Learning to write a summary can be a tricky skill for students.  It is not always easy to pick the appropriate information to include.  One way I help my students write a summary is with google docs.  Click here to learn more.

Teaching Students to Summarize with Google Docs

Learning to write a summary can be a tricky skill for students. It is not always easy to pick the appropriate information to include.

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3 Key Books About Best Practices in Teaching Reading

5 Essential Components of Reading Instruction: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension

5 Essential Components of Reading Instruction

What are the five essential components of reading instruction? This infograph will help you out:

These Early Finisher Task Cards answer the common classroom question, "I'm Done. Now What?" Superb for Back to School! These print and go task cards are great activities build creative thinking, sequencing, persuasive writing and cause and effect skills. These are useful as an enrichment activity, as a bonus reward or bell ringer activity in your grade three, grade four, or grade five classroom. 4th grade early finishers, 5th grade early finishers.

Early Finishers Activities Task Cards US and NZ Spelling

These Early Finisher Task Cards answer the common classroom question, "I'm Done. Now What?" Superb for Back to School! These print and go task cards are great activities build creative thinking, sequencing, persuasive writing and cause and effect skills. These are useful as an enrichment activity, as a bonus reward or bell ringer activity in your grade three, grade four, or grade five classroom. 4th grade early finishers, 5th grade early finishers.

This Maori Myths and Legends differentiated reading comprehension resource includes FOUR Year Five and Six fiction literature passages with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks - perfect for reading comprehension in your classroom! These print and go worksheets link directly to the New Zealand Curriculum, Level Three. Also suitable for Year Seven and Eight. Featuring Rona and the Moon, Pania of the Reef and more! #MaoriMyths #Myths #Reading

Māori Myths & Legends 3 Reading Texts and Activities Higher Order Thinking NZ

This Maori Myths and Legends differentiated reading comprehension resource includes FOUR Year Five and Six fiction literature passages with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks - perfect for reading comprehension in your classroom! These print and go worksheets link directly to the New Zealand Curriculum, Level Three. Also suitable for Year Seven and Eight. Featuring Rona and the Moon, Pania of the Reef and more! #MaoriMyths #Myths #Reading

Go paperless with our Google Slides-ready reading comprehension resource! Teach traditional Maori myths and legends with differentiated reading passages and questions. This Google Resource includes four Year Five and Six narrative myth passages with six unique slides of engaging text dependent questions and higher order thinking interactive tasks.  Maori Language Week. Great for your guided reading program in both a traditional classroom, Google classroom or 1:1. #maori #mythsandlegends…

Māori Myths and Legends Interactive Digital Reading Activities for Google Drive®

Go paperless with our Google Slides-ready reading comprehension resource! Teach traditional Maori myths and legends with differentiated reading passages and questions. This Google Resource includes four Year Five and Six narrative myth passages with six unique slides of engaging text dependent questions and higher order thinking interactive tasks. Maori Language Week. Great for your guided reading program in both a traditional classroom, Google classroom or 1:1. #maori #mythsandlegends…

This Video Games differentiated reading comprehension resource includes four Grade Four (Year Five) and Grade Five (Year Six) non-fiction informational passages with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks - perfect for close reading! Great for close reading, test prep, literacy circles, guided reading activities for kids. Learn about Pokemon Go, the history of Pokemon, the history of anime and the history of video games.

History of Video Games Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions US NZ

This Video Games differentiated reading comprehension resource includes four Grade Four (Year Five) and Grade Five (Year Six) non-fiction informational passages with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks - perfect for close reading! Great for close reading, test prep, literacy circles, guided reading activities for kids. Learn about Pokemon Go, the history of Pokemon, the history of anime and the history of video games.

This New Zealand Sight Word Super Sight Words Bundle features activity sheets, PowerPoint slides and fluency cards for the Magenta, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green and Orange levels of the New Zealand Sight Word colour wheel. It also features celebratory certificates and a bonus "What's Your Superhero Name?" classroom activity!

New Zealand Sight Words Bundle Magenta Red Yellow Blue Green Orange Words

This New Zealand Sight Word Super Sight Words Bundle features activity sheets, PowerPoint slides and fluency cards for the Magenta, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green and Orange levels of the New Zealand Sight Word colour wheel. It also features celebratory certificates and a bonus "What's Your Superhero Name?" classroom activity!

Brighten up your classroom while teaching Te Reo with these Te Reo Māori Greetings, Introductions and Farewells Posters. These posters come in both English and Te Reo Māori. #TeReoPosters #Posters Perfect for #BacktoSchoolNZ #BacktoSchool

Te Reo Māori Greetings, Introductions and Farewells Classroom Display

Brighten up your classroom while teaching Te Reo with these Te Reo Māori Greetings, Introductions and Farewells Posters. These posters come in both English and Te Reo Māori. #TeReoPosters #Posters Perfect for #BacktoSchoolNZ #BacktoSchool

This Sports Stars! differentiated reading comprehension resource includes seven Grade Four (Year Five) and Grade Five (Year Six) non-fiction informational passages with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks - perfect for close reading! Great for test prep, literacy circles, guided reading activities for kids. Learn about Cristiano Ronaldo, Steven Adams, Serena Williams and more.

Sports Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions US NZ

This Sports Stars! differentiated reading comprehension resource includes seven Grade Four (Year Five) and Grade Five (Year Six) non-fiction informational passages with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks - perfect for close reading! Great for test prep, literacy circles, guided reading activities for kids. Learn about Cristiano Ronaldo, Steven Adams, Serena Williams and more.

Volume Three of our Maori Myths and Legends Reading Resource includes FOUR Year Five and Six (Grade Four and Five) Fiction passages with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks - perfect for reading comprehension! Traditional literature, narrative texts and interesting activities for kids. Take your guided reading and reading comprehension programme to the next level! Great for test prep.

Māori Myths & Legends 3 Reading Texts and Activities Higher Order Thinking NZ

Volume Three of our Maori Myths and Legends Reading Resource includes FOUR Year Five and Six (Grade Four and Five) Fiction passages with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks - perfect for reading comprehension! Traditional literature, narrative texts and interesting activities for kids. Take your guided reading and reading comprehension programme to the next level! Great for test prep.

Samoan Language Week. Reading comprehension activities, SEVEN Year Five and Six Literature passages with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks - perfect for reading comprehension! Myths and legends reading activities are from Samoa, Cook Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Fiji, Niue and Tokelau! #TraditionalLiterature #MythsandLegends

Myths and Legends Pacific Islands Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

Samoan Language Week. Reading comprehension activities, SEVEN Year Five and Six Literature passages with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks - perfect for reading comprehension! Myths and legends reading activities are from Samoa, Cook Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Fiji, Niue and Tokelau! #TraditionalLiterature #MythsandLegends

This Memorial Day Activities Bundle features Reading and Writing Literacy Activities. Perfect for reading comprehension and close reading for 4th Grade and 5th Grade!  Learn more about the history of Memorial Day and how Memorial Day is marked today. This  includes twelve Grade Three Grade Four and Grade Five reading, writing and creating resources. Great for literacy circles and rotations, early finishers, social studies and homework. Also includes an interactive scavenger hunt and puzzle.

Memorial Day Writing and Reading Activity Bundle

This Memorial Day Activities Bundle features Reading and Writing Literacy Activities. Perfect for reading comprehension and close reading for 4th Grade and 5th Grade! Learn more about the history of Memorial Day and how Memorial Day is marked today. This includes twelve Grade Three Grade Four and Grade Five reading, writing and creating resources. Great for literacy circles and rotations, early finishers, social studies and homework. Also includes an interactive scavenger hunt and puzzle.

Engage your students in the Anzac Commemorations with our interactive scavenger hunt and puzzle pack! Your students will learn about Anzac Day's history, the battle of Gallipoli, the significance of poppies, how Anzac Day is celebrated today, and who the 28th Māori Battalion were. Display the 15 fact cards around the room, and hand out the puzzle pieces. Students use the facts to complete their interactive puzzles. #AnzacDay #AnzacDayActivities

Anzac Day Activities Scavenger Hunt Puzzle New Zealand and Australia

Engage your students in the Anzac Commemorations with our interactive scavenger hunt and puzzle pack! Your students will learn about Anzac Day's history, the battle of Gallipoli, the significance of poppies, how Anzac Day is celebrated today, and who the 28th Māori Battalion were. Display the 15 fact cards around the room, and hand out the puzzle pieces. Students use the facts to complete their interactive puzzles. #AnzacDay #AnzacDayActivities

This Myths and Legends Around The World Reading Resource includes FIVE Grade Four and Five (Year Five and Six) Literature/Non-Fiction texts with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks - perfect for reading comprehension! These link directly to the CCSS and the New Zealand Curriculum. Features the following Myths and Legends: - Theseus and the Minotaur, The Loch Ness Monster, The Legend of Robin Hood, The Trojan Horse and Māui and the Sun! #mythsandlegends…

Myths and Legends Traditional Literature Comprehension Passages and Questions

This Myths and Legends Around The World Reading Resource includes FIVE Grade Four and Five (Year Five and Six) Literature/Non-Fiction texts with six engaging text dependent higher order thinking tasks - perfect for reading comprehension! These link directly to the CCSS and the New Zealand Curriculum. Features the following Myths and Legends: - Theseus and the Minotaur, The Loch Ness Monster, The Legend of Robin Hood, The Trojan Horse and Māui and the Sun! #mythsandlegends…

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