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Rethinking the Book Box-  great article on how to effectively use a book box

Optimize your students’ reading time and create lifelong readers by reinventing their book box.

Sample poster from the bundled set... includes posters for reading, writing, science, math, friends, listeners, and more.  #posters $

"The Parts of a..." {The Bundled Set of Posters}

I used this poster as a model for an anchor chart. The students gave me ideas for the labels with my "help." I have launched many reading lessons off this poster. it's a visual reminder for my students.

reading in front of you kids shows them how to live a reader's life -

Reading In Front of Watchful Eyes

Follow the Yellow Brick Road Retelling

Love this idea! It's fabulous! "Retelling Rope" (with Wizard of Oz) characters. includes printables to go with it! So stinkin' cute! :) Can't wait to set one of these bad boys up in my own classroom.

Theme Anchor Chart - Mini Anchor Charts are a great addition to your interactive reading journal

Reading Mini Anchor Charts

I printed this out on colored paper to keep in their folders and we use this when I read a story to identify and explain theme.

Author's Purpose Spinner/Game for practice writing Persuasion, Information, Entertainment sentences.

Author's Purpose Spinner/Game

High Group GR Author's Purpose Spinner/Game for practice writing Persuasion, Information, Entertainment sentences.

The Old with the New

With PARCC looming around the corner, it seems like we are being asked to do more with less. How are we supposed to prepare our students for.

McElhinny's Center Stage: The Beginning of Book Clubs in B13

My literacy blocks are beginning their first book clubs. They will be reading and discussing books in a series. They were supposed to do th.

Hello Literacy: Common Core Reading Standard 1 - Text Based Evidence & Motivating Generation Z To "Cite Specific Textual Evidence"

Common Core Reading Anchor Standard for Literature AND Informational Text, for Kindergarten AND Grade AND every grade in bet.

Fun in Room 4B: Book Clubs Have Begun :)

Book Clubs Have Begun :)

I love how she sets up her book clubs (literature circles) and includes questions from edhelper that she grades. (not just content but correct sentence usage, proving where the answer came from, etc)