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Reading is THINKING Freebie to improve Comprehension ~

My Adventures Teaching Junior High English: Interactive Notebooks

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Great freebie! Informational text written on 3 different levels- the differentiation is done for you! Includes close reading questions, writing prompts &more!

LOVE these two anchor for reading and one for writing!

Are students thinking within the text, beyond the text or about the text? Start off close reading in your classroom using these guiding questions!

Textmapping is my #1 strategy for fostering close reading! Read all about it on the blog:!

Sticky Note Bookmarks {great for close reading}

Close Reading Strategy FREEBIE

Owl NEON clipart Kit for teachers and classrooms.

Fix-It Strips are fun and engaging for students! Each Fix-It Strip contains a statement and two answers. Instead of finding the correct answer, students look for the incorrect answer then fix it.

Blog post: Top 10 Books for Building Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Vocabulary

30 must try Summer Science activities that will WOW the kids and keep them engaged in learning. COOL outdoor experiments for Summer

10 Facts Teachers Need to Know About the Brain (Part 2)

Some Sweet Treats for Testing Motivation! Gifts for students Free printables included!

Use paint chips on a keychain to keep track of classroom logins. | 25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers

Go digital with this end of the year memory book for use in google drive. Great for first, second, and third grade!

Cait's Cool School: The one about teaching writing (Part 3: Writing Conferences)

Practicing prefixes and suffixes.

If you are new to using Learning Goals and Scales, or you are being forced to use them by your district/administration, you may feel reluctant or overwhelmed. Getting organized always helps me feel more comfortable. Click on my FREEBIES tab to find free samples of scales, assessments, and tracking sheets.

A collection of reading anchor charts.

Finding a common denominator anchor chart.

A collection of hands-on activities for hosting a Family Math Night For Big Kids!

Sequencing is a great way to teach students about the organization trait for writing. It can also build reading comprehension skills.