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Teachers Guide to accompany this book: http://www.melissa-stewart.com/pdf/Feathers_TeachersGuide.pdf

Teachers Guide to accompany this book: http://www.melissa-stewart.com/pdf/Feathers_TeachersGuide.pdf

Teacher's Guide to accompany this book: http://peachtree-online.com/files/private/books/427/teachers-guides/BeneaththeSunTG.pdf

Teacher's Guide to accompany this book: http://peachtree-online.com/files/private/books/427/teachers-guides/BeneaththeSunTG.pdf

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Book Review: Dinah Zike’s Notebook Foldables | The Cornerstone?..great ideas for using foldables in notebooks. May have to get this book!

Book Review: Dinah Zike's Notebook Foldables

Possible journal entries

These are some ideas that could go into a Writer's Notebook. This is fun and entertaining for the students. Students would enjoy it because they are writing about themselves while inputting what they learned about punctuation, grammar etc.

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As an English teacher, it will be essential to write and present persuasive arguments. This useful graphic organizer will help students build an argument for either a speech or an essay.

heart map- I used Nancie Atwell's concept of a heart map in the past, but I like this variation for younger students.

A heart map! Kids make a heart of things they love and refer to it during writing time. Great BOY project to place in their writer's notebook!

Show me the Evidence Bookmark

The Creative Chalkboard: Showing Evidence Freebie--Great for close reading and text-based evidence. Maybe make into anchor chart instead?

Peer Editing Classroom Freebies Too:  Love this idea! Just change "writer" to "artist" for an art critique.

Peer Editing Classroom Freebies Too: Love this idea! Just change "writer" to "artist" for an art critique. -- This is a great activity to grab the students attention and allow them to use critical thinking by engaging in peer-collaboration.

Nonfiction response ideas

10 Nonfiction Activity Ideas for Kids -- These would be great to put into a menu choice board for nonfiction book reports.

Expository essentials? What are those? Take a look at this poster to find out!

Expository Essentials Poster--Ever wonder what the basics are for different types of writing? Check out The Literacy Store for Smekens Education original posters highlighting the essential skills for 4 major genres.

Book Order Scavenger Hunt

Book Order Scavenger Hunt

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Your students will love writing about ADVENTURE FICTION with Pixton comics and storyboards! This FREE lesson plan features a Teacher Guide, themed characters and props. PLUS 3 awesome activities with interactive rubrics, student examples and printable handouts.

Lesson Plan: Holes by Louis Sachar

Your students will love writing about ADVENTURE FICTION with Pixton comics and storyboards! This FREE lesson plan features a Teacher Guide, themed characters and props. PLUS 3 awesome activities with interactive rubrics, student examples and printable handouts.

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