Ideas for the first day(s) of school. Keep in my mind I use these resources for my RTI classes, but could be easily adapted. Items include course syllabus, rules, ice breakers, helpful websites, and motivational quotes.
Several different versions of The Three Little Pigs in which students will read/watch/listen/act and then fill out a venn diagram to compare/contrast the characteristics. I use this lesson for RTI classes; it can be changed to suit your classroom needs.
Ideas and activities for the book Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.
I CAN STATEMENTS created using Reading CCSS grades 4-8. Please feel free to tweak/rephrase words as needed (I use these for RTI classes). I can statements allow a struggling child to know exactly what is expected of them or the main goal of the lesson. Variety of uses: lesson planning, goal setting, student checklists, and other means you find necessary.
The lesson focuses on finding the main idea and supporting details through the use of a graphic organizer and note-taking strategies. The selected passage is geared towards students who show interest in motorcycles.
A survey to use with older grades (fifth and up) and special populations, such as RTI classes.
A basic outline for a 90 minute reading block.
Easy lesson outline for a reading block that can be edited to your specific needs. This helps me stay on task and meet all planned instructional objectives.
A lesson surrounding a high interest article about a basketball player whose dreams were depleted upon the discovering he had Marfan Syndrome. Students will learn about the syndrome through the use of informational articles, filling out a graphic organizer, and presenting information to the class.