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Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!: Summarizing Literary Texts (with a Freebie!)

Summarizing Literary Texts (with a Freebie!)

Have the students write down a text connections that they make during their independent reading time on a slip of construction paper, share, and then categorize them into the three text connections. Once categorized, connect them to create paper chains:)  I love the visual "connection" picture that it makes in the kids heads. -the {ART} of learning: {Text Connections}

Have the students write down a text connections that they make during their independent reading time on a slip of construction paper, share, and then categorize them into the three text connections. Once categorized, connect them to create paper chains:) I love the visual "connection" picture that it makes in the kids heads. -the {ART} of learning: {Text Connections}

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

Imagery is one of my personal favorite things about reading and writing. This pin is a great way to incorporate imagery which Duffy states is, "using prior knowledge about [descriptive] words and about our senses to create an image in the mind" (Duffy, p.117). "The relationship between reading and writing is particularity clear when teaching imaging...the more students practice composing text that helps readers create images, the better they will be at creating images as readers" (p. 121).

Imagery is one of my personal favorite things about reading and writing. This pin is a great way to incorporate imagery which Duffy states is, "using prior knowledge about [descriptive] words and about our senses to create an image in the mind" (Duffy, p.117). "The relationship between reading and writing is particularity clear when teaching imaging...the more students practice composing text that helps readers create images, the better they will be at creating images as readers" (p. 121).

Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks ALL NEW Add on Pack for Grades 5-9  This Interactive Reading Literature Notebook is full of dynamic lessons and activities for teaching literary elements in grades 5-9 whether or not your district uses Common Core. An alignment is included for Common Core Reading Literature for Grades 5-9.

Reading Literature Interactive Notebook 2 ~ ALL NEW Add-On Pack for Grades 5-9

Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks ALL NEW Add on Pack for Grades 5-9 This Interactive Reading Literature Notebook is full of dynamic lessons and activities for teaching literary elements in grades 5-9 whether or not your district uses Common Core. An alignment is included for Common Core Reading Literature for Grades 5-9.

How to Teach Reading by Genre: Chart for recording characteristics and elements of different genres as part of a genre study. Buzzing with Ms. B

How to Teach Reading by Genre: Chart for recording characteristics and elements of different genres as part of a genre study. Buzzing with Ms. B

These are so cool! I really hope I get the Sheyenne job, because then I'll eventually be teaching Reading!

These are so cool! I really hope I get the Sheyenne job, because then I'll eventually be teaching Reading!

Great collection of resources, including short stories to teach literary elements, excellent literature to add to your curriculum, and ideas for helping your students to write stories themselves.

Great collection of resources, including short stories to teach literary elements, excellent literature to add to your curriculum, and ideas for helping your students to write stories themselves.