This is a graphic organizer for students to use when reading biographies. The graphic organizer requires them to:
*explain character traits and evidence of person
*synthesize how person was a leader
Then, students take their
This sheet uses the 4 strategies for Reciprocal Teaching and provides a graphic organizer for students to use.
Each strategy gives the students a statement starter, as well as room for the student to record his/her thinking.
I use this for
This storyboard is a creative way for students to become movie producers. The storyboard requires students to summarize the book they just read by picking out the main events, as well as visualizing each of the scenes.
This is an author study for upper elementary students. This project, about a week long, allows students to examine and study an author through children's books.
The study requires students to gain background information about their author, then
This product is designed as a reflection of a small group book assignment (it could be done whole-group also).
After finishing a story, students are required to:
*Character (protagonist-vs-antagonist, traits and evidence)
*Setting (and how
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Writing
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Assessment, Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles
This activity contains statements & examples of each of the 3 purposes that an author writes for (Persuade, Inform, Entertain). Students work with a partner to categorize each of the statement as a persuade, inform, or entertain. Then, using a
Balanced Literacy, Reading
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning