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Book Chat FeedbackDownload

Book Chat Preparation Form

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This book is sent home with students to help them prepare for a successful book chat presentation.

Book Chat Rubric

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This rubric allows students to self-assess after presenting their book chat. It also includes a spot for teacher evaluation.

Book Cover Trading Cards

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This is a template to create book trading cards. Sample cards included. For more info see Read Aloud Rituals: Trading Cards.

Books I Want to Read Form

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Students keep this form in their reading folders. When they hear about a book they might want to read, that can record it here for future reference.

Connecting with Students Conferring Form

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This handy form helps you to be intentional about gathering information to build relationships with students.

Connecting with Students Toolkit

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A toolkit for building relationships and connecting with students both virtually and face-to-face.

Flipped Minilesson Planning Template

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A blank template for planning prerecorded, flipped minilessons.

Lucky Listener Log

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Add this log to your students’ poetry notebooks to encourage them to practice their poems at home for a “lucky listener”.

Mother’s Day / Father’s Day Poetry Unit

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This ready-made unit walks your students through a variety of poem types. The finished poems, bound into a booklet, make a great Mother’s Day/Father’s Day gift.

Parent Survey

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This is a great survey to send home to parents to learn valuable information about your readers and writers.

Personal Word Wall

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Attach this personal word wall inside students’ writer’s notebooks for a personalized reference/study tool.

Predict-Confirm-Adjust

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A temporary scaffold to help readers track their predictions by confirming or adjusting as they read.

Reading Engagement Inventory

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Reading Evaluation and Conferring Form

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This form is used to capture a variety of reading workshop data on individual students. The back of the form includes space for anecdotal conferring notes.

Reading Interview/Interest Inventory

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Use this to interview your readers at the beginning of the year (or anytime) to learn about their reading lives.

Reading Quotes PowerPoint

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This is a PowerPoint with different inspirational quotes about reading on each slide.

Six-Room Poem

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This template is a non-threatening way to help children writefree verse poetry quickly. Based on Georgia Heard’s Six Room Poem technique. See directions in blog post.

Spelling Survival Sheet

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Spin a Question Board

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Use this spinner in a partnership or small group to accompany reciprocal teaching minilessons on questioning or other practice using questions with informational text.

Status of the Class

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This is a valuable tool for assessing students’ reading engagement.

Text Features Booklet

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Use this booklet to introduce various expository text features. Students find examples in the books they are reading and draw examples or create their own.

Tips to Get Kids Reading at Home

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A handy printable to share with parents. 7 useful tips to get kids reading at home.

Word Family Cards

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The set includes the 37 most common rimes or word families. Print the set, cut into cards, and put on a looseleaf ring. Great way to strengthen students’/ phonics skills.