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Each year my grade level orders classroom magazines for our students to use, and each year I struggle with how to make the most out of them. While my students have always really enjoyed reading their magazines, I wanted to make sure that they were learning as much about non-fiction, as they were about the topics they were reading about.

Each year my grade level orders classroom magazines for our students to use, and each year I struggle with how to make the most out of them.

I am loving this Close Reading Toolbox!! It's just perfect for teaching students close reading strategies when given non-fiction passages. The insert helps teach students how to use different tools with informational texts. I can't wait to use this with a

I am loving this Close Reading Toolbox! It's just perfect for teaching students close reading strategies when given non-fiction passages. The insert helps teach students how to use different tools with informational texts. I can't wait to use this with a

Free Text Features Game

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This contains 27 text features game cards and a game board to help students practice finding various text features in nonfiction text. This text features game works great as a pair/group activity, or for use in literacy centers.

Looking for activities to introduce non-fiction to your upper grade students?! Check out my latest blog post on exploring information texts in the elementary classroom. I share tons of ideas for teaching and about non-fiction in a way that is engaging and

Ideas for Exploring Non-Fiction in the Elementary Classroom

Free poetry book and posters to help you students learn important terms.  Great for learning centers.

How to Teach Poetry (Even if You Hate it

Free poetry book and posters to help you students learn important terms. Great for learning centers.

This is a wonderful tool that works with any type of informational or non-fiction text. This resource is Common Core aligned and was created for upper grades. Students are scaffolded through this response sheet. Students must complete a pre-read where the

Informational Text Response (Non-Fiction Text Features Main Idea) Any Text

This is a wonderful tool that works with any type of informational or non-fiction text. This resource is Common Core aligned and was created for upper grades. Students are scaffolded through this response sheet. Students must complete a pre-read where the

Reading response menus give students some choice while allowing teachers to hold students accountable for independent reading and assess their understanding of various comprehension skills. Learning to write about text will help students to deepen their understanding and prepare them for standardized testing.

Reading Response Menus *EDITABLE

Reading response menus give students some choice while allowing teachers to hold students accountable for independent reading and assess their understanding of various comprehension skills. Learning to write about text will help students to deepen their

Giving Students Choices with Informational Text- Love this Freebie!!

Giving Students Choices with Informational Text- Love this 5 page Freebie! Perfect for second and third graders! - Can adjust for and this is what we're doing now!

Non-Fiction Text Response Graphic Organizer. 5-3-1. Can be used with any informational text and hits second grade common core reading standard RI.2.1. by gayle

Non-Fiction Text Response Graphic Organizer. 5-3-1. Can be used with any informational text and hits second grade common core reading standard RI.2.1. by gayle

Help students through the writing process by attaching two folders.  Students can store their writing in a pocket according to what step they are in the process.  Also includes writing topic ideas, commonly misspelled and overused words, and editing checklists.  A MUST HAVE for the classroom!

Grades 3-5 The Writing Process Folder, Classroom Posters, and Writing Sheets

Grades The Writing Process Folder, Classroom Posters, and Writing Sheets

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