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Nonfiction Smackdown!  Developed by Judi Paradis, Plympton School, Waltham, MA http://celebratescience.blogspot.com/2015/10/nonfiction-smackdown.html

Developed by Judi Paradis, Plympton School, Waltham, MA celebratescience….

This product is my answer to fifth grade reading logs.  I find reading logs to be somewhat inauthentic - I know as an adult, I don't record the num...

This product is my answer to fifth grade reading logs. I find reading logs to be somewhat inauthentic - I know as an adult, I don& record the num.

Daily 5 for grade 4+.  I like this Daily 5 choices and that it has a ruberic for 'effort' included. Word work ideas, etc. also found here.

Daily 5 for grade I like this Daily 5 choices and that it has a ruberic for 'effort' included. Word work ideas, etc.gonna tweak for behavior plans

Nonfiction Text Features Scavenger Hunt  Free!

Guided Reading: Buzzing with Ms. B: New Unit: Nonfiction Features! The font is cutesy but I think we could pull a text for my kids' grade level and still use this.

Reading Groups: Before, During, and After Activities- Rolling Through the Text

A guided reading favorite. Engage your students in their guided reading groups with this before, during, and after reading activity. Students simply roll the dice, determine the sum and answer.

Common book themes

Common book themes

Freebie!  This resource contains a lesson for both reading and writing workshops on comparing facts from two nonfiction texts.  It also includes a printable graphic organizer and thinkmark for assessment.

This free resource includes: * A detailed lesson for reading workshop * A detailed lesson for writing workshop * Mini lesson chart examples * .

Six Reasons To Teach Nonfiction

Six Reasons to Teach Nonfiction - I find number two especially true. What kid doesn't want to be an expert on something? I loved getting nonfiction books.

This insightful blog is maintained by a group of education thought leaders who care deeply about nonfiction for children: http://nonfictionandthecommoncore.blogspot.com/

This insightful blog is maintained by a group of education thought leaders who care deeply about nonfiction for children: http://nonfictionandthecommoncore.blogspot.com/

Free Resources for Non-Fiction Texts - One Stop Teacher Shop

Free Nonfiction Reading Websites for Kids

Top ten homework tips for teachers for giving and managing homework in a stress-free classroom! Effective homework strategies for everyone!

Sibert Smackdown! Perfect for a Mock Sibert unit to introduce information books and build excitement for the ALA Youth Media Awards.

Perfect for a Mock Sibert unit to introduce information books and build excitement for the ALA Youth Media Awards.

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