Have students evaluate their narrative writing with this great checklist.

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This is an awesome resource for students to assess their own writing and then to use as a rubric to formally assess their published copy!

2nd Grade Stuff: Better Late than Never...with a FREEBIE!


The Teacher Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: "Me as a Reader" Learn about setting meaningful reading goals with your students.

Learning, Thinking, Creating: "Me as a Reader"


Why teach those pesky grammar skills anyway? Are they really THAT important? Get the answer on this post, plus a freebie, free games, and a terrific teacher resource link.

Dragon's Den Curriculum: Adjectives, Adverbs, Freebies and MORE!


Setting up a classroom and home reading program. Includes tips and strategies to implement a reading program and how-to create reading folders with FREE parent hand-outs by Proud to be Primary

Setting Up A Classroom and Home Reading Program - Proud to be Primary


Amazon Book Listing Writing Activity - link to free template in the post

Amazon Book Listing Writing Activity


The Back to School Circus: Year 6!

Performing in Education: The Back to School Circus: Year 6!

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Create●Teach●Share: Reading Portfolios- Part 3: Reading Responses {+ freebie}

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Hundreds of FREE short passages for students in grades 5-12, organized by theme. Each comes with questions for students and a guide for teachers. www.CommonLit.org

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Gist bookmark

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Writing Transitions: Anchor Chart Kit FREEBIE – I love anchor charts, I believe in anchor charts, but I do not like making them because they are never as ‘cute’ as my fellow-teachers. So I made this great little Anchor Chart Kit for our transition words. I still ‘create’ the chart with my students – as I stick my pieces onto the chart paper. Wa-La! A beautiful anchor chart!

Transition Words in Writing {Anchor Chart Kit}


Edit this idea: Copy text page but delete certain headings/subheadings. Delete the intro paragraph or the conclusion and have students write in the headings or paragraphs to show they understand how it is set up!

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Quiet writing time with fun music was one of the MOST peaceful times in my classroom this year. The kids loved it. Love this chart to introduce the expectations for it. Oh my class needs this!

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Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies - all you need is a file folder and folded pieces of construction paper! Students summarize each chapter on a "matchbook" foldable and, when they finish reading the books, they put together the folder.

Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies


Genre Badges motivate students to read different types of books. 16 genre badges can be used on tic tac toe boards or ribbons. Keep students reading a variety of texts all year!

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

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Homework K-3. Reading, writing, comprehension homework. Parent Helper Piece. Free in the download.

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Critical Thinking Skills Chart by Enokson

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Stuff Students Say and Other Classroom Treasures: Literacy

Stuff Students Say and Other Classroom Treasures: Literacy


Research Project--I love how she sets this up for 3rd. Can be adapted for my firsties!

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Free Reference Sources Mini Lesson


Amazing free resource sponsored by Smithsonian. Daily high-interest articles categorized by grade level with quiz challenges and more. Excellent non-fiction resource for FREE!

Wild About Words!: Great Informational Text Resource...FREE!


LOVE THIS IDEA FOR ANY BOOK! Where the Wild Things Learn: Famous Friday Freebies and Five Random Things!

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Writing Super Pack - Check out this page...Grabbers, Hooks, and Leads! $

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