Students draw a picture of the setting and then use direct quotes to "prove" that what they put belongs in the picture based on the actual text.

Students draw a picture of the setting and then use direct quotes to "prove" that what they put belongs in the picture based on the actual text.

Compiled by Donna Sears and Linda Stewart, this is an UNBELIEVABLY comprehensive list of strategies that can be used throughout lessons, beginning, middle and end.  These strategies are meant to keep students interested, engaged and learning.

Compiled by Donna Sears and Linda Stewart, this is an UNBELIEVABLY comprehensive list of strategies that can be used throughout lessons, beginning, middle and end. These strategies are meant to keep students interested, engaged and learning.

The Punctuation Dance-- love this idea for teaching kids to notice punctuation and pause for it while reading! Terrific for fluency AND mixing a little movement into your day!

The Punctuation Dance-- love this idea for teaching kids to notice punctuation and pause for it while reading! Terrific for fluency AND mixing a little movement into your day!

"Discussion Tables" - Pick a passage from a book you are reading and glue it to the center of bulletin board paper and have the students write their thoughts about the passage.

"Discussion Tables" - Pick a passage from a book you are reading and glue it to the center of bulletin board paper and have the students write their thoughts about the passage.

Character traits-- I would give the character trait and have students list quotes on the notecards that support the trait given

Character traits-- I would give the character trait and have students list quotes on the notecards that support the trait given

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