Increase Text Connections With Sentence Frames
Use different sentence frames to increase text connections. Help students connect the text to themselves, other texts, and the world using a graphic organizer and sentence frames. Increase reading comprehension with text connections.
Informational Literacy Unit
Due to an overwhelming request by the devoted readers of this blog, I am revising this original post to include pdf's of the Guidelines for Critical Thinking rubric and the Code of Cooperation. Scroll down to find them in context. **Also note, I've recently posted my newest Common Core Information Text Reading bundle** If information literacy is central to success, survival, schooling, workplace and the community, then the teaching of information literacy and all the skills that it entails…
Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies: Asking Questions & QAR Strategy
Asking questions before, during, and after reading comes very naturally to skilled readers, but for struggling readers, this skill can be just the opposite. Asking questions of varying depths is arguably the most important reading
One Pagers: The Simplest Way to Success
Ready for one pager success? Want some free templates to help your students maximize their potential with this fun design activity from AVID? Check out this post for tips, examples, and four free templates to get you started.
Reading Response Pages for Literature *HALF-PAGE SET*
Get students thinking deeply about their reading! A huge collection of response pages designed in an engaging notebook format. Use individually or create customized reader’s notebook packets. Use with virtually any piece of literature. Differentiated at three levels. Common Core aligned. Perfect for guided reading, book clubs, and practicing key reading skills. (Gr 2-5) $
Stormye Puffer on Instagram: “Working on a new anchor chart during lunch today to help my kids with writing! I probably should have introduced this strategy a while ago…”
Working on a new anchor chart during lunch today to help my kids with writing! I probably should have introduced this strategy a while ago…
3 - Respond to Text Printables
I have used the reading workshop model for about 8 years now. It has changed a lot over the years! One thing that has stayed the same is the ‘Respond to Text’ station. This is a time where students get to write about their reading. The station stays the same all year, but the activities in the station change. Below is a list of activities you can add to your ‘Respond to Text’ station at the beginning of the year. 1. Bookmark Book Report At the beginning of the year, some students struggle to…
Reading Response Journals
Reading Response Journals/Notebook | Digital These reading response journals are editable and they include everything you need to set up student reading response notebooks! I have my students use these during stations/guided reading time. *DIGITAL VERSION ADDED 3/23/20!* (How to use videos included)...
Improving Written Comprehension and Responses! [+ 2 FREEBIES!] - Dianna Radcliff
This post is for ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS WANTING TO INCREASE WRITTEN COMPREHENSION and RESPONSES!!! This post is full of ideas, suggestions and more to help improve student’s ability to compose text! Now, are you in NC like me? If so, everything below started from being involved in K-3 right here in NC. So this […]
Fun & Creative Alternatives to Reading Logs - Southern Fried Teachin'
We as teachers know that reading at home is crucial to becoming a better reader.If you’re like me, you have used one of these. I used a reading log like this for years and didn’t think twice about it. However, I did think it was interesting that most of my students read exactly 30 minutes […]
Writing Strategies Posters, Anchor Charts & Writer's Notebook Distance Learning
These writing strategies posters and interactive writing strategies anchor charts are a must have for introducing and reinforcing tons of important writing strategies terms and concepts. Printing flexibility allows for either a poster, an interactive anchor chart, or mini (half page) posters/anchor...
Grade Student Responses Quickly - Learning in Room 213
Enlgish teachers, gIve yourself back some free time: with these strategies you can grade student responses quickly and easily.
"It's All New" Giveaway-All This Week! - The Teacher Studio
As you may have discovered over the weekend, my blog has an “All New” look to celebrate my one year “blog-iversary”! I have been so blessed to have “met” so many wonderful people over the last year and have learned so much. I want to celebrate with all of you with a GIGANTIC five day …
7 Ways to Support Students with Constructed Response Reading Questions - Teaching with Jennifer Findley
This post shares 7 strategies help support students with constructed response reading questions.