Concrete Ways to Get Students Reading at Home
To love to read. As teachers, it's one of our basic, core wishes for our students. Some students come to us with a hunger for reading. Give them a thick novel (or better yet, let them bring their own) and they'll happily sit and read for as long as we allow. All day even. We can pretty much guarantee these students fall asleep at night with a book tented across their chest, having squeezed out as much of it as their droopy little eyes could handle. Other students "like" to read. And others…
FREE Elementary Reading & Writing Bundle
Do you have elementary students in your homeschool? If so, you will find this FREE Elementary Reading & Writing Bundle so helpful! It's full of
Increase Reading Comprehension with Summary Sentences
Help your students increase their reading comprehension by using summary sentences. This reading strategy helps students break down reading passages so that they can fully understand a text. Grab some Free Reading Passages with Text Dependent Questions while you read the post.
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Visualizing Graphic Organizers
These visualizing and creating mental images graphic organizers are a must have for reading comprehension strategy instruction! Having the option of printable or digital graphic organizers is perfect for distance learning, because they can be used with any texts. They provide students plenty of opp...
Reading Strategies Sphere Craft: Reading Comprehension Strategies Activity
Each classroom brings students of multiple learning styles and backgrounds. It is our job to provide opportunities that reach all of the many different learning styles that come to us. For this reason, it is
Differentiated Novel Study Choice Boards | Literature Circles
Two differentiated choice boards for students reading any novel or participating in a literature circle. Dozens of prompts for responding to the text are included, meeting many different learning styles and covering Bloom's Taxonomy! Are you looking for more ideas for READING RESPONSE? Reading Skill...
How to Teach Poetry (Even if You Hate it) - Notes from the Portable
Free poetry book and posters to help you students learn important terms. Great for learning centers.
Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies (Got to Teach)
Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies, an education post from the blog Got to Teach, written by Teacher Thrive on Bloglovin’
So What's the Big Deal? Getting to the Main Idea & Key Details - (Standard 2)
Today's post is Part 2 in a 10 part series of closely reading and understanding the Reading Informational Standards of the Common Core for grades 3-6. I "explained" Standard 1 in this post. I have also released a large bundle of.... graphic organizers to help students show (and teachers teach) the thinking behind comprehending informational content. The reading response sheets are open-ended, and leave lots of room for students to practice their written comprehension. The bundle can be found…
It's All About Evidence: Graphic Organizers for Grades 5-9
These fun organizers focus on two literacy skills: #1 Key Ideas and Details (e.g. close reading, summarizing) and #2 Integration of Knowledge (e.g. evaluating claims, extracting evidence). #strugglingreaders ~ Available at TpT.
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. These project ideas are also found in the novel study for Touching Spirit ...