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Looking for engaging informational articles and comprehension checks? There are seven non-fiction articles about the different animal classifications, along with two comprehension checks for each article, included in this resource. These articles are perfect for teaching informational text features!

Non-Fiction Animal Articles and Comprehension Checks

Looking for engaging informational articles and comprehension checks? There are seven non-fiction articles about the different animal classifications, along with two comprehension checks for each article, included in this resource. These articles are perfect for teaching informational text features!

Teaching With a Mountain View: Informational Text Structures

Informational Text Structures

Informational Text Structures: Description, Compare and Contrast, Order and Sequence, Problem and Solution, and Cause and Effect Anchor Chart

After learning about interactive notebooks two summers ago, I resolved to use this technique for every concept I taught to my 6th, 7th, and 8th grade literature students. Now that I’ve used this in my classroom for over a year, I have compiled all of my interactive notebooking lessons for teaching nonfiction text strategies here.

Reading Interactive Notebook: Nonfiction Text Activities

This interactive notebook is the nonfiction companion for my TpT top seller Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks.If you prefer a spiral bound hard copy, find that listing here.This is the *original* Interactive Reading Notebooks: Informational Text!

punctuation chart

This is a great chart for different grammar students may come upon when writing or editing/revising. (Makes a great anchor chart as well). I picked this chart because it is clear cut, easy to read, and would catch students' eyes if I were to color it up.

Get LOTS of terrific anchor charts for classroom management for any grade here!

Kindergartners Retell Stories With Photo Story

These anchor charts from real classrooms will help inspire you to create charts with your students that give them a voice in classroom management this school year.

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5th Grade Anchor Charts to Try in Your Classroom

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Such a simple idea for Greek and Latin Roots!!! Posting the root word wheel outside of my door, it acts as a “Password” as my 5th graders enter into my classroom. Each morning, students lead  a simple, 3-5 minute activity working with our root - recording it, listing it, picturing it, chanting it, and teaching it.

Greek and Latin Root of the Week {Rolodex & Daily Practice Activities}

Resources I have found especially helpful as we have integrated Greek and Latin Root Words into our daily learning. Use a card a week to go over your spelling root for that week.

Bell ringer journal prompts | 275 writing entries | middle and high school ELA

Bell Ringer Journal for the Entire School Year: 275 Journal Prompts EDITABLE

Bell ringer journal prompts | 275 writing entries | middle and high school ELA

The First Few Days of Teaching Nonfiction Text Features - 3rd Grade Thoughts

The First Few Days of Teaching Nonfiction Text Features

INFORMATIONAL TEXT 2 Feature Scavenger Hunt Teaching nonfiction text features using a "scavenger hunt"-style game keeps it engaging and encourages students to think of how and what the text feature teaches them.

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