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Google Lit Trips allows students to tour the places where the characters they read about are living. This website has over 35 pre-created trips that teachers and students can download and run through Google Earth. The lit trips are easy to navigate and organized by grade level. The website also gives step by step instructions on how teachers can create their own lit trips, tips for using Google Earth and ideas for integrating Google Lit trips into your current curriculum.

Allows students to tour the places where the characters they read about are living.

Newspaper generator. Very cool -- type in your story, and the website makes it look like a newspaper article.

The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator - type in your story and it makes it look like a newspaper story

20 Fiction Books for 6th Graders

20 Fiction Books for 6th Graders

20 Fiction Books for Graders - My Joy-Filled Life

Literature Circles

Literature Circles are a fun and engaging way for students to take ownership of their learning. Literature Circles encourage students to have rich conversation surrounding text.

Do you know how to make a Google Form? This blog post will help you create one and save you tons of time during Reading Conferences!

I have had a lot of time to read and plan this summer while traveling through China. I am moving to a new school and a new grade level so .

Levels of thinking found on Post-its. Great anchor chart to encourage higher-level thinking. - would be great with the inner voice handout.

Workshop Wednesday: Response to Literature {FREEBIES

Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom: Workshop Wednesday: Response to Literature {FREEBIES!

Life in Fifth Grade: Increasing Students' Thinking! Moving Past "Right There" Questions

My thoughts for projects - what about having to answer a certain amount of each level of question? Life in Fifth Grade: Increasing Students' Thinking! Moving Past "Right There" Questions

Great list of questions/statements for teachers and/or students to use during guided reading!

Guided reading strategy called "Say Something" allows teachers to see how students are thinking about their texts. Additionally, it provides students w/a tool to help them express their ideas about reading in meaningful ways.

"Myth #1: High school English teachers sit around all day reading and discussing great literature, and crafting Romeo and Juliet lesson plans.    Truth #1: High school English teachers sit around all day reading Sarah, Felipe, and Nick's crappy essays. English teachers have no time to read, except in the summer. In fact, if you love reading, become a Math teacher."    So true.

"Myth High school English teachers sit around all day reading and discussing great literature, and crafting Romeo and Juliet lesson plans. Truth High school English teachers sit around all day reading Sarah, Felipe, and Nick's crappy essays.

Short Stories for middle school

24 Short Stories for Middle Schoolers - The short story is a great option for middle school students this time of year, when attention spans and patience for reading are often running short. We asked.

Looking for FREE informational texts, short stories, poems, or historical documents to integrate into your novel units? Use CommonLit's collection, organized by themes, to find and download hundreds of relevant short passages that will prompt college-level discussions in your classroom.

3 college essay prompts common The current Common Application, launched on August have been expanded and revised for the college application cycle. Two new essay options.

Nearly A Full Year of Daily Common Core of Grade 4 Reading Practice--EVERY Literature and Informational Text Standard is included. Multiple choice and written response formats are both included. Inferences, main idea, point of view, and additional comprehension skills and strategies are reviewed in manageable, daily doses. This is an excellent way to help students apply reading strategies consistently and build reading, social studies, and science knowledge. $

175 Grade 4 Daily Common Core Reading Passages

Literacy & Math Ideas: Nearly A Full Year of Daily Common Core Grade 4 Reading Practice

Textmapping is my #1 strategy for fostering close reading! Read all about it on the blog: www.musingsfromthemiddleschool.blogspot.com!

Practicing What You Pin: Textmapping

Textmapping is a terrific strategy for fostering close reading! This is a great activity for pairs to also encourage discussion about the text.

CommonLit is a FREE collection of hundreds of high-quality non-fiction articles, short stories, historical documents, poems, and more. Each text comes with background information, rigorous text-dependent questions, discussion questions, and other teacher resources. www.commonlit.org

reading- CommonLit is a FREE collection of hundreds of high-quality non-fiction articles, short stories, historical documents, poems, and more.

Learn the basic steps of getting started with Google Classroom inside your district's Google Apps for Education account

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Tabletop Twitter: The teacher chooses a passage from a book for students to respond to. Student write their own response and then move around to respond to what another student said. Since this is a Twitter-inspired activity there is no talking and short responses.

Tabletop Twitter

Fun & easy way for students/parents/teachers to respond/comment @ Writing Celelbration

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