Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes".  Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card.  Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card.  Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card.  Great way for students to get to the main point/idea!

Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes". Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Students are then given the medium sized card and have to take the information from the large card and condense it onto the medium sized card. Finally, students are given the small card and must take the information from the medium sized card and condense it further onto the small card. Great way for students to get to the main point/idea!

"Discussion Tables" - Pick a passage from a book you are reading and glue it to the center of bulletin board paper and have the students write their thoughts about the passage.

"Discussion Tables" - Pick a passage from a book you are reading and glue it to the center of bulletin board paper and have the students write their thoughts about the passage.

After my students write a piece I have them leave it on their desks when they go to lunch or special area classes. I place a Skittle on each correct punctuation mark (and I usually put one or two one if they indent a paragraph). Let me tell you, Skittles are the great motivator!

After my students write a piece I have them leave it on their desks when they go to lunch or special area classes. I place a Skittle on each correct punctuation mark (and I usually put one or two one if they indent a paragraph). Let me tell you, Skittles are the great motivator!

Link to blog post with free ACE templates and complete instructions for implementing the ACE method in your classroom. Can be used for grades 4-8. http://imlovinlit.blogspot.com

Link to blog post with free ACE templates and complete instructions for implementing the ACE method in your classroom. Can be used for grades 4-8. http://imlovinlit.blogspot.com

Parts of Speech Flipbook- Fun parts of speech activities Perhaps I could use this when revising French at the beginning of each new electives class.

Parts of Speech Flipbook- Fun parts of speech activities Perhaps I could use this when revising French at the beginning of each new electives class.

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Infographic: Intervention for Struggling Readers

Newspaper generator. Very cool -- type in your story, and the website makes it look like a newspaper article.

Newspaper generator. Very cool -- type in your story, and the website makes it look like a newspaper article.

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