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    A clever approach to interactive storytelling.

    Awesome list of 25 popular children's books with easy crafts to match.

    Great cartoon video made almost entirely of idioms! Fun to do right before having students pick an idiom to write with a drawing of the literal meaning, its figurative definition, and a sentence using the idiom.

    An online tool for students to use for their writing, particularly lyrical writing and poetry. Once you type a word, you can choose to find words that rhyme by the same ending, the same last syllable, or other options.

    how to help kids with articulation (you CAN help!) #speech #weteach

    Good description of balanced literacy

    Use Popular Music to Teach Poetic Devices & Figurative Language

    75 FUN Ways to Practice Spelling - writing & fine motor, gross motor, oral, games & online fun! Make learning those spelling words fun, meaningful and memorable!

    Choice Literacy. the home on the web for teachers who lead. We are literacy coaches, teachers, and school leaders with experience in dozens of diverse classrooms. This site presents the best of the tools, guides, literacy lessons, and sage advice we've gathered and tucked away as we've worked together over the years, as well as our latest thinking on topics like standards and technology.

    Rhythm Cards and Activities

    Free: Website game Inference Riddle Game

    free genre posters from Troy School District

    Fantastic Website for Writer's Notebooks...this lady has fab ideas! I'm totally doing it!

    Author's Purpose

    Teacher Bits and Bobs

    The Inspired Classroom: Non-Fiction Insert for Reading Journals

    For teaching " author, illustrator, setting, character, problem, and solution" in song.

    Text Feature Scavenger Hunt

    Text Feature Scavenger Hunt

    This is my favorite book to use when teaching reading strategies during Reader's Workshop. The stories are short, engaging and memorable.

    Get students actively involved in sentence variety lessons by conducting "living sentence" role play challenges. (Punctuation cards and four lessons) 10 slides: Free

    Talking+Drawing+Writing=Amazing stories!

    I'm blown away by the Reading Resources on this site

    Transition Words

    Great ideas here!