Could do a word a week by having students match the word to picture cards, like four corners. Have them move around the room and talk about why they picked the pic they did. Gets them thinking/talking/engaged.
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.
Reading literature interactive notebook for grades Perfect for any novel or short story throughout the entire semester. Can be used four evidence of learning activity. Create a spiral for each reporting category.