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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 do getting students to look back in the reading and find answers from the text?   To provide high-quality written

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Complete Nonfiction Book Study Unit For Students

 Need a complete book study unit that your students will LOVE? This nonfiction book study is it! This literacy unit covers reading, technology, writing, and science, and even has some history thrown in, for good measure! It took my class about two full weeks to complete, but you can easily adjust

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Improve Student Engagement with a Sequencing Activity!

Foldable activities are always a winner with students. This Sequencing Activity is one of my favorite foldable activities to teach! Students begin the lesson confused, and they end up with a much, much better understanding of important events, how the story plot is moved forward, and how to correctly sequence

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Prepare for Testing with Writing Stems

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

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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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