20 weeks of picture based reading and writing practice for daily warm-ups. Includes practice with main idea and details, inferring, connecting, and writing for multiple purposes. Great for struggling readers to continue building reading comprehension skills while they work on fluency and decoding.

Language Arts Warm Ups: Comprehension through Pictures Vol. 1 {20 weeks}

Writing Prompt: One day, all the kids in my classroom woke up with a superpower... Continue the story.

Niños que se trepan en las paredes de un edificio - (Friedrich Seidenstucker) Writing Prompt: One day, all the kids in my classroom woke up with a superpower. Continue the story.

Reading Center activities that are low-maintenance, and can be paired with almost any text. Read more here...

How to Make Guided Reading Stress-Free

Make guided reading time effective and stress-free. Read about my solution to making guided reading groups and independent reading time rigorous.

Looking for a Frindle novel study unit that will engage your students in higher level thinking about their reading in book clubs or literature circles? These no prep novel study activities cover the key reading comprehension skills including summary and inference - but they aren't overwhelming to reluctant learners.

Frindle Novel Study Unit - Comprehension Trifolds & Vocabulary Activities

Looking for a Frindle novel study unit that will engage your students in higher level thinking about their reading in book clubs or literature circles? These no prep novel study activities cover the key reading comprehension skills including summary and inference - but they aren't overwhelming to reluctant learners.

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what comprehension strategies do kids need to know? use this reading comprehension strategy checklist: what comprehension strategies do kids need to know? use this reading comprehension strategy checklist

Find the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Texts Winter Edition *FREEBIE*  In this sample freebie you will find 3 non-fiction passages that students can use to practice finding the main idea and supporting details.

Find the Main Idea with Non-Fiction Texts Winter Edition *FREEBIE* In this sample freebie you will find 3 non-fiction passages that students can use to practice finding the main idea and supporting details.

Easy planning and lots of great reading comprehension skills with the novel Hatchet. Hatchet has been a favorite of my students across several years! This really lets me push their reading growth while enjoying a great book. ($)

Hatchet Novel Study Unit

Author's Purpose and TONS of other great printables that teach core standards!

Second- or third-grade students can put categorize types of text into the purpose of the author in each of those types of texts. Identification of author's purpose will deepen comprehension. This activity can be done with individual grouping.

Check out these Independent reading activities that will make student reading time more meaningful. Lots of independent reading ideas, anchor charts, and resources. Grab the free graphic organizer while you are there!

Making the Most of Independent Reading Time

Upper Elementary Snapshots: Making the Most of Independent Reading Time Could use to pose a question after daily read aloud!

1. Florida Center for Reading Research: Tools for tutoring or intervention with a struggling reader? You must go to this site. Broken down into the 5 different components of literacy, this site has lessons, games, and resources for all your reading intervention needs. Just print and you are ready to teach. It is seriously a...Read More »

websites for reading intervention to support struggling readers

Use Popular Music to Improve Reading and Inspire Writing. Over the years, I’ve discovered that one way to engage almost every student, even those who are reluctant readers and writers, is through song. This week I’ll share with you some of the ways I use music to inspire, motivate, and teach reading and writing (along with life skills!) in my classroom.

Music can be the tool that ignites a Songs as poetry! spark in your reluctant readers or inspires a budding writer. Learn ways to incorporate well-known songs into your reading and writing programs.

Literature Circles are a great way to support learning toward ELA CCSS!  Everything you need to introduce, organize, and manage Literature Circles in your classroom! $

Literature Circles {CCSS Aligned}

Literature Circles: Literary and Informative Text - Grade Literature Circles are a great way to support and meet the Common Core Standar.

Looking for a purposeful novel study to go with your unit on The Giver? Tired of spending hours preparing for book clubs or handing out a list of chapter comprehension questions that build skills that don't transfer? This no prep book study for The Giver has activities designed to help your students build deep reading comprehension skills without a ton of work on your end.

The Giver Foldable Novel Study Unit

Looking for a purposeful novel study to go with your unit on The Giver? Tired of spending hours preparing for book clubs or handing out a list of chapter comprehension questions that build skills that don't transfer? This no prep book study for The Giver

Novel study foldable trifolds for the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen with lots of great reading comprehension practice for grades 4-6 | summary, main idea, inferences, characters, and more

Hatchet Novel Study Unit

Novel study foldable trifolds for the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen with lots of great reading comprehension practice for grades

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