In this video a 5th/6th grade teacher shows her reading strategy instruction using QAR strategy. QAR stands for Question, Answer, Relationship. It is a strategy to see the relationship between questions and answers when reading. She gives her class examples how questions and if they can be answered with/without reading the book. It is less than four minutes long, but the teacher makes it easy to follow.
I found these bookmarks online, and I thought they were such a great idea! Bookmarks have the "5 W's" written (who, what, when, where, and why). Each bookmark is specifically for a certain genre for the book. This would be beneficial to have because students can use the bookmarks and look at the questions while they are reading.
This web link is specifically for language art lesson plans. There are seven different lessons to choose from. Each lesson is a link that sends you to the lesson/where he/she found it. So basically, this is a link to more links! Each lesson is great because there are a variety of topics covered including vocabulary,
I was searching online fun ideas for literacy and a webpage came up that I thought was too cute not to share! A teacher had her middle school age students decorate tote bags about genres, authors, and specific books. I think it would be a fun idea to have students create a tote bag to use! They can carry the books in there and be creative as they want during the decorating process. Also it would be helpful to have when students lose their book/bags because they are all different!
Someone created a literacy journal on a blog website. It covers questions teachers have, the Common Core, and tips for teachers including an app on the Ipad that edits papers. I could not find the name of the creator of this blog, but whoever they are, he/she is a genius!
I am in love with this website! It has over 15 simple lesson plans/ assessments to use in a middle school classroom. There ideas include cause and effect, mood charades, a crossword, middle school "mumbling," poems, and note-taking techniques. If I was a teacher right now, I would definitely use all of them! Definitely check this page out!
Same website as above, but this link goes to the page specifically made for fourth grade reading activities. They are amazing! The 12 ideas listed cover vocabulary, comprehension, and literacy analysis. Each lesson is fun, creative, and unique!