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L S Matthews - Fish - YouTube

Author answers questions about her first children's novel, Fish, for Honeoye Falls Lima Middle School, Community Reads program.

How to use Reading A-Z books in your classroom library:  fold together the pages and the laminated cover, staple the book, then duct tape the spine.  Use different colors of tape for different levels.  Put the same duct tape on the outside of the tub, for easy sorting.

Wicked Fun in First Grade How to use Reading A-Z boooks in your classroom library. After you fold the pages and cut the laminating, (only laminate the cover) you staple the books together. Then,Duct tape! Different colored tape for different levels!

10 awesome apps for K-6 literacy - Selected and described by Angela Watson.  (Free blog post, most of the suggested apps are also free.)

10 awesome apps for K-6 literacy

There are SO many incredible apps out there, and I know whatever list I come up with is going to be missing tons of great stuff. But I might as well start somewhere, right? So I thought I’d share 10 iPad and iPhone apps I love for helping elementary stude

Reading Response for Any Book: One Concept, Five Approaches

Reading Response for Any Book: One Concept, Five Approaches

Classroom Boggle- for kids who finish early!  First off, I LOVE boggle!!  Secondly, this is an awesome way to keep kids busy if they finish early and it would be easy to change some letters at the end of each day or the next morning!

Classroom Boggle-with letters! for kids who finish early! First off, I LOVE boggle! Secondly, this is an awesome way to keep kids busy if they finish early and it would be easy to change some letters at the end of each day or the next morning!

anchor chart - schema (with children's book example)

Schema Anchor Chart: Schema, our mental filing cabinet, is a key element of my theory! Schema can help readers use semantic cues.

~*~ Apples of Your Eye! ~*~: The Basics of Writer's Workshop

Writer's Workshop: The Basics of Writer's Anchor Chart for Writer’s Workshop. Cunningham on page describes the process of Writer’s Workshop. This is a visual representation of what this section suggests.

Create●Teach●Share: Ready, Print, GO! {Halloween Edition} -repinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit ht.ly/63sNt for all our pediatric therapy pins

Halloween printables for and grade. Tons of ideas for math and language arts. Activities for writing, figurative language, and a variety of math skills. Betcha I could turn this into roll a workout.

Digging Deeper into Reading:  A Literature Study Guide to help teachers teach deeply yet nurture a true love of reading, thinking and discussing.  Tons of flexibility and challenge with this resource.  Enjoy!  pd

Fish in a Tree Novel Study

Digging Deeper into Reading: A Literature Study Guide to help teachers teach deeply yet nurture a true love of reading, thinking and discussing. Tons of flexibility and challenge with this resource.

Punctuation Takes a Vacation

Punctuation - would be great for on an anchor chart or as a bulletin board to showcase student writing samples.

Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne.  Great for teaching voice.  Do a blind read and let students guess each speaker's characteristics and manner of dress.

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Author's Point of View graphic organizer aligned with 5th Grade Common Core!  This simple graphic organizer is intended for use along with Anthony Browne's book, "Voices in the Park".

"Voices in the Park" Point of View Graphic Organizer

Author's Point of View graphic organizer aligned with Grade Common Core! This simple graphic organizer is intended for use along with Anthony Browne's book, "Voices in the Park".

My students LOVE to use highlighters when we read closely. They are more engaged with the text simply because they are excited to use a different colored highlighter. Don't you love their enthusiasm at this age? :) I love that each color is for a different purpose necessary with Close Reading:Yellow = Good Readers read the DIRECTIONS.Orange = Good Readers learn new VOCABULARY.Blue = Good Readers find CLUES.Pink = Good Readers can PROVE IT.

Close Reading Highlighter Labels

Free highlighter labels to help students keep organized and engaged while close reading! Also terrific for test prep for older grades. Each label has an I CAN statement to keep your good readers focused on the task at hand.

Totally Terrific in Texas: Small Moments--great for personal narratives

How to Write "Small Moment" stories. includes pictures of the anchor chart she created! Student write small moments on sticky notes and class decides if it is a small moment or not.

Writing anchor chart for the beginning of the year...good way to show K teachers how they can incorporate writing in Daily 5

What Writers Do! This is a basic anchor chart for Kindergarten and First grade teachers. Teachers can use this chart to teach students about what writer do before writing a story. It has pictures and basic words for students to read.

Onomonopoeia Anchor Chart - Internet Beside Follower

This is a beautifully made anchor chart explaining onomatopoeia. I like how it has the onomatopoeia words written in different colors. It is also written in rhyme so you could have the students chant it out loud together.

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