Grades 4-8. Interactive Reading Notebooks: Informational Text  ~ Teaching Nonfiction Strategies for Common Core. Some topics: main idea, outlining nonfiction, summarizing, author's purpose, text structure (description, problem/solution, cause/effect, order/sequence, compare/contrast, persuasion techniques, primary and secondary sources, nonfiction text features. Includes Common Core Alignment and 14 original nonfiction passages for teaching each strategy. $9

Reading Interactive Notebook: Nonfiction Text Activities

This is a quick reference guide to help students distinguish between mood and tone.Check out my store for other helpful references:Point of ViewCharacterizationCommonly Confused HomophonesStory ElementsParts of SpeechGrammar ReferenceReading Reference Text Structure Writing a Summary  When to Use Commas Short Story Plot Diagram

Mood versus Tone

One of the 22 references in my ELA Reference BundlePoint of ViewCharacterizationCommonly Confused HomophonesStory ElementsParts of SpeechGrammar ReferenceReading Reference Text Structure Writing a Summary When to Use Commas Short Story Plot Diagram

Gallery of Character Traits- Students draw portraits of the main characters and write character traits on the back of their "canvases".   Tomie dePaola Author Study on Teacher's Notebook.

Tomie dePaola and a Strega Nona Freebie

Gallery of character portraits with character traits on the back of each "canvas" for our Tomie dePaola author study. One of a series on teaching with Tomie dePaola books, this post includes a FREE summary writing tool for Tony's Bread.

Inside a Writer's Notebook | This Reading Mama

Inside a Writer's Notebook and Guest Post

Inside a Writer’s Notebook ~ TONS of free resources for organizing a child's writing {and a link to a guest post on The Notebooking Fairy

The Secrets of the Notebook The incredible true story revealed by a family notebook, telling of four daughters across two centuries of turbulent history, of a passionate and ill-fated royal love affair, ending in a tragic and cruel death.

The Secrets of the Notebook - Eve Haas' search to discover the truth of her family's secret - whether or not Prince Augustus of Prussia is her second great-grandfather

Interactive Notebook Planning Sheets {FREEBIE}  Lots of information from the author of these sheets about how they use their interactive notebooks.

Incredible Interactive Notebooks: Let's Take a Closer Look

José Naranja. Photographer of real world, Notebook maker, writer of irrelevant things, beginner calligrapher and dreamer.  PHOTOGRAPHY ART MOLESKINE TRAVEL

Photographer of real world, Notebook maker, artjournaling, writer of irrelevant things, beginner calligrapher and dreamer. Author of The Orange Manuscript.

Free Poster: 100 Colorful Words to Use in Place of “Said”  --  Strategies for Writers Posters Black and White -- Print the poster at home or at school on 8.5x11 or 11x17 paper, or have a copy shop print a super-sized one for you.

Writers Workshop Poster: 100 Colorful Words to Use in Place of "Said"

Free Poster: 100 Colorful Words to Use in Place of “Said” -- Strategies for Writers Posters Black and White -- Print the poster at home or at school on or paper, or have a copy shop print a super-sized one for you.

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. -Wordsworth. Something I aim to accomplish                                                                                                                                                     More

How to Write a Book And Get it Published: A Beginner's Guide

proofreading bookmarks

Editor's Marks Colossal Poster

editor's marks - great to print and display in writers' notebooks, and to share with critique groups

Back in the fall, The Measured Mom and I worked through a 12-week writing series called Simple Writing Lessons for the Primary Grades. It dawned on me that while we were sharing all these wonderful ideas, I never showed readers how I was organizing all these lessons and ideas in my son’s Writer’s Notebook. Today, I’m sharing …

Inside a Writer's Notebook and Guest Post

Teaching your children to become excellent writers is undoubtedly a vital skill for educational success. Make it easier by organizing one of these notebooks for your students. You’ll love the practical ideas that Becky shares in this post!

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