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Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes".  Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card.  Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card.  Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card.  Great way for students to get to the main point/idea!

Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes". Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card. Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card. Great way for students to get to the main point/idea!

Writing process! I love how students can monitor their progress and see how many steps they have to go.

Writing process! I love how students can monitor their progress and see how many steps they have to go.

INTERACTIVE READING NOTEBOOKS INFORMATIONAL TEXT: NONFICTION FOR COMMON CORE 4-8 - TeachersPayTeachers.com

Reading Interactive Notebook: Informational Text Activities

INTERACTIVE READING NOTEBOOKS INFORMATIONAL TEXT: NONFICTION FOR COMMON CORE 4-8 - TeachersPayTeachers.com

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Students write a story using all the kooky names on a paint strip! This is one great writing prompt!

Students write a story using all the kooky names on a paint strip! This is one great writing prompt!

Grammar Journals ... interesting way to teach/integrate grammar lessons. Left side is the grammar lesson with rules; right side is their attempts at using it in their own way with a writing prompt. Then, you assess them during the week as a "bellringer"or "do now" assignment.

Grammar Journals ... interesting way to teach/integrate grammar lessons. Left side is the grammar lesson with rules; right side is their attempts at using it in their own way with a writing prompt. Then, you assess them during the week as a "bellringer"or "do now" assignment.

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