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This sheet was used to assess my students' knowledge of nonfiction text features after our unit of study. Students had to choose six nonfiction text features (written on the line) and then analyze how they helped with comprehension of the
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I used this organizer to help my students organize their thoughts when using the 3 Big Questions for Nonfiction Notice & Note by Kylene Beers and Bob Probst. I put this online as a Google Doc to easily assess students as they worked.
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I use these I Can statements each day on my objectives board to let the students know what they'll be focusing on during science period. There are two statements on each page--all tied to the standards. Each standard is indicated in the lower
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This is a great tool for book clubs or literature circles. Students can complete the boxes by writing directly on the paper or using sticky notes that they've written and marked throughout their reading. You could have students complete
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A major part of our standards is students supporting their ideas with evidence from the text...that's when this gem emerged. Students simply make their predictions (which we know they all can do), but then have to tell what clues in the text lead
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If you haven't heard of Depth of Knowledge (DOK), it's what most of the Common Core standards are based around. DOK is very similar to Bloom's Taxonomy and focuses on taking students deeper into concepts. Included are activities for 4 book clubs
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After completing a historical fiction mini-unit with my class, my students participated in historical fiction book clubs to reinforce the concepts taught. Included are activities for 4 book club groups (lowest to highest reading levels). My
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I used this 5 day discussion sheet to keep students talking about main ideas, details, text structures, text features, and analyzing author's purpose--all things we've been talking about in minilessons. Rather than do a full-blown book club, I let
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My class does quarterly book talks. I've always given the students free choice for the genres of books that they present. We are focusing hard this year on nonfiction (specifically text structures), so I'm requiring some nonfiction book
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I use this organizer to quickly jot down students that need help in different areas when I'm going through their work or making observations. I use this page for both reading and math. It contains a strategy (or blank space to write the strategy
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These are ideal for reading workstations. Pick and choose to differentiate for your students or let them work through them all to help you assess their skills. Great for pre-assessment, too!
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This file includes a long term and short term goal recording sheet for students. I print them off 2-sided and have students place them in their data binders. They're kept and referred to throughout the year as we reflect on accomplishments.
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I'm always looking for a way for my students to "dig deeper" in their reading and in their responses to reading. I wanted to be able to easily assess where their strengths and weaknesses alike were when thinking about their reading. This log
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These are great for workstations during your reading block. Put them on a binder ring so they all stay together. You could pick and choose to differentiate instruction and assess student knowledge quickly.
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Have you every posed a question to your students only to get every other response (or more questions) except an actual answer? This is a quick and easy way to manage those distracting "answers" to questions during class time. I left it basic in
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I used this as a summative assessment at the end of a set of social studies lessons. It could be adapted to fit any nonfiction text. I've included a rubric, student sheet, and a sample from one of my students. We completed this over the course of
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This template allows me to see who is in a specific book club, the level, the skills they're focusing on, and the reading assignments/meet dates. I like it because it puts each group in one place and saves me from flipping through individual
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This is another version of a book club assignment sheet that students can fill out and use throughout the novel study. I make sure that the students know when they will be meeting and what skills/strategies they'll be working on during it. This
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I made these when I was ready for the students to start signing up for strategy groups. We use Fountas & Pinnell’s Continuum in our district, so the students each have a copy of it at their reading level in their data folders. The students can
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I use this quick activity sheet as morning work or when I feel students may need a bit more review on text structures, features, main idea, and summarizing. These sheets quickly show me which students need a bit more help and pulled for a strategy
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