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We HEART Poetry! A Poetry Analysis FREEBIE for Grades 4-8

As an upper elementary to middle school teacher I have a variety of learners; enthusiastic and engaged, easily inspired, indifferent, and those that require a bit more encouragement to enhance their joy of learning. Can you relate?

This is a fantastic hand drawn worksheet that will inform your students how to create a strong hook (lead) that will catch their readers attention. The artwork is sure to keep your students motivated and on task due to the powerful visuals and information.

Writing Strong Leads, Introductions, and Hooks Lesson

This is a fantastic hand drawn worksheet that will inform your students how to create a strong hook (lead) that will catch their readers attention. The artwork is sure to keep your students motivated and on task due to the powerful visuals and information

Teaching 4 Real: Reading Responses The Common Core Way

Teaching 4 Real: Reading Responses The Common Core Way Character Analysis with text evidence

Voice.  It’s in every good piece of writing, but it’s a tad elusive when it comes to defining and teaching. Writing that connects with readers has voice.  Writing that makes you feel em…

High school and middle school writers thrive when studying mentor texts! This article shares lesson ideas for using picture books to teach voice in writing.

Use this as a reference chart in the students' Reader Response Journals.

Snoopy reading strategies graphic, could easily implement into early learning! My kiddos would love learning like Snoopy!

Grades 4-8. Interactive Reading Notebooks: Informational Text  ~ Teaching Nonfiction Strategies for Common Core. Some topics: main idea, outlining nonfiction, summarizing, author's purpose, text structure (description, problem/solution, cause/effect, orde

Reading Interactive Notebook: Nonfiction Text Activities

Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher: interactive student notebook (I probably will never be a sixth grade teacher, but this notebook is full of great ideas that I think I could recreate on level for my younger students)

Adventures of a Grade Teacher: interactive student notebook (I probably will never be a sixth grade teacher, but this notebook is full of great ideas that I think I could recreate on level for my younger students)

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Reading Notebook: Active Readers use Thinking Stems - making connections, visualizing/sensory images, summarizing, inferring/predicting, etc

practice for Using the Dictionary, free printable

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.