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Feb 07

Making Inferences (Task Card Bundle 2)

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Slay the STAAR test with Inferencing Task Cards from TeamTom

Making Inferences Our second bundle of inferencing task cards includes three more sets that give you about a week of reading practice. The first making inferences task card bundle included author’s purpose, realistic fiction, expository, poetry, persuasive text. This second task card bundle includes: Making Predictions in Fiction & Nonfiction Character Analysis Inferences Informational Text (Expository, […]

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Jan 21

Making Inferences (Task Card Bundle 1)

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STAAR Reading Making Inferences Task Cards

Making Inferences Task Cards >> This inferencing task card bundle includes three sets of making inferences task cards. They offer over a week of practice opportunities including author’s purpose, realistic fiction, expository, poetry, persuasive text. Inferencing skills include making predictions, conclusions, and character analysis. What’s In Making Inferences Task Card Bundle? There are three task cards […]

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Jan 10

Tips for Guided Reading Success

By Matt | Reading , Strategies

Guided Reading Tips to help you engage students at your small group and in the classroom!

by Bec West (Guest Author) 6 Tips for Guided Reading Success What makes guided reading an effective learning approach for young readers and upper elementary students? Here are 6 Tips for Guided Reading Success. Create a quality learning environment with space explicitly designed for guided reading. A quality learning environment is pivotal to ensuring consistency and optimal […]

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Nov 05

Text Feature Scavenger Hunt (Informational Text)

By TeamTom Education | Products , Reading , Resources

This non fiction text feature scavenger hunt is the perfect resource to practice and engage!

You’re going to enjoy this new product line – Nonfiction Text Feature Scavenger Hunts! In this post, you will see: How the Scavenger Hunt Increases Learning. When to Use the Scavenger Hunt. What’s in the Text Feature Scavenger Hunt? Here’s a quick overview video, and then we’ll get into the details.   Text Feature Scavenger […]

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Sep 06

Todd Beamer and 9/11 (September 11th Hero Lesson)

By TeamTom Education | Products , Resources , Social Studies

This lesson plan has 2 days of activities to teach about Todd Beamer 9-11

SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSeptember 11, 2001 was a tragic day in American history. The terror attacks remain a horrific memory for who were alive on 9/11. However, there were many stories of heroism that deserve to be told. Todd Beamer was an American hero on Flight 93 on September 11th. Todd Beamer Lesson Plan BundleThis Todd Beamer lesson plan […]

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Jun 05

NEWS: Spiral Warmups for Word Study

By TeamTom Education | Products , Reading , Resources

Spiral Warmups for Word Study, Vocabulary, Spelling Patterns.

We are excited to give to you our newest FREE teaching resource to help engage your students and increase learning! Spiralwarmups.com. It’s word study bundled into 3-6 minutes of no-prep, just turn on and learn warm-ups. The warm-ups are designed to spiral the essential reading and writing skills.   >>Tap Here to Sign Up<<   Daily Word […]

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Jun 04

Why Shared Reading is the Most Effective Instructional Activity in the Reading Classroom

By Matt | Reading , Strategies

If you could choose only one Instructional Activity for Reading what would it be? What one strategy would you use to increase reading levels? Would you choose guided reading, reading mini-lessons, read-alouds, or test prep? Well, okay… I know you wouldn’t choose test prep, but what about: leveled texts? reading stations? independent reading with conferences? […]

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Nov 22

Close Reading for Elementary Students

By TeamTom Education | Reading , Teaching

Find fresh strategies and questions for close reading with elementary students.

What is Close Reading for Elementary Students? Take note, young readers need close reading too! More than anything they need reading strategies to build comprehension. Close reading for elementary students is: thinking about the text, critical analysis of a text, focusing on details that repeat, finding patterns in the text, and raising questions about the text. […]

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Nov 12

Reading Strategies for Transitional Readers

By TeamTom Education | Reading , Teaching

Enhance reading comprehension with these strategies!

Transitional Readers Need Reading Strategies Transitional readers need reading strategies to increase reading levels. Transitional readers have passed the early stages of reading (Levels B-H) and are ready to start reading short chapter books and nonfiction with longer paragraphs. Difficult picture books are great as students are learning to read with phrasing and rely less […]

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