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Informational Text Chit Chat Cards for Grades 4-8 Common C

Informational Text Chit Chat Cards for Grades 4-8 Common Core Aligned

Informational Text Chit Chat Cards for Grades 4-8 Common C

Chit Chat Cards Bundle Grades 4-8

I use these conversation cards for student discussion upon the completion of a text. It keeps them interacting in a productive way while enhancing their understanding of reading literature.

Reader's Theater MEGA BUNDLE for Grades 4-8 Common Core Aligned

Reader's theater is the perfect tool to add to your upper grade ELA class for so many reasons-it is interactive and highly engaging, enhances student fluency, targets and enriches reading comprehension, while strengthening vocabulary.

Informational text Interactive Notebook for grades 7-12!

Informational Text Interactive Notebook for ANY Text: Grades 7-12

Informational text Interactive Notebook for grades // find/make the younger grade version of this?

Want to see how one teacher teaches cause and effect in her classroom? This post has lots of ideas for reading comprehension by focusing on Cause and Effect Using Informational Text!

Cause and Effect Using Informational Text

Teach Your Child to Read - Teaching cause and effect using informational text in the upper grade classroom can be tough. It takes a bit of logical thinking.

I have taught 6th graders for 15 years, and one thing I can tell you for sure is that they LOVE to CHIT CHAT with one another.  Because our day is so fast-paced and so much needs to be crammed in, I came up with the idea for CHIT CHAT CARDS.  Instead of writing down all of their thoughts or recording their responses, they have cards that keep them focused, on-topic, yet able to listen, speak, and discuss.

Reading Literature Chit Chat Cards for Grades 4-8 Common Core Aligned

Reading Literature Chit Chat Cards for Grades Common Core Aligned

The Creative Apple: Text Structures & What I've Been Up To!

Informational Text Structures: Description, Compare and Contrast, Order and Sequence, Problem and Solution, and Cause and Effect Anchor Chart

Giving Text Evidence

Giving Text Evidence

Common Core is all about evidence! Standard One for all grades is all about showing the evidence! This is a great Anchor Chart for Textual Evidence Sentence Starters- I would modify the language required for upper elementary and middle school students.

Looking for a simple way to get your students out of their seats without sacrificing content? Chat stations is a simple strategy you can implement tomorrow -- check out this awesome video that demonstrates exactly how to do it!

Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations

Chat Stations can also dramatically improve whole-class discussions. Because students have fully explored each issue in the less-threatening Chat Station setting, they will be better prepared to participate in a larger class discussion next.

Pitner's Potpourri: Sharks! -- Freebie  Second Grade Common Core Standards

Sharks! - Informational Text - Freebie

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