Evidence Board FREEBIE: Help Your Students Easily Cite Evidence

In my opinion, citing evidence is one of the biggest standards in upper elementary.  I would even assume, that regardless of what state you are teaching in, citing evidence is a core part of your upper elementary curriculum.  Over the last few years, I have felt that my students are typically doing well with restating and answering a question, but they struggle to cite evidence in a way that flows and makes sense. This summer, I was extremely bored with my bulletin boards, and I wanted something that would be utilized on a regular basis with my students.  I decided…

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3-2-1 Chart: A Free Nonfiction Reading Center

3-2-1 Chart: A Free Nonfiction Reading Center This year, my teaching partner and I are really switching up our reading block.  We’re working on our own, made up version of the Daily Five.  So far, we are in LOVE! In the Daily Five, students would typically read with someone as part of their daily routine.  In fifth grade, we struggled with how to approach this and what would be the most beneficial for them.  We created a “Magazines with Friends” center.   At this center, students will read a magazine article of their choosing with a friend.  Between our two…

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