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Papa Hemingway by abfarmer9 on @DeviantArt

Papa Hemingway by on

This is a handy chart to easily convert DRA, Guided Reading & AR levels with grade level equivalencies as well as reading development stages. The color coding is a system I used to label my books in first grade and found it especially handy when I was a reading specialist.

This is a handy chart to easily convert DRA, Guided Reading & AR Levels with Grade Level Equivalencies as well as reading development stages. ***the color coding is a system I used to label my books in first grade and found it especially handy when I was

My favorite books for teaching character traits, actions, and feelings! Read the post for more lessons!

August and September Read Alouds

My favorite time of day is read aloud in the classroom. All my students sitting around and enjoying a story together. As the teacher, I always like to choose rich texts with tons of learning opportuni

Have the students write down a text connections that they make during their independent reading time on a slip of construction paper, share, and then categorize them into the three text connections. Once categorized, connect them to create paper chains:)  I love the visual "connection" picture that it makes in the kids heads. -the {ART} of learning: {Text Connections}

Have the students write down a text connections that they make during their independent reading time on a slip of construction paper, share, and then categorize them into the three text connections. Once categorized, connect them to create paper chains

Literary Hoots Flowchart: What Books to Give a Middle-Grader

Flowchart: What Books to Give a Middle-Grader

Middle-grade book recommendation flowchart-- What books to give a middle-grader who is also a . (from Literaryhoots)

This rainbow fish craft is the perfect companion to the beloved book "The Rainbow Fish." It is so bright and colorful - kids love it!

Rainbow Fish Craft

Color the rainbow fish blue, and then use different colored tissue paper squares and glue them on to the fish. Arts and Crafts

If by Rudyard Kipling- memorized this in the 6th grade and hated it then but I am now glad I did.

If by Rudyard Kipling- memorized this in the grade and hated it then but I am now glad I did. Thanks to my history teacher back then.

The Guardian's list of the 100 greatest novels of all time                                                                                                                                                                                 More

The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list

Gulliver's Travels: book vs movie Context: First of all, there is a big difference between the contexts in which both works were .

Found poetry, altered book

Found poetry, altered book // Hiding texts // books are already something that hides itself (means and sends different things to different people who reads it) May have hidden messages between the lines.

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