Teaching about character traits
As we have entered the month of August, every teacher, whether she likes it or not, starts thinking about school. Some of us have dreams (or nightmares). Some of us go on a Pinterest spree. We walk through Target and ask ourselves "What do I 'need' from the dollar section?" You don't do this? Okay, maybe it's just me. Anyway, we are also thinking about what were some of our students' challenges last year, and how we will address them this year. My third and fourth graders had difficulty with…
Reading Strategies Task Card Bundle 648 reading skills cards
Grab this money-saving bundle of reading strategy task cards! More than 600 cards covering a variety of standards. Inference, Main Idea, Summarizing, Finding the Theme, and so much more! #taskcards #readingstrategies #reading
Shannon on Instagram: “My Currently Reading product allows for students to display the book they are currently reading and to see what their classmates are…”
My Currently Reading product allows for students to display the book they are currently reading and to see what their classmates are reading. It also helps teachers keep track of the books their students are reading. • Two different versions are available
Reading Response Template | Digital and Print - Distance Learning
I absolutely love how these sticky note templates help my 4th grade students jot down their thoughts while indepndently reading. They cover a variety of skills like comparing and contrasting, making inferences, and cause and effect and are just the right size for upper elemetnary students.
Reading Centers for Upper Elementary
Do you want to keep your students engaged and reading during reading time? Read this post to learn about 10 reading centers for upper elementary.
12 Mentor Texts Your Students Will Love for Teaching Theme
If you are teaching Theme, The Bad Seed is a great book to use as a Mentor Text for Upper Elementary!
How To Organize Small Groups for Math Workshop
Learn how to use pre assessment data and student observations to create the most effective and efficient small groups for Math Workshop in your classroom. These strategies make differentiating math small groups quick and easy.
Testing-Taking Strategies Foldable
Taking tests is uncomfortable! Easily slipped into a notebook or binder, this flippable is jam packed with the best test-taking tips and strategies that I have collected over the years. Especially with Math, taking exams is very emotional. These tips and strategies remind kids to have confidence in themselves.
Four Ways to Dig Deeper with The Reading Strategies Book (I Teach. What's Your Superpower?)
If you've been on my blog before, you may have noticed that I'm a HUGE Jennifer Serravallo fan. I'm pretty much trying to live my reading teacher life as the gospel according to Jen. The Reading Stra
What are trifold novel studies? - Differentiated Teaching
What is a trifold novel study and how can it help simplify literature circles for your students? Find out more about how you can use this simple foldable format to really dig deep into vocabulary, reading comprehension skills and strategies during your book clubs or novel studies.
I Am Her Vocabulary Devotee!
The best word-learning classrooms are filled with an intentional focus on vocabulary where students notice words and consider strategies for becoming word savvy. – Linda Hoyt This list is f…
Cause and Effect Using Informational Text
This post has lots of ideas for Cause and Effect Using Informational Text! Increase your students' reading comprehension by mastering cause and effect. Upper Elementary Snapshots
Making Reader's Workshop Work for You | Comprehension Connection
Have you been interested in exploring a workshop model for your language arts block, but feel like you need to understand a little more about it? The workshop model keeps the reader and writer in mind, emphasizes choices, and employs more partner and small group learning. Today, I thought I’d share tips you might use ... Read More about Making Reader’s Workshop Work for You