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Main Idea Task Cards: Differentiated with stated and non-stated topic sentence
Each of these Main Idea cards features a short informational text (nonfiction) passage to help your students master this challenging reading strategy. The 48 cards are divided into two sets of 24 cards each for differentiated learning. The paragraphs on Set 1 begin with a topic sentence, which mak
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Theme Task Cards with Short Stories and Differentiated Answer Sheets
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
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Paragraph of the Week
This daily, scaffolded approach to paragraph writing is perfect to help get your students writing good, solid, detailed paragraphs. Students will write one paragraph weekly, focusing on the organization and format of the paragraph itself. There are 36 weeks worth of writing prompts in this 300+ pa
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Summarizing Task Cards: Informational Text Short Passages
Each of these 24 Task Cards features a short, nonfiction paragraph. Students are challenged to summarize the paragraph in just twelve words or less. By presenting only one paragraph at a time, the often overwhelming task of summarizing becomes much more manageable. In addition, the word count limit
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Figurative Language: Idioms, Similes, Metaphors, Hyperbole, Alliterations, etc.
These 30 ready-to-use figurative language printables are perfect for learning to identify and write seven common types of figurative language: simile, metaphor, idioms, hyperbole, personification, onomatopoeia, and alliteration. Each type of figurative language includes an introductory worksheet wit
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Compare and Contrast Task Cards
Comparing and contrasting is a challenging reading skill. Each of these 24 cards features a short passage along with two text-dependent questions. To add more rigor, several of the cards may also require some inference for full understanding. Each card is focused either on people, places, events, or
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Cause and Effect Task Cards with Short Passages
Use these 24 cards to help your students identify cause and effect relationships in text. Each card features a short passage and asks students to identify both a cause and an effect from the text. Great for test prep or as extra practice for your text structures lesson. You could use them orally w
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Informational Text Structures Task Cards
Here are 32 short passage cards to help students identify different types of informational text structures. Five text structures are used: description, sequence (sometime called chronological), compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem and solution. Each card features a short informationa
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Word Work for Big Kids: Vocabulary Activities
Word Work activities that work for any vocabulary words. It can be so hard to find appropriate, challenging word work for big kids in the intermediate grades... These activities are perfect word work for big kids to use with Daily 5 or in literacy centers for upper elementary stude
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Reading Comprehension Question Fans
This Reading Comprehension Fan resource contains over 100 comprehension strategy questions and reader response prompts to use for comprehension checks or reading response questions after reading ANY text. They can be used for guided reading groups, after read alouds, during whole-class shared rea
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Main Idea Vs. Theme Task Cards
Engage your students in understanding the difference between the main idea of a story and the theme of a story with these 16 unique, DIFFERENTIATED task cards! The cards include 16 original stories. Set #1 includes a prompt card encouraging students to see the difference between main idea and th
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Nonfiction Text Features Task Cards for Informational Text
Use these 24 Nonfiction Text Feature Task Cards as a supplemental activity to increase your students' understanding and to help them to use nonfiction (informational text) resources more effectively. Each of these 24 cards includes a nonfiction text feature term, a short definition, and a writing ta
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Informational Text Structures Task Cards
Perfect for your informational text structure study, these differentiated information text structure task cards contain 48 engaging and informative paragraphs. You can choose to use the 16 half-page task cards with one main topic and three paragraphs about each, or you can use each individual parag
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Informational Text Reading Skills Task Cards { Comprehension Skill Review }
32 half-page informational text task cards with 4 comprehension questions and tasks on EACH card for a total of 128 informational text questions! Engage your students in meaningful practice and review key reading skills associated with informational and nonfiction text. Each task card features a d
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Paragraph of the Week | Paragraph Writing Practice | Writing Prompts EDITABLE
Paragraph writing activities and Writing Prompts for the Entire Year! Paragraph of the Week, a weekly paragraph writing practice system, will provide your students with LOTS of practice opportunities in writing well-organized paragraphs in a fun and enjoyable way. There is a tota
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Figurative Language Task Cards: 27 Cards for Similes, Idioms and More!
Use these 27 Figurative Language Task for ELA enrichment. Seven types of figurative language are included: simile, metaphor, idiom, hyperbole, personification, onomatopoeia, and alliteration. The tasks on these cards are designed to be done without extra help or extra materials other than paper and
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Word Work Literacy Center
Place a basket of books, short reading selection, poem or content area textbook along with these cards and you have an instant Word Work Center! This center includes FORTY activity cards. Choose to display only cards that are relevant to the selection or level, or place all cards in a basket or on
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Reading Response QUESTION Cards for Any Book!
These 64 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,
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Author's Purpose - It's All About PIE - Anchor Charts
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RTI: 60 Fluency Passages for Progress Monitoring Reading Skills & Interventions
*Note* As of 12/10/2015, an additional Comprehension Companion Add-On Kit is available that aligns to this product. Sold separately HERE. **Note: This indiv
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Fiction Reading Skills Task Cards { Comprehension Skill Review }
32 half-page fiction task cards with 4 comprehension questions and tasks on EACH card for a total of 128 comprehension questions! Engage your students in meaningful practice and review key reading skills associated with comprehending fiction writing. Each task card features a detailed and engaging
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Interactive Writing Center: Grades 3-6 - UPDATED!!
Has been a BEST SELLING ITEM ON TPT!! ★ ★UPDATED ON 7/12/17★ ★ THIS PRODUCT IS COMPLETELY UPDATED! PLEASE NOTE THAT THE IMAGES ON THE COVER, THUMBNAILS, AND IN THE PREVIEW DO NOT REFLECT THE UPDATED FILE! FOR THAT REASON, I WILL KEEP THE PRICE LOW UNTIL THOSE ARE UPDATED. I AM ACTIVELY WORK
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Reading Log for Thinking and Responding
Reading log without parent signatures! This eleven page Language Arts document allows the students to think about their nightly reading and respond in a meaningful way. No more "mom sign this" Reading Log. Students use comprehension strategies and graphic organizers to respond to their nightly re
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Point of View Task Cards
Included in this set are 36 differentiated and engaging point of view task cards covering FIRST and THIRD person POV. They have been designed for easy differentiation and scaffolding. Cards 1-12 require students to determine the point of view of one sentence. Cards 13-24 require students to de
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Comparing Texts on the Same Topic Task Cards
16 sets of paired passages (32 informational passages total) to help students compare texts on the same topic or event. Each card includes two passages with an overall main idea and also an individual focus to each passage. This product also includes a comprehension quick check page (one question
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Summarizing Paraphrasing Quoting Text Task Cards
16 half-page informational text task cards with three prompts on each card to help your students practice summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting nonfiction texts! Have you students complete all three prompts to learn and easily see the difference between the three concepts, or have them complete on
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BOGGLE Task Cards - Word Work for Centers, Bell Work and More!
Boggle Task Cards! Use these 24 Boggle cards at a literacy center to help students improve letter pattern recognition skills, spelling, and vocabulary. This version of the game is meant to be played individually, ideally without a time limit. Another option would be to play with a time limit and ha
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Analyzing Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts of the Same Event Task Cards
16 sets of paired passages (32 informational passages total) to help students analyze firsthand and secondhand accounts of the same event. Each set of paired passages includes a firsthand account as well as a secondhand account. This product also includes two posters describing the difference betw
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Bloom's Taxonomy Ladders: Increase Your Students' Thinking!
UPDATED 7/20/16: Bloom Boxes are now added! These fit the Target Dollar Spot Adhesive Labels and are perfect for guiding better group discussions! Check out my Youtube Videoto see this product in action. Want to up the rigor in y
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Reading Strategies Task Cards - FREE! Inference, Summarizing, Author's Purpose +
Use this set of 24 free reading strategy task cards to help your students practice these important skills. Students can answer on notebook paper and use the included recording sheet to keep track of the cards they have completed. Another option is to use these orally in small groups. A suggested ans
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EDITABLE Weekly Fiction Reading Records with Comprehension Options (CCSS)
***One of TpT's Top 100 Selling Items*** ***JUST ADDED four NEW READING RECORDS - EVERY PAGE IS EDITABLE!!!!! There are now a variety of TEN reading records with five days worth of questions on every week..... This is a growing file....I will be adding to it at times so if you buy it for this pr
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Fluency Task Cards BUNDLE { Oral Reading Fluency Practice }
A HUGE (discounted) bundle of 128 Fluency Task Cards with varied sentence types to help your students practice their oral reading fluency! Perfect small group, whole group, or independent center fluency activity. A combination bundle of my 4 Fluency Task Card Products (Do not buy separately if you
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First Day of School Stations - Back to School Activity
Using stations on the first day of school sets the tone for the year. Show students that they will be out of their seats, engaged in learning, and collaborating with classmates in your classroom. These six stations, some group tasks and some independent tasks, are intended for completion within a 45
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Emoji Writing Prompt PACK
*Use for fun, motivating morning work, writing prompts, or literacy centers! *Print one copy of the emoji prompt for each of your students. (Students will each get a ¼ page slip.) Your students will take their slip of paper and cut out each of the emoji. They must then create a story (you create th
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Word Work for Upper Elementary / No-prep vocabulary center
Looking for engaging, creative, and versatile word work activities for your upper elementary students that will last the YEAR? This no-prep mega pack contains 18 word work (vocabulary) activities that your kids will love-- along with menus and anchor charts! This product is appropriate for grades 3-
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Fiction and Nonfiction Reading Centers | Graphic Organizers for Reading EDITABLE
Make your reading centers and guided reading lessons effective and stress-free with these 100% EDITABLE Fiction and Nonfiction reading activities. They are so much more than just graphic organizers. Simply pair any of these reading activity sheets with a Nonfiction OR Fiction text,
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Character Traits Task Cards
An engaging set of set character traits task cards to help teach, reinforce, and enrich your unit on character traits and inferring character traits! { Match Up Activity to Infer Character Traits } Included: 16 half-page character inference cards with character sketches 16 quarter-page character t
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Literal Vs. Inferential Comprehension Task Cards
Literal Vs. Inferential Comprehension Use these 18 half page task cards to help your students understand the difference between literal and inferential questions. Each card includes a high interest passage and 4 questions, which students identify as literal or inferential and then answer. Check out
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SPELLING ACTIVITIES for ANY Word List EDITABLE Clutter-Free Spelling Activities
SPELLING ACTIVITIES Spelling Activities for Any Word List is a collection of NOW EDITABLE printables designed to save teachers time while providing students with differentiated tasks. These no prep spelling printables can be used as a center, morning work, homework
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Using Context Clues to Infer Character Traits Task Cards
A set of 32 character traits task cards that require students to use context clues and inference to fill in the appropriate character trait. Each card contains clues about a character and a blank that students must fill in to describe the character. Cards 17-32 have two blanks, most often requiring
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Multiple Meaning Words Task Cards Set 1
Use these 32 multiple choice task cards to reinforce common multiple meaning words (homographs). Each of the featured words appears on two cards. For example, the word "duck" appears on card #1 as the waterfowl and again on card #17 as the verb, to bend down. Not only will this help to solidify the
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Story Elements Comprehension Question Fans
This Story Elements Question Fan resource contains over 90 questions and reader response prompts to use for comprehension checks during the study of story elements. They can be used for reader response prompts, literature circles, guided reading groups, after read alouds, during whole-class shared
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Shades of Meaning: A Cooperative Vocabulary & Language Center {Common Core}
Attn: Click here to get Shades of Meaning Volume 2 - NOW AVAILABLE. I created this 21st century vocabulary center to give my students a meaningful opportunity to wor
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Class Writing Journals
Whole class writing journals are a great addition to your classroom or writing center that will keep your students engaged! This file contains printables to create 10 different class writing journals. Each journal has a different topic and a handy word bank sized to fit a standard composition book.
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Spelling Printables for Any List!
Here is everything you need for a differentiated spelling program (except the words!) This download includes two sets of 42 printables - one for 16 words and one for 20 words. The bulk of this packet is made up of 42 ready-to-use spelling printables that can be used with any list. These pages can b
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Similes and Metaphors
Simile and Metaphor Activity Bundle This *NEWLY UPDATED* simile and metaphor activity bundle is just what you need to supplement your unit! The activity pack includes the following Simile and Metaphor Resources... • 2 Options for Simile and Metaphor Interactive Notebook Notes • 4 Differentiated S
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Reading Skills Task Cards | Reading Strategies Mega Bundle
Save money with this discounted mega-bundle of 21 sets of Reading Strategy Task Cards! There are over 600 task cards in this bundle! Each of these cards features a short passage along with a text-dependent question or challenge. Updated July 2017, 8 of the sets in this bundle now include
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Inference Task Cards - Inferencing Reading Strategy
These 24 inference cards each feature a short passage and two text-dpendent questions. They are perfect for helping your students master this difficult but important reading strategy. Use them orally in small groups, or individually as a writing assignment at a literacy center. Another option is to
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Cause and Effect Task Cards
Use these 24 task cards to help your students explore cause and effect more deeply by generating cause and effect relationships. Each card relates an event in a single sentence and asks students to come up with both a possible cause and an effect for the event. There are several ways to use these
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Work on Writing Folder Kit #1
This Work on Writing Folder Kit is ready for you to print on either white paper or sticker paper (for easy application). Once they are printed you may paste them onto 2 manila folders. Make about 6 folders for your class, so your students can use them during Work on Writing and have private, quiet t
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Close Reading Mega Kit {Aligned to Common Core Anchor Standards}
This resource is everything you need to implement rigorous close reading that aligns with the Common Core anchor standards. All you need to do is add text! If you are wanting to purchase passages written specifically for common core, click
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Connections Task Cards: Text to Self, Text to Text, Text to World
Use these 24 task cards to help your students practice the making connections reading strategy. The cards are divided into three sets of eight, one for each of the three types of connection (text to self, text to text, and text to world). Because text to text and especially text to world can be chal
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