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Close Reading Lesson: Faithful Elephants by Yukio Tsuchiya

Close reading is when a reader analyzes the details of a text to make interpretations and develop a deep understanding of the passage. Often the reader uses a short text and rereads the passage several times focusing on a different literary element with each read... Continue Reading

October 19, 2017

Free Thanksgiving Reading Activities Elementary Students Will Love

The downloads that are available with this post are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving reading activities. Print these free worksheets for your elementary classroom!

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October 11, 2017

Halloween Reading Comprehension Worksheets and Graphic Organizers

Add some spooktacular elements to your classroom curriculum with my free Halloween reading comprehension worksheets, book suggestions, and interactive read aloud.

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September 25, 2017

How to Use the Circle of Viewpoints Routine with Students

Circle of viewpoints is a “thinking routine” protocol featured in the book, Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding and Independence for All Learners by Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church, and Karin Morrison. If you are not familiar with this book or the concept of Visible Thinking, check out this blog’s previous professional development articles here.

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August 31, 2017

Explore Emerging Themes with Pax by Sara Pennypacker, Grades 3–6

I love to share books that get even the most reluctant reader to start reading. Outside of sharing my recommendations with colleagues, I've also dedicated numerous blog articles to books that will inspire young readers.

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August 22, 2017

Elements of a Literacy-Rich 21st Century Classroom

Do you want to bring a 21st century classroom design into your classroom? This guide will assist you in setting up a literacy-rich environment in a 21st century classroom.

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August 8, 2017

How to Assess Reading Levels of Elementary Students Throughout the Year

Balanced Literacy is a curricular methodology that integrates various modalities of literacy instruction, which are aimed at guiding students towards proficient and lifelong reading. To successfully integrate the balanced literacy approach into instruction and set students up to become lifelong readers, teachers must assess and confer with students at the start of the school year.

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Literacy tips from our fabulous expert Erin!

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Interactive Read Aloud Bundle, K–5

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Annotating a text helps students identify questions, confusing language, and important ideas or words that support their deepened understanding. As they keep track of their thinking, students will make connections with what they are reading.  Help students learn how to annotate a text and master this close reading element with the Annotating a Text Practice Sheet.

Annotating a Text Practice Sheet, Grades 6–8

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Comparing & Contrasting Texts: Ruby Bridges, Grades 4–5

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Balanced Literacy Kit, K–8

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Notice & Note Signpost Posters K–5

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Balanced Literacy Kit, K–8

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See what more and more classrooms across the country are doing to integrate various literacy instruction and guide students toward proficient and lifelong reading.

Balanced Literacy Kit, K–8

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See what more and more classrooms across the country are doing to integrate various literacy instruction and guide students toward proficient and lifelong reading.

Balanced Literacy Kit, K–8

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Annotating a text helps students identify questions, confusing language, and important ideas or words that support their deepened understanding. As they keep track of their thinking, students will make connections with what they are reading.  Help students learn how to annotate a text and master this close reading element with the Annotating a Text Practice Sheet.

Annotating a Text Practice Sheet, Grades 6–8

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