When I first started teaching, I knew I wanted my kiddos to engage with text in a meaningful and purposeful way.Not just a worksheet that went with what we were reading… But a real way for my students to share their thoughts, ideas, and opinions as it related to what we were reading. My solution? Reading …

When I first started teaching, I knew I wanted my kiddos to engage with text in a meaningful and purposeful way.Not just a worksheet that went with what we were reading… But a real way for my students to share their thoughts, ideas, and opinions as it related to what we were reading. My solution? Reading …

Guided reading strategy called "Say Something" allows teachers to see how students are thinking about their texts. Additionally, it provides students w/a tool to help them express their ideas about reading in meaningful ways.

Guided reading strategy called "Say Something" allows teachers to see how students are thinking about their texts. Additionally, it provides students w/a tool to help them express their ideas about reading in meaningful ways.

This blog post contains a FREE compare and contrast reading activity! Materials are included so you can replicate the compare and contrast anchor chart and lesson for your own upper elementary and middle school students.

This blog post contains a FREE compare and contrast reading activity! Materials are included so you can replicate the compare and contrast anchor chart and lesson for your own upper elementary and middle school students.

The TOP websites for FREE Comprehension Passages! A great resource for when you are in a TIME CRUNCH and need to print out a comprehension passage for a SUB, last minute lesson, or individualized intervention! Save yourself HOURS from searching for websites with this list!

The TOP websites for FREE Comprehension Passages! A great resource for when you are in a TIME CRUNCH and need to print out a comprehension passage for a SUB, last minute lesson, or individualized intervention! Save yourself HOURS from searching for websites with this list!

Text evidence pack! I just like the poster with phrases to help students respond with the evidence

Text evidence pack! I just like the poster with phrases to help students respond with the evidence

Editor's note: We are so inspired by third grade teacher-adviser, Beth Orticelli, from Illinois, who uses Storyworks to draw students into studying “text features” in such a creative way. Her decidedly precise approach to helping students make meaning from text, “Surgery Day,” as she calls it, has children scan nonfiction stories for text features, and they love every minute of it...

Editor's note: We are so inspired by third grade teacher-adviser, Beth Orticelli, from Illinois, who uses Storyworks to draw students into studying “text features” in such a creative way. Her decidedly precise approach to helping students make meaning from text, “Surgery Day,” as she calls it, has children scan nonfiction stories for text features, and they love every minute of it...

These mini anchor charts are a great addition to your interactive reader's notebook. Each anchor chart gives an explanation of a reading strategy or skill. Students can glue them in their journal for quick and easy reference while they are independently reading.

These mini anchor charts are a great addition to your interactive reader's notebook. Each anchor chart gives an explanation of a reading strategy or skill. Students can glue them in their journal for quick and easy reference while they are independently reading.

Use this anchor chart to teach run-on sentences and how to fix them using FANBOYS.  Click to find examples and lesson plan for run-on sentences!

Use this anchor chart to teach run-on sentences and how to fix them using FANBOYS. Click to find examples and lesson plan for run-on sentences!

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