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Community Club Firefighter Level A, Community Club What happens when the fire alarm rings? Early readers will follow along with images and audio as a firefighter races to work. Librarian Librarians love to read, too, as early learners will find out in this read-along book about life at the library. Mayor What’s it like to be a mayor? Pediatrician Listen and read along as a pediatrician describes how she takes care of children in this interactive book for early learners. Pizza Maker Dough, sauce, and cheese combine to make a delicious pizza pie in this fun early-learner read-aloud about being a pizza maker. Police Officer A police officer’s most important duty is keeping people safe, as early readers will learn through the words, images, and audio in this interactive book. Utility Worker Follow along with images and sounds as a utility worker climbs down into manholes and up high on electric poles in this exciting read-aloud book. Veterinarian Animals Animal Moves Level A, Animals Level B, Animals

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Prompts for Reading Conferences/Groups Teachers, here is a list of my favorite questions to ask during 1:1 reading conferences! Fiction ~ Generic Prompts What does the title mean?What is happening in the part you are reading now?Tell me about a strategy you used and how it helped you understand what was happening, or how it helped you understand a word.Would you recommend this book? Literature Circle Models After experimenting for many years, I discovered an approach that's easy, fun, and effective. I refer to it as Classroom Book Clubs because it's a more relaxed method of doing Literature Circles that doesn't involve roles. You can view a narrated slidecast to this model by scrolling down to the Classroom Book Clubs section. On this page you can also learn about different types of Literature Circles. I've had some success with all the models below, but all models haven't been successful with all groups of students.

Comprehension Strategies - Making connections, questioning, inferring, determining importance, and more from Strategies That Work, Mosaic of Thought, and Reading with Meaning, this page gives you information on the six comprehension strategies known as making connections, questioning, visualizing, inferring, determining importance, and synthesizing.

Make and Play Make New Animals Switch Zoo Online is the center of the site. You can visit nine different habitats and make new animals in each. While you play, you can read facts about each of the animals in your current combination. Common Core Common Core Math Kindergarten Counting & Cardinality Operations & Algebraic Thinking

Independent and Dependent Variables in an Experiment...Say what??? Do you ever teach a lesson, think it went awesomely, and then realize that not a single person in your room understands anything that was coming out of your mouth? Yeah...that is how our first science lesson went this year. Science is one of those subjects that is so very hit or miss with me. Sometimes, I think I do a spectacular job teaching and other times....not so much. The latter was the case with the first experiment we did this year.

Key Ideas and Details Informational Text Online Games Primary » The Teachers' Cafe Key Ideas and Details Informational Text Online Games - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1,2,3, RI.1.1,2,3, R2.1.1,2,3. Ask and answer questions about key details, identify the main topic and retell, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information. Who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding. Main topic of a multiparagraph. Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures.

The Best Sites For Learning About The Holocaust (Note: You might also want to see The Best Resources For Learning About Genocide) International Holocaust Remembrance Day is on January 27th. It marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. The United States officially commemorates the Holocaust during Days of Remembrance, which is held each April, marking the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. I thought I’d quickly put together a “The Best…” list of sites I’ve used with my students to help them learn about the Holocaust.

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