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Starts With a Story

TRY OUR BOOK COMPANION ACTIVITIES FOR FREE! We are beyond thrilled about the launch of our literacy resource line, Starts with a Story! We know you will love it! Try a complete book companion packet for FREE HERE! GET THE FREE READING RESOURCE BUNDLE: You will receive: a list of

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How to Teach Main Idea

Raise your hand if you struggle with teaching kids how to find the main idea in a text? I think it’s one of the trickiest things for kids to grasp. Last week the main selection in our reading curriculum (Treasures in case you were wondering) was a non-fiction article and

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How to Use Graphic Organizers for Assessment

I recently explained how to use graphic organizers to increase reading comprehension and later explained how graphic organizers help students improve their writing. This post will share why using graphic organizers for assessment is also important and will provide teachers with easy ways for teachers to offer students differentiated assessment

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How to Use Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension

Would you like to improve your students’ reading and writing skills? Using graphic organizers for reading comprehension will make it easier for students to make sense of what they are reading, organize their thinking, and strengthen their writing abilities as well. WHAT IS A GRAPHIC ORGANIZER? A graphic organizer is

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Thinking Stem Bookmarks {Reading Comprehension}

These bookmarks were created for children to use while reading to improve student comprehension by encouraging them to generate questions.  The answers to thick questions are inferred.  They require the reader to make predictions or to formulate new beliefs and ideas.  The Thinking Stems Bookmarks Packet includes 4 printable pages

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Comparing Books and Movies

Today we are planning to pop in to Disney’s Hollywood Studios so I made a new product that fit the theme of the day. I think it’s also perfect for this time of year as things start winding down and the familiar glow of screen in a darkened classroom becomes

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How I Manage Reader’s Workshop

  I am so excited to share my READer’s Workshop Rotation Board with you. My Math Workshop Rotation Board is my #2 selling product {and has a 4.0 rating with close to 500 votes}. I found it to be so successful in my classroom, that I created a similar format for

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Managing Mystery Readers

When I taught Kindergarten I welcomed Mystery Readers into my classroom. My little ones were so excited to see who the secret guest would be. We had moms, dads, siblings, grandparents and other special friends. I remember getting a note from one of the moms that read, “I listened to

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