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
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 or nonfiction book, comprehension skills and strategies are in use. When reporting on a book that is fiction, you will want students to include a plot map, character analysis, connections, and a brief book review.… Continue reading 5 Book Reports Templates that are Easy to Use
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 solution. Most text that students read above grade 4 is nonfiction. Text structure graphic organizers are a great way for students to organize their notes. Description Description is one example of a text structure. The text… Continue reading How are text structures organized for nonfiction?
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 in middle school and high school is nonfiction. Students struggle with nonfiction text. You might have told students to slow down, reread the text, add more evidence to their answer, or take better notes. While… Continue reading Why are Text Features Important?
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