Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes. Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Then condense it onto the medium-sized card. Finally, students condense it further onto the small card.
This poster would be great to teach students about summarizing, as the NYS ELA Common core standards indicate : and asks students to summarize a text they have read. This poster can be a reference tool when students start summary writing.
Great site for anchor charts writing expectations. Quiet writing time with fun music was one of the MOST peaceful times in my classroom this year. The kids loved it. Love this chart to introduce the expectations for it.
The best organization of a Writer's Notebook I've found- plus, simple activities for starting writing off 'WRITE!' this school year! :)- I have done a very similar writers workshop notebook but love the tabs!
Daily paragraph with ten built-in errors of basic spelling, grammar, punctuation, or capitalization. Daily exposure is sure to cement some very important skills as it lays the foundation for improving students' test scores.
Character Cell Phone – Fun Writing Handout, Use with ANY Literature Grades 6-12
Friday Journals--kids write a note to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover.
FREE Reading Comprehension Bookmarks are great to help kids impreove retention teach note taking, make reports on both fiction and non fiction books in second grade third grade fourth grade fifth grade sisth grade and
4 Corners Collaborative Group Work: Each student writes their own answer on a post-it (randomly hand out 5 different colors), they bring the answers together by color and write a group answer in the center.
"This site includes interactive notebooks for Language Arts and I really like the "word wall" in the notebook Adventures of a Grade Teacher: Interactive Student Notebook." I love interactive notebooks!
aligned with Common Core Writing Standards 1 & 2 - I would switch the roof and foundation. I think it makes more sense to build from the bottom up. The topic sentence should be the foundation and the closing sentence should protect your paragraph.
This is an activity that is usually used in math class, but I think it also works really well as a revision tool! Simply write an answer on the board, students then write questions to match the answer.