Educate parents on what reading comprehension means in today's classroom. Share this "That Was Then...This Is Now" printable as well as other free downloads to encourage parents to reinforce what their children are learning in school.

Reading Comprehension for Parents -- Comparison of how children learned to read in the past and how they learn now. Includes descriptions of the reading strategies and skills students are learning today.

This guided reading schedule makes it simple for you to know what to do during each guided reading lesson.

Structuring a Guided Reading Lesson

Structuring a guided reading lesson can seem overwhelming. This 20 minute guided reading lesson breaks down the details and makes it manageable for you!

Check out my blog for a freebie and ideas about how to engage your students when teaching them how to analyze nonfiction passages.

Paired Texts That Will Have Your Students Begging for More

"When I think about my experiences in school, I remember being bored during reading class. I remember rushing through my work so I could read the things that I wanted, which were books about sports!

Easy Ways to Have Students Share Their Reading with Others {Book Study} - Teaching to Inspire with Jennifer Findley

Easy Ways to Have Students Share Their Reading with Others

Picture books are not just for younger grades- this teacher shares four reasons why you should be reading picture books and gives examples!

Picture Books are for EVERYONE

Picture books are not "too easy" for the upper grades students, no matter what the Lexile number might say! Find out why you should still be using picture books to teach in grades

What exactly is text complexity? Laura Robb's top tips for unlocking literacy instruction.

This article discusses 6 tips for teaching complex texts. It begins by explaining what makes up text complexity as well as things to consider when choosing texts for the classroom.

QUOTE~  Dr. Fisher's definition of close reading.  Check out the article.  No poster download available.

Close Reading Strategy Toolkit: This is a great document from the Syracuse City School District that outlines several purposes for close reading and strategies.

A website with several Guided Reading Lesson Plan sets for 3rd grade level chapter books. Also posted on "Razzle Dazzle Reading"

A website with several Guided Reading Lesson Plan sets for grade level chapter books. Also posted on Razzle Dazzle Reading third grade greatness

This is a wonderful tool that works with any type of informational or non-fiction text. This resource is Common Core aligned and was created for upper grades. Students are scaffolded through this response sheet. Students must complete a pre-read where the

Informational Text Response (Non-Fiction Text Features Main Idea) Any Text

Teach Your Child to Read - Informational Text Response (Non-Fiction Text Features Main Idea) Any Text Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

Ladybug's Teacher Files: Reader's Response with Sticky Notes

Reader's Response with Sticky Notes

differentiated reader response cards, kids will never know AND a video tutorial about printing on sticky notes!

But They All Read at Different Levels | Scholastic

Heat things up with fun, easy food science

Are your students all over the reading map? Expert Laura Robb answers teachers' questions on how to differentiate reading instruction.
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