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    Create 'badges' for different can earn a badge when they read in that genre or reach a goal in that genre. Neat idea.

    Free Printable Coloring Page Bookmarks |

    Introducing Close Reading with Oreos- LOVE this!

    This Novel study Tic Tac Toe project would be an awesome way to incorporate Academic Choice!

    Hello Literacy: So What's the Big Deal? Getting to the Main Idea & Key Details - (Standard 2)

    Main Idea Anchor Chart - Anchor Charts Galore - blog post with LOTS of great anchor chart

    Mystery Mail Inference Activity. Could easily be extended throughout the year, and for upper grade levels, to include inductive and deductive reasoning. Picture links to blog explaining the project and to TeachersPayTeachers to purchase the packet ($4).

    Maniac Magee 32 page packet! It's one of my favorite books! Ready to print student worksheets, chapter questions, figurative language (There are SO many metaphors in this book!) and MUCH more! Many fun activities students can do in small groups. priced item

    Reading Comprehension Dice Game FREE

    Retell Chart~ Great idea to help students know exactly what is expected. Check out this and other good ideas at The Techy Teacher.

    Finding key points - Worksheets & Activities | GreatSchools. Using this worksheet encourages the students to read closely and look for details within a short reading. Using this worksheet it touches upon standard RI.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

    12 Power Words Students Should Learn #vocabulary

    Teaching in Room 6: Cutting up the Text Evidence Setting-students draw a picture but can only draw what is included in the text. They cut up and then paste the pieces of the text to their drawings.

    Ways parents can help teach reading! There are also graphics for math and spelling. These would make fantastic handouts for Back to School night!

    Teaching students how to answer short answer questions....this is a big challenge in 4th grade.

    Character traits blog post! Full of great ideas and includes a freebie!

    *FREE* Differentiated Novel Study Choice Boards (Literature Circles) Two differentiated choice boards for students reading any novel or participating in a literature circle. Dozens of prompts for responding to the text are included, meeting many different learning styles and covering Bloom's Taxonomy!

    Teaching My Friends!: What To Do With Your Extra Scholastic News Magazines

    The Running Records Calculator makes literacy testing faster and more accurate than ever before. This App combines all the standard running record calculator and stopwatch functions with the convenience of audio recording playback. You will be able to see students’ reading rate, percentage of accuracy, and self-correction ratio. Running Records Calculator is designed to be used by any teacher who assesses students using running records.

    This SLAM Response is a guided step by step process. It helps students answer reading comprehension questions with detailed support.

    Expert books: Animal research project using informational text features

    10 Do's and Don'ts for Effective Vocabulary Instruction - Dr. Kimberly Tyson

    Response to Intervention "If, Then" Reading Intervention. This packet is a gift to all teachers working with elementary level reader. Find the area of need and it gives suggestions on activities. Compiled by @Jennifer Jones from Hello Literacy. FREE!