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Bookmarks: language for classroom collaboration. Use these to help your students communicate with groups, patterns, or whole class discussion. 21st century skills.

Hennessey's Homeroom

Bookmarks: language for classroom collaboration. Use these to help your students communicate with groups, patterns, or whole class discussion. 21st century skills.

Take the mystery out of reading passages by hacking up those questions and doing some hands on work with kids.  Great reading test prep!

Stress Free Test Prep!

Take the mystery out of reading passages by hacking up those questions and doing some hands on work with kids. Great reading test prep!

Classroom Communication Tools (Freebies) · Inspired Elementary

One of my passions as a teacher has always been finding and implementing new classroom management strategies! Having anywhere from 20-36 students (depending on my grade level) made it necessary to have strong, positive communication tools in place, to help maximize every minute of instructional time. So today, I want to share with you […]

Read and Find Picture Puzzle Activity. Students will have so much fun completing these read and find activities! They are so versatile and can be assembled in so many ways. Print and laminate them to use during literacy rotations or print the black & white version to use them as worksheets. They are a great way to have students practice their CVC words and long vowel words. This pack includes both color and BW mats for short vowels and long vowels. A total of 10 unique mats are included (20…

Read and Find Picture Puzzles - Short Vowels and Long Vowels

Read and Find Picture Puzzle Activity. Students will have so much fun completing these read and find activities! They are so versatile and can be assembled in so many ways. Print and laminate them to use during literacy rotations or print the black & white version to use them as worksheets. They are a great way to have students practice their CVC words and long vowel words. This pack includes both color and BW mats for short vowels and long vowels. A total of 10 unique mats are included (20…

Whether you are introducing or reviewing, your students will need practice with basic reading comprehension lessons. These mentor texts are perfect for teaching students to make connections, ask questions, make inferences, describe story elements, visualize, describe the point of view, determine the theme or main idea, compare and contrast, summarize, or synthesize.

Introducing 10 Reading Skills in 10 Weeks!

Whether you are introducing or reviewing, your students will need practice with basic reading comprehension lessons. These mentor texts are perfect for teaching students to make connections, ask questions, make inferences, describe story elements, visualize, describe the point of view, determine the theme or main idea, compare and contrast, summarize, or synthesize.

Books for Making Inferences and Predictions ~ fantastic texts for teaching kids to "read between the lines" | This Reading Mama

Books for Making Inferences and Predictions

Books for Making Inferences and Predictions ~ fantastic texts for teaching kids to "read between the lines" | This Reading Mama

Grammar Word Search!  Find and hightlight the nouns, verbs and adjectives in the word search using the color code.  Then write the words in ABC order.  Fun summer learning!

Summer Review Packets!

Grammar Word Search! Find and hightlight the nouns, verbs and adjectives in the word search using the color code. Then write the words in ABC order. Fun summer learning!

Freebie: This poetry page can be used to help your students with analyzing poems that you choose.  It is intended for upper elementary students working in pairs, in guided reading groups, or independently.

Analyzing Poetry Freebie

This poetry page can be used to help your students with analyzing poems that you choose. It is intended for upper elementary students working in pairs, in guided reading groups, or independently. I enjoyed using it with poems by Jack Prelutsky, Shel Silverstein, Brod Baggert, and Ken Nesbitt. Ta...

Upper Elementary Snapshots: 3 - Respond to Text Printables

3 - Respond to Text Printables

I have used the reading workshop model for about 8 years now. It has changed a lot over the years! One thing that has stayed the same is the ‘Respond to Text’ station. This is a time where students get to write about their reading. The station stays the same all year, but the activities in the station change. Below is a list of activities you can add to your ‘Respond to Text’ station at the beginning of the year. 1. Bookmark Book Report At the beginning of the year, some students struggle to…

Reading Interest Survey - Primary

Reading Interest Survey - Primary

Before you start any beginning of year reading assessments, ask your students what kinds of books they prefer. This information helps me as a teacher know what types of books to have available, as well as shows students that I am interested in what they like. ...

FREE!!! Weekly and Daily to do lists. Just print and copy. Six different formats to choose from.

FREEBIE Weekly To-Do List

FREE!!! Weekly and Daily to do lists. Just print and copy. Six different formats to choose from.

Strategies for teaching addition and subtraction using open number lines, a Common Core 2nd grade math skill

Open Number Lines Explained - The Classroom Key

Strategies for teaching addition and subtraction using open number lines, a Common Core 2nd grade math skill