Readworks - this site breaks down all the common core elements into grade specific lesson plans, plus worksheets, plus online reading passages and questions. Great resource, covers ELA standards K - grade.
Includes: -Four variations of a character trait mini poster students will create when reading a story/novel (varying amounts of spaces for character traits and two with indirect/direct characterization spaces and two without) -Two variations of notes for
Character, Setting, & Plot Grade 4 Common Core RL.4.3
Word Box - If a student doesn't know how to spell a word, they check the card in the box. If it's not there, they bring the card to the teacher. Teacher & student spell it together, & then the card goes back in its spot when they're done.
I'm so tired of hearing that the character is "Nice" Classroom: Reading / Writing. Character Traits grouped with similar traits. Use to compare and contrast. What are the subtle differences? Would be great to transfer these into a web organizer.
For keeping track of Reading Level: Take running record of each student once a week. Each student has their own name tag with velcro on it. You move it according to what their reading level is as they progress.