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    Using text evidence. (Anchor chart idea. Image only)

    Greek and Latin root word graphic organizer.

    Love this idea. Reading timeline for students to keep track of the books they've read, or for books read during whole class read-aloud time!

    Teacher idea: "This character frame helps students organize and better understand a character. Book It frame includes room to expand on the character's personality traits, their role, actions, words, thoughts and feelings, problems/challenges they face, their major accomplishments, and how other characters thought and treated the character being analyzed."

    Asking questions, this is a great lesson to teach students how to form questions for OCR concpet question board as well as reader's workshop.

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    This is the most inspiring thing I have ever read. Great for teaching students to read to themselves and visualize what they read

    Writing Mentor Texts - This is an awesome list broken out by objective!

    Use old Scholastic News articles. Cut off the titles. Have students practice reading and determining main ideas & then giving the articles titles.

    Stamina! A visual for independent reading at the beginning of the year! Color in the longer we can read!


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    This product is my answer to fifth grade reading logs. I find reading logs to be somewhat inauthentic - I know as an adult, I don't record the num...

    Summarization Strategy ~ Students start by writing a summary of a reading selection on a large (lrg) index card. Then students use the medium (med) card to take info from LRG card. Once info is condensed onto the MED card, students do the same thing one more time, transferring key details from the MED to the small (sml) card. This strategy is similar to the 8 sentence -> 5 sentence -> 3 sentence strategy. Keep culling only the critical information until the summary is clear and succinct!

    Cover up the bottom half of the picture; discuss. Then reveal the full picture!!! Drawing conclusions/making assumptions without seeing/knowing the whole picture - Great lessons can come from this simple picture.

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    Downloadable SCRABBLE tiles.... and they are FREE