So What's the Big Deal? Getting to the Main Idea - helping students with the demands of Reading Informational Standard 2.

So What's the Big Deal? Getting to the Main Idea - helping students with the demands of Reading Informational Standard 2.

Metacognition with Reading: Here's a great organizer to encourage metacognition, or thinking about thinking. This draws on the reader's background information and forges meaningful connections between reader and text.

Metacognition with Reading: Here's a great organizer to encourage metacognition, or thinking about thinking. This draws on the reader's background information and forges meaningful connections between reader and text.

Holy cow, 271 pages of Post-it activities for teachers.  This might be a pin now, read later. This is a cheap, easy way to get students up and moving while still learning and it gets them thinking of different types of questions to ask.

Holy cow, 271 pages of Post-it activities for teachers. This might be a pin now, read later. This is a cheap, easy way to get students up and moving while still learning and it gets them thinking of different types of questions to ask.

Handout or mini-poster on colorful words writers can use instead of "said." Students can put the b&w version in their writing notebooks for reference.

Handout or mini-poster on colorful words writers can use instead of "said." Students can put the b&w version in their writing notebooks for reference.

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