Reading

A spin on the traditional book report: Book Mobiles

 Hi everyone! I wanted to share some of the amazing book report mobiles I received today from my talented students! My students were able to choose their own books, so they were super excited to share their books with the class. The students...

Boosting Reading Comprehension with Close Reading

I was one of the first people to jump on the “Close Reading” bandwagon, after seeing this video about quality reading instruction. I’ve been really excited to see that other teachers are beginning to blog about it and share their...

Teaching Theme (Grades 3, 4, 5)

           Key Question: What evidence of theme did you see in the text? Materials:  Student Copies of any novel (I used Rules by Cynthia Lord) Student copies of 1 excerpt from the novel (Find a page with excellent evidence that supports theme...