Reading Response Sentence Stem Anchor Charts
Over 80 sentence starters among 12 different categories! Perfect for Reading Response Journals! Includes small and large charts.
1st Grade Writing: Pairing Writing & Reading - The Brown Bag Teacher
FREE printable for answering open response questions. Perfect for On Demand Writing (The Brown Bag Teacher)
R.A.C.E Writing Strategy Card
FREE! R.A.C.E Writing Strategy Card: How to Answer Constructive Response Prompts. Are your students ready for the PARCC? Standardized tests? Looking for a way to teach, how to cite evidence? Enjoy this Back To School Freebie!
Hamburger Graphic Organizers and Paragraph Writing Activities
Write an informational paragraph while creating a craft! Your third grade, fourth grade, or fifth grade students will love using this sandwich analogy to build a better paragraph. As they move through the writing process, kids write topic, detail, and concluding sentences on hamburger parts. They then create more parts for elaboration, word choice, and transitions. Expository writing has never been so much fun!
This NO PREP detailed writing program will guide you through a year of writing lessons. It is a COMPLETE writing workshop with step-by-step mini lessons. Every lesson builds upon the previous skill within one piece of writing, which give students a thorough understanding of how to put a piece of writing together. There are separate bundles aligned for each Grade 1-8 and includes a Mentor Text Booklet with ALL grade levels. The lesson plans are filled with directions, special tips and…
RACE to Respond to Reading
As upper grade teachers, one of our biggest challenges is getting students to write thorough and meaningful responses when answering questions about a text. Comprehension questions are meant to encourage students to think about and understand what they have read. We have all seen those responses from students that are answered in one (possibly incomplete) sentence, comprised of maybe five words or so. These lead us to wonder how much students are understanding and thinking about what they…
Ideas to help kids Restate the Question in the Answer
Ideas and resources for teaching students to Restate the Question in the Answer: PQA, TTQA, RACE acronyms are included.
CAPTION: I think that it is important to include things that your students are interested in when teaching strategies. Acronyms are much easier to remember when it has a meaning to them.
Reading Comprehension Posters for ALL Reading Strategies and Reading Skills
24 reading comprehension skills and strategies posters - Use them as references during read alouds or to help students to set reading goals. Each poster has the name of the strategy, prompts that you might ask students, a sample graphic organizer, and sample student responses with sentence frames. Teaching Reading | Reading Comprehension | Classroom Decor | Classroom Posters | Reading Posters
The Brown Bag Teacher
A former 5th grade ELA teacher, now visiting 1st grade. My 1st grade friends loves all things Daily 5, Guided Math, Google Classroom, and Mo Willems.
RACE Writing Response (freebie on a snowday!)
There's no excuse not to blog - I am sitting at home on a snow day :) I was called with the cancellation yesterday just before 5:00...it was so nice to know early! I've been thinking about what I could share on this blog, and pondering what has really worked in my ELA classroom. I realized after my students took their first "Common Assessment" test created by the district that I could not just tell them to "write a complete short answer". I had to teach them how to do it by breaking down…
RACE Constructed Response Strategy Poster and Bookmark Bundle
This bundle includes: RACE Constructed Response Strategy Poster RACE Constructed Response Strategy Poster (2 on 1 page) RACE Constructed Response Strategy Bookmarks The posters and bookmark shows the steps of how to solve a constructed response questions.