Daily 5 Stations
Today was the first day that we did our Daily 5 stations in class and I am so pleased with how it went! I am currently using 5 stations (rea...
A mini office is a particular application of lapbooks. Each child can make his own mini-office -- a lapbook filled with reference pages for his own learning. The sky is the limit on what you can include. Fill the mini office with the charts that...
Reading Strategies Anchor Charts and Posters for Distance Learning
Point of View Anchor Chart - Mini Anchor Charts are a great addition to your interactive reading journal
Literary Analysis Handouts
These materials will help you implement a literary analysis essay with your students. In the spirit of getting away from the five paragraph essay, it includes an outline template for a four-paragraph literary analysis, a peer-editing worksheet, and a rubric.
Recently, I began argument writing with the middle school students that I work with and have started opinion writing with my elementary students. Above is an example of the poster that I developed for our lessons. My first goal was to make sure that students know the parts of an argumentative essay. As I presented the poster, the students helped to generate ideas about how each part of an argumentative essay should be presented. We spent some time talking about writing good evidence. This is…
Five Paragraph Essays – Tips for Teaching and Grading
When I look back to my first experience teaching five paragraph essays to fifth graders, I can remember how terribly unprepared I felt. I knew that the five paragraph essay format was what my students needed
NO RED INK noredink Google Classroom Distance Learning
No Red Ink Grammar Guide for GOOGLE CLASSROOM. Don't know where to begin using NRI? This Google Sheet paces the whole year by units. For each unit, it shows the number and name of each topic and estimated completion time. It can be used by students individually, or can be shared as a collaborative sheet, allowing each student to color the squares they complete. They work as a class to reach bonuses and incentives! The best part? You can see the progress of your whole class at a glance!
The Literary Maven: Introducing Text Annotation Using the Gradual Release Process
Students can struggle with reading for a variety of reasons: rich vocabulary, lack of background knowledge, the author's writing style. To scaffold difficult texts, teach students to annotate through the gradual release process.
Sentence Fluency- 8 Ways to Begin Sentences
When teaching your students to vary their sentence beginnings, use this list of 8 different ways to begin sentences. Give students a copy to keep in their Writing folders for reference! Writer's Workshop, Sentence Fluency, Sentence Beginnings, Six Traits, 6 Traits You Might Also Like "Varying Sen...