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Graffiti Tables". Basically, it's an interactive, hands-on way to teach guided reading groups. How does it work? Each Friday we cover our reading table with large sheets of butcher paper. We design our weekly tables based on the unit theme and skills for that particular week

Table Top Twitter! This writing activity can be used as a quick formative assessment tool to see what students are comprehending and also to see what connections they can make to the text. Each student can be given a different color of marker so that teacher is able to see individual student understanding.

Paragraph Reminder~ This is great for students who are beginning to write multi-paragraph narratives or essays. Simple, clear, and helpful!

3-2-1 with NF : Here's a model of the 3-2-1 Nonfiction Reading Strategy Graphic Organizer. It was 1st modeled by the T on how to complete it, then the kids completed one at a station. Being able to read informational texts effectively is a fundamental quality of successful readers. After reading nonfiction books or articles, this graphic organizer helps st. summarize what they have learned.

from Minds in Bloom

Reading Response for Any Book: One Concept, Five Approaches