Thrasher's Fifth Grade Rockstars
So many things have happened here in our last few weeks together. Time flew, and we find ourselves ready to become sixth graders. (Leaving behind Mrs. T. who will remain forever a fifth grader.) What special memories we have made. Enjoy these last few photos, and don't forget to come see me next year. Peace and love my sweet angels. American Revolution Artifacts Egg Drop Miles for Merry Miracles awarded our team $500.00 because of our accomplishments this year sponsoring 17 angels at…
13 Strategies to Improve Classroom Discussions (& Anchor Charts!)
These 13 teacher and expert-tested strategies (plus 10 anchor charts) will strengthen your students' ability to find and use evidence from any text.
Bundled Comprehension: Win It!!
PSA: I've been hesitant to write a post plugging my bundled comprehension passages for a few weeks. I hate writing anything that seems to braggy or salesman-like but I really want to show what a versatile product the passages are, as well as give you a chance to win them and/or grab them at a great price...so without further ado.. *** If you've been a follower of my blog or my TpT shop for awhile, you know that my comprehension passages are my babies. I started with the Winter Edition two…
Anchor Chart Academy
Oh summer....you are far too wonderful! I have been enjoying my days playing with markers, colored pencils, and posters. Posters, posters, posters... This 150 hours of classroom work thing has been rather successful so far (80 hours down) as I prepare charts, decorations, and documents for myself and my coworkers. My circle cutter and I did some bonding way back in June, and I finally got those circles adhered to their respective posters. As promised: CHAMPS Posters! I've mentioned it…
Super Sleuth Blog Hop Stop #7
Welcome to our Reading Super Sleuth Blog Hop!!! I am so glad you are here to have a lot of fun, find a bunch of freebies and enter a contest! If you are just
Idioms, Close Reading Guide, and a Freebie!
Literacy resources and tips for teaching struggling readers in upper elementary | Boost vocabulary | Mystery Word of the Week | Literacy freebies
Text Detectives- Find the Text Evidence FREEBIE Sampler!
The ORIGINAL Text Detectives for Color-Coded Comprehension and Text Evidence! :) This bundle includes 5 sample passages to let you try my best-selling Text Detectives packs before you buy! Do your students have trouble finding text evidence to support their answers to basic comprehension questions?
Whole Brain Teaching: 3rd Grade, Science
Lindsey Roush's Ohio 3rd graders demonstrate one of crucial Common Core skills, answering text based questions ... while they have a blast! Whole Brain Teac...
Writing with Text Evidence
Text evidence writing is near and dear to my heart. It gives me a chance to tell my students not to dump and run. “No evidence dumping!” I say. “Your answer does not belong in a commode! Present your evidence in a lovely little box, and proceed to tell your reader why they need this special gift. I always start the year by teaching how to answer questions that require text evidence. I use the RACES technique, Restate, Answer, Cite evidence, Explain, Cite evidence, Explain and Sum it up. The…
Text Detectives- Find the Text Evidence Super Snow Sampler!
Do your students have trouble finding text evidence to support their answers to basic comprehension questions? After reading short passages, your students will underline the text-based evidence that answers each basic comprehension question using a simple color-code system. Perfect for introducing ...