Guided reading strategy called "Say Something" allows teachers to see how students are thinking about their texts. Additionally, it provides students w/a tool to help them express their ideas about reading in meaningful ways.
What happens when you put fairy tale characters in the HOT SEAT? They have to defend themselves! Using character traits of well known fairy tale characters, students take on the persona of the character while being questioned by other students. The student must respond in character and defend his/her character traits. Lots of fun and a great way to analyze character traits and motivation. Check out this paid resource!
Daily 5 interactive notebook FREEBIE! 2 pages for each of the Daily 5 Activities: Read to Self, Listen to Reading, Buddy Reading (Read with someone), Word work and Work on Writing! From Tina's Teaching Treasures