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Authors Purpose

Author's Purpose Anchor chart for students and teacher to complete together with examples and what to look for while reading.

Love the idea of close reading..... You can address all reading standards within close reading activities and it requires a deeper involvement with the text.... Anchor Charts | ELA in the middle | Page 2

Close reading anchor chart -Reminds kids that they need to read things more than once! Gives them something specific to look for each time:)

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Required nightly reading is a big part of most homework in elementary school so mix it up! Get your students out of a stale reading routine and get them reading in a variety of places and situations (ex. reading on a Wednesday under a tree)

Printable File Folder Games, Other Fun Classroom Activities: Persuasive Writing Lesson Activity

I love PIE! I use this acronym all year with my students. I refer to the posters during my reading and writing workshops. The pi.

cause and effect chain…this does not lead to the blog, but the picture is enough…Love that this is a very different way to show a "chain" of events!

cause and effect chain. What a great visual for students to SEE cause and effect. On flip chart paper.

A Quick Check Formative Assessment Idea

A Quick Check Formative Assessment Idea (Young Teacher Love)

Exit Slip/formative assessment idea: Ticket out the Door I like the idea of having a place for everyone to put there sticky note. Then you can quickly tell who didn't turn it in.

classroom displays by Yemi

A word wall using synonyms ! I like this idea. Students who are GT or don't have anything to work on in enrichment can create this synonym word wall bulletin board (and then maybe an antonym board?

Nonfiction writing in kindergarten. Anchor charts for informational texts and model writing for writers workshop.

Informational Reading and Writing in Kindergarten

Take a sneak peek into these writing workshops. You'll see classroom anchor charts, celebrations, student writing, and more.

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