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
24 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
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,
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
-A unit plan that explains how I teach informative writing.
-Notes and worksheets on hooks and thesis statements.
-Informative writing rubric
-Informative essay self-check (have students check their own 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 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
**Please note: I uploaded this using Microsoft Word so that it would be editable. This may affect the original formatting.
I like to read the book fairly quickly with students, and then talk about it more in depth later on.
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.
An EDITABLE 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!
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"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.
Weekly choice board assignments for October to May. (PLUS a bonus spring break assignment!)
-Some months have four weeks, while others have three due to my school's schedule
-However, the product is EDITABLE - so feel free to make changes! :)