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First Grade Fairytales: Ten Pin Linky: Reading Ideas & GIVEAWAY reminder! Anchor chart/Decoding Strategies all in one place.

I use this for summarizing with my 3rd graders, as well as "CWBME, that's what summary means to me" (Characters, When/Where, Beginning, Middle, End).  This website seems to have a lot of neat teaching ideas.

One of my favorite ways to teach summary. Summarization anchor chart- did this in summer school and it really helped!

This anchor chart will help students to retell stories using five fingers. It will help students remember exactly what to include for each step of the retelling process!


A couple weeks of mini lessons on post its and their uses to help with reading comprehension. I would say each bullet should be modeled at least twice in a mini lesson. Anchor Charts,Classroom,Classroom ideas,Ideas for s

Stuff a bag full of things and infer!

What’s in My Teacher’s Bag {Making Inferences

Thrasher's Fifth Grade Rockstars: July 2012

I'm not entirely sure why there's an iPhone on this chart, but I like it. I never taught my kids how to read out loud, what it sounds like, or the proper inflection or posture. Lots of my students suffer from different comprehension obstacles, from fluenc