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Fancy Nancy as a Mentor Text for Academic Vocabulary

Academic vocabulary really helps students as they read tests and test questions. This will help them as they prepare for the upcoming state assessments.
It's that time of year for so many of us right now. Our spring break ended on Friday, and the testing has begun. With many of my groups. I have been working on academic vocabulary. I wanted to share some of the activities we did with you in The Reading Crew's spring link up! {Affiliate links provided in this post to fund future book purchases.}

Looking Through a Lens to Draw Conclusions on Book Talk Thursday

Drawing conclusions is a tough skill for so many students. Making it fun can make it more motivating for everyone!

It's spring, and yard sales are all over the place! Everyone has a reason for a yard sale, and this Virginia Readers Choice, Yard Sale by Eve Bunting gives us a perspective we may not have thought.  {Affiliate links provided in this post to fund future book purchases.}

Encouragement During Testing Season

I'm over at Classroom Tested Resources today with a freebie just for testing! Stop by and grab it!

Characters Change on Book Talk Thursday

Characters change throughout the story in many books. In Mango, Abuela, and Me both characters change to fit the needs of their circumstances.

One of the skills my fifth graders always need a little help with is character traits. So many times we just look at how a character acts through much of the story, but we have to think about how they change and what causes that change. In the book Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina, both characters face problems that change them both forever. (Affiliate links provided to fund future book purchases.)

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