This post explains everything I put in my students' writing folders - and you can download EVERYTHING for free! The materials are best for Kindergarten, first grade, or second grade.
This freebie includes a list of mentor texts for each of the following key reading strategies for literature: Inference Theme Characters Figurative Language Point of View Compare and Contrast Mentor texts are a great tool to use with students as part of a reading mini-lesson. My hope is that the lists included will help you easily find some great picture books to add to your collection of lesson ideas for each of the strategies listed.
One more anchor chart. One we do near the beginning of the year. I& not trying to squash their creativity and stress there are MANY ways you can draw people. Just trying to get them to stop making people look like (as my kids say)
Outlaw "I'm Done!" I LOVE this post from Kady at The Teacher Trap. She makes some really good points and includes suggestions for helping kids change their mindsets about rushing through their assignments.
These Word Work activities are perfect for your grade, grade or grade class! The resource includes centers and storage labels that are a perfect fit for any Daily 5 program. Designed for u(Box Top Ideas)