FREEBIE: Non-Fiction Text Features Pre or Post-Assessment
These DIFFERENTIATED non-fiction text features activities can be used in a variety of ways: ~Pre-assessment ~Post-assessment ~Interactive Journal ~Follow-up ~Literacy Center and MORE! **Suitable for first and second grades **Teacher directed tool for the emergent-level kindergarten **Remediatio...
K-4 Animal Research Projects (What the Teacher Wants!)
Animal reports are a fun way to get young students excited about doing research. Today I wanted to show how I differentiate my animal research unit for kindergarten all the way up through fourth grade
Five-Finger Retell Poster + Worksheet
Today's Wednesday, and that means it's one day closer to being break for me. And for the rest of you, only three more days 'til the weekend! Today's post offers you another classroom resource that I created. This one focuses on the "five-finger retell" strategy. The download includes a poster that can be used as…
Teaching Text Features: A Nonfiction Common Core Aligned Unit
I have gathered ten of my favorite practice pages for teaching text features. Each handout teaches about a certain content while covering Common Core Standard RI2.5. My students need constant review of this standard, and this packet gives you themed material to use throughout the year! Inclu...
Jan Brett Literacy Activities (update and a FREEBIE!) - Sarah's Teaching Snippets
It’s almost Jan Brett time! I LOVE Jan Brett books! Her books have been always been among my favorites. Last year, I put together a pack of literacy activities that I’ve been doing with my class over the years. Last weekend I updated it a tad. Here’s a preview of this pack: Activities for The Mitten: ... Read More about Jan Brett Literacy Activities (update and a FREEBIE!)
How to Teach Inference
With the Common Core Standards in place, students are being asked more and more to use critical thinking skills to analyze literary and informational text. Inference is a prime example of a critical thinking skill used in classrooms today. Students are asked to read text and analyze it by thinking deeper---way beyond the visual text.