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    Formative Assessment Exit Slips - NOW FULLY EDITABLE! Use these 20 Exit Slips to assess understanding or reading comprehension in any class. ($)

    This brief, fun animation helps explain how to Compare and Contrast two texts - a key learning objective of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts.

    DIDLS foldable to remember elements of tone that should be considered when evaluating prose or poetry.

    **VIDEO** post with lots of helpful tips for teaching writing in the upper grades!

    OMG! I am sooo inspired by this blog and the writing process in use. Write On, Fourth Grade!: Room 314 is Ready to Rock!

    Free Main Idea vs. Theme Sort! Determining the main idea of a story is tricky, but throw in theme, and things get even more muddled. Help your students see the difference between theme and main idea with this free and quick sort.

    Give me 5: write 5 things you learned or are important from the lesson

    Request to Retest, put the ownership back of the students. Love this!

    Life in Fifth Grade: Increasing Students' Thinking! Moving Past "Right There" Questions

    LoL!!! (will need to build a bigger prison!!!) Will be doing this for my students when they can't leave their phone/ipods alone!

    Coincidence or Not? ---- ABC = 123 then Knowledge = 96% & Hard work = 98% & Attitude = 100%

    Stamina Timer for Read to Self

    Texts for each of the six writing traits!! Another thing I wished I had at the beginning of the school year!! Awesome!

    Great Ideas for Middle & High School writing assignments - can be used in just about every subject!

    Single sheet of paper = mini book

    20 chapter books for tweens (around ages 9-12); perfect for a summer reading list.

    Read about how "Paragraph of the Week" writing homework helped improve my students' writing!

    Could use for anything really. Any historical figure that made a mistake. Napoleon?

    Students use hash tags to practice one-word summary writing. Can use as quick check for understanding of events, people, or theories.

    reading, writing, Point of View reading interactive notebook, CCSS, poster. ---Grade 4, Week 2!

    Comparing and Contrasting Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts. This blog post includes an anchor chart, freebies, interactive notebook templates, and task cards to help you teach this tricky concept!

    Everything you need to bring your students’ writing notebooks to life with interactive Foldanizers: folding writing organizers!

    $ On sale for $1 until May 3rd! This interactive notebook is filled with 600+ words to help students write more descriptively. Use them as reference cards by printing onto colorful paper OR use them as an INB... you choose!

    This bundle is loaded with over 40 pages of instructional resources and activity choices! The focus of this packet is to provide 6th through 8th grade teachers with resources to help meet the writing for literacy common core standards 6-8.1-10. The objective was to create simple building blocks for guided writing that encourage the use of evidence to support claims about instructional content.

    Writing Effective Leads & Learning How to HOOK Readers {Chart, Graphic Organizer, Bookmarks}. This tool is a perfect companion for Writing Interactive Notebooks. These are great examples to help your students strengthen their leads in Expository or Narrative Writing!Be sure to check out all my writing tools and my Interactive Notebook!