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Secrets for Teaching Character Traits The best books for helping students understand and identify character traits!The best books for helping students understand and identify character traits! Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Guided Reading, Reading Comprehension, Comprehension Strategies, Teaching Career, Reading Resources

3 Secrets for Teaching Character Traits – Teacher Trap

Character Study Made Easy! Here are the 3 secrets of teaching character traits so that students really get it!

For the Love of First Grade: Character Traits (ela anchor charts character trait) Library Lessons, Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Strategies, Guided Reading, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Ideas, Reading Tips

Character Traits

Any other teachers out there who just can't get enough of David Shannon's books? They are funny. I love them. The kids love them. We ALL laugh. And they beg me to read them over AND over again! We have been talking about character traits in the books that we read. A Bad Case of the Stripes helped my students understand the difference between how characters look on the outside and how they appear to be on the inside. Before we read the book, we recorded how Camilla looked just from viewing…

I thought I would share a few of my favorite books for teaching text-to-self connections, text-to-text connections and text-to-world connections: When students are able to make connections with a… Text To Self Connection, Text To World, Text To Text Connections, Interactive Read Aloud, Read Aloud Books, Thing 1, First Grade Reading, Mentor Texts, Readers Workshop

Read Aloud Books for Making Connections - Susan Jones

I thought I would share a few of my favorite books for teaching text-to-self connections, text-to-text connections and text-to-world connections: When students are able to make connections with a book they find more meaning to the story. They are able to better connect with the characters and the plot and really understand what is happening. […]

Fun Activities to Teach Idioms : Looking for some idiom activities to help you teach this type of figurative language? Fins lots of easy to use activities, like using mentor texts, your students will love! Idioms Activities, Language Activities, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Teaching Tips, English Activities, Reading Lessons, Student Teaching, Guided Reading

Fun Activities to Teach Idioms

I always look forward to teaching figurative language in my classroom, and idioms in particular. Students get such a kick (note the idiom here) talking about and learning new idioms and we really enjoy doing some fun activities to help kids build a stronger language base. In this post by The Teacher Next Door, you'll read about seven different activities that reinforce idioms and have worked well in the classroom:

Teaching measurement is so more fun when you use children's books. Measurement Kindergarten, Measurement Activities, Math Measurement, Kindergarten Math, Teaching Math, Math Activities, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Math For Kids

20 Children's Books That Teach Measurement!

Check out this handy list of the BEST Children's Books For Teaching Measurement (LENGTH, WEIGHT, HEIGHT, TIME) And Make Learning Measurement FUN for Kids!

If you are teaching Theme, Peanut Butter & Cupcake is a great book to use as a Mentor Text for Upper Elementary! Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Strategies, Math Lessons, Reading Classes, Reading Intervention, Guided Reading, Learning

12 Mentor Texts Your Students Will Love for Teaching Theme

Since it is summertime and so many of us are already in planning mode for next year, I wanted to utilize my Mentor Text series post this month to share books to help you teach your students about THEME! If you like any of the books you see in this blog post, you can click on the picture to find the affiliate link for the book on Amazon. The Bad Seed I repeatedly saw this book online and had to get my hands on a copy, and it totally lives up to the hype. In my opinion, there are multiple…

Making inferences and predictions are highly related comprehension strategies. In fact, most books for teaching comprehension lump them together. For the younger child or . Predicting Activities, Inference Activities, Book Activities, Reading Resources, Making Predictions, Teaching Reading, Teaching Kids, Guided Reading, Reading Groups

Books for Making Inferences and Predictions

Looking for a book list for making inferences and predictions? Here you go! Be sure to check out all the book lists I have for teaching comprehension. *This post contains affiliate links. Making inferences and predictions are highly related comprehension strategies. In fact, most books for teaching comprehension lump them together. For the younger ... Read More about Book List for Making Inferences and Predictions

Teaching students to make predictions? I love using this Mentor Text to help my students practice the comprehension skill of using background knowledge and evidence from the text to make predictions. Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Learning, Middle School Reading, 5th Grade Reading, Writing Mentor Texts, Mentor Sentences, 3rd Grade Classroom

Ideas and Tips from my Special Education and General Education Classrooms

If you are teaching virtually, progress monitoring can be hard. Here are three ways to do it while teaching virtually. …

Teaching Story Elements or Plot? A Place for Pluto is the perfect mentor text. Teaching Plot, Teaching Language Arts, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Learning, Middle School Reading, 5th Grade Reading, Reading Lessons, Reading Skills

Ideas and Tips from my Special Education and General Education Classrooms

If you are teaching virtually, progress monitoring can be hard. Here are three ways to do it while teaching virtually. …

I love using Boo's Beard as a Mentor Text to show my students how to identify the story elements and sequence. Plus, the illustrations are adorable! Reading Comprehension Skills, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Cafe Strategies, Reading Charts, Reading Response, 6th Grade Reading, Kindergarten Reading, Teaching Reading

Mentor Texts Your Students will LOVE in April

As you know, I LOVE using picture books to teach and review upper elementary reading comprehension skills. In today’s blog post, I share a few books that are perfect for April as well as a few books that could be used at any point during the year! If you don’t have any of the books listed below, you can click each picture to find them on Amazon! This wordless book is so perfect for upper elementary students to REALLY put those drawing conclusion skills to work! The illustrations in this…

If you are teaching sequence, El Chupacabras is such a fun book that will help your students work on ordering the events of the story! Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Workshop, Math Lessons, Teaching Ideas, Learning, Reading Comprehension Skills, Reading Strategies

Mentor Texts Your Students Will LOVE in May

As you know, I LOVE using picture books to teach and review upper elementary reading comprehension skills. In today’s blog post, I share a few books that are perfect for May as well as a few books that could be used at any point during the year! If you don’t have any of the books listed below, you can click each picture to find them on Amazon! Where Oliver Fits Where Oliver Fits is my absolute favorite book in this set! Maybe I should have saved the best for last, but I just couldn’t! This…

Not only are the illustrations amazing, the text is too! Hiding the cover and reading Bedhead aloud is a great way to let your students begin visualizing based on the text that you read aloud. Reading Lessons, Reading Activities, Reading Skills, Reading Books, Reading Resources, Guided Reading, Reading Tutoring, Teaching Reading, Teacher Resources

Introducing 10 Reading Skills in 10 Weeks!

Since it is summertime and so many of us are already in planning mode for next year, I wanted to utilize my Mentor Text series post this month to share books to help you introduce 10 basic reading skills to your students. If you like any of the books you see in this blog post, you can click on the picture to find the affiliate link for the book on Amazon. 10 Reading Skills in 10 Weeks Last summer, I spent a large chunk of my summer working to find mentor texts to use in the first ten weeks…

 There's a Hole in the Log is the perfect mentor text. 3rd Grade Writing, 5th Grade Reading, Third Grade, Mentor Sentences, Mentor Texts, Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Math Lessons, Teaching Language Arts

Ideas and Tips from my Special Education and General Education Classrooms

If you are teaching virtually, progress monitoring can be hard. Here are three ways to do it while teaching virtually. …

4 Mentor Texts for Teaching Predictions & Inferences Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension Skills, Reading Strategies, Cafe Strategies, Predicting Activities, Mentor Texts, Mentor Sentences

4 Mentor Texts for Teaching Predictions & Inferences

Active readers are consonantly making predictions and inferences as they read. However, becoming an active reader that makes predictions and makes inferences isn’t an easy task. Students need practice and support in order to master this difficult skill. I love using engaging mentor texts to help my students transition to becoming more active thinkers. If you are interested in snagging any of these books, click the picture to find it on Amazon. The Sweetest Fig I don’t know why I love this…

Teaching Comparing and Contrasting? I love to Seriously, Cinderella is So Annoying! Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Guided Reading, Fairy Tale Activities, Reading School

Introducing 10 Reading Skills in 10 Weeks!

Since it is summertime and so many of us are already in planning mode for next year, I wanted to utilize my Mentor Text series post this month to share books to help you introduce 10 basic reading skills to your students. If you like any of the books you see in this blog post, you can click on the picture to find the affiliate link for the book on Amazon. 10 Reading Skills in 10 Weeks Last summer, I spent a large chunk of my summer working to find mentor texts to use in the first ten weeks…