Here is a dictionary reference poster that our class made to help organize our thoughts about how dictionaries help readers and writers. I just copied a page out of our class dictionary on a color copy machine for the center.
Turn and Talk Anchor Chart- Modeling, practicing, and hanging an anchor chart related to "turn & talk" will help students know expectations for literacy discussions. Turn and Talk gives all students an opportunity to have a voice.
Interactive Daily 5 Check in board. They just drag their picture to their choice and if all the spaces are taken, they will know they have to make a new choice! Talk a lot about making sure they get to every daily 5 choice by the end of the week.
Awesome for vocabulary practice! Robert Marzano, a guru of vocabulary instruction, tells us that the bright kids need about 4 exposures to a word to own it, average students need about and our struggling students need at least Strategies for the classroom