Use as a handout (and make anchor chart) for minilesson on the 3 main types of literacy text structures - prose, drama, and poetry.
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Use this quiz to assess your students on the elements of prose, poetry, and plays. This quiz includes fill in the black/matching for the elements of prose. It also asks students to select elements that are ONLY found in plays, and ONLY found in
I use this in conjunction with another one of my products (Elements of Prose, Poetry, Plays Handout). After reviewing the three types of literary text structures, the students read/skim each text and look for elements that can help them determine
When students are finished reading a book, they can fill out this summary and reflection sheet. I have my students keep these in the "response" section of their reading binders.
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In September, my students take a Reading Interview where they answer questions about how they feel about reading. In October, I give this version of the interview. It is wonderful for the students to self-reflect and their responses give an honest
Our classrooms are full of future world changers! I like to have my students fill this out on the first day of school, but it can be used any time.
Your students will write what they want to be in the future, draw a picture, and explain why.
I used this handout on the rug during a read aloud. My students "synthesized" as they read - first, they jotted thoughts they had before reading (predictions based on the title/cover, connections they have, etc.)
During reading, they jotted about
I like to grade my students on their writing process, not just the final product. This was created as a way to assess my students' work in class throughout the writing process from prewriting through publishing.
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During our launch unit, the students generate small moment ideas for their personal narrative stories. Prior to beginning the drafting process, I have students read through this example story (pp. 2-3) and answer questions (p. 1). Showing them an
During workshop launch, I do a lesson on turn & talk rules. At the rug, we read through the rules, then practice with our partners. The kids love it! Then, I ask one student to come up to model the turn & talk with me, while also modeling
I have a binder filled with these library signout sheets. It is split into two sections, as I have two literacy classes. Each student has a sheet with their name on it. I have used other library checkout systems in the past and this has worked best
Using the mentor text Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts - 8 main reading is thinking strategies with examples from the text.
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For class and/or HW - students write a memories they have that are tied to specific emotions. Add to writer's notebook during launch unit to help with generating ideas. Example memory and emotion(s) listed on organizer as guide. Page 2 contains
I have a spot in my room where students will jot notes about a time when a classmate did something nice for them, or if they did something nice for someone in class. At our weekly class meeting, these are shared/celebrated as a part of our
At the end of each marking period, I have the students reflect on their work in their writer's notebooks by answering these reflection questions. A great reflective practice for them, formative assessment, and a way for you to get to know your
Students can use this reading response essay checklist to be sure they've included all important aspects of a strong reading response essay. I introduce reading response essays with the R.A.C.E. strategy, but am careful about calling it a R.A.C.E.
Students keep this in their reading binder in their reading logs section. When they finish a book, they fill out the book information on this chart. This helps my students keep track of the books they finish. It is also helpful for me to check in