Writing Interactive Notebooks ~ Sentences and Paragraphs for Common Core 3-8. This IWriting Interactive Notebook is a companion to my TpT Best Sellers for Reading Literature and Reading Informational Text.
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This Poetry Interactive Notebook is a companion to my TpT best seller, Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks.
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These are COMPLETE 400+ pages of Assessments and Teaching Notes for ALL English Language Arts Standards for 5th Grade. These will cover your entire year!
Reading comprehension (literature and informational), writing, language/grammar, fluency, speaking and listening are all included.
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Are you looking for a resource that will help your students think deeply about their reading? If so, this tried and true set of reading graphic organizers is the resource for you! You and your students will both l
Hatchet Book Unit contains lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards for grades 5 – 8. This comprehensive unit includes vocabulary, comprehension questions, constructive response questions, story elements, plus descriptive writing and figurative language lessons.
You will find the following in th
Here's a hands-on, creative way for your students to practice identifying various perspective (points of view) as they read! This is an engaging activity where your students read short passages and identify differing points of view as they read. Then, the students transfer their answers to the cra
This standards-based (both CCSS and TEKS) interactive lesson study of the literary element of Plot will have your students learning about, discussing, and applying ideas about how plot works and is created in fiction throughout the course of five days.
There are five engaging classroom-tested lesso
Do you need concise, scaffolded instruction for small groups, English learners, and struggling students? This resource integrates all 37 5th Grade ELA Common Core Reading Standards for Literature, Informational Text, and Language Standards into ANY text. No need to reinvent the wheel for your daily
If the thought of guided reading makes you pull your hair out, or even if you are a guided reading guru who's looking for more materials, this 160 page packet has everything you need! For teachers unsure of where to begin, or who have seen the whole guided reading process go strangely wrong, the inst
105 original 5th grade leveled reading passages and close reading activities perfectly aligned to the Common Core Literature AND Informational reading standards! EVERY standard has FIVE passages and activities specifically dedicated to that standard
Reader's Theater for BIG KIDS!
Cover your reading literature standards while engaging your students with these high-interest reader's theater scripts and reading literature toolkits. Your students will LOVE the chance to perform while working on fluency, comprehension, context clues, and writing. T
Poetry teaching is so much fun! Poetry terms and poetic devices are a snap to teach with this huge collection of 248 mentor poems!
UPDATED March 9, 2017: Over 100 new poems have been added! This resource has grown from 140 poems (71 pages) to a whopping 248 poems (160 pages)! Can you really have
This comprehensive unit on the reading, writing and performance of poetry is a student and teacher favorite! It's 50 pages of poetry fun!
This Common Core aligned unit has the following:
-A list 10 unit appropriate I Can statements
-Unit vocabulary and definitions with suggest
Poetry: Poetry PowerPoints, Poetry Flipbook and more! Are you looking for a complete Poetry Unit where everything is already done for you? This just might be the poetry resource you're looking for!
This Poetry Bundle includes:
1. 16 days of LESSON PLANS!
2. A 48-slide Po
Reading workshop aligned to Common Core! Every 5th Grade Common Core Informational and Literature Reading Standard is addressed with a strategy card, focus question, exit slip(s), and an "I Can" Statement. This pack includes everything you need to visually show your students the skills they are devel
The City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau: Novel Study with Questions, Projects, and Activities
This huge 150 page The City of Ember Novel Study Package contains a fully integrated, creative, and comprehensive novel study on The The City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau. Everyth
This ELA Sub Plan Bundle includes 5 sets of my best-selling emergency sub plans for language arts! Over 100 pages and 10 days worth of reading literature and informational text fun for your students to work on in your absence!
Emergency ELA Sub Plans because EMERGENCIES happen!
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Compare and contrast can be a tricky topic for some students. This 46 page pack uses posters, graphic organizers, task cards, printables, and more to help you clearly teach them this core concept.
Posters for Classroom Displays and Easy Reference
•compare and contrast posters
This best selling Frindle Novel Unit Resource Guide is a perfect companion for teaching reading comprehension skills using the book Frindle. This 80+ page novel unit focuses on summarizing, character analysis, cause and effect, story elements and basic reading strategies (visualizing, vocabulary, mak
Crash by Jerry Spinelli Novel Unit: NO PREP-PRINT AND GO UNIT WITH ANSWER KEY!!! If you are looking for a novel to teach with common core aligned questions that go chapter by chapter, this is the resource for you to grab!
In fact, it is the perfect text to begin the school year with because students
This Maniac Magee NO PREP-PRINT and GO Novel Unit with ANSWER KEY...is a must have for your middle grades to middle school classroom.
This 40-page Maniac Magee Novel Unit contains the following:
a pacing guide for planning
• 19-pages of reader response questions with answer key
• 5-context clue word
Why do you need EMERGENCY SUB PLANS?
As a veteran teacher with three children I have learned that life happens. While I tend to be a warrior when I am under the weather and come to school no matter how close to death I may be feeling, I can’t do the same when one of my children gets sick at 3 AM.
This resource is a comprehensive assessment for all Reading Literature and Informational Standards. I wrote this with my 5th graders in mind, but this is definitely applicable to 4th graders. However, I would not suggest this be used for a pre-test for 4th graders. It is better suited as a post-test
Chocolate Fever is a silly book that will keep your middle grade readers wondering... what will Henry do next?
No Prep-Print and Go Chocolate Fever Novel Unit WITH ANSWER KEY!
This tried and true, 28-page CCSS unit based on the high-interest fiction novel is packed with the following:
• 12 pages
This packet was created after I made a poetry code sheet to use with my third graders. The coding method was very effective with my students and I wish I had created it when I was teaching 4th grade! I have adapted the code sheet to meet 4th and 5th grade poetry standards. I have added poems found in
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis is the perfect novel to share with your students for so many reasons.
Summary: Bud is an orphan living at the Home after his mother passed away. For four years he has dreamed of finding his father, but it is after a placement with the Amos family, that Bu
This unit will take your readers through Ramona Quimby, Age 8 with a variety of CCSS-aligned reading responses!
The responses are designed to help your students understand the story on a deeper level, check their understanding, and provide a focus for reading.
Students are required to look back i
Need a resource to review all the reading literature standards for 5th Grade? This resource is a rigorous and practical Common Core Reading Test Prep resource that reviews all the literature standards in two easy to use formats.
This resource is a combination of 10 units of study.
The 400 lessons cover every grade 5 reading: literature, reading: informational, and writing Common Core State Standards!
Save $18 by purchasing all units in this one bundle (it's like getting two units for free!).
The units included are in
BOXCAR CHILDREN by Gertrude Chandler Warner: A PRINT AND GO-NO PREP novel unit for the middle grades with ANSWER KEY that is common core aligned!
I heart Boxcar books! They are well-written novels that allow readers to make connections with the characters while identifying the other various fiction
Number the Stars Novel Study is a complete and engaging novel study for the book Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. It is one of my students' favorite books and it's a great book to study when we're learning about World War II.
It is divided into 3 sections as follows: Chapters 1-6, 7-12, 13-End.
Common Core ELA Assessments Grade 5 (ALL STANDARDS PACK)
*Common Core Graphic Organizers
*Common Core ELA
*Common Core ELA Graphic Organizers
*Common Core Grade 5 ELA
*Common Core Fifth Grade ELA
NEW & IMPROVED GRAPHICS! This packet includes assessment materials for ALL STANDARDS c
Overview: In this poetry unit 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will analyze poems as a class, in small groups, and independently. This unit is a great resource for reading comprehension.
This poetry unit focuses on:
- Analyzing and labeling the text structure of a poem (lines, stanz
Give your 5th grade students meaningful homework where they can read a fiction or non-fiction text of their choice and apply a wide-variety of reading prompts to the section of the text they read each night. Interactive reading logs provide a necessary bridge between students, teachers, and parents.
This is a fun freebie! Students do the written portion of the book report on the outside of a large grocery bag, and then place five items inside the bag to symbolize main characters, setting or events from the book. Students love these!!
Common Core Reading Literacy Centers BUNDLE:
Covers all 10 Common Core Reading Literature Standards
Covers all 10 Common Core Reading Informational Standards
Save $8 (like getting two resources for FREE) by purchasing this NO PREP Common Core bundle!
Please note: The download is a zip file. You
This pack will help you clearly teach your students the core concept of problem and solution. There are posters, graphic organizers, printables, and real-life pictures to help reach every student in your classroom.
Included in this download:
• problem and solution posters
• problem and solution sig
Students have 9 choices for reflection after completing independent reading including plot and character analysis, figurative language interpretation, theme, setting, and connections. I have students complete their reflections in journals, but have also included a separate sheet that might be handy
Do your students need independent practice that reinforces your instruction of CCSS? This resource integrates all eight 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade ELA Common Core Reading Standards for Literature into ANY text.
• Scaffolds for each standard include graphic organizers an
This idiom unit addresses idioms for grades three through five.
The unit contains the following:
Topper with standard and definition
37 idiom posters with graphics (one set for each week)
37 matching posters with idiom details such as idiom, meaning, and usage in sentence
4 assessments with answer ke
A few years ago, I ditched timers and parent signatures from my nightly reading homework log – and I’ve never looked back. This resource was created from a need to engage students in their independent reading rather than make it a dreaded chore.
This Homework Reading Log product contains two main p
Are you trying to find ways to engage your students in more productive conversation about reading literature and informational text, with less work and grading on your end? Then snag this Chit Chat Cards BUNDLE that focuses on reading literature, informational text, and speaking/listening standards.
Common Core ELA Assessments Grade 5 (Reading Literature)
*Common Core ELA
*Common Core Grade 5 ELA
*Common Core Fifth Grade ELA
*Common Core 5th Grade ELA
This packet includes assessment materials for the Common Core ELA Standards for Fifth Grade for the Reading Literature set of asses
Because of Winn Dixie: Common Core Aligned, PRINT AND GO Novel Unit with ANSWER KEY!!
Utilize this unit with your middle grade readers to enhance comprehension.
Because of Winn Dixie Novel Unit includes:
• student pacing guide for planning purposes
• character analysis chart
• 5-pages of context
"This is an excellent, useful, well organized product! My 4th grade students did a fantastic job and loved every minute of book club! I was able to differentiate with my different ability levels and books and all students showed tremendous growth!"
“Book Club” is my version of Harve
Esperanza Rising is the perfect novel to share with your upper elementary to middle school readers! The theme of this novel is perseverance and the idea that one should never be afraid to start over. Your students will LOVE this historical fiction novel and this corresponding novel unit!
The Cay Introduction PowerPoint is an engaging and interactive preview of The Cay by Theodore Taylor. 24 slides with animated clips. If you are planning to read The Cay in class, this PowerPoint will introduce your students to the setting, characters, plot, theme and vocabulary, and build background