For example, our 4th quarter reading strategy focus is Determining Importance. I was able to use my purse to help teach this strategy. We created this anchor chart on what items in my purse were important, kind of important, or not very important if I were going to the gym to run on the treadmill after school:
6 Books Written for Kids that Teachers Should Read (and then use for Read Aloud or Literature Circles)
These 6 books were written for kids, but teachers will LOVE reading them in their spare time too. They are perfect for read aloud or book groups and literatures circles at the upper elementary level.
Reinventing Reading Response Journals - Create Teach Share
Reading Response Journals are the perfect place for students to respond to novels that are read aloud in the classroom. This Reading Response Journal covers 10 different reading skills and strategies. There is a Divider Tab for each skill or strategy, each with a built in Anchor Chart. This resource also includes Mini Lessons to introduce each skill or strategy. These journals were designed for use with Literature Texts and intended for Upper Elementary classrooms.