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Use this Video Mini-lesson to help students understand the power of similes in their writing. http://www.melissa-stewart.com/sciclubhouse/teachhome/writing_info.html

Use this Video Mini-lesson to help students understand the power of similes in their writing. http://www.melissa-stewart.com/sciclubhouse/teachhome/writing_info.html

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Determining Importance {Mentor Text Monday}

Using "The Important Book" by Margaret Wise Brown as a model for student writing. the important thing about____is that it is________.

Use simile and metaphor to write color poems on paint chips. | http://mrshallfabulousinfourth.blogspot.com

Colorful figurative language - love it! Use simile and metaphor to write color poems on paint chips.

How good partners talk about books!

When students are in book buddies, here's some ideas for helping them discuss their books. Partners talk about books.

Check out this empathy building project and lesson plan designed by Project School Wellness. Learn how to use Wonder by R.J. Palacio to teach students about empathy. Click to link to download a free lesson plan on writing precepts! Writing precepts is the prefect way to bring Auggie's story to life with your students! These Wonder lesson plans are perfect for any upper elementary or middle school classroom.

Check out this empathy building project and lesson plan designed by Project School Wellness. Learn how to use Wonder by R. Palacio to teach students about empathy.

This 3rd-5th grade guided reading unit  has been a long time coming, because it's taken my years to decide how I wanted to transform my reading instruction.

This grade guided reading unit has been a long time coming, because it's taken my years to decide how I wanted to transform my reading instruction.

I use this with my 2nd Grade students when they begin the publishing phase. First they go through and check off if they have thoroughly edited. The...

For Grade students when they begin the publishing phase. First they go through and check off if they have thoroughly edited.

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Prove It To Me!  Freebie. Intro to finding text evidence to support your answer.

This is a super fun and interactive way for students to find supporting details. I love the detective theme. I think that will hold students' attention and keep them engaged in the task.

Students will be introduced to book reviews and will act as book critics in the classroom. They will read reviews written by adult and student critics before writing their own book reviews.

Students will be introduced to book reviews and will act as book critics in the classroom. They will read reviews written by adult and student critics before writing their own book reviews.

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