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susangaylord.com: Bookmaking Projects. (My class did biography "Who Am I? projects" using this idea and my students loved it! -Michael)

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Ideas for bookmaking projects come to me in all sorts of places. Last month I was at a talk by Tuskegee Airman James A. Sheppard at the Newburyport Public Library. He started by describing the history of African American aviation before World war II and showed a photo of the first licensed black aviator in the US—a woman named Bessie Coleman. I immediately knew she would be a perfect subject for March's bookmaking project in celebration of Women's History Month. Here is a Who Am I? Book…

Ormie the Pig; Prediction, Inference  OH MY GOODNESS...hysterical...kids will love this!

Ormie the Pig

Ormie is a Pig, in every sense of the word. Pig see cookie. Pig want cookie. But they are out of reach...or are they? See Ormie's attempts to gain the warm s...

Ormie the Pig; Prediction, Inference OH MY GOODNESS...hysterical...kids will love this!

Ormie the Pig

Ormie is a Pig, in every sense of the word. Pig see cookie. Pig want cookie. But they are out of reach...or are they? See Ormie's attempts to gain the warm s...

FREE - Graphic Organizer: Making Inferences

Graphic Organizer: Making Inferences

1 graphic organizer Directions: Read the text to make an inference based on the information provided and what you already know. Remember, you want to reveal what the author isn't telling the reader directly. If you like this product, then you may also like: Graphic Organizer: Making Inferences...

Teaching plot with picture books. A shared reading lesson that includes a free printable story map.

Teaching Plot with Picture Books • Teacher Thrive

Teaching plot with picture books. A shared reading lesson that includes a free printable story map.

Reading Ideas

Teacher to Teacher Ideas in the Top Teaching Blog | Scholastic

Exciting lesson ideas, classroom strategies, teaching tips, book lists, videos, and reproducibles in a daily blog by teachers from the classrooms of extraordinary mentor

Close Reading Nonfiction Texts for Upper Elementary - Each text is discreetly differentiated into four levels of difficulty, with reading levels ranging from high-fourth to high-eighth. Following each topic are second read, third read, and writing response activities. Options are included for your interactive notebooks. These could also be included in literacy centers or given as weekly homework. Each month contains four high-interest topics. $

Fifth in the Middle

Close Reading Nonfiction Texts for Upper Elementary - Each text is discreetly differentiated into four levels of difficulty, with reading levels ranging from high-fourth to high-eighth. Following each topic are second read, third read, and writing response activities. Options are included for your interactive notebooks. These could also be included in literacy centers or given as weekly homework. Each month contains four high-interest topics. $

Whole Brain Teaching with the iPad ~ Free ideas for all levels of Bloom's taxonomy and more!

Resources To Start Off Your Week 66

Today marks the first Monday in June which means that school will be finishing up in just a few short weeks! While many teachers around here are eagerly anticipating these last few weeks so they can finish up their year and begin their summer holidays, I am excited because it means I will get access to my first classroom!! I can't wait to start organizing and putting my mark on my future classroom :) I have already been told that major renovations will be taking place in the room beside me…

We don't know what the Minions are actually "saying" but we understand what is going on.  Distance Contest (Ending of "Despicable Me") - context clues and inferences YouTube

Distance Contest (Ending of "Despicable Me")

Crazy short mov mixed in the ending creds of the movie Despicable Me..

Teaching students about primary and secondary sources is important in the context of historical thinking. Students who can be active consumers of primary sources enable themselves to view historical events from multiple perspectives and get to know all sides of the story with limited bias (hopefully.)

Teaching students about primary and secondary sources is important in the context of historical thinking. Students who can be active consumers of primary sources enable themselves to view historical events from multiple perspectives and get to know all sides of the story with limited bias (hopefully.)

Read about lots of great ideas to help you teach character traits in reading.

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Read about lots of great ideas to help you teach character traits in reading.

Mood and Tone... great lesson to introduce mood, tone and the difference

Mood and Tone

This lesson idea connects music, art, reading, and writing to further student comprehension regarding mood and tone.

{FREEBIE} Candy Corn - A Reading Freebie for Grades 3-6 - High-Interest Informational Text, worksheet, and answer key! Fun topic!

Halloween Reading Comprehension Passage and Questions

This high-interest informational text passage is perfect for October reading! This high-interest nonfiction passage, "Candy Corn - A Unique Treat", and comprehension worksheet is ideal for students in grades 3-6. This free resource is part of a much larger, more comprehensive unit, which has other...