Journal entry ideas for students to respond in their Reading Notebook to the read aloud book, How to Steal a Dog. These responses encourage students to think about social issues that occur in everyday situations and relate it to the main characters
Journal entry ideas for students to respond in their Reading Notebook to the read aloud book, Wonder. These responses encourage students to think about social issues that occur in every day situations and relate it to the main characters in the book.
5th & 6th Grade Comparative Literary Essay Units that are aligned to the common core & the PARCC assessment.
1. 5th Grade Unit Plan
2. 6th Grade Unit Plan
3. 5th Grade Comparing Stories Graphic Organizer
4. 6th Grade
Have students pick a social issue that is debatable. Have students research both sides of this issue and come up with a side to prove within their writing. This file includes directions, objectives, and an outline of the entire project!
6t grade Reading Workshop unit that is aligned to the common core and the PARCC RST writing prompt.
Focused Mini Lessons:
-Nonfiction text ingredients (Anecdotes, Statistics, Cause/Effect, Comparison/Contrast, Embedded Definitions,
Differentiated reading entry choices for your students to respond to their independent reading books in their Readers' Notebooks. Have students choose three different reading entry ideas that consist in a Tic-Tac-Toe line. Each line is
When students finish reading a book, have them complete a differentiated activity that varies in points based on a variety of choice boards. At the end of the year each student should have enough points to add up to 100. This activity can be used as
Use this outline to help your students create a 5 paragraph literary essay on their novel. This simple and organized outline helps students create a thesis, refer back to their text, and use quotes all in a very simple manner. Student will be
Materials to help you get started in creating a Book Club Unit within your classroom. Students love this unit because they feel in charge and take responsibility of their work because they don't want to let their group members down. Students love to
A good way to put in an extra grade for the marking period. Sometimes students need to be graded on their work ethic, their participation/behavior in class, and the effort they put in at home. I usually give a participation grade two times a marking
Different roles for students to focus on while reading in either a literature circle or book club. Each week students can focus on a different role while reading. This is a good way to introduce a skill or can be used for a review at the end of the
Students choose a character within their book and fill out a report card for their character. This activity works well within the Character Unit of Readers Workshop. Students should use examples from the text to support why they are giving their
Students can use this outline to create a nonfiction picture book when researching an animal. Students can keep all of their collected research in one packet so that when creating a rough draft for their nonfiction book, they will be completely
This assessment focuses on the different components of nonfiction text. Questions include:
- Text Structure (Description, Sequence, Pro/Con, Cause/Effect, Compare/Contrast)
-Text Ingredients (statistics, anecdotes, expert opinions, examples,
This outline is broken down into each step for each paragraph giving the students reminders and tips on what to do next. Picture support is included to help the students remember each step of the process & the writing is also color coded to help
Use this resource while recording individual weekly conferences with students. It is an easy way to track what was discussed during the conference, as well as track who you met with each week. The goal is to write down one positive comment to the
Character unit graphic organizer packet to help guide students to think deeper about their characters while using textual evidence to support their ideas. This packet is mainly focused on the read aloud book Wonder by R.J Palacio, however can be
Use this post-it board to help students practice expanding their post-it ideas. Each box has 3 part sentence starters to help assist students when writing detailed 5 Star post-its. Each of the following reading strategies are presented within this
Documents needed to plan and organize a comparative literary essay with picture support to help special education students help visualize the different components of an essay.
Included are the following documents:
-Literary Essay Structure Anchor
A worksheet that has all of the different writing elements that should be included in a personal narrative. Provide students with a sample narrative piece and have students search for the different elements from the story and record the examples