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Using a close reading strategy in science is a perfect way for students to comprehend difficult science text and deepen their understanding. This post breaks down how to use close reading with any science text and has a FREE science passage with close reading steps to try it out in your classroom..

Using a close reading strategy in science is a perfect way for students to comprehend difficult science text and deepen their understanding. This post breaks down how to use close reading with any science text and has a FREE science passage with close rea

Need some tips for how to teach paired passages in your classroom? Click to learn five ways to effectively teach your students paired texts and paired passages.

Need some tips for how to teach paired passages in your classroom? Read to learn five ways to effectively teach your students paired texts and paired passages.

Teach students to navigate any textbook using the "Textbook Features" Anchor Chart (picture only)

Disney Teachers: This Anchor Chart defines the features of a non-fiction text for students. It can serve to help students navigate the textbook using the "Textbook Features.

Teaching To Inspire In 5th: Teaching Main Idea of Nonfiction Text *3 Different Ways*

I tackled teaching main idea of nonfiction text this week. Throughout the entire week we focused on finding the main idea through a variety of strategies.

Reading Interactive Notebook with texts for the Common Core Reading Standards. Each page includes a short, focused text (or two for those paired passage standards) and 2-3 questions aligned to the standards. This resource includes a 4th grade and 5th grade version.

Reading Interactive Notebook with texts for the Common Core Reading Standards. Each page includes a short, focused text (or two for those paired passage standards) and questions aligned to the standards. This resource includes a grade and grade version.

Visualizing Beyond the Text with Salamanders with freebie examples to make anchor chart

This would be a great classroom chart to have up as a model for students based off of an Interactive Read Aloud that you& done with the whole class. Students could then try this method out in their independent reading.

Behavior management ideas for surviving the holiday months in the classroom.

This post shares my favorite behavior management ideas to use during the holiday months to keep your students focused and behaving.

5 Fun Ways to get Students Engaged in Reading Aloud

Check out these five fun, unique ways to get students engaged in reading aloud in your classroom. Kids will love the way these methods change up the classroom routine, build suspense, and make reading fun!

Test Prep: Graffiti Style - This is a great test prep activity that works well with language or reading test prep.

cool strategy to adapt. Test Prep: Graffiti Style - This is a great test prep activity that works well with language or reading test prep.

Build a Snowman: A Decimal Operation Craftivity Freebie

Build a Snowman: A Decimal Operation Craftivity Freebie for and grade students in the classroom or at home!