Are parents always asking you how they can help their students become better readers? This list of questions is a quick way to help!

Questions to Ask About Reading Freebie!

Nice freebie to send home with students to help parents with what kinds of questions to ask during or after reading. Or to send home for journal writing with summer reading

Group work trick: Each student writes their own answer on a post-it, they bring the answers together and write a group answer in the center.

Five For Friday - Test Prep and Angry Birds

Asking & Answering Questions/ LOVE this four corner sticky note activity. Students write an answer on their sticky note and then join a group. The group reads all answers and together determine the BEST answer.

Figurative language anchor charts/posters/cards. alliteration • hyperbole • idioms • metaphors personification • onomatopoeia • similes

Literacy Centers for 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade (November)

alliteration hyperbole idioms metaphors personification onomatopoeia similes Each poster/card has a

Stuff Students Say and Other Classroom Treasures: Literacy

Reading Comprehension- Guided reading strategy called "Say Something" allows teachers to see how students are thinking about their texts. Additionally, it provides students w/a tool to help them express their ideas about reading in meaningful ways.

funny chapter books for kids (that will get them reading!)

Funny Books for Kids

Synonym Rolls - Love it!

Synonym rolls - The kids write a "generic" word in the center, such as good, nice, big. Then they write more creative adjectives around the swirl.

THIS IS GENIUS! Use great critical reading strategies without copying the textbook! Students can keep a sheet protector in their notebook/binder to have ready in any class! Simply trim the side and bottom edge, leave three hole punched edge. Write with dry-erase markers, then wipe clean for the next 2-page spread

Annotate a Textbook with Sheet Protectors

THIS IS GENIUS! Use great critical reading strategies without copying the textbook! sheet protector in .Simply trim the side and bottom edge, leave three hole punched edge. Write with dry-erase markers, then wipe clean for the next spread

LOVE this! Students are given an answer, THEY write the question!

What is the Question?

Love this idea! (I often see similar activities for math, but this is the first time I've seen this activity used within a literacy lesson.) This could be a great exit ticket idea for the topic they just learned about.

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This infographic is a great resource for the ELT classroom when teaching commonly misused words in English.

Teaching suffixes CLEVER idea!

I think I will use this idea for the Greek and Latin Roots that we teach- put the root as the poster, write the words, definitions, and a picture! It's very visual, which I love!

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