Guided Reading Observations Checklist Copy this page back and front to have an easy-to-use checklist when reading in small groups. Having all students (up to 6) from the same reading group on the one page, makes it easy for the teacher to quickly tick off things that are observed or take notes without having to leaf through several pieces of paper. by leona
Why not teach common core standards for English Language Arts using Pixar short films, Ted Talks, popular film clips for students and other inspirational video clips for students? For example, have students practice CCSS.RL.1: Instuct students to watch the Inside Out Video Clip. Ask students to “Describe how the author used indirect and direct characterization to share each character’s personality.” For an entire year of highly engaging, no prep lesson plans and student activities, download my G
Use this fun and interactive sorting game to review and reinforce figurative language. These 100 cards each have examples of figurative language taken from real YA literature. Students will sort them into seven categories: metaphors, similes, personification, hyperboles, idioms, onomatopoeia, alliteration.
Comparing Fiction and Nonfiction - Do your students need help understanding the differences between fiction vs nonfiction texts? These printables are perfect for making an anchor chart for your classroom as your students are learning to distinguish between fiction and nonfiction.