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Students love acting like a detective, searching for answers to text-based questions in reading. Adding a small magnifying glass to text-based questioning is a great addition to make the student detective work even more authentic. Students love proving their answers and I love seeing the process happen in my classroom.Happy Teaching :)

Students love acting like a detective, searching for answers to text-based questions in reading. Adding a small magnifying glass to text-based ques.

Movie versus Text Anchor Chart by The Pinspired Teacher resized 600

The Pinspired Teacher: Anchoring the Standards: Teaching & Documenting the Common Core Standards with Anchor Charts Part 1

Text-based evidence. Sentence frames. "Our First Grade volunteer is absolutely wonderful!  She made one of these posters for each teacher." This is awesome - maybe a parting gift for my Third grade mentor.

"Our First Grade volunteer is absolutely wonderful! She made one of these posters for each teacher." This is awesome - maybe a parting gift for my Third grade mentor.

Read about 10 ways to foster a love of reading in your students.

10 Ways to Inspire a Love of Reading

Upper Elementary Snapshots: 10 Ways to Inspire a Love of Reading contains some good reminders for teachers. Say yes to book talks and lots of read alouds (my favorite)!

Common Core Booster: Text-Based Answers (Sentence Writing Prompts) - MsJordanReads - TeachersPayTeachers.com

Common Core Booster: Text-Based Answers (Sentence Writing Prompts)

The Lesson Cloud: "Common Core Booster: Text-Based Answers" (Free Sample included from MsJordanReads) SPA ideas

Close readers anchor chart. This is a good visual to remind students what to actually do when they are reading closely.

Close readers anchor chart. This is a good visual to remind students what to actually do when they are reading closely.

Prove It To Me!  Freebie. Intro to finding text evidence to support your answer.

This is a super fun and interactive way for students to find supporting details. I love the detective theme. I think that will hold students' attention and keep them engaged in the task.

Upper Grades Mentor Text Lesson: Text-based Evidence 4.RL1 5.RL.1 6.RL.1

Mentor text in the Upper Grades: Great Tips for Using it!

Performing in Fifth Grade: Upper Grades Mentor Text Lesson: Text-based Evidence

Students love creating this set of flip cards based on 12 nonfiction text features. The lesson begins with a search and find nonfiction text features scavenger hunt and ends with a pocket full of flip cards for each student. It's fun, engaging, and so educational! This is just one of six lessons in the Nonfiction Text Features resource!

Nonfiction Text Features: 6 Fun Lessons for Reading Informational Texts

Students love creating this set of flip cards based on 12 nonfiction text features. The lesson begins with a search and find nonfiction text features scavenger hunt and ends with a pocket full of flip cards for each student.

Fun, text features poster for reference  Just print and post :)  Enjoy - Happy Teaching :)...

Text Features poster informational text common core printable

Fun, text features poster for referenceJust print and post :)Enjoy - Happy Teaching :)

I {puffy heart} anchor charts! That is what this blog post is all about….anchor charts and my love for them. When I first started teaching, I went to the teacher stores that sell workbooks, bulletin board paper and sets, and posters. Posters that I remember from when I was a child, like this one: Who …

Anchoring the Standards: Teaching & Documenting the Common Core Standards with Anchor Charts Part 1

I {puffy heart} anchor charts! That is what this blog post is all about….anchor charts and my love for them. When I first started teaching, I went to the teacher stores that sell workbooks, bulletin board paper and sets, and posters. Posters that I remember from when I was a child, like this one: Who …

Best Seller 3rd Grade Close Reading - Informational AND Literature BUNDLE! Five passages and text dependent reading activities for EVERY 3rd grade Common Core Standard - $

3rd Grade Close Reading - Informational AND Literature BUNDLE (100 passages)

105 original grade leveled reading passages and close reading activities perfectly aligned to the Common Core Literature AND Informational reading standards! EVERY standard has FIVE passages and activities specifically dedicated to that standard.

Read how one teacher has found success helping her students learn to justify their answers using specific parts of the text.

3 Tips to Increase Engagement in Math

Upper Elementary Snapshots: Citing Text Evidence in 6 Steps - a great way to explicitly teach kids how to cite, with models and examples of what that looks like.

Bloggerific!: R.A.C.E. to English Class!

Oh, how happy I am to be your English Language Arts teacher! First, our Word of the Week was superlat.

Be a Reading Detective! Making Inferences

Be a Reading Detective! Making Inferences

This is a fun activity to teach making inferences from text or pictures. Students look for clues in short texts and pictures to make inferences.

Show me the evidence bookmark from Having Fun and Loving Teaching on TeachersNotebook.com -  (1 page)

Show me the evidence bookmark from Having Fun and Loving Teaching on…

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