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Responding to Nonfiction: An Informational Text Graphic Organizer

Responding to Nonfiction: An Informational Text Graphic Organizer

This graphic organizer is a great way for your students to respond to informational texts to show what they have learned. It could be used for independent reading, reading centers, listening to reading, or whole group reading. Enjoy! Common Core Standards: Kindergarten: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.2...

Text Structure Posters and Activities-includes posters, practice pages, and a summary page for student reading notebooks; Makes text structure easy to understand!

Text Structure Posters and Activities

NEW: July 2020- Digital activity for Google Slides added 3/12/19- New activities have been added!Did you know that students who are taught nonfiction text structure are better able to understand the material as well as the author's message? I have explicitly taught text structure to my third grade...

Spark up your students writing and inspire them to write using real life photographs.  There are 30 photographs on separate pages with lined spaces...

Photograph Prompts for Writing 1

Spark up your students writing and inspire them to write using real life photographs. There are 30 photographs on separate pages with lined spaces to for students to write about the picture. Have them practice using a variety of adjectives or have them think about what the person in the picture is...

Cool! Past issues of National Geo books available for FREE. Can be used on the Smartboard

K–12 School Digital and Curricular Classroom Materials - NGL

K-12 digital curriculum — Mathematics; Science; Social Studies; Reading/Writing; ESL/ELD; World Languages; Advanced, Honors, Electives; Career and Technical Education

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Teaching My Friends!

One of the things I realized is that in September, as a push-in teacher, I am going to have to travel with materials I need. Since I am not co-teaching with any one teacher all day but instead working in several different classrooms during the day, I am going to need something to haul my goodies around in. Some of the teachers in my building who travel use a cart. I totally jumped on that bandwagon! Before I left in June, I ordered one of these. Yup, that will be me next year! No, that's not…

Interactive notebook ideas for notes, writing, reading strategies, etc.

Interactive Notebooks - Yet Again

I am determined to get ALL of the pictures I took a few weeks ago of my language arts interactive notebook before the end of school! I hope to actually get it done faster than that. I have a few other things I want to blog about before the end of the school year. Seriously, this is the last set of pictures I have from a few weeks ago. Any new ones will be newer pictures taken recently. Here are some more pictures of various activities that we have included in our interactive notebooks so far…

Five posters for nonfiction text structures:   Description,  Problem and Solution,  Cause and Effect,  Order and Sequence,  Compare and Contrast.    It also contains a foldable (both labeled and blank) with instructions and notes for writing in foldables. The notes are consistent with the information given on the posters.

Nonfiction Text Structure Poster Set and Foldable

Five posters for nonfiction text structures: Description, Problem and Solution, Cause and Effect, Order and Sequence, Compare and Contrast. It also contains a foldable (both labeled and blank) with instructions and notes for writing in foldables. The notes are consistent with the information given on the posters.

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Free R.A.F.T. Graphic Organizer

Hey hey! So this week in first grade we are writing friendly letters. As part of our school's training in the 6+1 Traits of Writing, we ar...

Just posted this 93 page reading and writing informational unit.  It is a month long with 40 lessons all linked to grade 4 CCSS...EVERY grade 4 reading informational CCSS is covered!

Informational Reading & Writing Unit: Grade 4...2nd Edition!!

This unit provides teachers with EVERYTHING they need to successfully teach an informational reading and writing workshop for an entire month of school!! COPYRIGHT NOTE: This curriculum was completely researched, designed, and created by Jen Bengel at Out of This World Literacy™.NEW 2nd EDITION: Thi...

Nonfiction Text Features Kapow is sure to be a hit with your students! This new and exciting game will have your students on the edge of their seats as they practice and review nonfiction text features.

Nonfiction Text Features Game Nonfiction Activity Center Kapow

Nonfiction Text Features Kapow is sure to be a hit with your students! This new and exciting game will have your students on the edge of their seats as they practice and review nonfiction text features found in informational text. Being that the Common Core has a big focus on nonfiction, you can be ...