Step In! Step Out! - Teaching students to analyze a story by "stepping in" and "stepping out."

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.

Teaching students how to answer short answer questions.

Teaching in Room 6: Story Wheels - students respond to a fictional text in six sections.

Take a picture of students and have them make a mask for their pictures. Add a straw and have students fill out a dive into summer story.

After reading Hey Little Ant, students write letters to the "ant bully" persuading him not to step on the ant!

Teach students to celebrate differences and appreciate each other with the book Unique Monique. Lots of terrific ideas in this guest blog post about how to create a caring classroom family.

Trying a new idea to promote kindness in the classroom -Student Shout Outs

Method for teaching kids to support opinions with evidence.

Super cool foldable that even 8th graders get excited about! Step-by-step directions on this blog, including how the teacher used it for teaching claims & evidence

Using NO David! to teach inferring.

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.

This 5 Step Fluency packet is a fun way to work on fluency!

Great Step-by-step anchor chart for citing evidence and making inferences.

Teaching Students to Ask Questions Before, During, and After Reading with This Is Not My Hat

Guided Reading Step by Step!

This blog post is a must read for all teachers!!! Research shows that when students track their own learning and data they perform better on high stakes tests, have increased intrinsic motivation, and do better in school. This post walks you through a super clear step-by-step process to help you start implementing Student Data Tracking binders in your classroom! So easy and so much positive change in the classroom!

A step to step guide - How to write your own letter - From Writer's Toolbox #writing

How to make an acrostic book - step by step instructions. Authentic art and language integration, the student as author and illustrator. Brilliant again Gail!

This is a great reading chart to have in any grade, including 4th - 8th grade classrooms! It is a chart that talks about goals students have for their reading and when they achieve different steps they can move up on the poster. I think it would be a great incentive in the classroom for kids to want to read more! I would probably make mine a little more colorful and creative, but I love the idea!