Terri Smith
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Do you ever have a student that just needs to get out of the room for a minute and get a new perspective? This might help!

For teachers: Do you ever have a student that just needs to get out of the room for a minute and get a new perspective? Give them "The mysterious envelope" to deliver. (I like the "mystery student" idea too)

Partner Talk - do this orally before starting written reading responses. Model paraphrasing and asking questions to clarify understanding.

Partner Talk Anchor Chart for Reading Notebook: Great for students to use as a reference chart when thinking about what to talk about with their partner during buddy read time. Of course I'd turn this into a cute anchor chart.

Transition Words

Transition Words: Break this up into separate lessons and let students practice making sentences before expecting them to use in their writing.