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Getting kids to write about text by using SNOTS. Sounds disgusting, but the results are AMAZING!

Text Marking Using SNOTS Small Notes on the SIde

Teaching students how to annotate text. Make sure to stock up on green colored pencils!

Text Marking Using SNOTS Small Notes on the SIde

Boogieing Up Your Responding to Text with SNOTS. Love this easy and fun text marking technique! Actually get your students to WANT to text mark!

How to set up your classroom to support the Common Core Standards

How to set up your classroom to support the Common Core Standards

After studying the classic fairy tales, it's fun to compare the fractured versions.

14 Fractured Fairy Tales

The how and why of Reading Response Journals. Seriously, one of the best ways I've found for students to authentically engage with text!

The How and Why of Reading Response Journals

The How and Why of Reading Response Journals. "Use reading response journals in your classroom as a casual and flexible way for students to respond to text, share opinions, and write their thoughts.

Books for Making Inferences and Predictions ~ fantastic texts for teaching kids to "read between the lines" | This Reading Mama

Books for Making Inferences and Predictions

Books for Making Inferences and Predictions - This Reading Mama Any book with a clear story line and good “cliff hangers” makes for a good book to use for making predictions.

A great example of close reading to show your students (image from Oscar Learn, Oscar Teach!)

How to Do a Close Reading for fiction - teach grammar like this - by copying a page in a student's beloved book and show how to diagram sentences. model with a different student's book each day

5 ways to encourage your upper elementary to middle school students to enhance fluency.

Great tips for helping older students continue developing their fluency. 5 ways to encourage your upper elementary to middle school students to enhance fluency.

Appropriate Annotation Graphic Organizer created from http://www.teachhub.com/how-annotation-reshapes-student-reading.

Do you need help with taking notes while reading? Check out this Appropriate Annotation Graphic Organizer.

5 of My Favorite Non-Fiction Series to Engage Readers. FREEBIES to go with each book series. Perfect for elementary and upper grades.

Teach Your Child to Read - 5 of My Favorite Non-Fiction Series to Engage Readers. FREEBIES to go with each book series. Perfect for elementary and upper grades. - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future.

Heads Down, Vocabulary Up- a fun way to practice vocabulary and keeping kids engaged in the classroom!

4 Games to Increase Vocabulary Success

Vocabulary instruction is such an important part of our reading block. These four vocabulary games are hands on and engaging and perfect for practicing any set of words. They can also be played in 20 minutes or less!

How to ace the concealing game? Benefit Boi-ing collection. Four types of concealers for every concern: Industrial Strength for full coverage to hide dark circles and blemishes, Airbrush for a lightweight retouching and smoothing look, Brightening to perk up tired eyes and fix discoloration, and Hydrating for sheer, hydrating coverage.

How to ace the concealing game? Four types of concealers for every concern: Industrial Strength for full coverage to hide dark circles and blemishes, Airbrush for a lightweight retouching and smoothing look, Brightening to perk

Tournament of Books....perfect to go with March madness!

Tournament of Kids Books-- To celebrate March Madness, 16 favorite kids books face off bracket style. Compare and contrast books using story elements. Each kid assigned one section/face-off of the bracket!

A Close Read poster for the classroom is great to guide students through the reading and writing process. This aligns with the Common Core ELA Standard 4.W.8 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources

A Close Read poster for the classroom is great to guide students through the reading and writing process. This aligns with the Common Core ELA Standard Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digita