Bounce, Retell. Help students with reading comprehension by creating a winding path for them to bounce on as they retell a story. Draw different shapes and write key details inside of them (title, characters, narrator, setting, fact vs. fiction, main event, and chronological order - first, next, last). Kids plop on a jumping ball with handles, answering the key detail block they land on. by janette
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janette Bounce, Retell. Help students with reading comprehension by creating a winding path for them to bounce on as they retell a story. Draw different shapes and write key details inside of them (title, characters, narrator, setting, fact vs. fiction, main event, and chronological order - first, next, last). Kids plop on a jumping ball with handles, answering the key detail block they land on.
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showing evidence on comprehension passages.  Students actually write WHY they are choosing the answer they are. by enid
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enid showing evidence on comprehension passages. Students actually write WHY they are choosing the answer they are.
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The students read the passage independently then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper (everyone has a square). In their box they write the answer and the evidence that helped them KNOW the right answer not just THINK the right answer. - Mrs. Holmes Eclectically Educating by Laura Gomez
Laura Gomez
Laura Gomez The students read the passage independently then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper (everyone has a square). In their box they write the answer and the evidence that helped them KNOW the right answer not just THINK the right answer. - Mrs. Holmes Eclectically Educating
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Before starting a read-aloud, write the names of all the char.s, cut them up and have students draw a name.  While reading, they are responsible for recording (on cut up sticky notes) anything new learned about their char. (infered or told, physical or).  Discuss together and add them to the chart. by shauna
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shauna Before starting a read-aloud, write the names of all the char.s, cut them up and have students draw a name. While reading, they are responsible for recording (on cut up sticky notes) anything new learned about their char. (infered or told, physical or). Discuss together and add them to the chart.
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The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be 3-4 stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i.e. one on characters, one on setting etc). Each stations has enough squares for each student in the class to write their answer. The question can be posted on the butcher paper, or on the wall. Students must support their answer with evidence from the by Carolyn Hansen
Carolyn Hansen
Carolyn Hansen The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be 3-4 stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i.e. one on characters, one on setting etc). Each stations has enough squares for each student in the class to write their answer. The question can be posted on the butcher paper, or on the wall. Students must support their answer with evidence from the
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How to write characters in fiction books by chrystal
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chrystal How to write characters in fiction books
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Promote healthy eating habits as you have students sort healthy and unhealthy foods. Students will draw and write about what they would pack in a #healthy lunch. by rachelle
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rachelle Promote healthy eating habits as you have students sort healthy and unhealthy foods. Students will draw and write about what they would pack in a #healthy lunch.
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Laminate these and have kids use them at a literacy center. Make a list of things for kids to do. #1 find 6 books you want to read #2 find 3 non-fiction book #3 write down the titles of 3 books with animals on it. #4 write down the titles of books with a girl as a main character by mandy
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mandy Laminate these and have kids use them at a literacy center. Make a list of things for kids to do. #1 find 6 books you want to read #2 find 3 non-fiction book #3 write down the titles of 3 books with animals on it. #4 write down the titles of books with a girl as a main character
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Fiction Comprehension by leta
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leta Fiction Comprehension
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After reading a story, the students could make this display using details and events from the book. The students could draw a picture of an event or detail and write a sentence about what is going on in the picture. The student will do this for multiple events and place each one in the proper sequence indicating the sequence of the storyline. by Rove Cove
Rove Cove
Rove Cove After reading a story, the students could make this display using details and events from the book. The students could draw a picture of an event or detail and write a sentence about what is going on in the picture. The student will do this for multiple events and place each one in the proper sequence indicating the sequence of the storyline.
Education in the Early Grades
Do you want to add a little "flavor" to your summarizing unit?  Your students will work cooperatively to read an original readers' theater script.  After they have finished reading, students identify the characters, setting, beginning/problem, middle/events,  end/resolution, and theme on the sundae graphic organizer.  Finally, students use that to write a complete summary!  $ by nona
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nona Do you want to add a little "flavor" to your summarizing unit? Your students will work cooperatively to read an original readers' theater script. After they have finished reading, students identify the characters, setting, beginning/problem, middle/events, end/resolution, and theme on the sundae graphic organizer. Finally, students use that to write a complete summary! $
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Teaching With a Mountain View: Fiction Comprehension by beverley
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beverley Teaching With a Mountain View: Fiction Comprehension
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Children write or draw their goals for the new school year and decorate the banners. You string them up and hang them around the classroom. They serve as a great reminder for students, too! There are two different banners included. Banner two has a kindergarten, first, and second grade version. by florence
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florence Children write or draw their goals for the new school year and decorate the banners. You string them up and hang them around the classroom. They serve as a great reminder for students, too! There are two different banners included. Banner two has a kindergarten, first, and second grade version.
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I would have this hanging on my wall so that students can see what they need to work on instead of the teacher reminding them everything. I think students would enjoy this because it is a good see where they are and what they need to work on when they write. Also if a student is stuck on one thing another student can help them by gena
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gena I would have this hanging on my wall so that students can see what they need to work on instead of the teacher reminding them everything. I think students would enjoy this because it is a good see where they are and what they need to work on when they write. Also if a student is stuck on one thing another student can help them
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Lucy Calkins writing goals for first grade in SPANISH. ~~ Metas de escritura para primer grado. Write the students' names on a sticky note and move them to the next goal when they have mastered their current goal. by aline
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aline Lucy Calkins writing goals for first grade in SPANISH. ~~ Metas de escritura para primer grado. Write the students' names on a sticky note and move them to the next goal when they have mastered their current goal.
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Retell the Easter story with this interactive notebook activity. Cut and glue the pictures to the cross and lift the flaps to reveal the story. This is a great lesson add on and Sunday school activity. Easy to make, it will engage students and help comprehension and recall. #easter #eastercrafts #sundayschool #tpt #freeprintable by jeannine
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jeannine Retell the Easter story with this interactive notebook activity. Cut and glue the pictures to the cross and lift the flaps to reveal the story. This is a great lesson add on and Sunday school activity. Easy to make, it will engage students and help comprehension and recall. #easter #eastercrafts #sundayschool #tpt #freeprintable
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"School's Out" is a 1972 title track single released on Alice Cooper's fifth album.  Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, "What's the greatest three minutes of your life?".. by debbie
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debbie "School's Out" is a 1972 title track single released on Alice Cooper's fifth album. Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, "What's the greatest three minutes of your life?"..
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Creating Believable Characters in Your Fiction | Blots & Plots by leta
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leta Creating Believable Characters in Your Fiction | Blots & Plots
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One of the main characters in my new book! A Season for Tending releases September 18, 2012. #Amish #books #Fiction by lorene
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lorene One of the main characters in my new book! A Season for Tending releases September 18, 2012. #Amish #books #Fiction
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Thank You Note - students write notes on petals and then they are assembled together to make a flower. by shawna
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shawna Thank You Note - students write notes on petals and then they are assembled together to make a flower.
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Great art activity to incorporate social studies. Students can make their pilgrim and write about a day in the life of a pilgrim, or a historical fact that they learned in a social studies lesson. by angelia
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angelia Great art activity to incorporate social studies. Students can make their pilgrim and write about a day in the life of a pilgrim, or a historical fact that they learned in a social studies lesson.
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A fun sisterhood event. Bought the  first letter of each girls name at Michaels along with different colored paint pens. The girls passed their letter to each other and they wrote something about their friend on their letter that described them. When they got their own letter back it made them talk and laugh and feel special. They even decided to write on the other side too. Then they each took their letter home as a party favor. They loved it! by rosella
rosella
rosella A fun sisterhood event. Bought the first letter of each girls name at Michaels along with different colored paint pens. The girls passed their letter to each other and they wrote something about their friend on their letter that described them. When they got their own letter back it made them talk and laugh and feel special. They even decided to write on the other side too. Then they each took their letter home as a party favor. They loved it!
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Good exit ticket idea.  Just have students write each day what stuck with them, and stick it on the wall as they are leaving by carlani
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carlani Good exit ticket idea. Just have students write each day what stuck with them, and stick it on the wall as they are leaving
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After my students write a piece I have them leave it on their desks when they go to lunch or special area classes. I place a Skittle on each correct punctuation mark (and I usually put one or two one if they indent a paragraph). Let me tell you, Skittles are the great motivator! by georgina
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georgina After my students write a piece I have them leave it on their desks when they go to lunch or special area classes. I place a Skittle on each correct punctuation mark (and I usually put one or two one if they indent a paragraph). Let me tell you, Skittles are the great motivator!
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Looking for a fun way to "break the ice" on the first day of music class? Use these fun dice as an icebreaker during your first day/ first week of lessons! Simply print out a few of each design onto cardstock, cut them out, and tape them together! Students can get into small groups, with each group getting one die; they take turns rolling and answering questions!This is a great activity for students to get to know each other while you get to know them, as you walk around the room and listen!L... by cora
cora
cora Looking for a fun way to "break the ice" on the first day of music class? Use these fun dice as an icebreaker during your first day/ first week of lessons! Simply print out a few of each design onto cardstock, cut them out, and tape them together! Students can get into small groups, with each group getting one die; they take turns rolling and answering questions!This is a great activity for students to get to know each other while you get to know them, as you walk around the room and listen!L...
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Assessment Bulletin Board. The students can write something they learned on a post it note, and stick it to the door as they leave. by shmessa
shmessa
shmessa Assessment Bulletin Board. The students can write something they learned on a post it note, and stick it to the door as they leave.
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Chinese Lanterns are a must! Love the idea of having people write wishes on them before they send them off! by shelly
shelly
shelly Chinese Lanterns are a must! Love the idea of having people write wishes on them before they send them off!
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Creating Readers and Writers: When Scientists Read & Write {A blog post about nonfiction reading, asking and answering questions, and text-based evidence.} by olive
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olive Creating Readers and Writers: When Scientists Read & Write {A blog post about nonfiction reading, asking and answering questions, and text-based evidence.}
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Kid Craft: Paper Japanese Flying Carp (it's called a koinobori) For older kids, have them write a fun fact about karps on a separate piece of paper. by Maiden11976
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Maiden11976 Kid Craft: Paper Japanese Flying Carp (it's called a koinobori) For older kids, have them write a fun fact about karps on a separate piece of paper.
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Have the students write down a text connections that they make during their independent reading time on a slip of construction paper, share, and then categorize them into the three text connections. Once categorized, connect them to create paper chains:) I love the visual "connection" picture that it makes in the kids heads. -the {ART} of learning: {Text Connections} by angelia
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angelia Have the students write down a text connections that they make during their independent reading time on a slip of construction paper, share, and then categorize them into the three text connections. Once categorized, connect them to create paper chains:) I love the visual "connection" picture that it makes in the kids heads. -the {ART} of learning: {Text Connections}
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Preschool art idea: parents draw tree, write family member's names with brown sharpies, students and parent use finger prints to make circle shapes in different sizes! by Caroline C. ❦
Caroline C. ❦
Caroline C. ❦ Preschool art idea: parents draw tree, write family member's names with brown sharpies, students and parent use finger prints to make circle shapes in different sizes!
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