Collection by Susie Olsen

Susie Olsen
Close Reading Highlighter Labels Love this idea! Use these FREE highlighter labels to help students keep organized and engaged while close reading! Also terrific for test prep for older grades. Each label has an I CAN statement to keep your good reader Reading Workshop, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Learning, Teaching Ideas, Reading Lessons, Reading Groups, Reading Stamina, Close Reading Activities

Close Reading Highlighter Labels

My students LOVE to use highlighters when we read closely. They are more engaged with the text simply because they are excited to use a different colored highlighter. Don't you love their enthusiasm at this age? :) I love that each color is for a different purpose necessary with Close Reading:...

and Latin Roots Anchor Chart Anchor your students' understanding of Greek and Latin roots with this anchor chart!Anchor your students' understanding of Greek and Latin roots with this anchor chart! Teaching Grammar, Teaching Writing, Teaching English, Ela Anchor Charts, Reading Anchor Charts, Word Study, Word Work, The Words, Latin Root Words

Greek and Latin Roots Anchor Chart

Teach students about Greek and Latin roots by using flowers and roots! This blog post contains a Greek and Latin root anchor chart and several matching activities.

fiction, nonfiction anchor chart- helps the kids see the differences; helpful to use when teaching them to write fiction and nonfiction pieces Library Lessons, Reading Lessons, Reading Activities, Reading Genres, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Reading Posters, Library Ideas, Teaching Language Arts

Fiction and Non Fiction

Hello Everyone! I am going to be quick today as I have a ton of studying to do for my ESL Certification, and tomorrow is Valentine's Day! ...

Close Reading is essential when both literature and informational text. This of for Close Reading is a must when you're doing close reading! It includes a color and a black white copy. You can use it as an as a or in your students' close reading folder. Close Reading Poster, Reading Posters, Close Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Close Reading Lessons, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Reading Resources

Close Reading Symbols Poster Chart, ANY Topic, Back to School, Summer

UPDATED 06/20: TPT Digital Version Included♥ These Close Reading symbols posters are an excellent tool to use when reading your Back to School or Beginning of the Year fiction & nonfiction texts. These can be used for ANY topic/theme including: Fall, Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer, Holidays, E...

How to Teach Poetry (Even if You Hate it Love these poetry anchor charts! They were perfect for my language arts bulletin board. I also made copies for my writing workshop folders. This was a great poetry vocabulary resource! Teaching Poetry, Teaching Language Arts, Teaching Writing, Teaching English, English Language Arts, Japanese Language, Spanish Language, French Language, Teaching Ideas

Teaching Poetry

Notes From the Portable is a blog about teaching, reflecting on connections to Common Core Standards and 21st-Century Skills.

See a detailed description of weekly close reading in the classroom. Use this guide for meaningful close reading teaching in your own classroom. Reading Lessons, Reading Resources, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Teaching Ideas, Shared Reading, Reading Groups, Math Lessons

Close Reading

I'm SO excited about this post...I've had it written in my head the past few weeks so I hope that YOU will be just as excited as me! I'm ...

Free- A Reading Log with Writing -modify for older kids, but great reading/writing combo! Reading Resources, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Reading Homework, Reading Projects, Comprehension Strategies, Summer Activities

Free Reading Log with Writing

A menu of items, tips, ideas, activities, and support where Teacher's "Take-Out" educational materials to use in their classrooms. Serving classrooms K-5th Grade.

GENRE BINGO, could be used of weekly/monthly Reading Log. Students cross off a box after reading a book with the goal of getting 5 boxes in a row, column or diagnoally across. Helps encourage readers to branch out in their selections. Library Lesson Plans, Library Skills, Library Lessons, Reading Lessons, Library Ideas, Library Organization, Map Skills, Reading Bingo, Reading Genres

How to Teach Genres in Elementary School (The Benefits of and Strategies for Getting Kids to Read Different Genres) | Jodi Durgin Education Co.

As a teacher you want your students to read and experience a wide variety of literary genres, but often it is hard to get them interested in straying from their usual book choices. This blog post will explain the benefits of reading different genres and share ideas for lessons and activities to help teachers inspire …

Author's Purpose is as Easy as PIE! {FREEBIE} Fun, engaging activity in which your students will get to dress up as author's purpose chefs! Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Strategies, Reading Resources, Guided Reading, Learning, Reading Wall, Shared Reading

Author's Purpose is as Easy as PIE! {FREEBIE}

This post is actually about an activity we did a few weeks ago. {I'm trying to catch up on all my posts!} I have seen on other blogs...

Based Terminology Teach students words and phrases that will help them write with text evidence. 6th Grade Ela, 4th Grade Writing, Middle School Writing, 5th Grade Reading, Teaching Writing, Teaching Ideas, Writing Skills, Ninth Grade, Seventh Grade

Evidence Based Terminology

Evidence Based Terminology These Evidence Based Terminology guides include the formal language students must use when citing text evidence, as well as references from fiction and nonfiction. If your students struggle to use the proper transition words and phrases necessary to present evidence, ...

Poetry Month 2015 Event Kit from Shel Silverstein. Teaching Poetry, Teaching Writing, Writing Rubrics, Paragraph Writing, Opinion Writing, Persuasive Writing, Poetry Classes, Poetry Lessons, Poetry Activities

Learning Resources

Shel Silverstein's children's books, stories, poetry, illustrations, fun activities for kids, and teaching resources.

tattling to the teacher: long vowels Teaching Phonics, Teaching Language Arts, Phonics Activities, Classroom Language, Classroom Fun, Student Teaching, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Learning Activities

tattling to the teacher

A teaching blog with ideas on management, reading, and math lessons and centers. Focused on grades K-2 but ideas can be used in any grade!

Famous Dr Seuss Quotes These excerpts from classic Dr. Seuss titles bring back happy memories for adults, and delight children of all ages Share these Famous Dr Seuss Quotes with all Famous Dr Seuss Quotes, Dr Suess Quotes, Famous Quotes, Dr. Seuss, The Words, Quote Posters, Quote Prints, Positive Quotes For Life Happiness, Quotes Positive

95 Dr. Seuss Quotes On Happiness, Gratitude and Success

Dr. Seuss quotes on loving the life you have and making a difference in the world. Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

For a Fabulous Friday! Teaching Fourth: Five For a Fabulous Friday!Teaching Fourth: Five For a Fabulous Friday! Reading Genres, Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Genre Lessons, Teaching Ideas, Reading Help, Comprehension Strategies

Five For a Fabulous Friday!

teaching ideas, upper elementary classroom ideas, reading ideas,resources for the upper elementary classroom, teaching grammar, graphic organizers

Standardized Test Prep Tips! Engaging and effective activities for preparing elementary aged students for success on standardized tests! Test Taking Skills, Test Taking Strategies, Fun Test, Reading Test, Instructional Coaching, Instructional Strategies, Stress Free, Standardized Test, Staar Test

Stress Free Test Prep!

Today's standardized tests are far more demanding than those we took as children. In this post, you'll find powerful strategies that you can enact today!