Summarizing is one of the most difficult skills I teach. Creating this graphic organizer and summarizing technique has helped me and my students. The graphic organizer provides an outline for answering the 5 Ws about a given passage and then pairs
Categorizing information is a higher level thinking skill that all students need. This Main Idea and Details Sort combines a key reading skill with a problem solving skill to pack a double punch. Plus, the activity incorporates multi-sensory
Multi-sensory activities are a must in any classroom. This activity takes main idea and details out of the ordinary into the more fun! Have students cut and paste different sentences as either main idea or details.
Good readers make predictions about what will happen in a story and what will come next. This graphic organizer helps students do just that. It also helps them evaluate their predictions and revise them while reading.
Summarizing can be a difficult skill for students to master; however, when they have a system to use, it becomes much easier. The 5 Ws of Summarizing is a product that serves a graphic organizer that outlines the steps to summarizing for students.
This activity requires students to take a look at the viewpoint of the author. It is an activity that is easy for students to connect with as the topics used are ones that are familiar to kids. With a cut and paste format, this activity also
With the increased focus on writing in conjunction with Common Core, providing students with project specific requirements is so important. This Writing Checklist does just that for students by giving them key points to check before, during, and
This activity presents students with selected information (visual and written) and requires them to make a prediction and give a written justification or explanation. The activity pairs skills of predicting and problem solving.
A great beginning or end of the year activity set, this Poetry Notebook Bundle has everything you'll need to organize, teach, and create beautiful, individualized Poetry Notebooks with each of your students. With sample poems, checklists, and paper