Word Work: Quick and easy homemade word work activity! Great for Daily Five or literacy centers. Suggested materials: a stencil, magnetic letters, laminated sentence strips and Fountas Pinnell word cards. It took me about an hour to make 4 sets.
Have kids use them at a literacy center. Make a list of things for kids to do. find 6 books you want to read find 3 non-fiction book write down the titles of 3 books with animals on it. write down the titles of books with a girl as a main character
Here's a fun graphic organizer to use with older students. The parts of the Story Hat Map include characters, setting, conflict, resolution, and theme. Many of Dr. Seuss more advanced books would work well with this story map.