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Reading Comprehension Bookmarks to Use While Reading Passages and Books
Need a simple-to-use tool to help your students remember the reading comprehension skills and strategies they need to succeed? These 24 reading bookmarks will help students practice the reading strategies and skills they've learned throughout the year. Use the reading bookmarks as strategy reference

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Book Clubs
Looking for an engaging and sure-fire way to motivate your readers? This 107 page file has everything you need to know in order to effectively implement a book clubs with your rockin’ readers, while meeting the CCSS for Speaking and Listening. There are 15 mini-lessons that are included in this file

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Discussion Skills: Challenge Task Cards
Do you have students who struggle with participating in group discussions? Or others who over-share their opinions but rarely ask questions to others? These challenge cards can help! Learning to engage in meaningful discussions is one of the most valuable lessons we teach in the ELA classroom. The
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A Turkey for Thanksgiving Interactive Read Aloud Lesson Plans and Activities
This Thanksgiving Interactive Read Aloud set has everything you need for a complete week of ELA activities in your K-3rd grade classrooms. Differentiated, High-Interest activities are all prepared for you to provide rigorous text dependent questions and activities your students will be excited and e

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Sharon Creech Love That Dog Socratic Seminar Plan
I trained and taught at a Paideia school for ten years and love how seminar can be used to generate dialogue among all students in my class. Students who are proficient in seminar skills consistently meet the Speaking and Listening Common Core Standards. We always review out seminar rules and set a
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Mooseltoe Interactive Read Alouds and Activities for December
This Christmas Interactive Read Aloud set has everything you need for a complete week of differentiated,rigorous, and engaging ELA activities that are all ready for you to help students build a strong reading foundation in a fun and exciting way. CLICK HERE TO SAVE 50% ON MY 31 PICTURE BOOKS READ A

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McGraw-Hill Wonders Collaborative Conversation Sentence Starters Focus Wall
Creative way to display conversation sentence starters on a focus wall. Listener and speaker sentence starters are color coded. This includes 14 conversation starters in speech bubbles, using size 48 font, large enough to display on bulletin boards. Simple design, easy to read.
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Teaching with Literature Circles
In this .zip file, you will find everything you need to teach with literature circles. I have a 3-page "tips and tricks" document, a student cover sheet/organization document, a reading response log, role sheets for both middle school and high school, a self-evaluation for students, and a discussion
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Literature Circles in Grades 1 & 2
I decided to learn more about this strategy several years ago when I was working in the role of academic coach. I had seen several strong teachers effectively using literature circles in the upper elementary grades and wondered how this strategy could be used with 1st and 2nd graders. Here is
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Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud Literary Circles Unit Guide
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Bret Harte ~ "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" COMMON CORE MASTER PACKET (14 pages)
This 14 packet over the short story "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" contains: • Pre-read Anticipatory Worksheet • Vocabulary • Literary Focus: Character and Setting • Vocabulary Review • Quizzes • Writing Connections • LIT CIRCLE Discussion Questions • Cross Curricular Writing and Alternative Activiti
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Easy to Use Literacy Circle Templates
In essence literature circles are small groups of students who discuss a piece of literature in depth. These simple and affordable literary circle templates will allow a teacher to easily run groups of students to individually work through a novel, with little direction needed. That's the beauty of
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Accountability Talk Signs
Build educational conversations in your classroom! There are 8 posters that can be printed on color paper and posted for students to refer to during classroom conversations.
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Literature Circles Re-Defined
There is no one way to do literature circles. Literature circles look different in every classroom; they change from teacher to teacher, grade to grade, student to student. Literature circles have no recipe, they are not a specific "program", and they never look the same from year to year -- or eve
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Accountable Talk Cheat Sheets Version #2
Accountable Talk Cheat Sheets Version 2 to promote higher level discourse in classroom. Use for literature circles, classroom discourse management and debates. Cut and laminate and give to students to keep or use while in group discussion. * Combine with my Accountable Talk Cheat Sheets Versio
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Literature Circles: Amazing Resources
These materials support the literature circles instruction strategy which fully supports the instructional expectations outlined in the Common Core Standards. It can be used with whole group or small groups. These materials are best used with grades 2-6. There are several items contained in this
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Jurassic Park Novel Study Bundle
This bundle is intended to measure and extend reading comprehension of Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. Included in this novel study bundle are the following: 1. Reading Comprehension Quiz (Pages 1-94). This is a 12-question reading comprehension assessment in short answer format. It covers the
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Feed by M.T. Anderson - Literature Circle Activities
This Common Core aligned item aims to promote active reading and review of the novel Feed by M.T. Anderson. Additionally, it aims to promote collaborative discussion on characters, plot points, concepts, and themes from within the novel. This item includes the following: 1. Literature Circle Resp
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The Fox and the Grapes, Aesop's Fable {2nd grade Literacy Unit, CCSS aligned}
This unit is designed for 2nd grade and meets the CCSS guidelines listed below. This unit, based off Aesop's fable, can be done in a few days or over the course of a week, depending on time allowed, and can be used in literature circles or be completed as a class. Please look at the preview for mor
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Farewell to Manzanar nonfiction novel study with lit circles for Common Core
This nonfiction book is by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, who writes about her experience as a young girl who, with her family, is forced from her home and into an internment camp. This unit includes everything from pre-reading activities to individual worksheets for guided reading and a final essay as
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Literature Circle:  Jane Eyre including Common Core Standards
Jane Eyre – Common Core Curriculum Standards Everything needed to have a student-led group project, a Literature Circle, over Jane Eyre s included in this lesson. The unit will require 19 days for students to read the text within their literature circle, with an additional 4 days for reading quizze
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5 Little Monkeys Readers Theater
Use this fun play to practice reading fluency throughout the year or showcase your students' success as a final production.
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Statement Stems (Main Topic) for Students by Jennifer A. Gates
Want an easy way to introduce academic language and conversation into your classroom? An effective way to allow students to gain academic capital? Great assessment prep and a way to get students comfortable with 'talking the academic talk.' Four stems for small group work. Easily printed and h
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Opinion Stems for Students by Jennifer A. Gates
Want an easy way to introduce academic language and conversation into your classroom? An effective way to allow students to gain speaking and listening skills? Great assessment prep and a way to get students comfortable with 'talking the academic talk.' Common Core aligned to Speaking and Listenin
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Fiction Literature Circles
Literature circles are a beautiful way to foster a love of reading with your students. Lit circles necessitate student engagement with teacher-selected reads and allow all readers to access a variety of text on their terms. Reluctant readers blossom with choice in authentic children's literature, wh
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Tesla's Attic - Literature Circles
Note: Some of my products have some “out there” ideas. Make sure to look at the preview before purchasing. Everyone's classroom is unique and while these lessons work within my classroom, that may not be the case in another’s room. "'Cause he was Lord of the Lightning, Though "socially fright'ning"
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Bailey School Kids, "Dragons Do Eat Homework" Literature Circle & Novel Study
This is a differentiated language arts unit for the Bailey School Kids book, "Dragons Do Eat Homework." It can be used for Literature Circles in Grades 1 & 2, or as a Novel Study with any group of readers who would benefit from this reading level. Have you ever wondered how to implement Litera
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Problem and Solution Read Aloud for Unique Monique
Differentiated high-interest reading activities are all prepared and ready for you to provide rigorous text dependent questions and activities to teach about diversity and problems and solutions that your students will be excited and eager to learn in this week long unit. CLICK HERE TO SAVE 50% ON

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The False Prince - Visible Circles
Note: Some of my products have some “out there” ideas. Make sure to look at the preview before purchasing. Everyone's classroom is unique and while these lessons work within my classroom, that may not be the case in another’s room. " Who are you? Cause I really want to know." -The Who Here at Wake
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Personal Reading Challenge Pamphlet and Bookmark
This is a great, interactive way to get students talking about the books they have read. One way to use this is at the end of a book club or literature circle unit in which students share their book reviews/projects in a gallery walk, or students can simply share their reading experience from their
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Think-Tac-Toe Assessment
Used for differentiated assessment for a summative informal end of a unit. I used this with my 7th and 8th grade students to summarize chapters of our class novel.
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Accountable Talk Sentence Starters
Use this poster to encourage students' use of accountable talk during text-based discussions!
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Socratic Seminar Communication Checklist
Students create their Socratic Seminar communication/participation goals for the day. After the session, students can self assess their communication and reflect on next steps.
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Discussion Resources: Tools to Facilitate Classroom Discussion
Discussion is an essential part of any classroom. It provides students with the opportunity to interact with each other, learn norms of respect, ask questions about their world, build knowledge with their peers, and engage in positive conversations with others that may have differing viewpoints. It
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Cool Ali Summer Reader's Theater
The perfect activity for the end of the school year. Cool Ali, by Nancy Poydar, tells of a hot summer day and how the main character, Ali "beat the heat." Enjoy the story through a reader's theater script.
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Growth Mindset Read Aloud and Activities for Back to School
Help Kindergarten and First Grade students understand diversity, character traits, friendships, and learn to embrace differences in others with all the activities included with this week long Read Aloud Unit. The Read Aloud for this unit is included with the week long lesson plans and activities. T
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