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Constellation Writing Activity-Students create a constellation and create an "origin story"

How do you hook your readers? - anchor chart. I'd love to see this turned into a class built resource, where students add examples from the literature they've read throughout the year. Maybe over time, they'll create new categories!

Teach about author's viewpoint using Tomie dePaola's books. There is a great anchor chart in this blog post.

Point of View Anchor Chart used during middle school guided reading adapt for other text types... 1st person vs 3rd person when writing non-fiction text.

Transitions …what a great way to teach this!

cause and effect chain…this does not lead to the blog, but the picture is enough…Love that this is a very different way to show a "chain" of events!

Anchor Chart: Mystery Vocabulary

Writing: SHOW don't tell.

Pictures of kids showing feelings, show don't tell writing

show don't tell anchor chart. Some spelling errors on this chart to check first

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inferring anchor chart ... Would make a great printable too!

Use for Drawing Conclusions Demonstration activity (also has guided reading group idea)

Setting up Reading and Writing Notebook- real vs. Fake reading, AR certification levels... What do Authors do? The Writing Process and WAR Battle game (rubric wins)

A Literate Life - Anchor Charts Good readers solve tricky words by...

Main idea

Main Idea- perfect anchor chart

Biography Detective: Great idea. Would be awesome as a webquest.