vocabulary I did this a lot with my 4th graders, having them "show what you know" about the words by holding up thier fingers.

vocabulary I did this a lot with my 4th graders, having them "show what you know" about the words by holding up thier fingers.

3rd Grade Thoughts: Transition Time: Word of the Day http://www.3rdgradethoughts.com/2012/05/transition-time-word-of-day.html#.UD6aL9aGqSo

3rd Grade Thoughts: Transition Time: Word of the Day http://www.3rdgradethoughts.com/2012/05/transition-time-word-of-day.html#.UD6aL9aGqSo

Plural or Possessive?  Use the plural or possessive form of each noun to complete the sentence.  Great grammar exercise for 2nd grade!

Plural or Possessive? Use the plural or possessive form of each noun to complete the sentence. Great grammar exercise for 2nd grade!

Inferring Anchor Chart- I really like the way that this chart explains what inferencing is. Most people believe that inferring is the same as predicting, but it really isn't. When you make an inference you are going beyond the words that the author wrote to get to the meaning behind what the author is trying to say. This can be done with vocabulary building exercises as well as reading comprehension building exercises.

Inferring Anchor Chart- I really like the way that this chart explains what inferencing is. Most people believe that inferring is the same as predicting, but it really isn't. When you make an inference you are going beyond the words that the author wrote to get to the meaning behind what the author is trying to say. This can be done with vocabulary building exercises as well as reading comprehension building exercises.

EXCELLENT site for Comprehension strategies. A MUST do for beginning of the year. EXCELLENT ideas to teach each strategy

EXCELLENT site for Comprehension strategies. A MUST do for beginning of the year. EXCELLENT ideas to teach each strategy

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