As a teacher, I know the many responsibilities you have and it can be very challenging to find the time needed for planning engaging and effective lessons. I hope this product saves you some much-needed time in your classroom.
I have been teaching grades 4-6 for the past 13 years. I love being able to have a large collection of activities and strategies available in my classroom so I can keep my students engaged and meet their varying needs. My activities are aligned with the Common Core and can easily be adapted to suit the needs of different grade levels and abilities.
SUGGESTIONS FOR HOW TO USE THIS PRODUCT:
This collection includes graphic organizers for literature circle jobs, including summarizer, word wizard, connector, passage picker, illustrator, discussion director, and connector. This activity can be used to prepare for and during literature circles. Each student in the group is assigned a job, which keeps them focused while they work independently. Students can work independently to complete their job while reading the assigned reading. Having these forms completed prior to meeting as a group prepares the students for the group discussion. Students are also practicing important reading comprehension skills with the activities included.