suffix-worksheets
Word Study

Suffix Worksheets Improve Understanding of Word Structure and Meaning

A suffix is one or more letters that are found at the end of a word. In the word, "cautious" the root word is caution and the suffix is ious. Cautious means full of caution. Recognizing the root word and suffix will help improve students understanding. Suffix worksheets can give students extra practice and improve… Continue reading Suffix Worksheets Improve Understanding of Word Structure and Meaning

reading-strategies
Fiction, Nonfiction

Reading Strategies Make Active Readers

Reading strategies support comprehension in reading. They help scaffold the students' thinking, reading, note-taking skills, and writing. Reading Fiction Fictional text is organized through the story structure. It is useful for students to describe the character by taking notes. To analyze the character, I use a web diagram and also a three column chart to… Continue reading Reading Strategies Make Active Readers

Fiction

5 Literary Elements Graphic Organizers Improve Students’ Sense of Story

Literary graphic organizers can help guide the students' thinking as well as improve their sense of story. Literary elements are the components of stories that children have exposure to at a young age. What are literary elements? Setting, character, plot, mood, and theme are five examples. Setting is where the story takes place. I have… Continue reading 5 Literary Elements Graphic Organizers Improve Students’ Sense of Story

literature-circle-jobs
Fiction, Nonfiction, Student Centered

Flexible Literature Circles Jobs can Empower Students

Literature Circles are a great way to have student led discussions. Students get a sense of responsibility, accountability, and cooperation. How do I start literature circles? The discussion director is the role I like to start with. As I read and think aloud, I write down questions. I model thought provoking, open ended questions. There… Continue reading Flexible Literature Circles Jobs can Empower Students