Reading Interactive Notebooks Literature - Literary Elements for Common Core. This Reading Interactive Notebook is the true original - over 45,000 copies sold!
After learning about interactive notebooks two summers ago, I resolved to use this technique for every concept I taught to my 6th, 7th, an
Use these 16 short story cards to help your students infer the theme of a story. There are three different answer sheets so that you can differentiate as needed: multiple choice, short answer, and half and half. There are also answer keys for each answer sheet so that students can check their own wo
Are you looking for a resource that will help your students think deeply about their reading and comprehend what they read? If so, this tried and true set of reading graphic organizers is the resource for you! You and your students will love this reading resource! Your students will love using these
6 original reading passages for teaching and reviewing figurative language: simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, idiom, and allusion.
These activities are perfect for weekly homework, daily/bell work, classwork, review, test prep, or assessment.
Each of the 6 p
I created this resource to have meaningful reading homework that is common core aligned and rigorous right at my finger tips.
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This resource is a bundle of all 9 sets of my common core weekly reading homework reviews for 4th and 5th grad
Wonder by R. J. Palacio Novel Study ( Over 120 pages!!)
This novel study includes everything you need to read the book Wonder with your class!
-Pre-reading Writing Activity
-Student Packet Cover
-Chapter Questions (the chapters are short…one to four questions per chapter and there
This themes in literature resource contains everything you need to teach theme to your 4th and 5th grade students.
Click here to check out my Reading Units Bundle for 4th and 5th Grade that includes this resource and SEVEN other resources.
This Teaching Themes resource contains:
Reading response menus give students some choice while allowing teachers to hold students accountable for independent reading and assess their understanding of various comprehension skills. Learning to write about text will help students to deepen their understanding and prepare them for standardize
UPDATED on April 6, 2014- Same product, but just received a facelift. :) Please note this unit does not contain myths or stories.
Of all of my units, I think I am MOST proud of this one! As I have been teaching the common core standards for 4th grade this year, I noticed that there are two sta
This is a bundle of NINE of my reading resources for 4th and 5th grade reading and literacy skills.
This bundle is a great way to get a ton of resources to supplement your reading instruction at a discount. Buying the resources in the bundle saves you $$$$$.
This is a must-have resource if you te
Do you need engaging and low prep reading centers for upper elementary? This BUNDLE includes 44 reading centers with texts. The reading centers are rigorous and engaging and even your more reluctant readers will enjoy reading with these reading games.
This BUNDLE includes:
Fiction Roll and Answer
Reader's Notebook Response Pages: A huge collection of flexible, differentiated, reading response pages in an engaging reader’s notebook format, to use with any piece of literature!
Lots of Variety!
Includes response pages on story events, character & setting, comprehension strategies, word stu
Do you need some engaging and low prep reading centers for upper elementary? This resource includes 19 reading test prep centers that are rigorous and engaging. The set includes:
6 fiction stories
6 informational texts
3 paired texts
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This Poetry Interactive Notebook is a companion to my TpT best seller, Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks.
Do you dread teaching poetry? Do your students dread it even more? Spice things up this year with poetry activities and poetry lessons that are fun to teach and fun to learn.
If you are
This game is a fun way to get students talking about what they read! The game cards have students answering questions about character, setting, summary, problem, solution and so much more. Many of the questions are higher order thinking questions!
Use this game as an alternative to a book report, d
Replace that hum-drum reading log and Infuse new life into students’ independent reading, at school or at home, with the “Tower of Books” Challenge! Perfect for a summer reading challenge or an alternative to the stuck-in-a-rut reading log assignment.
The challenge is built on two core ideas: to e
This point of view resource contains everything you need to introduce and practice identifying point of view and how it affects a story. This resource includes paired passages, mentor read aloud suggestions, posters, graphic organizers, and more!
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This 174 page novel study unit on Wonder by R.J. Palacio contains:
List of Chapter Titles organized by Part 1-8
Book Part Teacher Cheat Sheets
• Vocabulary for book part
• Strategies to Focus On
• Vocabulary for each chapter
• Important Events of each chapter
Tired of Book Reports? Here are 15 engaging and fun creative Book Projects that you can use with any book! Each project includes a student handout explaining what to do and a grading rubric.
The handouts and rubrics are all formatted the same (with different borders and clip art), so what you see
Elements of Poetry, Drama and Prose is a complete set of engaging teaching materials which is filled with fun, original poems, mini-plays, and pieces of prose that your students will enjoy. This set includes 74 worksheets, handouts, a Poetry Flip Book with 9 types of poems and has enough variety to
I have made another Greek Mythology unit! This one ties perfectly with the other Greek Mythology unit I have in my store already.
Why did I create another one? Since the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, I have been looking for ways to address the standards that require the students
These reading centers are the perfect way to review both literature and informational text standards. There are six different centers that cover the following skills:
Main Idea (Informational Text)
Point of View (Informational Text)
Central Message (Literature)
Context Clues/Drawing Conclusions (Inf
Book clubs, or literature circles, are a fun way to differentiate and get your class reading engaging text! Use these book club graphic organizers to help your students to practice various literature and informational text standards.
There are numerous ways that this product can be used. I like to
This Note-Taking Chart is a simple graphic organizer to help students in grades 3-6 take notes either during or after reading a chapter of fiction!
A sample Note-Taking Chart has been completed for Chapter One of Sarah, Plain and Tall to use as an example. A blank Note-Taking Chart has been suppli
Wonder Novel Study is a Common Core Standard aligned book unit to be used with Wonder by R. J. Palacio. This download contains both a printable format as well as a Google Drive™ compatible format.
This is a complete novel study that includes many individual products bundled together to offer you ex
These 65 question cards for literature will help your students engage in meaningful and insightful discussions about the books they are reading. The cards address setting, characters, plot, theme, author's purpose, mood, tone and more. Students will need to use reading strategies such as inference,
Teaching theme in literature is an important part of Reading/ELA in many grade levels. This poster set makes it easy to reinforce the concept year-round. It now includes student reference cards for use in Reading notebooks, and can easily be used during a unit about common themes in literature!
Wonder, helps you bring enthusiasm to your common core literacy lessons. Your Wonder novel study lessons will thrive when you choose between the interactive workbook, notebook style of the flip book, or the Wonder Google Drive™ version. Works great with a read aloud and focus on the Wonder character
These reader response pages were created by me to enhance the reading experience for Charlotte's Web. There are 73 total pages of reader-writer response activities to supplement the book Charlotte's Web by E.B. White.
The literature teaching resource includes:
-5 pages comprehension questions
Quick Notes for Interactive Notebooks are simply 2D pages that match the information from each lesson in the Interactive Reading Literature Notebook. They come in 3 versions: 2D student-filled templates, 2D pre-filled templates, and digital interactive notebook templates.
NOTE! This is a completed
Assess students' reading comprehension with this fun graphic organizer! Students will enjoy filling in the "layers of the sandwich" while identifying plot, characters, setting, and problem and solution.
If you like this free product, check out my full packet of Creative Reading Response Sheets at
Organize your classroom library with over 700 pages of large and small book labels. The labels allow for students to choose a specific genre, author, topic, guided reading level, Lexile, DRA, and more! Then they can return the book to it's correct location using smaller labels that can be printed on
Reader's Notebook Response Pages: A huge collection of flexible, differentiated, reading response pages in an engaging reader’s notebook format, to use with almost any piece of literature or informational text!
This bundle combines the following two resources:
• Reader's Notebook Response Pages for
Paired Passages Resources ready to use in your classroom!
To read a blog post about how I use this resource in my classroom, click here.
If you like this resource and want more, click here to check out Set 2.
Paired passages and paired texts are becoming more prevalent in classrooms across the co
Use these 32 short passage cards to help your student identify first and third person point of view (POV). Most of the cards are pretty straightforward, but there are a few that require careful reading (they will trip up kids who just read the first sentence).
A student answer sheet and an answer
Cause and Effect Jeopardy style game show! Common Core aligned and excellent practice for your 2nd to 4th Grade students. With 25 practice problems, in a game show setting, your students will get lots of review.
✅Game Show categories include:
✤Out to Eat
✤At the Beach
Book Clubs are the perfect way to get your readers reading! Your students will love the choice and autonomy of book clubs. You will LOVE the self-direction, motivation, and authentic reading, writing, and responding to literature that book clubs will bring to your classroom!
The Complete Guide to
**Grades 4-5 Version** Level A
The topics included in this huge worksheet packet are the same as in my Interactive Reading Literature Notebook. Scroll down for a list of lessons and topics.
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Reading Comprehension Graphic Organizers with Language Support or Detachable Reading Bookmark contain 40 different graphic organizers in two different formats for a total of 80 different options. These graphic organizers target specific reading comprehension skills and strategies for fiction and non
Greek Mythology Unit Literacy Based Mega Bundle (4th-6th). This unit has the following literacy skills in the bundle:
- Inferring Character Traits
- Plot Development
- Determining Theme
The stories and Greek mythology characters have been made age appropriate
This resource is a comprehensive resource for teaching and practicing point of view. Common Core aligned, these activities are intended for 4th and 5th grade classrooms. Not only will students explore the standard “I can describe how a narrator’s point of view influences a story’s events.” They will
This 79 page Themes in Literature Unit is complete and ready to teach! Your students will get plenty of practice in a variety of formats as it includes 7 passages (front and back with many paired passages) including Aesop's Fables, Folktales from Around the World, Legends and Myths, a set of 32 task
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate – Complete Novel Study Package
SUBJECT: English, Language Arts, Novel Study
LEVEL: Elementary Grades
Are you looking for engaging resources to teach a novel study on Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan?
Do you want to encourage deep thinking an
Dig Deeper into Wonder by RJ Palacio with these discussion cards. This set of 97 question cards will really get your students thinking, talking and writing about the characters, events, and themes and will help them to connect parts of the book to their own lives.
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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 ins
Check out this free sample from my Creative Reading Response Sheets 2! These response sheets can be used with ANY book. Brand new themes and activities will provide the variety you need to keep your kiddos engaged and motivated.
If you like these samples pages, please check out the complete packet
Better Than Basal
This product is JAM-PACKED with Common Core aligned lesson ideas, activities, graphic organizers, and writing prompts for 40 of your favorite mentor texts to use in grades 3-5! (See the complete list below.) With over 100 graphic organizers WITH answer keys, you'll be set for the
Compare and Contrast with Stories, Myths and Traditional Literature is a 52 page set that is a fun and effective way to teach a variety of reading strategies including compare and contrast (stories, characters and story elements), author’s purpose, finding evidence from the text, and making Text to
Chocolate Fever is written by Robert Kimmel Smith. It is equivalent to a 4.8 reading level, but can be used for lower grades as well with the teacher's assistance. This would be a great novel unit for the whole class, or for a reading group.
This novel unit includes:
-12 Comprehension Checks/Quiz
This 206 page novel study for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone or Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, by J.K. Rowling, contains comprehension and analysis by chapter, along with everything else you need to teach Common Core standards.
This study is laid out for you in a way that pushes
This ENDLESS, CCSS standards-aligned bundle includes all folktales, fables, fairy tales, classroom posters, and theme-related literacy centers FREE for life!
Each text set includes a written version of the story with graphics so students can have their own copy of the text to write on and interact