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Setting expectations are important but we should also be encouraging good habits. We want our students to constantly grow as writers and have solid writing habits.

Comprehension Skills & Reading Strategies Bookmarks Printable - help students monitor their comprehension and use academic language to ask and answer questions about the text.  The bookmarks include graphics organizers and vocabulary in addition to sentence frames.

Reading Comprehension Bookmarks to Support Academic Language

Comprehension Skills & Reading Strategies Bookmarks Printable - help students monitor their comprehension and use academic language to ask and answer questions about the text. The bookmarks include graphics organizers and vocabulary in addition to sentence frames.

Use Word Spokes within Word Study & Vocab Development--Greek and Latin root-word instruction is an essential component of vocabulary development. (There are three types of root words: prefixes, suffixes, bases.) If students apply the meaning of word parts to unfamiliar words, they can determine the meaning of new content-area academic vocabulary. According to literacy expert Timothy Rasinski, this is known as the generative principle: one root can generate the meaning of 5-20 new words.

Use Word Spokes within Word Study & Vocab Development--Greek and Latin root-word instruction is an essential component of vocabulary development. (There are three types of root words: prefixes, suffixes, bases.) If students apply the meaning of word parts to unfamiliar words, they can determine the meaning of new content-area academic vocabulary. According to literacy expert Timothy Rasinski, this is known as the generative principle: one root can generate the meaning of 5-20 new words.

Excellent blog post about teaching kids how to write a summary of a chapter or book

Excellent blog post about teaching kids how to write a summary of a chapter or book

Non-Fiction Text Response Graphic Organizer. 5-3-1. Can be used with any informational text and hits second grade common core reading standard RI.2.1. by gayle

Non-Fiction Text Response Graphic Organizer. 5-3-1. Can be used with any informational text and hits second grade common core reading standard RI.2.1. by gayle

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