Reading Strategies and Skills

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Glogs, Flipcharts, Movies and Reading Strategies Oh My! Reading Lessons, Reading Resources, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Main Idea Activities, Comprehension Strategies

Movie Shorts and Reading Strategies

Hello friends! Monsters University, what a great movie. But, the short, "Blue Umbrella" really affected me. Not only did it make me feel...

MENTOR TEXTS WITH QUESTION PROMPTS: Using picture books to teach comprehension strategies. This site has a great list of books that can be used as exemplars at a variety of grade levels. I love to teach inferencing with this book! Reading Lessons, Reading Resources, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Comprehension Strategies, Teaching Ideas, Reading Activities

MENTOR TEXTS WITH QUESTION PROMPTS: Using picture books to teach comprehension strategies. This site has a great list of books that can be used for a variety of grade levels.

Free Main Idea vs Theme Sort Determining the main idea of a story is tricky but throw in theme and things get even more muddled Help your students see the difference betw. Reading Themes, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Main Idea Activities, Learning, Guided Reading, Reading Task Cards, Teaching Literature, College Teaching

Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme

If your students are anything like mine, they have an incredibly difficult time telling the difference between main idea and theme. Before ...

Speech bubble for post it notes from anchor text each week. Use to capture big ideas and key concepts for history. 4th Grade Ela, 5th Grade Reading, 4th Grade Classroom, Classroom Design, Classroom Displays, School Classroom, Classroom Organization, Classroom Decor, Third Grade

Amy Groesbeck on Instagram: “Reading bulletin board remodel! I'm going to use the text speech bubble several different ways. During the beginning of the year I'm going…”

1,257 Likes, 88 Comments - Amy Groesbeck (@theamygroesbeck) on Instagram: “Reading bulletin board remodel! I'm going to use the text speech bubble several different ways.…”

5 Reasons to Use Reading Centers in Upper Elementary (Free Reading Center Included) - Teaching with Jennifer Findley - Real Time - Diet, Exercise, Fitness, Finance You for Healthy articles ideas Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Teaching Ideas, Reading Resources, Close Reading, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities

5 Reasons to Use Reading Centers in Upper Elementary (Free Reading Center Included) - Teaching with Jennifer Findley

This post explores the benefits of using reading centers in upper elementary and includes a free reading center.

Teaching Theme in the Upper Grades and a FREEBIE This post is all about teaching theme in the upper grades using task cards, anchor charts, centers, and passages. A freebie is included! Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, College Teaching, Teaching Strategies, Guided Reading, Teaching Literature, Math Lessons

Teaching Theme in the Upper Grades and a FREEBIE! - Teaching with Jennifer Findley

Teaching themes in literature made easy and effective! Read how I teach theme and the theme activities I use on this post, free resource included!

The Teaching Thief: Favorite Picture Books for Teaching Comprehension (I LOVE Henry's Freedom Box! Reading Comprehension Strategies, Reading Resources, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Guided Reading, Reading Response, School Resources, Writing Skills

Favorite Picture Books for Teaching Comprehension

One of the first words my students learned this year was metacognition or thinking about your thinking. (I was pleased to see that some of...

I think one of the most effective ways to reinforce learning in the classroom is to play games. Games are great for test prep and really for any time of the year. The great thing about games is that f Fun Classroom Games, School Classroom, Classroom Ideas, Future Classroom, Classroom Mailboxes, Classroom Resources, Classroom Organization, Class Games, School Games

6 Review Games for the Classroom

I think one of the most effective ways to reinforce learning in the classroom is to play games. Games are great for test prep and really for any time of the year. The great thing about games is that for most kids, you've got instant buy in, as well as engagement. They love playing games and when kids are having fun in the classroom, I think they're often learning whether they know it or not!

mentor text for teaching word choice. jampacked with vivid verbs and adjectives (at library) Writing Mentor Texts, Writing Traits, Teaching Writing, Writing Ideas, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Tools, Teaching Verbs, Writing Practice, Writing Prompts

Mentor Text Linky {Language Arts} - Crickwing- A Touching Story by the Author of Stellaluna

Happy Sunday, Friends!!! (We are very sorry for all of the confusion that occurred between the blog hop and this linky and what was ...

Listed are 3 reasons I don& give a Friday spelling test in my home and 8 things I do instead to ensure my kids can spell well. Spelling Games, Grade Spelling, Spelling Activities, Spelling Words, Spelling Ideas, Spelling Help, Spelling Patterns, Word Study, Word Work

Why I Don't Give a Friday Spelling Test {and What I Do Instead}

Listed are 3 reasons I don't give a Friday spelling test in my home and 8 things I do instead to ensure my kids can spell well.

Teach Your Child to Read - How I Teach Reading in Grade (Detailed Breakdown) - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future. 5th Grade Ela, 6th Grade Reading, 5th Grade Teachers, 5th Grade Classroom, Middle School Reading, Classroom Ideas, Classroom Activities, Fourth Grade, Classroom Organization

How I Teach Reading in 5th Grade (Detailed Breakdown)

This post breaks down how I teach reading in 5th grade and how my reading block is structured, including the materials needed.

Teach Your Child to Read - How I Teach Reading in Grade (Detailed Breakdown) - Give Your Child a Head Start, and.Pave the Way for a Bright, Successful Future. 5th Grade Ela, 6th Grade Reading, 5th Grade Teachers, 5th Grade Classroom, Middle School Reading, Classroom Ideas, Classroom Activities, Fourth Grade, Classroom Organization

How I Teach Reading in 5th Grade (Detailed Breakdown)

This post breaks down how I teach reading in 5th grade and how my reading block is structured, including the materials needed.

Why I Love Using Trifolds to Teach Novel Studies & Because of Winn-Dixie - thethirdwheel Reading Comprehension Skills, Reading Passages, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Guided Reading, Reading Lessons, Close Reading, Reading Resources, Science Writing

Why I Use Trifold Novel Studies for Building Comprehension - Differentiated Teaching

Find out why I love using trifold novel study activities for building comprehension skills during reading. While many teachers overlook novel studies as a "fluff" activity, I design my trifold novel study activities to really focus on core reading comprehension skills instead of just focusing on retelling the plot.