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    sequencing anchor chart

    On a Mission with Teaching Ambition: Comprehension Activities This can be used in a small group or between partners. There are 8 different categories: setting, conflict, solution, plot, beginning, middle, climax, character. On the inside of the flap, it has generic questions that can be used for any story.

    Character Traits Anchor Chart

    #predicting about books


    Interactive anchor chart using post-it notes - love this idea! Here it is used for main idea & detail with "Snowflake Bentley" (link has a youtube read aloud of this book)


    Favorite Pins Friday!

    reading comprehension, fiction story elements

    main idea bags - students look at items in bag, determine what they have in common, and write the main idea and supporting details of the bag!


    Point of View Anchor Chart

    Cause and Effect anchor chart


    Eclectic Educating: Story Elements

    cause and effect

    This is a great sample character map: the blue stickies describe her and the pink stickies give examples from the text, or evidence.

    FREE Sample Lesson: This "Point of View" freebie is a lesson from Folktales, Fairytales, and Fables, Oh My that provides your students with practice as they master the concept of reading with an eye towards perspective. It targets Common Core RL 2.6.

    Sea of Knowledge: Fun Ways to Teach the Main Idea!

    Great ideas for your reader's notebooks!

    How to Teach Author's Purpose - great list of books to use!

    Main idea!

    compare and contrast


    Noting Details anchor chart. Each student got to be a reporter and look for details in the story that they could write on their own "reporter's notebook" paper.