Kids will LOVE this.  Fun video and rap about the elements of a story.  Explains plot, character, conflict, setting and theme.

Kids will LOVE this. Fun video and rap about the elements of a story. Explains plot, character, conflict, setting and theme.

Terrific blog post contains many FREE downloads to help you set up a reading fluency bootcamp in your own classroom!

Terrific blog post contains many FREE downloads to help you set up a reading fluency bootcamp in your own classroom!

The Best Story - one of the first books read each year in Writer's Workshop.  It's great for teaching where writer's get their ideas.  In the end, the main character learns that the best story comes from your heart.  After reading it, give each student a paper heart and they fill it with words/pictures of the things/people they love

The Best Story - one of the first books read each year in Writer's Workshop. It's great for teaching where writer's get their ideas. In the end, the main character learns that the best story comes from your heart. After reading it, give each student a paper heart and they fill it with words/pictures of the things/people they love

This interactive alphabet notebook is perfect for teaching the alphabet to children. Children will make a craft for each letter, write their letters, and cut and paste different pictures that match the letter.

This interactive alphabet notebook is perfect for teaching the alphabet to children. Children will make a craft for each letter, write their letters, and cut and paste different pictures that match the letter.

settings and characters fit together like a puzzle - could be made into a bridge map showing a setting and character

settings and characters fit together like a puzzle - could be made into a bridge map showing a setting and character

Making this for my high school classroom for the beginning of the year to do SSR right from the start!

Making this for my high school classroom for the beginning of the year to do SSR right from the start!

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