Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes".  Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card.  Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card.  Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card.  Great way for students to get to the main point/idea!

Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes". Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card. Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card. Great way for students to get to the main point/idea!

Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. You have to purchase these but I'm sure you can come up with your own and for real cheap.

Questions to ask before, during, and after reading. You have to purchase these but I'm sure you can come up with your own and for real cheap.

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These mini anchor charts are a great addition to your interactive reader's notebook. Each anchor chart gives an explanation of a reading strategy or skill. Students can glue them in their journal for quick and easy reference while they are independently reading.

These mini anchor charts are a great addition to your interactive reader's notebook. Each anchor chart gives an explanation of a reading strategy or skill. Students can glue them in their journal for quick and easy reference while they are independently reading.

Epic for Educators is 100% FREE for elementary school teachers and librarians in the U.S. and Canada. Sign up with your educator email and gain instant, unlimited access to thousands of high-quality fiction and non-fiction books (now including Spanish!), Read-to-Me books and educational videos.

Epic for Educators is 100% FREE for elementary school teachers and librarians in the U.S. and Canada. Sign up with your educator email and gain instant, unlimited access to thousands of high-quality fiction and non-fiction books (now including Spanish!), Read-to-Me books and educational videos.

Here’s an easy way for students to practice their spelling words. Have them draw a big scribble on their page – remind them to leave big spaces in their scribble! Using coloured pencils, they can then fill the spaces with their words.

Here’s an easy way for students to practice their spelling words. Have them draw a big scribble on their page – remind them to leave big spaces in their scribble! Using coloured pencils, they can then fill the spaces with their words.

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