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21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills.These anchor charts are WONDERFUL! They cover it all simply, and easily. Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Reading Process, Reading Logs, Reading Practice, Math Lessons, Close Reading Strategies

Close Reading Anchor Chart - Ms. Houser

For the past few months, I’ve been working with our third grade team on implementing one of the curriculum modules produced by Expeditionary Learning. By the way, if you’re looking for high quality, common core aligned curriculum for grades 3-8, these modules are awesome! We just finished up The Power of Reading and had a […]

Looking for an alternative to reading logs? Here are 10 ideas to hold students acountable for reading at home. except for reading logs! Reading Lessons, Reading Resources, Reading Activities, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Strategies, Guided Reading, Math Lessons, Teaching Ideas

10 authentic ways to hold students accountable for home reading

Let’s face it: reading logs are boring, and most kids hate writing down the titles and authors of books they’ve read in order to “prove” they’ve done their required 20 minutes of reading time at home. Here are some more authentic ways to hold students accountable for their reading time and foster a love of books. Please …

Teach Your Child to Read - Phonological Awareness.this is exactly what I needed.where have you been all this time! Reading Intervention, Kindergarten Reading, Guided Reading, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Reading Help, Early Reading, Comprehension Strategies, Close Reading

Phonological Awareness

Phonological Awareness...this is exactly what I needed...where have you been all this time!

I heart the Clever School Teacher. I previously posted about this website created by the fabulous Deedee Wills. Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Comprehension Strategies, Literacy Activities, Learning, Teaching Ideas, Clever School

Links to The Clever Teacher website. For finding the perfect book. Comprehension Strategies: Connecting, Inferring, Predicting, Questioning, Summarizing, Visualizing/Imaging. Genre Studies: Narrative, Informational, Poetry, Folktales, Fairy Tales, Mysteries. Word Study. Author Studies. 6 + 1 Traits: Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, Presentation. Units of Study-Lucy Calkins: Letter Writing, Diaries & Journals; Literary Essays, etc. And many more...

10 Tips for Building Fluent Readers Teaching With a Mountain View: Top 10 Tips for Building Fluent Readers + Link Up!Teaching With a Mountain View: Top 10 Tips for Building Fluent Readers + Link Up! Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Guided Reading, Reading Fluency Activities, Reading Logs, Close Reading

Top 10 Tips for Building Fluent Readers - Teaching with a Mountain View

We have all heard about the shift that happens, usually between second and third grade, when students (should) go from learning to read to reading to learn. Unfortunately, for some students, their ability to read to learn is stifled by their inability to read fluently. Even for those kids who can read at an average ... Read more

Hello Literacy: Oral Retelling: Story Map on Steroids Teaching Language Arts, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Writing Tips, Writing Curriculum, Grammar Activities, Teaching Time, Pre Writing, Teaching Ideas

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…

the Door and Teach: Teaching Cause and Effect {shut the door and teach!}Shut the Door and Teach: Teaching Cause and Effect {shut the door and teach! Reading Lessons, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Guided Reading, Math Lessons, Reading Stamina, Ela Anchor Charts

Teaching Cause and Effect

Our reading comprehension skill this week was recognizing cause and effect in stories. Once again, it was Pintrest to the rescue when I went to make my anchor chart! I got my cause and effect inspiration here. I really wanted to change it up a bit, however. Notice the "effect and cause" on the bottom half: I don't know why we English-speakers do that more often than not! But I think a lot of kids get confused about cause and effect relationships for that very reason.

This link leads to 14 Websites That Offer Free eBooks for Teachers. Teachers can use these sources themselves or provide these resources to students who cannot afford certain books. Education English, Teaching English, Teacher Tools, Teacher Resources, Teaching Ideas, School Classroom, Classroom Ideas, English Classroom, Teaching Reading

Free eBooks for Teachers - Best Teacher Resources Blog

This list of 14 websites that offer free ebooks for teachers is a great resources for the tech savvy teacher who is interested in integrating technology.

is another form of showing how "good readers" think and process text. However, rather than posting this in the classroom, I would give each student a copy to have while reading independently. Third Grade Reading, Middle School Reading, Student Reading, Title 1 Reading, Middle School Literature, Reading Workshop, Reading Skills, Reading Process, Guided Reading Lessons

Reading Comprehension

Utilize these fantastic reading comprehension resources to help your student develop this skill.

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5 Ways to Teach Nonfiction Text Structure

Before studying to become a reading specialist, I had never explicitly been taught nonfiction text structures as a student and I also hadn’t been taught the importance of teaching them to our students as an

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In the News

Good golly Miss Molly! I feel like I've missed so much of the news in blog land with all the craziness of moving to our new house. The mov...

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Funky First Grade Fun has opened a newsstand in her classroom and her students are lovin' in! Kimberly filled a bucket full of different ty...