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    Guided Reading Lesson Plan Templates

    Beg, Borrow, and Teach: Guided Reading station descriptions, labels, and activities.

    A cute Guided Reading Lesson Plan (includes before, during

    Alphabet dice available at Target and Toys R Us. Place a foam sheet in a shoe box lid for quieter dice games!

    Newspaper station

    QuickVoice App- Fluency and to make sure students are on task during independent reading

    Reading a-z close reading packs

    Word wall activities

    Close reading graphic organizer: scholastic article on how to teach close reading

    Literacy Centers Signs - Must do, Can do

    This was made for SmartBoard, but could easily be turned into a poster or pocket chart.

    Test Prep center tracking sheet--If the student didn't finish, they wrote down what needed to be done next time. Collect on Fridays with all worksheets stapled to it, and give a participation grade for the work. Return the organizer and work to be kept in their Test Prep Rotation folder for the next week (in case they needed to finish anything).

    Interactive Whiteboard Short Reading Passages With Graphic Organizers to Model and Teach Key Comprehension Skills: Grades 4–5

    The Reading Zone

    Must Do/May Do keeping kids on task, what should i be doing? Good for finishing off work T this time of the year!

    QAR questioning strategy spinner activity and rubric

    QAR printing on sticky notes tutorial

    How to use Reading A-Z boooks in your classroom library. After you fold the pages and cut the laminating, (only laminate the cover) you staple the books together. Then,Duct tape!!! Different colored tape for different levels! One day...

    Carousel Brainstorming: Each poster has a different topic. Groups are assigned a different color of marker to write their thoughts, questions, etc. in a few minutes. Then they move to the next poster and do the same.

    Architecture of a 10-min Mini-Lesson: 1. Connection 2. Teaching point-the strategy you're teaching: Address students as Scientists, mathematicians, Authors, etc. 3. Active Engagement: (getting kids to actively try it out before they leave the rug). No group sharing, only partner sharing. 4. Link: (before heading back to their seats) "I'm going to remind you what I just taught are the goals for writing today...this is what I taught you....and...this is what I expect of you....

    Prereading anticipation guide: download template two

    Marzano. High Yield Instructional Strategies

    Make a bag full of vocabulary words, have students draw one, then spin this spinner and do the resulting activity. All kinds of word fun!

    Word Wall Hangman freebie from Laura Candler's literacy page on Teaching Resources - easy literacy center game that students can play over and over as you add new words to your wall.