Writers Workshop: Revising (ARMS) & Editing (COPS)
We are making our way through the writing process and have come to the two trickiest parts- revising & editing. It always seems to hard to differentiate between the two-- during revising, I always see kids working on spelling or capital letters and the chance to really delve in and work on description and sensory details is lost. I came across some great help on Pinterest (of course!) and wanted to share my Revising (ARMS) and Editing (COPS) anchor charts with you: Analyze & Revise: Note: I…
Text Features Scavenger Hunt
Go on a nonfiction text features scavenger hunt with your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students. Includes a FREE text feature scavenger hunt printable.
Compare and Contrast (Address the standards with this FREE activity!)
This blog post contains a FREE compare and contrast reading activity! Materials are included so you can replicate the compare and contrast anchor chart and lesson for your own upper elementary and middle school students.
Reading is Thinking! – Teacher Trap
Teaching reading comprehension is such a challenge! Learn how I revamped my reading instruction (and my reading block) to inspire HUGE change in my readers!
An Anchor Chart: A Bucket Filling Classroom
A Bucket Filling Classroom by Crafting Connections! If you didn't start out your…
Guided Reading and Small Groups in Middle School PART II - The Hungry Teacher
Click here to check out PART I of this series to see what I do during guided reading, with my 6th grade students. During my last three years as a teacher, I think my BIGGEST struggle has been teaching small groups. I don’t care what anyone says…. it is so freakin hard. There are […]
3 WAYS TO PRINT ANCHOR CHARTS AND USE THEM IN THE CLASSROOM
Mini anchor charts can be made into booklets or added to binders or 3-prong…
25 Awesome Anchor Charts For Teaching Writing
Anchor charts are a great way to make thinking visible as you record strategies, processes, cues, guidelines and other content during the learning process. Here are 25 of our favorite charts for teaching your students all about writing. This is the first post in the Teaching Young Writers blog series sponsored by Zaner-Bloser's Strategies for Writers.
Is Your Classroom ELL-Friendly?
Corkboard Connections is a blog written by Laura Candler who enjoys connecting terrific teachers with amazing resources!
Reading ones, not love ones. This is an educational blog. I can't help you with real life stuff. ☺ Anyway, I was thinking about real teaching stuff today. We were driving back from the beach. I can feel summer ending and back to school time is quickly approaching. I think I do a good job during the year of weaving in making connections while reading. Here are posters I put up for students to refer to during the year during book club or reader's response: You can download these posters here…
21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills
Close reading is a hot topic that's just getting hotter! Here are 21 anchor charts, bulletin board ideas and other resources that you can bring into your classroom to turn your readers into even closer readers.
Classroom library, Clipboards and Colorful charts galore...
Happy happy Saturday! I have now heard from three of my upcoming students. Those postcards have made it into their hands. Hooray. ...