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Table Top Twitter! This writing activity can be used as a quick formative assessment tool to see what students are comprehending and also able to see what connections they can make to the text. Each student can be given a different color of marker to respond in so that teacher is able to see individual student understanding.

Laura Candler's Read Aloud Resources Page. Do you read aloud to your students everyday? This page includes free strategies, activities, books, and tips for reading aloud in your classroom!

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Poem of the Week: How I Use it in My Classroom and a Back to School Freebie!

Use a poem of the week for shared reading and then add it to poetry folders so students can access them during read to self or read to someone. Great follow up activities for word work, writing, and reading comprehension.

Metacognition anchor chart - I like the Venn diagram-esque graphic comprehension students being able to see how what the text says and what their thinking comes together to create Real Reading