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    The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be 3-4 stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i.e. one on characters, one on setting etc). Each stations has enough squares for each student in the class to write their answer. The question can be posted on the butcher paper, or on the wall. Students must support their answer with evidence from the story.

    Reading journal time line...way cooler than a reading log.

    Better than a Book Report Lapbook. Works with any novel. Kids love lapbooks because they have a hand in creating them. Learning is just a bonus!

    Poetry books that will make you love poetry, even if you though your didn't like it.

    Adapt as a Summer Reading Game -- each genre is a "monopoly" -- ie: Purple Spaces = Graphic Novel; Light blue = Manga. Kids have to get at least one monopoly (they write in title/author under the genre space) to turn in sheet. Prizes awarded based on number of monopolies acquired. Pin from: DCG Middle School Library: New Displays

    Reading Comprehension with Bloom Balls

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    Create a character. Describe the character from A to Z. Great for fiction writing character development.

    Reading Literature Interactive Notebook for grades 6-9! Character development, figurative language, plot development, citing textual evidence, vocabulary

    Best. App. Ever! - Using Augmented Reality in the Elementary Classroom... it's like Magic! This post shares TONS of classroom examples with step by step guides for doing this in your room. It really is MAGIC!

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    Nice way to remind students of the vocab they learned from past texts

    Love this idea. Reading timeline for students to keep track of the books they've read, or for books read during whole class read-aloud time!

    Reader's Theater using "Wayside School"…OK this is more than awesome. There is a free download of the script, plus a video of kids reading the script. This book has always been one of my kids' most loved books!

    The Classroom Key: Taking the Rocket Science out of Close Reading

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    Nonfiction Text Structures & Features Cumulative Assignment. Perfect for the upper grades!

    FREE READING PRINTABLE~ Your students will love solving this riddle by comprehending this passage on the history of gum.

    Tournament of Kids Books-- To celebrate March Madness, 16 favorite kids books face off bracket style.

    Cute analogy for determining importance...your brain is like a strainer, only keeping the important stuff :)

    Literature Analysis Using Socratic Circles: Providing a framework for analytical creativity, Socratic Seminar nurtures deep thought through dialogue while encompassing many of the Common Core State Standards for reading, speaking, and listening. This strategy targets competence in analysis aligned with common core standards and expectations. Includes exemplars (questions) from American and world literature. Grades 9-12 $

    FREE Describing a Character Poster

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