The Beginning of Book Clubs in B13
My literacy blocks are beginning their first book clubs. They will be reading and discussing books in a series. They were supposed to do this unit back in November, but at that time my teammates and I thought it best to go ahead with the nonfiction unit instead. The main reason was that we did not have enough books. Now we are ready to go and the students are really excited! Here are some of the pieces I have put in place to get us started...I will share more as the clubs progress. Each book…
Reading Choice Boards | Google Slides and Editable | Distance Learning
Use these fiction and nonfiction reading response choice boards to give your students ownership during distance learning and independent reading in the classroom. Printable versions as well as editable and Google Slides versions included to use with virtual learning. Print choice board and answer sh...
Upper Elementary Snapshots
An Upper Elementary Collaborative blog written by 13 teachers. Includes teaching ideas and resources for grades 3, 4, and 5.
Introducing 10 Reading Skills in 10 Weeks!
Since it is summertime and so many of us are already in planning mode for next year, I wanted to utilize my Mentor Text series post this month to share books to help you introduce 10 basic reading skills to your students. If you like any of the books you see in this blog post, you can click on the picture to find the affiliate link for the book on Amazon. 10 Reading Skills in 10 Weeks Last summer, I spent a large chunk of my summer working to find mentor texts to use in the first ten weeks…
Here you will find all of my posts about reading in one place! From reading anchor charts, activities, task cards, to novel projects, yo...
Reading Strategies Posters and Anchor Charts (2nd Edition) - Distance Learning
Are you ready to raise the bar of your reading instruction? These reading strategy anchor charts and posters will help your students develop strong comprehension skills. These easy to read and ready to print reading anchor charts work as a great companion for your read aloud or small group lesson.Th...
Offering Choice in your Reading Response Activities | Top Teaching Tasks
Reading Response activities will likely form a major part of your reading programme, whether you are running guided reading groups, a daily 5 system,
15 Life-Changing Middle Grade Books - WeAreTeachers
Sometimes finding books for kids in the middle grades (4-9) can be tricky, especially if you're looking for well-written, engaging, stories.
Read Alouds to Teach Theme | Mentor Texts for Reading Series
If you are looking for theme mentor texts or read alouds for teaching theme, this post shares 6 read alouds with summaries and possible themes for each.
Using The Gardener to Teach the Influence of Point of View RL.5.6 (Spring Mentor Text) - Teaching with Jennifer Findley
Read this post to discover how to use The Gardener to teach the influence of point of view on a story and grab free printables.
Reading Strategies Anchor Charts and Posters for Distance Learning
Are you ready to raise the bar of your reading instruction? These reading strategy anchor charts and posters will help your students develop strong comprehension skills. These easy to read and ready to print reading anchor charts work as a great companion for your read aloud or small group lesson. T...