This blog post explains how I teach my fifth graders to annotate poetry in order to understand it better. Poetry is SUCH a powerful writing genre to use in the classroom! by darla
darla
darla This blog post explains how I teach my fifth graders to annotate poetry in order to understand it better. Poetry is SUCH a powerful writing genre to use in the classroom!
Fetching
Blog post that explains exactly how to use focus wall in first grade. Love how meaningful it is for students! by darla
darla
darla Blog post that explains exactly how to use focus wall in first grade. Love how meaningful it is for students!
Fetching
It's an election year! Have a Coke vs. Pepsi election in your classroom to teach all about the electoral college! This blog post outlines how to present it, and includes a book recommendation and a video clip to use. by Hercio Dias
Hercio Dias
Hercio Dias It's an election year! Have a Coke vs. Pepsi election in your classroom to teach all about the electoral college! This blog post outlines how to present it, and includes a book recommendation and a video clip to use.
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If every teacher taught like this I would not have to teach writing during social studies to my 12th graders! But since not every teacher is like this, I can use this awesome blog with a few tweeks and apply to my high schoolers :) by josie
josie
josie If every teacher taught like this I would not have to teach writing during social studies to my 12th graders! But since not every teacher is like this, I can use this awesome blog with a few tweeks and apply to my high schoolers :)
Scrapbooking
If you've ever wanted to start a blog but weren't sure how to start, this super detailed post will teach you exactly what you need to know! It walks you through how to start a blog step by step in a way that is easy to understand! Click through to the post to see how! by jeannie
jeannie
jeannie If you've ever wanted to start a blog but weren't sure how to start, this super detailed post will teach you exactly what you need to know! It walks you through how to start a blog step by step in a way that is easy to understand! Click through to the post to see how!
Rings and things
zentangle daisy  -- there are actually 3 flower designs in the PDF offered free in this blog post -- "Zentangle" is a new art genre to me, though I have done it in my own doodling for a long time :) by suzanne.maldonado
suzanne.maldonado
suzanne.maldonado zentangle daisy -- there are actually 3 flower designs in the PDF offered free in this blog post -- "Zentangle" is a new art genre to me, though I have done it in my own doodling for a long time :)
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FREE! Help your students to better understand argumentative writing with this fun practice resource! Download it now and use it tomorrow in your classroom. by celina.neo
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celina.neo FREE! Help your students to better understand argumentative writing with this fun practice resource! Download it now and use it tomorrow in your classroom.
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Do your students fill their paragraphs with “fluff” phrases such as, “In my opinion, I believe . . .” or, “This is why I wrote about . . . ” Helping them drop these empty phrases will improve their writing by leaps and bounds! Here’s a mini-lesson developed to teach students to write about their topic, not about their writing! Classroom poster, worksheets, writing assignment all included.    #middleschoolela   #middleschoolwriting by amberjane123
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amberjane123 Do your students fill their paragraphs with “fluff” phrases such as, “In my opinion, I believe . . .” or, “This is why I wrote about . . . ” Helping them drop these empty phrases will improve their writing by leaps and bounds! Here’s a mini-lesson developed to teach students to write about their topic, not about their writing! Classroom poster, worksheets, writing assignment all included. #middleschoolela #middleschoolwriting
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This pin is a poster for the classroom. The poster explains to the students about Close Reading Steps. I can use this poster in my classroom near the reading corner. Students should like it because it reminds them of the reading steps and it has a "detective theme" to it. by elsa
elsa
elsa This pin is a poster for the classroom. The poster explains to the students about Close Reading Steps. I can use this poster in my classroom near the reading corner. Students should like it because it reminds them of the reading steps and it has a "detective theme" to it.
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Do your students fill their paragraphs with “fluff” phrases such as, “In my opinion, I believe . . .” or, “This is why I wrote about . . . ” Helping them drop these empty phrases will improve their writing by leaps and bounds! Here’s a mini-lesson developed to teach students to write about their topic, not about their writing! Classroom poster, worksheets, writing assignment all included. by karen.x
karen.x
karen.x Do your students fill their paragraphs with “fluff” phrases such as, “In my opinion, I believe . . .” or, “This is why I wrote about . . . ” Helping them drop these empty phrases will improve their writing by leaps and bounds! Here’s a mini-lesson developed to teach students to write about their topic, not about their writing! Classroom poster, worksheets, writing assignment all included.
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Looking for an engaging lesson to teach tomorrow! Your students will love writing song parodies!! Check out my blog post to see how I do it :) by leanna
leanna
leanna Looking for an engaging lesson to teach tomorrow! Your students will love writing song parodies!! Check out my blog post to see how I do it :)
Nursery Ideas
This post explains how to teach a lesson using interactive notebooks. It explains how to structure middle school and high school class periods. by madge
madge
madge This post explains how to teach a lesson using interactive notebooks. It explains how to structure middle school and high school class periods.
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This blog post shares 6 ways to use post it notes in the classroom. by anastasia
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anastasia This blog post shares 6 ways to use post it notes in the classroom.
Arts & Crafts
My blog post about how to use Pinterest in the Classroom. by iris-flower
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iris-flower My blog post about how to use Pinterest in the Classroom.
EASTER
"What can I do to help my child become a better reader?" As a Reading Specialist, I hear this question frequently from parents. I created this guide to give parents information, activities, and suggestions for helping their children at home. This guide is perfect for parents because it explains reading concepts in clear, easy-to-understand language. You don't have to be an education professional to understand this parent guide! by kristin.small
kristin.small
kristin.small "What can I do to help my child become a better reader?" As a Reading Specialist, I hear this question frequently from parents. I created this guide to give parents information, activities, and suggestions for helping their children at home. This guide is perfect for parents because it explains reading concepts in clear, easy-to-understand language. You don't have to be an education professional to understand this parent guide!
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This is a social story to help teach children how to use the appropriate voice in the classroom. #socialstory #teach #learn by jadkins64
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jadkins64 This is a social story to help teach children how to use the appropriate voice in the classroom. #socialstory #teach #learn
school
First Grade Version - Three Little Pigs - 'How to Trick a Wolf' writing activity.  I think fifth graders would enjoy this during tier time. by terri
terri
terri First Grade Version - Three Little Pigs - 'How to Trick a Wolf' writing activity. I think fifth graders would enjoy this during tier time.
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This is a 6 + 1 Traits writing rubric ready to print on mailing labels for quick grading.I wrote about these and how I use them on my blog: by karen.x
karen.x
karen.x This is a 6 + 1 Traits writing rubric ready to print on mailing labels for quick grading.I wrote about these and how I use them on my blog:
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LOVE these FREE classroom direction cards from Christina Bainbridge!  Visit my blog to see how I use them and then go download your own!  These are a great visual aid for first graders!!  :) by jewel
jewel
jewel LOVE these FREE classroom direction cards from Christina Bainbridge! Visit my blog to see how I use them and then go download your own! These are a great visual aid for first graders!! :)
Eating is my favorite
Runde's Room: This post explains how Daily 5 is introduced and used in a 5th grade classroom. by norma
norma
norma Runde's Room: This post explains how Daily 5 is introduced and used in a 5th grade classroom.
Nail Love
(Free, Click, Print, Enjoy!) Here is a great reference tool for 8 great high leverage teaching moves to use in any classroom. Personally I made this cheat sheet to post next to my desk as a daily reminder for goals to aim for in every lesson that I make or teach. Hopefully it's a help to you too. by louisa
louisa
louisa (Free, Click, Print, Enjoy!) Here is a great reference tool for 8 great high leverage teaching moves to use in any classroom. Personally I made this cheat sheet to post next to my desk as a daily reminder for goals to aim for in every lesson that I make or teach. Hopefully it's a help to you too.
For the Home
Here is a simple editable mailbox label you can use with my mailbox system. To find out how these name tags work in my mailboxes see my blog post "One Way To Set Up Classroom Mailboxes…" by kris
kris
kris Here is a simple editable mailbox label you can use with my mailbox system. To find out how these name tags work in my mailboxes see my blog post "One Way To Set Up Classroom Mailboxes…"
paper crafts
I like this.  I'll use it by having my 3rd graders write "new" words they discover in reading.  They must also use the dictionary to provide a definition. by Queencassie
Queencassie
Queencassie I like this. I'll use it by having my 3rd graders write "new" words they discover in reading. They must also use the dictionary to provide a definition.
Free School
How to use music in the classroom to teach a set of facts. I must use this!! This series has some GREAT ideas! by rachelle
rachelle
rachelle How to use music in the classroom to teach a set of facts. I must use this!! This series has some GREAT ideas!
Home Decorating Ideas
Frederick jones' theory talks about how motivation is student leadership. Providing students with jobs in the classroom will give them the change to take on the role of a leader. I envision myself applying this theory and assigning jobs to my students, in order to teach them about responsibility and working together to prevent chaos in the classroom. by carlani
carlani
carlani Frederick jones' theory talks about how motivation is student leadership. Providing students with jobs in the classroom will give them the change to take on the role of a leader. I envision myself applying this theory and assigning jobs to my students, in order to teach them about responsibility and working together to prevent chaos in the classroom.
For the Classroom
love this poetry book display with poets on leaves. How can I adapt it to add to my classroom? by sharhar
sharhar
sharhar love this poetry book display with poets on leaves. How can I adapt it to add to my classroom?
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Because 8th graders never write their names on their papers...  dots on turquoise classroom ideas - Google Search. -- I have this pin posted in my personal classroom board and still love it. If I were to be placed in a higher grade, I would definitely use this in my classroom for those papers that you're unable to grade because you don't know who to give credit to. 3370 by Lesliemarch
Lesliemarch
Lesliemarch Because 8th graders never write their names on their papers... dots on turquoise classroom ideas - Google Search. -- I have this pin posted in my personal classroom board and still love it. If I were to be placed in a higher grade, I would definitely use this in my classroom for those papers that you're unable to grade because you don't know who to give credit to. 3370
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Although it is for 1st Grade, there are awesome classroom ideas and organizational ideas on this site that I could use with my 8th graders!! by alhely
alhely
alhely Although it is for 1st Grade, there are awesome classroom ideas and organizational ideas on this site that I could use with my 8th graders!!
escuela ideas
I like the way she explains grid enlargement. My 7th graders have struggled to understand so I'll try this explanation, showing the by diane.smith
diane.smith
diane.smith I like the way she explains grid enlargement. My 7th graders have struggled to understand so I'll try this explanation, showing the
Crafts
Use Popular Music to Improve Reading and Inspire Writing. Over the years, I’ve discovered that one way to engage almost every student, even those who are reluctant readers and writers, is through song. This week I’ll share with you some of the ways I use music to inspire, motivate, and teach reading and writing (along with life skills!) in my classroom. by dolores
dolores
dolores Use Popular Music to Improve Reading and Inspire Writing. Over the years, I’ve discovered that one way to engage almost every student, even those who are reluctant readers and writers, is through song. This week I’ll share with you some of the ways I use music to inspire, motivate, and teach reading and writing (along with life skills!) in my classroom.
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How to make centers work in your classroom. This is a list of procedures to teach! by sabrina
sabrina
sabrina How to make centers work in your classroom. This is a list of procedures to teach!
cool ideas