Reading Comprehension dice Game - grades K-2
Students read a picture book in pairs. After reading they roll a dice and the corresponding number instructs them to apply a certain comprehension strategy - make a text to self connection, retell, determine importance, use questioning, visualizing, infer The set includes one game card for teache...
Teaching Kids to Go Back In the Text When Answering Comprehension Questions
referring back to the text, answering reading comprehension questions, text evidence, finding evidence in the text, test prep
Thrasher's Fifth Grade Rockstars
So many things have happened here in our last few weeks together. Time flew, and we find ourselves ready to become sixth graders. (Leaving behind Mrs. T. who will remain forever a fifth grader.) What special memories we have made. Enjoy these last few photos, and don't forget to come see me next year. Peace and love my sweet angels. American Revolution Artifacts Egg Drop Miles for Merry Miracles awarded our team $500.00 because of our accomplishments this year sponsoring 17 angels at…
Common Core Language Standard 2 - Grade 4 Resources
Brenda Kovich discusses Common Core State Standards for Language 4.2 (L.4.2), including teaching kids to quote in her blog, Teaching...Seriously,
13 Strategies to Improve Classroom Discussions (& Anchor Charts!)
These 13 teacher and expert-tested strategies (plus 10 anchor charts) will strengthen your students' ability to find and use evidence from any text.
He Brought it Upon Himself to Visit...
Strep Throat that is. Insert frustrated, exhausted teacher here. Thursday I was exhausted all day, but I made it through the day. Friday I woke up feeling a little horrible, but I thought it's Friday, I'll make it. Plus it's so exhausting to make sub plans and get things ready, especially for a Friday. By roughly 2:00ish I was near death. I made it through math games, then while my kiddos were at their specials for the day I really went downhill. I ran outta school as soon as the kids were…
I.C.E. — Introduce, Cite, Explain. An acronym for teaching your students how to properly incorporate citations into their writing. Perfect for English teachers at the middle school or high school level. Print out the poster and hang it up in your room!
Citing Textual Evidence: Moving Beyond Listing
Textual Evidence. You hear this all of the time. Students are supposed to recognize it, write about it, and talk about it. When it comes to incorporating it
RACE Writing Strategy Response Poster - Neon
***Check out this product that includes MORE posters, bookmarks, and a writing response sheet for both RACE and RACES - only $2.00 more!***RACE and RACES BUNDLEThis poster is a useful tool for students learning the RACE acronym for writing constructed responses and short answers.Why use RACE?Underst...
Getting Ready to Write: Citing Textual Evidence
In preparation for writing a magazine article about child labor, students identify and discuss textual evidence. Dawn gives her students three questions to answer as they read an article about child labor. Students selectively highlight to answer the questions as they read. Small groups participate in an All Write Consensus Round Robin to discuss their answers. Finally, students cite textual evidence as they write about child labor.
R.A.C.E. to English Class!
Oh, how happy I am to be your English Language Arts teacher! This week was fun for many reasons. First, our Word of the Week was superlat...