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Students search the texts for reasons, evidence, examples, facts and details that support their opinion, then organize their thoughts on the graphic organizer.

adjectives describing me - characterization

Using adjectives to describe ourselves: draw picture of self; use whiteboards to brainstorm 7 adjectives; copied their adjectives onto small pieces of white paper, drew/cut themselves out, and wrote their name at the top

Authors who skype with classes for free.  Good idea to use for a writing lesson.

Skype Fun with Authors. Click through messner link to get to a great list of authors who will skype with classrooms for free

Free Fluency Passages for First Grade Sampler! Get one fluency passage and one comprehension question sheet for each month! These are great for guided reading, literacy centers, fluency stations, interventions, homework, and/or morning work.  They also in

First Grade Passages Sampler

Great resources for reading fluency activities for your primary students. Differentiate with monthly fluency passages.

Tips for Teaching Inference http://www.minds-in-bloom.com/2012/02/tips-for-teaching-inference.html

Tips for Teaching Inference

Every reading teacher is tasked with teaching inference, and it's always a challenge. We've compiled tips for teaching inference in this post.

The students read a book and created apps related to setting, characters, events, problem & solution.  What a creative book report!

Reading Ideas ~ Ten Pin Linky!

Creative book report: The students read a book and create apps related to setting, characters, events, problem & solution.

FREE!  This Theme lesson is perfect for an introduction or review practice for teaching theme.  These reading passages will challenge your 3rd-6th graders and provide you with printables that are no prep and easy to use!

FREE! This Theme lesson is perfect for an introduction or review practice for teaching theme. These reading passages will challenge your 3rd-6th graders and provide you with printables that are no prep and easy to use!

Using task cards in small groups (or whole class) to review answering fiction comprehension questions.  Provide evidence within the text, and who doesn't love color coding!?$

Fiction Comprehension

Sequencing Activity

A Grade Adventure: Sequencing -Students draw 4 pictures on index cards from important parts from the story they just read. Then, they add sentences explaining which part of the story they illustrated.

This poster isn't free, but I thought it was a neat way to make reading "whole body!"

For the Love of Teaching: Metacognitive Strategies for Reading Comprehension. A little complicated for my little guys but looks good for older readers.

Text mapping: way to teach features of nonfiction

Textmapping--this is such a useful idea when identifying vocabulary, key concepts, etc. in non-fiction reading.

6 compare and contrast nonfiction mini-passages about animals, each featuring informational text and 4 multiple-choice comprehension questions on one page. The questions include a variety of reading skills and are modeled after the types of questions on standardized reading tests. The last two questions of each passage are about similarities and differences. Venn diagrams for each passage also included. Great for 3rd-5th!

Compare Contrast Reading Passages

Essays for class Let your fifth grader practice writing a descriptive essay in this free, printable writing worksheet. In ‘Essay Writing: My Family’, students describe a member of.

FREE Author's Purpose Test Prep Packet- Includes 5 passages and uses the PIE'ED acronym approach for upper elementary and middle school students- persuade, inform, entertain, explain, and describe

I created this FREE set of Author's Purpose test prep passages for teachers who want to teach their students the more advanced version of Author's Purpose: PIE'ED! persuade inform entertain explain describe In the past, I taught the PIE method.

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