Reading Response Letters
After reading The Reading Zone by Nancie Atwell, I was inspired to implement reading response letters in my classroom. It took me a long time to find a system that worked for me and my students, but I am really happy with
This product contains:
-The Hubert story: Fill in the blanks with the correct commonly misspelled words while reading about Hubert the ant and his journey to be great.
"Hubert, a tiny ant with big dreams, stared out his little ant window and
NEW! Now each document is in Microsoft Word format so it is EDITABLE :) !
-Choose a poet to research
-Record facts they find on the research recorder
-Choose a favorite poem by that poet
-Read the poem aloud in class
I have found that my sixth graders do much better work when they are given a worksheet to fill out, as opposed to when I say "Here's what I'm looking for, write it on a lined sheet of paper!"
This download includes two close reading worksheets,
23 pages of resources for the novel, A Wrinkle in Time.
This download includes:
1. The Case of Mr. Murry worksheet, which encourages students to make inferences and use text evidence
2. Several comprehension worksheets
3. A choice board
4. Stop and
1. "I can..." statement checklist, adapted from the Common Core Standards for 6th grade writing, which allows students to track their progress. (half shown in preview)
2. A peer review sheet (half shown in preview)- I have found that
A great introduction to the plot of a story. After reading a children's book, students will map out the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, and conflict.
The rubric included in this project allows students to
This unit includes...
1. Elements of an imagine narrative notes
2. S.C.E.P.E.S. mini poster and planning pages
3. Worksheet to create a believable main character
4. Blank plot and an example plot
5. Dialogue exit slips to quick check work
Everything you need for book clubs!
Before doing book clubs, I was so nervous! It's tough giving up control in the classroom. However, it all worked out - and even better than I would have ever expected it to!
NOTE: This is NOT literature
This product contains three self-checks:
Each self-check has about 7-10 "questions"
Here is how I use self-checks:
After students write their rough draft, I have them complete a self-check.
UPDATED! A completely NEW template for students to create a profile for a character in a book. This product has a rubric, instructions page, and a comprehensive explanations page - to be used for ANY book!
******Previously this template and rubric
"Hubert, a tiny ant with big dreams, stared out his little ant window and wondered if there was anything else out _____________ (there/their/they’re). He just couldn’t get _____________(passed/past) the idea that he was meant for something
Project to review nonfiction common core standards. I used in my sixth grade classroom to conclude my nonfiction unit.
Students mix and match the tasks (all worth different points) to add up to a certain amount of points. In my class I had
Four questions on the short story "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury. Questions involve drawing the setting, making text based inferences, providing examples of different types of conflict, and identifying theme.