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Reading Fair instead of Science Fair! Awesome! Kids can make at home and bring to school. Love this idea!

Love this idea.Instead of having students do a standard book report, teachers can have them put on a reading fair. A reading fair is similar to a science fair but with books instead. A great visual arts project in my opinion.

This post is a must-read for any teacher (or parent) who teachers reading or works with struggling readers.  http://www.minds-in-bloom.com/2013/07/reading-disabilities-15-causes-and-10.html

Reading Disabilities: 15 Causes and 10 Solutions

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I {Heart} Teaching: No Prep iPad Literacy Center Students video tape each other retelling a story with iPads. Great for creating strengths in public speaking.

Using ipad for retell.I love this idea! Great use of technology and engaging students in their own literacy growth!

A Free Database of New York Times Articles from 1851-1922 - Freely Educate

Times Machine is a database of New York Times articles that allows students to access exact digital copies of the famous newspaper dating back to 1851 with articles about everything from the sinking of the Titanic to death of President Lincoln.

Inference Bags - Put mystery items in each bag. Have students write out 6 clues about their mystery object in the bag.  The clues shouldn't be obvious, but they do have to be factual. Once finished, students will read clues & make inferences about what the mystery object is.

Inference Bags-definitely doing this next year! (Kids place random items in their bag, write clues on the outside. Students go up and read the clues, and then infer what is in the bag.sort of a stretch I think, but fun!

The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be 3-4 stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i.e. one on characters, one on setting etc). Each stations has enough squares for each student in the class to write their answer. The question can be posted on the butcher paper, or on the wall. Students must support their answer with evidence from the

The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i. one on characters, one on setting etc).

Dr. Seuss books with activities for each book.

Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE Dr. Seuss and incorporate at least one of his books in my [secondary] unit plans! Seuss books with activities for each book.

Strong reading skills are essential to lifelong learning. This large, colorful display identifies nine behaviors that are common to good readers. It's over 5 1/2 feet tall. The teacher's guide contains additional information about each of those behaviors.

What Good Readers Do Colossal Poster

10 reader's theatre scripts for common fairy and folk tales.  Also includes reader response worksheets and organizers for students to write their own fractured fairy tale and/or script.

Fairy Tale Readers' Theater for Grades 1 and 2

10 reader's theatre scripts for common fairy and folk tales with parts for emergent to fluent readers. Also includes reader response worksheets and organizers for students to write their own fractured fairy tale and/or script.

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