Literacy in the Classroom

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Teacher has created long list of cartoon Pixar (and other) shorts to be used to teach reading strategies. She also has graphic organizers to go with them....Totally and completely amazing! What a great way to get (and keep) the kids' attention!

Movie Shorts and Reading Strategies

Hello friends! Monsters University, what a great movie. But, the short, "Blue Umbrella" really affected me. Not only did it make me feel...

Smart way to keep track of student's writing process!

Classroom This and That

Today I've got a variety of tid-bits from my classroom. I wanted to take some pictures but of course I left my camera at home. So I apologize for the poor cell phone quality pictures. The awesome writing process tracker pencil chart that has been floating around Pinterest. I knew I had to make one! I can't wait to start using it! I bought this awesome Haunted House Descriptive Writing Project on TPT and I love it! So far we have brainstormed who would buy a haunted house and what kinds of…

Teaching kids to summarize can be a tricky task! But using the basic signal words, kids can determine what's important to summarize text. {FREE printable}

Teaching Kids to Summarize using Basic Signal Words

Teaching kids to summarize can be a tricky task! But using the basic signal words, kids can determine what's important to summarize text. {FREE printable}

Primary Classroom Display Ideas

Primary Resources - KS2, KS1, Early Years (EYFS) KS3, KS4, Twinkl

Instant access to inspirational lesson plans, schemes of work, assessment, interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints, teaching ideas at Twinkl!

This post is written by a middle school teacher, but it is FILLED with great research writing ideas for fourth and fifth grades!

The Literacy Effect

Research. Once this word is spoken out loud in my classroom, I brace myself for the standard round of moans and groans that generally accompanies the announcement. I have made a lot of mistakes over my first few years of teaching in how I present research papers/projects to students and probably deserved the reception "research" elicited. I would make all of my students pick a topic dealing with "something unreal" or something about a certain time in history. I would create a list of topics…

Working wall - The wall should exemplify the writing process from the 'reading as a writer' stage to the 'nearly finished' stage. Final presentations can be displayed in public areas of the school or in anthologies, portfolios or folders. The wall represents a workshop approach to writing - where the 'tools of the trade' are accessible, and added to, as the process develops.   It is a good idea to allow children to make contributions to the wall; post-it notes are an ideal resource for this.

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Working wall - The wall should exemplify the writing process from the 'reading as a writer' stage to the 'nearly finished' stage. Final presentations can be displayed in public areas of the school or in anthologies, portfolios or folders. The wall represents a workshop approach to writing - where the 'tools of the trade' are accessible, and added to, as the process develops. It is a good idea to allow children to make contributions to the wall; post-it notes are an ideal resource for this.

This is a great way for students to learn their prefixes. Under each flap their is a list of words that uses each prefix. This is a good tool to have when students are writing. They could do this in their writing journals so when they are stuck they know where it is.

Blogger Showcase: Hooty's Homeroom

I am so excited to be introducing you to an amazing blogger! Her blog was one of the first that I followed and her button one of the first I added to my page. I know you will enjoy this post today! She has even offered a freebie at the end! Using Foldables Hi, I’m Hooty from Hooty’s Homeroom and I’m guest blogging today. I want to share my love of foldables with you. I am so thankful that Dinah Zike created the concept of interactive notetaking. She is amazing! I use foldables so much in my…

Have been searching for a literacy working wall I want to emulate and finally found it! I love this!

Have been searching for a literacy working wall I want to emulate and finally found it! I love this!

Have been searching for a literacy working wall I want to emulate and finally found it! I love this!

Have been searching for a literacy working wall I want to emulate and finally found it! I love this!

Activities for Responding to Reading in Year 6

Activities for Responding to Reading in Year 6 | Narration | Reading (Process)

Activities for Responding to Reading in Year 6 - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free.

Pie Corbett’s Non-Fiction: Dragons – Literacy Resource For KS2

Pie Corbett’s Non-Fiction: Dragons – Literacy Resource For KS2 | Teachwire Teaching Resource

Pie Corbett’s Non-Fiction: Dragons – Literacy Resource For KS2 | Teachwire Teaching Resource