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Superhero Phonics Hunks, Chunks, & Blends
Phonics Dance..never gets old love it!!
My Secret Stories® posters—my favorite things in my classroom!!!

Phonics Dance / Hunks and Chunks By Ginny Dowd

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How do you know if a book is just right for you? Follow these simple steps!  Grab this freebie and don't forget to leave some love please.
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Middle School Teacher to Literacy Coach: 5th-8th Grade Anchor Charts (use for grades 3-8?)

1st 30 days

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Students read a picture book in pairs. After reading they roll a dice and the corresponding number instructs them to apply a certain comprehension strategy - make a text to self connection, retell, determine importance, use questioning, visualizing, infer The set includes one game card for teachers to photocopy for each game. Please see my other free products to download this game for grades 3-6.
Find the Evidence - FREE reading comprehension passage for building fluency and making inferences


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A simplified explanation of RTI
The Second Grade Superkids: Differentiation Across the Subject Areas


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FREE testing motivational quotes coloring pages. Use these motivational quotes for testing to encourage your students before and during testing days.
FREEBIE Testing Info for Parents
These children's books about test anxiety can help your kids understand, talk about, and even laugh about any worries they may have.

test prep

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list of fun and educational websites for parents to use with students in summer
Tips for Parents...How to Help My Child Succeed Free Downloads from Fun in First
Reading At Home - Tips For Parents This is perfect for sending home with our students! Parents would appreciate some guidelines when helping their children with their reading homework. This printable includes tips for : - integrating reading in our daily family activities - choosing appropriate books - tips for helping beginning readers - practicing fluency & developing comprehension skills!

parent notes

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Guided reading printable worksheet pack. Includes 30 NO PREP printables which cover story settings, characters, plot and much more. Designed for kindergarten, first grade and second grade.
Reading Mentor Texts


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Do you need to spice up teaching text structure in reading? I have plenty of ideas and teaching activities to make it easy!
Teach text structures with this nonfiction text structure anchor chart and FREE sorting activity! Ideal lesson for the upper elementary classroom that includes 8 free passages!
Teaching informational text structure? Add some fun with this 50 card sorting game. A great activity to keep kids engaged and practicing types of text structure, including chronological, sequence, cause/effect, compare/contrast, description, and problem/solution.

text structure

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Point of View Anchor Chart and Worksheet
Duck! Rabbit! Point of View - taught a similar lesson this week with second graders and it was really successful!
Free Printable Point of View Anchor Chart

point of view

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The Teachers' Cauldron: author's purpose TO INFORM/TO ENTERTAIN using Scholastic Order forms!!!
Author's Purpose- Decide what the author's purpose for writing is.  TONS of printable worksheets to teach literacy!

authors purpose

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This resource is useful if your students need practice with including evidence from the text to support their answers. New state testing (SBAC in my state) requires students to include evidence to support their answers. This teaches kids how to include evidence in their answers.
Show Me the Evidence strips: These have great evidence stems to help students cite specific evidence in their written responses/discussions.


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Subject and Predicate Anchor Chart - Great for Interactive Writing Journals - Grammar Rules Mini Anchor Charts

Subject / predicate

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Download 80+ printable animal articles, with reading comprehension questions
Looking for activities to introduce non-fiction to your upper grade students?…
Ways students can respond in writing to non-fiction text they've read... You can make these and bind them together!

fiction/ non (genre)

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Help your students understand the importance of writing with these 10 writing posters. Each writing poster has the purpose of that type of writing and what to include in it. Great for displaying on a bulletin board or shrinking and putting on a ring to pass around the classroom. Perfect for setting up a writing center for writer's workshop. Includes templates for writing paper as well! #writingworkshop #youcanwriteapoem #anchorcharts #writingposters
FREE Figurative Language worksheet
Poetry Task Cards


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free inferring cards
Use puzzle pieces - Inferring Anchor Chart Fifth grade Standards addressed by using this chart: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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Free!! Synonym-Antonym Superhero Shuffle!!! Superhero fun game!!!
Use this game as a quick and easy review of synonyms.With a cute pizza theme, students will love this matching game in a center or as partner w...
Antonyms, synonyms, & homonyms chart.

synonyms antonyms

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prefixes, suffixes, root words anchor charts -- good idea for next year (to display words around the room)
What a cool way to teach prefixes.
Prefix and Suffix practice worksheets. Each is 2 sided (copy front to back)  Students create new words by combining root words with prefixes and suffixes. Use as an independent activity, an assessment, or as homework.This freebie is part of a larger Affixes product.Prefixes, Suffixes and Root Words: Activities and Games

Prefix Suffix

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The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs: FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON - “Buddy Reading Tiny Discussion Cards”
I would use this to introduce a new story from our reading book, a free reading title I read aloud, or for reading groups.  This worksheet provides a great summary aspect but chunks work as well.  Students are able to find what they need when it come up.
These reading menus are perfect for centers, guided reading groups or used as a homework reading log. The menus help students to respond to text and hold them accountable for their independent reading. The menus can be used with any text including fiction and informational!

Reading Logs

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This foldable includes 15 sentences with words like shrewd, lark, and mirthful. It focuses on 5 types of clues: synonyms (restatement), antonyms (contrast), inference, example, and definition.

Context clues

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Great website for Daily Five/ Literacy Cafe resources!
How to "Daily 5" your centers. MUST DO!!

Daily 5

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Character Traits Anchor Chart from Teacher Trap!
Character Traits Anchor Chart
The best books for helping students understand and identify character traits!

Character traits

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Read the ‘Pigeon’ Books Online (for Free!) - K - 6 Art
Mo Willems Author Study Interactive Notebook/ Flipbook/ Lapbook Includes many interactive activities to go with Time to Sleep Sheep the Sheep, Are Your Ready to Play Outside, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Kunffle Bunny, and Author's Craft. This unit is jam packed with great activities, grab yours today!!!
Do your students LOVE Mo Willems?! In this author study, students read Pigeon books, Elephant & Piggie books, and the Knuffle Bunny series! There are tons of activities, crafts and reader responses for these books!

Pigeon books

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Text features anchor chart
Nonfiction Text Features Matching Activity FREE
A companion to the comprehension mini-books-----these 11 mini-books are for Non-fiction Text Features!

Text features

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Parts of speech

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