BOOK -TASTING and TEXT-TASTING: To run book-tasting or text-tasting events, you’ll need several books, short stories or articles and menu covers with task sheet inserts. Students 1) hunt for author’s craft techniques 2) get exposure to multi-genre texts, and 3) discuss why they think authors use specific formats to deliver information. Secure multiple pages with rubber bands to create handy reference booklets that students will use throughout the year. #strugglingreaders (available at TpT)
Independent Reading Response Anchor Charts : The sticky notes next to it are continuations of the response for differentiation for kids who need a little extra help. ...for those needing a little extra boost in their thinking, they can grab a sticky note.