for teaching the organization trait! $

Cause and Effect Coloring--> change to highlighting for middle school

Cause and Effect Worksheet

Author purpose cards.pdf

Personal narrative seeds

Read and Sequence Going Camping

Author's Purpose Printable Worksheet Cut and Sort

Opinion Writing and Graphic Organizer-My Favorite Pet SAMPLE

The most difficult part about writing... Hooks -- but its also the most important thing for kids to master in order to be good writers.

Putting the Question in the Answer (PQA) A strategy for teaching students to answer the question in complete sentences.

Peterson's Pad: Class Size, SIOP & Synonym FREEBIE 3/13

Best book on the planet to teach descriptive writing. I do several writing and craft projects with this. We also make our own scarecrow and place it in front of our bulletin board that has our writing, art and our favorite quotes from this beautiful book. Probably my favorite lesson of all time.

From Buzzing with Ms. B: Chart to help teachers with students who have specific reading decoding difficulties.

Main Idea and Supporting Details PowerPoint - Free

This list gives picture book titles you can use to teach specific reading skills like inference, main idea, context clues, and summary to name a few. May come in handy