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Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher: Our Reader's Notebooks  I really liked the Evidence + Schema=Inference thinger.

Adventures of a Grade Teacher: Our Reader's Notebooks I really liked the Evidence + Schema=Inference thinger. This can work with using journals to reinforce academic language.

Talking Sticks is a strategy that encourages all students to participate equally in a discussion. It can be used after a read aloud, as a part of Literature Circles, during small group literacy instruction or in a whole group. Discussion questions aligned with Informational Text, Literature, Speaking, and Listening CCSS. Preview the entire ebook before you buy. ($)

4th Grade Reading Discussion Activity and Task Cards with CCSS Questions

How Can I Persuade You? Arthur's Pet Business book.  They first make a bubble map to organize their ideas - then they create a Pet Business brochure for their own pet business to convince people to bring their pets to them. :) Cute freebie!

How Can I Persuade You? Arthur's Pet Business book - then they create a Pet Business brochure for their own pet business to convince people to bring their pets to them. :) Maybe use with American Contributors?

Drawing Conclusions---like this anchor chart for students to add sticky notes with evidence they find in story. one for each group book, hang up behind reading table

Tomie dePaola and a Strega Nona Freebie

Around the Kampfire: Little Grunt and the Big Egg by Tomie dePaola drawing conclusions anchor chart

~ Close Reading JR for K-3 ~ Easily integrate this low prep iPad app activity into your reading centers or whole group lesson on close reading strategies. Students will use the free iPad app Skitch to annotate a passage from a book read in one of 6 different close reading tasks.

iPad Close Reading JR Task Cards for K-3: Digitally annotate & find evidence

Inference with Informational Text - I Have Who Has Game an

Inference Nonfiction I Have Who Has Activities

The ability to restate a question in order to answer in a complete sentence is important not only in test-taking situations, but also for many types of writing. These 35 task cards can help your students learn to put the question in the answer (PQA). Since it is not the content of the answer that is being practiced, but rather the form of the answer, the questions themselves are based on opinion or well-known facts.

Restate the Question Task Cards (Beginning Set for Grades 2-4)

Your kids will have fun Making Inferences with these nonfiction, information filled  story passages and picture cards of lifestyles and technology then and now.   Great for literacy centers, partner and small group, and teacher-led whole group. $

Inference Nonfiction Technology Passages

Your kids will have fun Making Inferences with these nonfiction, information filled story passages and picture cards of lifestyles and technology then and now. Great for literacy centers, partner and small group, and teacher-led whole group. $

Great way to introduce inferring as a reading strategy! #comprehension

Five for Friday???

Great way to introduce inferring as a reading strategy! Alternative: have students bring in a bag of items that represent them and pair up with a partner.

Tips for Teaching Inference http://www.minds-in-bloom.com/2012/02/tips-for-teaching-inference.html

Tips for Teaching Inference

Every reading teacher is tasked with teaching inference, and it's always a challenge. We've compiled tips for teaching inference in this post.

Free Online Interactive exploration of first Thanksgiving -- from perspective of Pilgrim or Native American

Free Online Interactive exploration of first Thanksgiving -- from perspective of Pilgrim or Native American. A virtual field trip to the past.

Talking Sticks is a management strategy that encourages all students to participate equally in a discussion. It can be used after reading a book aloud, as a part of Literature Circles, during small group literacy instruction, or when conducting a whole class novel study.

4th Grade Reading Discussion Activity and Task Cards with CCSS Questions

grade talking sticks book discussion strategies - includes discussion questions for informational text, literature, speaking, and listening

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