Students record their own voices using microphones, computers, and reading selections and chart progress at recognizing words, phonics, word structure, and context clues. This elementary lesson uses the computer program Timeliner.
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Maniac Magee: A 5th Grade Literature Guide
There's no need to run around trying to plan a unit for the book Maniac Magee, the work has already been done for you. Through a series of whole class, small group, and independent lessons and activities, students practice synthesizing...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Independent Reading Assessment Tools
The challenge for independent reading projects is to figure out how to provide guidance and fairly assess work when kids are doing so many different things. Never fear, help is here in a richly detailed 32-page packet that details...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
Amos and Boris: Text Study
Twenty insightful questions follow a read aloud of the story, Amos and Boris by William Steig. Scholars then show what they know through completion of a cause and effect chart, reading fluency assessment, and a written explanatory or...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver
A thorough, straightforward guide for organizing literature circles in your unit on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver is both enriching and educational. It includes activities that activate prior knowledge, discussion...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Podcasting for Reading Fluency
Nothing helps you identify your reading fluency like hearing yourself read aloud! Increase reading fluency and expression by having young learners podcast a weekly high interest piece of literature. Assign a different star or featured...
1st - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Ready . . . Set . . . Read! Teaching Reading Fluency
There are many activities and lesson ideas that teachers can use to reinforce reading fluency skills. This article brings a variety of strategies to light, including how to incorporate fluency instruction within novel units and...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts