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    website with tons of Harry Potter activities!

    This "All About Magical Me" is the perfect addition to any classroom. Use these as a beginning of year activity, then laminate and hang around the ...

    This 112-page novel study for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling features all of the essentials you need for a fun but effective unit. You will love the easy-to-use, student-friendly format. Questions are Common Core-aligned, and will provoke deeper thinking and thoughtful discussions.

    Fifth Graders can RACE to win!! Bulletin Board R-Restate the questions A-Answer the Question C-Cite the evidence you found E-Explain your reasoning

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    Great mentor texts and lots of ideas to use to teach theme.

    heart-tugging, can’t-stop-reading, phenomenal historical fiction middle grade books!! LOVE these!

    50+ Texts for Modeling Comprehension Strategies - This Reading Mama

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    So many ways to teach character traits. Read about it on this very practical post.

    First Day Read Alouds for the Middle Grades

    I am a middle school librarian and I love, love, love this idea! I am planning to do it for my school library this year! Some other settings we have come up with as well are: Walnut Grove, The Shire, Mordor, Wonderland, Westmore Middle School, Camp Green Lake, Fowl Manor, and Green Gables.

    Blog Post - Have you ever tried book clubs before? Are you integrating you social studies concepts into your reading block? This post will explain how to cover loads of ELA standards and social studies content too. Students leave book clubs with an understanding of a time period in history that's deeper than any textbook can offer, and they've authentically used ELA skills and strategies in a real life situation. #wildaboutfifthgrade

    Perfect reading log for the 40 Book Challenge!

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    Back to School Activities: Have fun and help students build relationships and learn procedures with these fun back to school activities! There are a total of 13 activities that are perfect for getting students ready to learn! $

    FREE POETRY LESSON! This free printable can be used for any song. It provides ideas on how to create questions to analyze any lyric!

    These FREE posters include three steps to writing a peer critique as outlined by Paul Solarz in the book Learn Like a Pirate. These strategies help students to be polite and meaningful about offering suggestions that boost the quality of their partner's work. Perfect to use in a writer's workshop.

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