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Reading Activities

Here you will find all of my posts about reading in one place! From reading anchor charts, activities, task cards, to novel projects, you can reference my reading blog posts in one easy place! Simply click on each picture to be redirected a blog post featuring the reading ideas and other activities related to the topic!

There are many amazing books to read, but which ones should make the cut? Here are my best tips for how to select novels in upper elementary.

Thoughtful Tips for How To Select Novels in Upper Elementary

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The Complete Guide to Teaching Prefixes and Suffixes

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Must-Read Novels and Engaging Reading Response Activities for Any Book

Teaching the Presidential Election

Teaching the Difference Between Literal and Inferential Observations

Using Picture Books to Support At-Home Learning

Supporting Student Learning at Home

Teaching Character Conflict

Teaching Students To Use Observations to Infer

Main Idea Vs. Theme with Song Lyrics

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Teaching Oral Reading Fluency

Using Pictures to Teach Reading Skills Part 2

Weekly Letter Writing to Build Community

Best Back to School Picture Books

Reading Skills Quick Reference Guide

One Reading Game: Five Ways

Reading Skill Review

Thanksgiving Writing Activity

Complete Sentences and Beyond!

Teaching Students to Dissect Responding to Reading Prompts

Using Pictures to Teach Reading and Writing Skills

Coordinating Conjunctions and Compound Sentences

Host a Classroom Book Tasting!

How and When I Teach Reading Skills in Upper Elementary

Restating the Question Lesson

Teaching Quotation Marks and Dialogue

A Quick and Easy Main Idea Activity!

Writing Summaries

Topic Sentences

Teaching Story Elements & A WONDER Freebie!

The Best Anchor Chart Paper Ever & A Giveaway!

Encouraging EXPRESSIVE Readers {A quick and easy activity with a picture book!}

Teaching Cause and Effect in Upper Elementary

Analyzing Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts

An Amazon Listing Cumulative Novel Project!

Teaching Children to Compare & Contrast

Advanced Reading Intervention Plans

Another Cumulative Novel Project!

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Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme

Using Pictures to Teach Key Reading Skills

Ratios and Mysteries!

Fiction Comprehension

Figurative Language Review

Teaching Point of View

Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Texts

Tell Me a Story Tuesday!

Informational Text Structures & Features Cumulative Assignment

Nonfiction Summaries

Informational Text Structures

Non-Fiction Newspaper or Magazine “Book” Report

Setting the Stage for Novels

Character Project for ANY Novel!

Characters, Characters, and more Characters! {And a FREEBIE!}

Getting busy!

Top 10 Tips for Building Fluent Readers

Independent Reading Response Anchor Charts

Novel Preview Quick Write

Tell Me a Story Tuesday: Figurative Language

Tell Me a Story Tuesday

This Quarter's Novel Project!

Literal Vs. Inferential Thinking

Answering Comprehension Questions

Tell Me a Story Tuesday

Pre-Reading Task Cards

-dge and -ge Word Ending Intervention (and Freebie) & A Newsletter Surprise!

Hard and Soft C and G Sounds

Visualizing & a Freebie

Theme & Evidence Anchor Charts

Task Card Corner

Context Clues

Nonfiction Main Idea

Open Ended Comprehension Cards

Vacationing Student Assignment and Task Card Craziness!

Story Elements & Main Idea Freebie!

Consonant + le Intervention

ABC Novel Project

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Here you will find all of my posts about reading in one place!  From reading anchor charts, activities, task cards, to novel projects, you can reference my reading blog posts in one easy place!  Simply click on each picture to be redirected a blog post featuring the reading ideas and other activities related to the topic!

Topic Sentences
Story Elements Reading Response Task Cards
Story Elements 

Cumulative Novel Project



Teaching Main Idea vs. Theme 



Top 10 Tips for Building Fluent Readers


Teaching Point of View


Fiction Comprehension


Activities for Teaching Informational Text Structures


Teaching Cause & Effect in Upper Elementary 


Analyzing Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts


Amazon Listing Novel Project


Teaching Children to Compare and Contrast


Advanced Reading Comprehension Intervention


Using Pictures to Teach and Review Reading Skills


Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Text


Tell Me a Story Tuesday: Using Pictures to Teach Key Reading Skills


Nonfiction Text Structures & Features Cumulative Assignment


Teaching Students to Write Nonfiction Summaries


Nonfiction Book Report


Setting the Stage for Novels


Character Project for ANY Novel!


Teaching Character Development, Character Conflict, and Character Traits


Independent Reading Response 


Novel Preview Quick Write


Tell Me a Story Tuesday: Teach Reading Skills Using Pictures


This Quarter's Novel Project


Teaching Literal vs. Inferential


Answering Comprehension Questions


Tell Me a Story Tuesday: Using Pictures to Teach Key Reading Skills


Pre-Reading Task Cards Freebie


Hard and Soft C and G Sounds


Visualizing Freebie


Winter Wonderland Reading Incentive


Theme & Evidence Anchor Charts


Context Clues


Teaching Nonfiction Main Idea


Teaching Syllable Segmentation


Open Ended Comprehension Cards




Story Elements & Main Idea Freebie
























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