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Categorizing Character Traits in a 5th Grade Class

We’ve successfully transitioned into our Character Study unit and I’m liking the direction it’s going so far! To begin our unit, the students worked cooperatively to create a list of character traits to refer to when reading and thinking about their characters. Once the list was created, they sorted it into positive, negative, or neutral traits in order to help identify appropriate traits that match their characters.

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Launching Reader’s Workshop {Guidelines & Expectations}

We just finished our second full week of school and have fully launched into our Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop.  My district adopted the Reader’s and and Writer’s Workshop model of instruction last year.  In the past, we used elements of the workshop in our teaching, but last year we were provided with thorough professional development […]

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