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How to Teach Students to Cite Text Evidence

Here’s a step-by-step guide for teaching students to identify textual evidence and support answers to text-based questions with text evidence from passages.   Do you have as much trouble as I have with convincing students to look back in the reading and find answers from the text?   To provide

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Monthly Journal Writing made easy!

Quick pics to show off what we were working on during the last week of April, and also to show you that I truly do use my own products in my classroom. Prompt cards, calendar, and rubrics – make your life easier! These pics are from my Journal Writing –

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Bulletin Boards that Work!

Bulletin Boards in my classroom need to be workhorses – meaning that they serve a purpose – not just be cute! I have posters displayed that I refer to constantly during class. My classroom is on the small side, so bulletin board space is very, very valuable real estate in

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Prepare for Testing with Writing Stems

Help students answer constructed response questions as they cite evidence from the text. Learn how to use writing stems in class.   Something that’s often repeated during reading class is “Cite your evidence” and “You need to PROVE your answer.” In addition, state test questions often ask students to “use

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Excited about …Contractions!

Contractions games have taken over my small group time lately! Playing games with contractions is an engaging way for students to learn while still having fun – they don’t realize that they’re learning!   Contraction Bingo is what students want to play – along with one of the 3 versions

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High Frequency Sight Words – Word Wall

Word walls make great references for students as they’re writing.  I especially appreciate that students can solve spelling problems independently. They’re functional as anchor chart reference posters and students quickly learn to refer to them during class. I also refer to them frequently during intervention time. With my struggling students,

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