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: Informational Text Activities

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

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.

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

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} | 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

Do you agree with this ranking of the best Nicholas Sparks novels?

The 10 Best Nicholas Sparks Books, Ranked

Do you agree with this ranking of the best Nicholas Sparks novels?>I think 1 should be a walk to remember or the notebook. The notebook should least be ranked higher

Wonderful first grade site!

62 First Grade Websites That Tie into Classroom Lessons

A link to an online game/activity for ever first grade common core math standard. This website provides a description of the common core standard and provides an online activity or resource for teachers and students to use.

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.

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

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