Rita Hansen
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Learning and understanding strategies ~ 1st part of the 53 ways.

If you feel limited when verifying what your students have learned these 53 fun and easy formative assessment ideas will make sure teachers and students are always on the same page. This set of assessment ideas is a great way to make sure students are com

17 “Harry Potter” Headcanons That Will Change How You Read The Books

Insanely Magical Harry Potter Tattoos The story we love will live on us forever.

Paragraphs Anchor Chart

Great resource for paragraph changes. It bugs me so badly when writers don't change paragraphs when there's a new speaker.

Retell Chart~ Great idea to help students know exactly what is expected. Check out this and other good ideas at The Techy Teacher.

Use Recount instead Retelling Anchor Chart. Good for kids who need to work intensively on basic reading skills. Paired, possibly, with visuals for kids with limited proficiency or processing issues.

This idea, and many of the keys, came from a colleague of mine. Here’s how it worked: I got enough keys for all my students, and then made a tag for each key with a single, made-up line from a story. ...

Give students a fun writing assignment with "mystery keys." Students receive one key and must write a story making sense of the line on the tag. Post includes lines to write on the key tags.

Year after year my students struggled with summaries, and then I started using this method for teaching summary writing. Eureka! I will never again teach this skill without this summary anchor chart.

Year after year my students struggled with summaries, and then I started using this method for teaching summary writing. I will never again teach this skill without this summary anchor chart.