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Trash or treasure? Write sight words on paper, crumple, kids un-crumple, and read word. sight words are treasure, nonsense words are trash. record. This could so be adapted for speech!!

This strategy would help the beginning writers stay organized with the events of their story. Students are able to write the events in order and see the sequence of the story.

Here's an easy way for students to practice their spelling words. Have them draw a big scribble on their page - remind them to leave big spaces in their scribble! Using coloured pencils, they can then fill the spaces with their words.

Character Bags with CTP's Dots on Chocolate Border and Poppin' Patterns letters. Great character education idea! ~ Could use with historical figures or story characters...assign one for each child or have one to introduce a topic

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Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Activities

Roll a Story


Beginning, Middle, and End Freebie

This is a great website for reading. There are several story element anchor charts. There are also story plot foldables. These items can be modified for a wide range of grades. Overall, this website has a lot to offer and new post continue to poor in.

main idea lesson! Helps students weed out the unimportant details. I will be doing this and reviewing it!


The Plot, the Setting, the Characters Story Elements

writing rules & story elements from Henrietta, the chicken.