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The Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs Poster for Teachers

An eye-catching resource packed full of action verbs that define each stage of Bloom's Taxonomy.

Blooms Taxonomy

Revised Bloom's Taxonomy Posters for Higher Level Thinking

Whether you're a Common Core school, a 21st Century school, or just a school that's making it a focus to prepare all learners for their future, you know how essential it is for the teaching and learning to be in the highest levels of Bloom's everyday. Display these student-friendly (and not too ove...

Want to see how one teacher teaches cause and effect in her classroom? This post has lots of ideas for reading comprehension by focusing on Cause and Effect Using Informational Text!

Cause and Effect Using Informational Text

Teaching cause and effect using informational text in the upper grade classroom can be tough. It takes a bit of logical thinking, a touch of common sense, and a whole lot of inferencing...which can be a tall order for kids this age. We can make it easier though, by giving the kids lots of opportunities to practice in a variety of ways. In this post by The Teacher Next Door, you'll learn lots of tips for teaching cause and effect in the classroom.

One Pagers : Assessment for Higher-order Thinking Skills | Adventures in Teaching One Pagers are great because they encourage creative thinking. There is no "right" answer, there is do specific question the student needs to answer.

One Pagers : Assessment for Higher-order Thinking Skills | Adventures in Teaching One Pagers are great because they encourage creative thinking. There is no "right" answer, there is do specific question the student needs to answer.

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

Read how one teacher loves to teach informational text structures in her upper grade classroom.

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Read how one teacher loves to teach informational text structures in her upper grade classroom.

This Reading Mama|50+ Texts for Modeling Comprehension Strategies|This is set of useful lists of books that can be used to teach different reading comprehension strategies, grouped by the strategy they can be used to teach. Since many of the books listed are picture books and illustrated stories, these lists may be helpful for teaching reading comprehension skills to ELLs.

50+ Books for Modeling Comprehension Strategies

In this huge list are 50+ texts {including poetry, picture books, and more} that you can use when modeling comprehension strategies to your readers.

Great list of questions/statements for teachers and/or students to use during guided reading!

Stuff Students Say and Other Classroom Treasures

Great list of questions/statements for teachers and/or students to use during guided reading!

It's one thing to teach concepts like characters, setting, and plot. Most kids get these without too much trouble, but it's another thing to teach your kids to find the theme of a piece of literature. This higher level thinking, much more abstract reading skill, is one that has to...

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It's one thing to teach concepts like characters, setting, and plot. Most kids get these without too much trouble, but it's another thing to teach your kids to find the theme of a piece of literature. This higher level thinking, much more abstract reading skill, is one that has to...

The Common Core Campaign: Depth of Knowledge - DOK

Depth of Knowledge - DOK

We now have an updated DOK chart. Please utilize this chart in your lesson planning. Download it by clicking on the preview below.

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