Roll and Retell - Building Summarizing, Communication, and Writing Skills
Our principal has really been encouraging us to add more writing into our daily lesson plans. "They should be writing all day long" he tells us. The research is there to back him up. I bumped into this Roll and Retell page from Fun In First on Pinterest awhile back and finally figured out how to add it to our learning day. I printed and laminated four copies of the Roll and Retell page to hand out to each of my four table groups. After a round of Daily 5 I handed them out. I also gave each…
Step-by-Step Reading Bundle with Interactive Notebooks
Step-by-Step Reading is a series of effective reading units used in thousands of classrooms. It is full of engaging lessons and resources. A scaffolding approach helps students understand what they are reading. Research shows that building from a basic reading skill to a more complex one not only develops, but strengthens
Informational Text Structures - Teaching with a Mountain View
Upper elementary ideas for teaching informational text structures with anchor chart, interactive notebooks, task cards, assessments and more.
How to Use a Split Screen to Increase Productivity in the Classroom
How to Use a Split Screen to Increase Productivity in the classroom using Chromebooks, laptops, computers or iPads.
Story Elements Graphic Organizer
Use this as a way to easily assess your student's understanding of the elements in a story they are reading. Please rate this product! Fonts by Hello Fonts...
Bec | Adelaide | Teacher on Instagram: “👆🏼 true fact kids, Love Miss D 💞 #ilovebeingyourteacher Quote from @miss_fairclough_”
👆🏼 true fact kids, Love Miss D 💞 #classroom #classroommanagement #classroomorganization #classroomsetup #ilovebeingyourteacher Quote from @miss_fairclough_
Non Fiction Toolkit
This resource for exploring non-fiction was originally designed to be used with classroom magazines, such as Scholastic News and Time For Kids. However, over the years I found that these activities worked great with just about ANY non-fiction text. This Non-Fiction Toolkit includes activities for te...
How to Use Your Phone as a Presentation Remote
How to Use Your Phone as a Presentation Remote. Control your Google Slides™️ presentation, PowerPoint presentation, Prezi presentation, etc. straight from your phone! Great for your Meet the Teacher Night.
How to Make Video Tutorials for Students
Learn how to make video tutorials for students using Screencastify to build autonomy, differentiate instruction, and increase effectiveness of lessons.
Top 10 Tips for Building Reading Fluency - Teaching with a Mountain View
10 resources and strategies to improve upper elementary reading fluency as students advance from learning to read to reading to learn.
Finding Text Evidence Free Download
Help your students become more confident readers with this fun and interactive passage!⭐ It is perfect for helping students build fluency, use context clues, and improve reading comprehension.⭐ This is one complete passage from my Text Evidence Pack. ❤️If you enjoy it, you may like the Text Eviden...
So What's the Big Deal? Getting to the Main Idea & Key Details - (Standard 2)
Today's post is Part 2 in a 10 part series of closely reading and understanding the Reading Informational Standards of the Common Core for grades 3-6. I "explained" Standard 1 in this post. I have also released a large bundle of.... graphic organizers to help students show (and teachers teach) the thinking behind comprehending informational content. The reading response sheets are open-ended, and leave lots of room for students to practice their written comprehension. The bundle can be found…
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Read and Recall Freebie Update! - Classroom Freebies
Hey everyone! I hope you had a great holiday and if you’re like me you’re definitely enjoying your time off school. Yes I love and miss the kiddos and have seen some updates about them on FB but I’ve really enjoyed no alarms, comfy clothes, Netflix, organizing my home, and staying up late. The joys ... Read More about Read and Recall Freebie Update!
Teaching Theme using Close Reading Strategies
Get ideas for teaching theme using close reading strategies. You'll get a step-by-step breakdown of a lesson I've used with great success!