Guided Reading Observations Checklist Copy this page back and front to have an easy-to-use checklist when reading in small groups. Having all students (up to 6) from the same reading group on the one page, makes it easy for the teacher to quickly tick off things that are observed or take notes without having to leaf through several pieces of paper.
MobyMax Reading Skills is a FREE Curriculum for K-8 Schools that helps students critically analyze complex informational texts. Students learn how to explain key ideas and details, understand the structure of informational texts, integrate knowledge and ideas, and use evidence to support points. MobyMax is specifically designed for teachers.
Writers workshop - Lucy Calkins story mountain. Students create notes on a post it forming small ideas. Students take the small ideas and paste them right into their notebook to creat a story. Yellow post it's are the who's, when's and what's of the story, blue can be 3 main ideas or a Problem and pink is a strong closing or the solution to the problem in the story.