Here is a glance of my general plans for the year. Keep in mind that to be an awesome teacher, you must be flexible! I am always changing and finding new ideas to implement.
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Hundreds of Freebies!
Freebie Booklet with hundreds of direct links to free printables and ideas from teachers in all grade levels and subjects. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Hundreds-of-Freebies-for-Your-Classroom
Story Starters link!
The vocabulary handouts were formulated from the beautifully written book Duke Ellington by Andrea Davis Pinkney. I then downloaded a biography off of PBS kids and created a 2 page test to go along with it. It is a great cold read to either teach highlighting skills or practice for standardized tests. There are 20 questions total (12 multiple choice, a timeline, and 2 open-ended questions. Several questions are related to sequence. Others are genre, vocabulary, inference, etc. Another idea would be reading the biography from the website and answering the questions.
Common Core Posters
Post the Common Core standards for Reading Literature around your fourth grade classroom with these uniquely illustrated posters designed for each standard in mind. Print them on 8.5 by 11 card stock and laminate them for extra durability. Placing Velcro on the back is wise if you plan to change them out according to your plans. They are great to use in small groups as well!
I print this off and give to each student so they can create a study area at home. Go to http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Study-Survival-Kit for free copy.
End of Year or Summer- School's Out for Summer Activity Cards!
Suggested Mystery Book List Grades 3-5
Newspaper Article Format
Teach your students rhyme scheme through quatrains!