Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme
If your students are anything like mine, they have an incredibly difficult time telling the difference between main idea and theme. Before this year, I had always taught the skills in isolation. Main Idea first, followed by Theme a few weeks later. Most kids are familiar with main idea when they get to the upper grades, but it it still tricky for them. Then add on top of that the idea of theme, and their minds are blown. This year, I taught them separately, then integrated them. It has…
Main Idea Freebie!
Main idea is a difficult concept for students to grasp. Before having students identify the main idea within text, have students determine the main idea of a group of words. Then, have students determine what supporting detail does not support the main idea of a paragraph. For more main idea prac...
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
Free- 8 Great Final Projects for Any Novel Study
8 great ideas that can be used with any novel study at any grade level. Better than book reports, these ideas will have your students think more complexly about the characters, themes, nuances, and connections of the books. FREE
Reading Workshop Anchor Charts - Distance Learning
Teaching your students all about accountable talk is so important when you are launching reader's workshop. This set of mini anchor charts can help! These anchor charts will make any upper elementary teacher's job easier as they get ready to launch reader's workshop in their classroom.
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 […]
Kristen on Instagram: “This is hands down my favorite bulletin board in our class! I can't wait to fill it with pictures of the books we read throughout the year!…”
119 Likes, 13 Comments - Kristen (@thebooklovingteacher) on Instagram: “This is hands down my favorite bulletin board in our class! I can't wait to fill it with pictures…”
TeacherBoss Hacks: Classroom Organization
Improve your classroom organization with these easy and simple hacks that will keep you from staying late in your classroom. #classroomorganization #teacherhacks #thirdgrade #organizationhacks
Oral Retelling: The Big Secret
Oral Retelling Header Sometimes I feel like a broken record when it comes to the disconnect between comprehension strategy instruction and comprehension strategy assessment...why is it that we continue to model and teach before AND during reading strategies when teaching reading, yet continually assess children's comprehension AFTER only? I just don't get it! The EOG is a reading test where we ask students to read a passage and answer multiple choice questions after reading and a running…