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Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Texts

We are SO close to being done with our nonfiction unit, and I'm looking forward to jumping back in to novel studies. My students are slowly ...

Reading flaps that can be used with any fiction book. Perfect for literature circles.

Monday Made It

I am excited to be linking up again with 4th Grade Frolics for another Made It Monday! All of my projects are for the classroom. I start back in 2 weeks and I still feel like I have a long to do list! My first project is a shameless copy from The Evil Math Wizard. I saw them on her blog last winter and have been wanting to make them ever since. Well I finally got around to it! Check out my multiplication beads. Each compartment has a different amount of beads on the pipe cleaner. For…

ELA standard 3.RL2: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text. I will use this chart to lead class discussions on retelling/summarizing stories throughout the year from our CC reading series.

Somebody Wanted But So .... What Works!

Summarizing is one of the hardest strategies to teach and for students to learn. Many students will retell the text ... almost word for word when asked to give a summary. In order for students to learn the difference between a retelling and a summary, teachers must model, model, model summarizing often. According to Dr. Jan Richardson, when we ask our students to summarize they ... write too much or not enough do not capture the most important ideas copy word for word from the text do not…

5 Hands-on Strategies to Teach Reading Comprehension for ESL Students

5 Hands-on Strategies to Teach Reading Comprehension for ESL Students

Reading comprehension is essential for all students. However, reading comprehension for ESL students is even more important due to their language barriers.

Summary Anchor Chart - Mini Anchor Charts are a great addition to your interactive reading journal

Reading Strategies Anchor Charts and Posters for Distance Learning

Summary Anchor Chart - Mini Anchor Charts are a great addition to your interactive reading journal

A free lesson plan (with worksheets and handout) for teaching summary writing; great for grades 7 to 10.

FREE WRITING LESSON: Writing A Summary

A free lesson plan (with worksheets and handout) for teaching summary writing; great for grades 7 to 10.

5 Hands-on Strategies to Teach Reading Comprehension for ESL Students - Minds in Bloom

5 Hands-on Strategies to Teach Reading Comprehension for ESL Students

Minds in Bloom presents Yara of Sea of Knowledge with her post on reading comprehension for ESL students. We hope you'll enjoy it! Reading skills are essential at any stage, but for ESL students this skill can be quite challenging, especially when teachers have a mixture of levels in their classes. My class in particular has about five ESL students of a lower intermediate

The Elementary Experience: Saturday fun with Mr. Sketch

Saturday fun with Mr. Sketch

I had an enchanted date with Mr. Sketch this afternoon. While both of my girls were sleeping (never happens, EVER!!!) I thought I would put my NEW markers to use. First quarter is almost over (eeek) and book reports are due. While correcting papers earlier (isn't my life is so exciting...) I noticed that my little darlings struggle to summarize. I did some searching on the internet and found the somebody/wanted/but/so/then method of summarizing and thought that would be PERFECT! Yay, can't…

Summary Anchor Chart - Mini Anchor Charts are a great addition to your interactive reading journal

Reading Strategies Anchor Charts and Posters for Distance Learning

Summary Anchor Chart - Mini Anchor Charts are a great addition to your interactive reading journal

No more plagiarism! Teach students to accurately summarize, paraphrase, and create in-text citations (also called parenthetical citations). Lesson guides students step-by-step. Easy to use, no prep, great for research writing and projects. Current MLA guidelines.

Summarize Quote Create Parenthetical Citations for Research MLA

No more plagiarism! Teach students to accurately summarize, paraphrase, and create in-text citations (also called parenthetical citations). Lesson guides students step-by-step. Easy to use, no prep, great for research writing and projects. Current MLA guidelines.

To help show what needs to be included... But definitely must write more than a fill in the blank

Nonfiction Summary Poster | Classroom Caboodle

A wall reference for writing nonfiction summaries. Helps students in 3-6 remember the key steps in fully explaining what they learned from a nonfiction book

Nonfiction Summary

Nonfiction Summary

Our state test places a large emphasis on the difference between the structure of a summary for fiction and nonfiction texts. As a result, I developed this lesson to help my fifth grade students with this challenging concept. I used this anchor chart to introduce the basic differences between the two types of summaries. Students glued a smaller copy of the anchor chart into their reader's notebooks for future reference. We discussed that all summaries include the main idea of the text, the…

Theme, Teaching Theme in your ELA block; hands-on activities and reading activities to help students determine theme (RL.4.2, RL4.2)

Teaching Theme and Summarizing (Exploring ELA) - Elementary Nest

Theme, Teaching Theme in your ELA block; hands-on activities and reading activities to help students determine theme (RL.4.2, RL4.2)