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    I have just purchased an Evan-Moor book called Take It to Your Seat: Language Arts Centers ($20). All of the materials are made, so all you do is laminate, cut and put them in a file folder. You could also use the ideas, changing the vocabulary to accomodate different levels in your room. Some of the tasks include: idioms, analogies, metaphors/Similes, Kinds of Sentences, Root Words, etc. There is also a book with great suggestions called "Keep the Rest of the Class Reading & Writing. . .While You Teach Small Groups" by Scholastic (about $13). Another by Scholastic is called "Graphic Organizers and Activities for Differentiated Instruction in Reading" ($15). There are 3 levels for each "skill" that you may be working on (predictions, setting, etc). These could be used for regular instruction or possibly with a pair of students reading the same book independently. It could also be used thematically. Consider using picture books by one author also (Eve Bunting, Patricia Pollacco). They could make posters advertising library books that a 4th grader might be interested in. Making a cartoon about a chapter or major event in a novel is also a popular activity in my class, and it forces them to be concise. Hope this helps. Good luck!

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