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Awesome idea for retelling/ summarizing

Story Map Chart - laminate then use post-its to change to diffrent stories; turn into thinking map (tree map, brace map) laminate and use post its

First Grade Wow: Fiction and Non Fiction

Fiction NonFiction Have this sign at the center and have kids sort books according to their attributes. (Cover spine labels at first and then reveal them to help connect fiction/nonfiction with Dewey!

Mrs. Terhune's First Grade Site!: Anchor Charts

Tons of anchor charts! Character and Setting Anchor Chart, I like the use of pictures from the book to help the kids differentiate between the two- create on smartboard and have students sort pictures

Teaching with TLC: The BEST Writing Resource I have ever used!

The BEST Writing Resource I have ever used!

Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: insects

Nonfiction four square - love! Works well for any topic or skill you are teaching- categorizes the characteristics Add pictures for each item to make a great visual for EL students.

If you want to know what Dr. Seuss books to use in the primary grades, check out this site.

Seuss books listed by reading level & TONS of activities to do with Dr. Seuss books Awesome for Dr. Seuss's birthday - Read Across America!