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ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association Create Theme poems using pictures and key words created by the student. Can be used to teach theme poetry, rhyming, and patterns to create fluency in reading and poetry.

Penguins Theme/Unit - lessons, links, printables, ideas, & more for k-3

COLLABORATIVE CLOSE READING: Kids create text-based opinion posters. Basically, they take the article they are reading, highlight important phrases that illicit a response from them, then write their opinion of the evidence on the poster.

Book Tasting. This could be fun for the beginning of the year. Have the kids "taste" different books and fill in their reading notebook with what books they want to read that year.

FREE Bio Poems Made Easy - Complete packet of printables and directions

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Community Post: 21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills

21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills

FREE collection of poems to use throughout the school year! :)

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Common Core Reading Choice Boards {Literature: 5th Grade}

Reading Choice Boards Aligned to the Common Core Standards. One board per standard! Perfect for Daily Five, Reading Centers, Reader's Response, and even Homework!

FREE "What Winter Looks Like: - a 5 senses seasonal poem