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Determining Importance

determining importance

Determining Importance

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Determining Importance - Anchor Chart - Think Aloud - The Old Woman Who Named Things by Cynthia Rylant

Anchor Chart - Determining Importance - Comprehension Strategies - Think Aloud - The Great Kapok Tree - Lynne Cherry - I used this think aloud in a second grade classroom.

Students cut out minibooks and fold them so that the title is on the front cover, and a brief description is on the back cover. Based on those two things, students must determine the genre of the book. Then they cut out their books and make it into a "Genre Book Display". You can also integrate the skill of visualization or making predictions into this activity. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Genre-Craftivity-with-an-option-to-include-Visualization-and-Predicting-475400

Use this free set of free reading strategy task cards to help your students practice these important skills. Students can answer on notebook paper and use the included recording sheet to keep track of the cards they have completed. Another option is to use these orally in small groups.

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A really nice summary of basic ADHD information. If you are new to ADHD, this would be a good place to start.

Text Features: Text Features FREE game contains 27 text features game cards and a game board to help students practice finding various text features in nonfiction text. To play this game, a player will select a time card and a text feature scavenger hunt card. In order to move his/her piece forward on the game board, the player must find an example of that text feature within the amount of time shown.

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FREEBIE! This is a great little activity for the first few weeks of school! Copy, cut, and staple to a brown bag for your students to take home. Students fill the bag with five items that help to describe who they are (sample ideas included). Additional page included for students to write about each item and why it's special to them. Easy and fun getting to know you activity!

FREEBIE!!! Common Core Non-Fiction Activity Sheets. Perfect for Literacy Centers or Guided Reading Groups. Covers "Previewing a Text" and "Making Inferences". All you have to do is pair it with your favorite Non-fiction Text, and you are DONE!

Each of these 24 Task Cards features a short, nonfiction paragraph. Students are challenged to summarize the paragraph in just twelve words or less. $

Reading Response Questions Cards.... great for whole group questions and reading response... plot, author, setting, mood, character, and more! $ Great to have on hand every day!

This noise-o-meter can help remind students what the appropriate volume should be in the classroom at specific times. This corresponds to the NYS teaching standard Element IV.3: Teachers manage the learning environment for the effective operation of the classroom. a. Teachers establish, communicate, and maintain clear standards and expectations for student behavior.

After creating the fiction packet (Making Inferences) , I wanted to expose my students to inferring with non-fiction. I chose 11 interesting and influential people and tried to write about them in a way my students could draw conclusions and make inferences.