4 Independent Reading Ideas that will Engage Students

Do you have restless students during readers' workshop? Are you looking for ways to engage students with the text? I ...
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Text Features are important to teach in the Content Area

Students struggle using text features when reading expository text. We need to provide students the tools to understand what they ...
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Pre reading Activities that Support Comprehension

Pre-reading activities help the students prepare before reading. Like most things we do, planning happens first. Gardening, scrapbooking, and cooking ...
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Graphic Organizer Note Taking Templates that Save Time

What is a graphic organizer template? A graphic organizer templates is a template that is organizes ideas from what was ...
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Idiom for the day activities that help ELL students

Idiom for the day is a great way to involve students in learning how figurative language works. Having seasonal idioms ...
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All About Me Activities that are easy and fun for students

Write A Bio Poem Students enjoy writing about their hobbies and interests. A bio poem is a short poem for ...
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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" ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Goal Setting Worksheets are like a Road Map

Goal setting worksheets guide students on their journey similar to how a map guides us when taking a road trip ...
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Study Habits for Successful Distant Learning

Study habits are more important than ever before. My own children will be learning remotely this fall. I organized a ...
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Bitmoji Classroom can be made with these 5 Steps

Summer of 2019, I made a bitmoji using my iPhone. It was fun and relaxing. I had flashbacks on taking ...
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Technology in Literacy is an Effective Assessment Tool

Technology in literacy is engaging for students. Are you looking for ways to use technology to help monitor students? There ...
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5 Book Reports Templates that are Easy to Use

Book reports templates provide a framework to explain the content of a book. Whether a student reports on a fiction ...
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Prefix Worksheets can Improve Understanding of Root Words and Meaning

Prefix Worksheets have an important role in word study. Prefixes as we know are composed of two or more letters ...
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Character Analysis made easy with Graphic Organizer Templates

Character analysis templates help students take notes on how the characters feel and act. As you begin to read fictional ...
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Spelling Practice can be Fun

Spelling practice is an important component of any literacy program. I use word work as part of my middle school ...
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7 Strategies for Using Academic Conversation Starters to Engage Students

For many years, I asked comprehension questions from the text and called on students to answer. The problem with that ...
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How are text structures organized for nonfiction?

Writers organize nonfiction text into five text structures. They are description, sequence, compare and contrast, cause and effect, problem and ...
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Why are Text Features Important?

Text features for nonfiction are a great tool to help students focus on their reading. Most of the reading material ...
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