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RL: Anchor 1 | ACTIVITIES

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SIGN POSTS

Print, cut and laminate. Tape each sign to a popsicle stick. Introduce the one signpost at a time. Read a text aloud and have learners raise their sign post. Have learners articulate their thinking. You can pair this with participation cards to make a larger impact. Recommended for grades 4-6.

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NUMBERED HEADS

After reading a text with learners, create questions that are both literal and inferential using the template provided. Print on cardstock for durability and laminate if so desired. You will use the numbers and roles indicated on the template. Adjust based on the size of your groups. Learners work together to answer using the text. Recommended for grades 4-6.

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SORTING EVIDENCE

Prior to reading a text with your class, create an inferential question. Provide the answer in the space provided. For added difficulty, have learners create their own answer and place evidence in correct areas. Locate evidence and place it within the template provided. You will find evidence that fits the answer and evidence that does not fit the answer. Grades 4-6.

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BOOK, HEAD, HEART

Print, cut, and laminate. Tape each sign to a popsicle stick. Introduce all three to learners and pay close attention to the sentence stems. While reading a text aloud model and then have learners practice with raising either BBH and sharing their thinking using the sentence stems. Recommended for grades 3-5.

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PARTICIPATION CARDS

Print the roles on white paper. Paste onto colored index cards for durability. Laminate for extra durability and to prevent tearing. While reading a text, ask a question. As learners are answering, students will hold up their response using the cards. Have learners sharing their thinking using stems. Recommended for grades 3-6.

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KAHOOT!

Learners love to play the game Kahoot! Use this organizer by having learners develop questions and answers to create a class quiz. Collect the questions and make a quiz for the class to play together! Recommended for grades 3-6.

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READ WITH A PURPOSE

When we have a purpose for reading, we are more intentional with our thinking. Create a purpose prior to reading a text with learners. You can use your signposts or create an inferential/ literal question. Have students respond using the space provided and based on your standard. Recommended for grades 3-6.