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A guideline for small groups of students to use when reading a new, challenging selection. Takes them step-by-step through the close reading process.Most effective to use after the teacher has modeled the process.  Project on your board (or make a chart) a short, challenging selection.

A guideline for small groups of students to use when reading a new, challenging selection. Takes them step-by-step through the close reading process.Most effective to use after the teacher has modeled the process. Project on your board (or make a chart) a short, challenging selection.

There are many new and challenging skills in the ELA Common Core.  Helping students "think visually" is the key to helping them be successful.These three graphic organizers will allow students to organize textual evidence to write a summary, to compare and contrast settings, characters or events and to compare information from two different texts.

There are many new and challenging skills in the ELA Common Core. Helping students "think visually" is the key to helping them be successful.These three graphic organizers will allow students to organize textual evidence to write a summary, to compare and contrast settings, characters or events and to compare information from two different texts.

This is an interactive editing checklist that will prevent students from just zooming through and checking boxes.  As students practice letter writing, they will also show you how they have comprehended a book, including the story elements.  The checklist also demands students edit for capitalization and punctuation.

This is an interactive editing checklist that will prevent students from just zooming through and checking boxes. As students practice letter writing, they will also show you how they have comprehended a book, including the story elements. The checklist also demands students edit for capitalization and punctuation.

These three lessons and a quiz are perfect for differentiation in small re-teaching groups, tutoring, home schooling or for homework. assignments  Addition, subtraction, and multiplication of fractions are reviewed, as well as simplifying fractions and changing improper fractions to mixed numbers.Four days of lesson plans are included.

Fantastic Fractions - Practice and Word Problems

These three lessons and a quiz are perfect for differentiation in small re-teaching groups, tutoring, home schooling or for homework. assignments Addition, subtraction, and multiplication of fractions are reviewed, as well as simplifying fractions and changing improper fractions to mixed numbers.Four days of lesson plans are included.

Use this list at the start of the year before you begin your regular spelling program.  It contains a list of 75 high frequency words that 4th, 5th and 6th graders should know.The packet also contains a crossword puzzle, a choice board that practices ELA Common Core skills, an explanation for a fun review game and dictation sentences that can be used as an evaluative tool.Students can work independently on this packet while you conduct reading conferences - or do any of...

The "Know-List" for Spelling - a Review of High Frequency Words

Use this list at the start of the year before you begin your regular spelling program. It contains a list of 75 high frequency words that 4th, 5th and 6th graders should know.The packet also contains a crossword puzzle, a choice board that practices ELA Common Core skills, an explanation for a fun review game and dictation sentences that can be used as an evaluative tool.Students can work independently on this packet while you conduct reading conferences - or do any of...

Five Spelling Choice Boards that can be used with the Words Their Way program or any spelling program.  Also included is a score sheet/rubric for grading.  The activities give practice with a variety of Common Core skills, including genre, parts of speech, using context clues, writing dialogue and figurative language.

Spelling Choice Boards

Five Spelling Choice Boards that can be used with the Words Their Way program or any spelling program. Also included is a score sheet/rubric for grading. The activities give practice with a variety of Common Core skills, including genre, parts of speech, using context clues, writing dialogue and figurative language.

1 page handout for your writing workshops.  This checklist was created for senior honors students but can be differentiated for other levels.  Checklist asks writing content, writing structure, and basic editing questions.  Have your classes peer edit at least two times prior to turning in their final essay, and you will pleased with the results.

1 page handout for your writing workshops. This checklist was created for senior honors students but can be differentiated for other levels. Checklist asks writing content, writing structure, and basic editing questions. Have your classes peer edit at least two times prior to turning in their final essay, and you will pleased with the results.

This packet is a skills review of reading a nonfiction article on dolphins and completing a graphic organizer on the main idea and important idea, of completing math word problems on dolphins, of writing and editing a creative story about "My Day as a Dolphin," and completing quick research to find more interesting facts about dolphins.This packet can be used as part of a beach themed day or center, to have ready for a substitute folder, or for homeschooling lessons.

Dolphin Work Packet - Reading, Writing and Math

This packet is a skills review of reading a nonfiction article on dolphins and completing a graphic organizer on the main idea and important idea, of completing math word problems on dolphins, of writing and editing a creative story about "My Day as a Dolphin," and completing quick research to find more interesting facts about dolphins.This packet can be used as part of a beach themed day or center, to have ready for a substitute folder, or for homeschooling lessons.

Fluency practice is imbedded in the Common Core.  Repeated reading is a research based strategy to improve fluency, but the passages in the AIMSweb and Dibels programs are long, boring and not related to the curriculum. Student avoid practice because the stories are not engaging.

Repeated Reading Worth Repeating - Fluency Practice 4th Grade Level

Fluency practice is imbedded in the Common Core. Repeated reading is a research based strategy to improve fluency, but the passages in the AIMSweb and Dibels programs are long, boring and not related to the curriculum. Student avoid practice because the stories are not engaging.

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