Teaching students to self-select from a variety of genres, authors, topics, and levels...for a balanced reading diet.

Teaching students to self-select from a variety of genres, authors, topics, and levels...for a balanced reading diet.

Here is my lesson plan for introducing shelf talkers to my students. After the lesson, I make this activity an occasional work station in the library. Materials: blank, unlined 4 x 6 cards; crayons, markers, or colored pencils; Movie poster to display Content Area: Language Arts Grades: 1-5 Marzano Strategies: Using Non-Linguistic Representations Cooperative LearningAASL [...]

Here is my lesson plan for introducing shelf talkers to my students. After the lesson, I make this activity an occasional work station in the library. Materials: blank, unlined 4 x 6 cards; crayons, markers, or colored pencils; Movie poster to display Content Area: Language Arts Grades: 1-5 Marzano Strategies: Using Non-Linguistic Representations Cooperative LearningAASL [...]

he genre section is in the Reading gathering area and includes all the genres we study during the school year.  Each day when we read a story, we add a small picture of the book to the appropriate genre.  Students may go up and remind themselves of the different genres we have read, when trying to figure out the genre of the book they are reading.

he genre section is in the Reading gathering area and includes all the genres we study during the school year. Each day when we read a story, we add a small picture of the book to the appropriate genre. Students may go up and remind themselves of the different genres we have read, when trying to figure out the genre of the book they are reading.

FREE parent brochures on reading.  Really great printables to have handy for parents to pick up at conferences/back-to-school night/open house, etc.

FREE parent brochures on reading. Really great printables to have handy for parents to pick up at conferences/back-to-school night/open house, etc.

Place two books inside a mystery grab bag!

Place two books inside a mystery grab bag!

Watch. Connect. Read.: Welcome to the 2012-2013 School Year!

Watch. Connect. Read.: Welcome to the 2012-2013 School Year!

Fiction vs. non-fiction book sort. Students cut out book cover pictures from book order forms.

Fiction vs. non-fiction book sort. Students cut out book cover pictures from book order forms.

How to Use Classtools.net to Create a Fake Text Message Exchange

How to Use Classtools.net to Create a Fake Text Message Exchange

Oh my gosh, this is the best thing ever!!! Book list that correlates with the ELA common core strands by grade level!!

Oh my gosh, this is the best thing ever!!! Book list that correlates with the ELA common core strands by grade level!!

Reader's Choice- every month the teacher picks a book for students to read and they can move their pic to thumbs up or thumbs down side of the board, depending on opinion. Love this!

Reader's Choice- every month the teacher picks a book for students to read and they can move their pic to thumbs up or thumbs down side of the board, depending on opinion. Love this!

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