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Context Clues - Items to teach context clues source

Guided Reading - Here are some ideas for implementing guided reading in your classroom. source

Fact and Opinion - Fun and engaging fact and opinion activities at your fingertips! source

Cause and Effect - A collection of strategies to use when teaching cause and effect relationships. source

guided reading and centers - I have been using guided reaidng and centers for about 5 years now. This is an old list. 1. Literature circle: A group of students read together from our reading series stories from the anthologies we have finished. After a while they begin to have discussions about the story and I do writing after....beginning middle end, circular story, steps in a process , Etc., (as a group on big chart paper...these come out really neat!) 2. Browsing Box...source




Activities to Reinforce and Teach Sight Words - Over six different games your students can play to help learn their sight words. Lots of hands-on activities source

All Aboard - A literature based lesson that teaches students the different parts of a story source

Animal Stories - Ideas to use with Millions of Cats, Swimmy and Wheres Spot. Also includes a list of pet boooks source

"Barkers Crime" (Identifying Plot) - Students will gain practice on predicting the story based on its pictures source

Character Concentration - Students will learn about character traits. They will visualize what characters from previous stories looked like and be able to draw them source

Design a Book Jacket - For primary children, students will read and discuss features found on book jackets and then create their own source

Do the Opposite - Use literature to teach student about opposites. Have them identify opposites in stories source

Focus on Sequencing Skills - A variety of activity ideas for reinforcing sequencing skills source

Kindergarten Skills Test - A printable skill test that can be used at the end of the kindergarten year or beginning first grade source

Minilesson on Inferencing - Step by step plan for teaching inferencing skills in reading source

Predictable Pattern Books - A list of books with repetitive patterns organized into two levels of difficulty source

Predicting and Retelling Read Alouds - Want a great idea on how to conduct a lesson using predictions and retellings? This teacher tells you how source

Read Aloud Handbook - Excerpts from Jim Treleases famous book. Includes adivce on how to effectively read outloud. source

Reading in Style - Help students develop their fluency and oral reading skills by tape recording them source

Story Land Mural - Discuss settings and characters from favorite books in order to design this mural source

Strategies Help Reluctant Silent Readers Read to Learn - If your students complain that they arent able to read to themselves you may want to give this site a look. Provides tons of related reading strategies source

Tell Me the Story: Sequencing - Have students sequence a story using pictures and then write a description of the sequence source

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Sequencing Activity - Students will be able to sequence the foods that the caterpillar ate along with the days of the week. Other goals of this lesson is for students to retell the story source

Town Mouse Country Mouse: Recognizing Story Grammar - Using Venn diagrams, students will compare and contrast the lives of the two mice source

Use Predictions to Help Kids Think Deeply About Books - Two lessons, one for primary and one for intermediate, can be found here along with a worksheet source

Using Predictable Books: Brown Bear, Brown Bear--Bill Martin - Ideas for using the predictable book, Brown Bear,Brown Bear. These ideas are from classroom teachers source

Using Predictable Books: The Mitten--Jan Brett - Several activities to use with this book. Also includes review of book, links to related books source

Vocabulary & Language Development - Hands on activity to help young students learn new vocabulary words weekly source

Word Identification-Shared Reading Lesson - This is a lesson to teach strategies for word identification during shared reading source

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