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Critical Thinking Task Cards for Literature

Add depth and complexity to your instruction with these Critical Thinking Literature/Reading Task Cards. These task cards are perfect for any fiction reading materials: novels, short stories, anthologies! Prepare to hear some amazing discussion in your classroom! $

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Story Writing Websites:151 Top Writing Resources

#writing websites. Tell me in the blog comment section if there are any more I should add: http://www.nownovel.com/blog/151-important-novel-writing-resources/

Lucy Calkins-great blog about writers workshop. See Feb. 12 post for video of Lucy talking to students about writing. Show to students at beginning of year.

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Afraid of the dark. (PROMPTUARIUM » writing prompt)

Your eyes darted around, searching, prying, straining to see any form of movement. Your heart raced and your temple throbbed. There was no light. Not anymore. That was the moment you realized that the stories told through nightmares were real. That was the moment you realized that there was no light to save you this time. This time, the monsters would win. After all... Even shadows betray you when it gets dark..

I love to use this during guided reading or with pairs of students. We use this before reading to review, during reading, and after reading. Please note that this is part of a characterization packet filled with activities you can use with any story or book. If you are interested, check out the packet in my store. Thanks!

Any topic of Persuasive Writing will look great on this fish themed template! From the "hook" to the closing, the layout keeps all parts of a writer's workshop piece organized!

Context clues...Max's Words (2006) As a mentor text for teaching vocabulary and story writing, a book can’t get any better. On the NCBLA 2007 list of outstanding literature, Max’s Words introduces us to Max, a little brother without a collection. Wanting a collection like his brothers, Max begins to collect words. His collection grows and grows until he has enough for stories, and for sharing.

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Teaching Grammar Using Mentor Texts

This post has lots of book lists with picture books (mentor texts) that are just right for teaching parts of speech, an important part of grammar lessons in the classroom.

FREEBIE! These versatile reading responses can be used for any fiction story! Consider using these literature responses for reading workshop, basal stories, chapter books, read alouds, homework, and substitutes. Different reading response variations are included to meet your needs. Also included are 2 anchor charts for summaries and opinions.

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25 Editing Tips for Tightening Your Copy: Now a Printable Checklist

25 Editing Tips for Tightening Your Copy: Now in Checklist Form!

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Reading Comprehension Printables for any Chapter Book

"Double Entry Journal" 1 of 10 printables from "Reading Comprehension Printables for any Chapter Book."