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A Peek into our Short Text Unit
Two Reflective Teachers: A Peek into our Short Text Unit
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14 Essential Tips for Teaching Theme in Language Arts
Five mini-lessons to teach theme. (Part of a larger article on teaching your students to identify themes in their reading.)
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Teaching Theme Using Close Reading Strategies
Using Close Reading strategies to find theme.
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5 Reasons to Use Mentor Texts With Big Kids - The Teacher Next Door
Freebie from the blog post: 5 Reasons to Use Mentor Texts With Big Kids. This freebie contains six lists of suggested mentor texts for key reading concepts using literature, including inference, theme, characters, figurative language, point of view, and compare and contrast.
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Forever in Fifth Grade
Make this colorful anchor chart when you teach the Insight into Characters unit with the book Wonder!
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Theme progression
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Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme - Teaching with a Mountain View
Teaching With a Mountain View: Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme
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An Amazon Listing Cumulative Novel Project! - Teaching with a Mountain View
An Amazon Listing Cumulative Novel Project! Students make their own book listing for a novel they have read. They write a summary, select important quotes, write a review, and more! Meaningful, engaging, and a fabulous assessment piece. FREE assignment sheet download.
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Turn & Talk
TURN AND TALK 5th grade teacher shares how she sets up Turn and Talk at the beginning of the year and the benefits of using turn and talk in the CIA units of study. She includes pictures of the charts from the unit Earthquake Terror (5.1)
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The Big, Bad Middle School Classical Literature List - 100 Classics - Grades 5-8 or Ages 9-14+
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The Middle School Mouth
AMAZING literature circle resource! Follow the link to get it for FREE on teachers pay teachers! Love this blog!!! The Middle School Mouth
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Character [traits] is a journey, not a destination- Bill Clinton
Character traits blog post! Full of great ideas and includes a freebie!
the book cover for 100 fun, exciting and worthville historical fiction books for 4th - 6th grade
Historical Fiction BOOKS for Kids Arranged by Time Period
historical fiction - over 100 best historical fiction for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders to read
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Things Disney taught me
Teaching theme with Disney movies --- I do not think my students would object to this.