A fun activity to teach describing characters and character traits. Students could choose their favorite character from our read aloud story and create this "project" to show their understanding of character traits.
Included in this post is a reading genres poster. This poster is designed to help students identify different genres. Additionally, the poster compares genres and encourages students to explore new genres.
Adventures of a Grade Teacher: interactive student notebook (I probably will never be a sixth grade teacher, but this notebook is full of great ideas that I think I could recreate on level for my younger students)
This is such a cute lesson that taps into background knowledge and helps students organize the information they learn. SCIENCE: ACTIVATING SCHEMA AND FACT CHECKS (I wish I had this idea when I was introducing schema!
Bright Ideas: Integrating Writer's Workshop Into Your Reading Block
reading comprehension strategies poster Standard Knowledge of Literacy. Standard = The teacher has demonstrated the ability to develop reading comprehension and promotion of independent reading including COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES FOR A VARIETY OF GENRES.
Decoding strategies anchor chart to hang in the classroom after teaching each strategy in small group. Build this chart together with students as you introduce each phoneme or strategy. Strategies could be added to CAFE menu.