(Aligned to Common Core, Webb’s Depth of Knowledge, and Backward Design.)

A link to hundreds of “free to use” stories from the historic McGuffey Eclectic Readers is included.

This product covers five categories of Story Elements:
Reader’s Connection

Here is a resource to connect kids daily to in-depth thinking and writing about reading. The rigorous questions are kid-friendly. The teacher can use a question to model thinking and get a lively collaborative discussion going in minutes. These 66 questions are not only for teacher modeling and collaborative discussion but also for paired interaction, and for independent journal writing. They correlate with “I Do,” “We Do,” “You Do” and can be adapted as essential questions or “Ticket Out” tasks.

Post them anywhere in your room, or print the task cards for students to use in groups, in centers, or for independent writing. Several posters can be placed together on a board so that you can refer to them throughout the week. The matching task cards will help kids focus on key concepts you are emphasizing in class.

Teacher read-alouds are important again in the reading classroom. They give the teacher the opportunity to model thinking aloud as the story is read. These reading posters will provide a print-rich environment for your students.

This resource covers varied questions relating to story elements: setting, characters, plot, conflict, and reader’s connection. These questions will help students connect what they know to what they are reading—resulting in their ability to analyze, appreciate, and interpret literary text.
Included are reading reward coupons. The rewards are intended for expanded thinking and reasoning and for demonstrating improved depth of knowledge each week. As a result of the teacher modeling thinking and writing, students will become more confident and polished writers.

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