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Fantasy Genre Guided Reading Packet

Guided Reading organizational ideas

Synthesizing-{This book is fabulous for teaching synthesis. It's all about a friendship between an elephant and a little girl. It makes the kids wonder whether it's fantasy and they really are friends or if the elephant is an imaginary friend. They change their thinking a few times, and in the end, they learn that the elephant has an imaginary child. I always re-read it one more time once they make this realization!}--from the website

Book Retriever - This app allows you to scan, level and inventory your entire classroom library. Leveling choices include Guided Reading Levels, Lexile, Accelerated Reader, Reading Counts, DRA and Reading Recovery.

Third Grade Comprehension Worksheets: Reading for Comprehension: Cause and Effect

Cafe reading strategies

Week 2: Cause and Effect This would be a good VIP to hang up to show cause and effect.

how to organize and assess guided reading.

Teaching Writing Idea and Plans Week 1 Neat idea to help students determine what parts of a sentence are missing to develop complete sentences. Could also be used for idea development.

Guided Reading

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Back to school activity--Students create a dictionary entry using their names. The definitions are descriptions of themselves and then students put the class in abc and add guide words to the top.

A post about doing guided reading in middle school. Very applicable to upper elementary and some good ideas for organization.

Fantasy charts and a class play on reading strategies and the genre of fantasy!

Guided Reading for Upper Grades...great blog!

This is a great blog about setting up reading comprehension packets to motivate students to love reading through Author Studies.

explain reading strategies to parents! I'm making class sets of these immediately!


for reading response notebooks