My Fourth Grade Homework Routine
One of the most frequent comments/questions I get from my readers is about my homework routine. My thoughts and feelings on homework hav...
Main Idea Anchor Chart (FREE worksheet included!)
Learning about main idea and supporting details is FUN when you use the ice cream cone analogy! This blog post contains a main idea anchor chart activity and a FREE main idea worksheet. Everything you need for one main idea lesson is available here.
"Read like a Detective" Anchor Chart
I took this idea from a handout provided by WE are TEACHERS and ReadyGen of PearsonSchool.com I loved the detective and the them...
My Not-So-Pinteresty Anchor Charts | One Stop Teacher Shop
Anchor chart inspiration for elementary teachers. Use my Not-So-Pinteresty Anchor Charts for Reading, Math, Grammar, and Writing.
Excellent Chart Featuring 6 Reading Comprehension Strategies
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
Compare and Contrast (Address the standards with this FREE activity!)
This blog post contains a FREE compare and contrast reading activity! Materials are included so you can replicate the compare and contrast anchor chart and lesson for your own upper elementary and middle school students.
Annotating Tips for Close Reading - Teaching with Jennifer Findley
Annotating texts is a powerful strategy for readers. Get tips and strategies to help your students annotate effectively and use their annotations.
Determining Importance & Main Idea: More Anchor Charts
This is a follow-up post with more anchor charts to help children understand main idea. A key part in being able to figure out the...
Historical Fiction Book Club Unit: Part 1
Currently, we are in our Historical Fiction Book Club Unit and students are applying the skills/strategies they learned in our Social Issues Book Club Unit to this unit. To launch the unit, we have been reading and discussing various historical fiction picture books, such as: Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson, Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles, Freedom on the Menu:The Greensboro Sit-Ins by Carole Boston Weatherford, The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson, and The Butterfly by…
Point of View Teaching Activities and Ideas: Exploring ELA - Elementary Nest
Find powerful point of view teaching activities and ideas including recommended books and standards to strengthen your students understanding.