Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. Have students crumple the heart each time unkind words are spoken during the read aloud. Afterward, smooth by carrie
carrie
carrie Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. Have students crumple the heart each time unkind words are spoken during the read aloud. Afterward, smooth
Leather stuff
Vocabulators. These would be fun to do as a project with the students during synonym time. Each team could have a different theme. by Satu
Satu
Satu Vocabulators. These would be fun to do as a project with the students during synonym time. Each team could have a different theme.
eskariin
Teach the girls so they can finger knit doll scarves during read-aloud time by johanna
johanna
johanna Teach the girls so they can finger knit doll scarves during read-aloud time
Knit
Chart the genres of the books we read aloud during library time all year.  Love this idea! by bobbie
bobbie
bobbie Chart the genres of the books we read aloud during library time all year. Love this idea!
i am a maker
Comprehension 2- Plate sequencing activity. The teacher will read a story to the students aloud.  After the story, the teacher will hand students pre-cut images of events in the story.  Students will place the images in correct order.  The book should be available for reference if students need help during the activity. by karen.x
karen.x
karen.x Comprehension 2- Plate sequencing activity. The teacher will read a story to the students aloud. After the story, the teacher will hand students pre-cut images of events in the story. Students will place the images in correct order. The book should be available for reference if students need help during the activity.
getting
I am requesting from the universe that this statement be read each and every time one of my students asks for a pen because they have lost the 300 billion that they had yesterday... by txell🌞
txell🌞
txell🌞 I am requesting from the universe that this statement be read each and every time one of my students asks for a pen because they have lost the 300 billion that they had yesterday...
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We read the book several times then the students chose one rule they thought was especially important to them and they typed their rule during Computer Lab time. Then each student created a picture of David and they turned out AMAZING! by briana
briana
briana We read the book several times then the students chose one rule they thought was especially important to them and they typed their rule during Computer Lab time. Then each student created a picture of David and they turned out AMAZING!
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Students each decorated a heart with words that made them think of their loved one who had passed. by mildred
mildred
mildred Students each decorated a heart with words that made them think of their loved one who had passed.
Healthy Living
Have a student sit on chair in front of white board and have others write a positive phrase about them, then take a picture. Don't let them see it...till they get the photo! Such a great end of the year activity or for those days when students are using unkind words about one another. by darla
darla
darla Have a student sit on chair in front of white board and have others write a positive phrase about them, then take a picture. Don't let them see it...till they get the photo! Such a great end of the year activity or for those days when students are using unkind words about one another.
Fetching
"genre tickets" completed during indpendent reading time to help ensure that students have a "balanced diet" of different types of literature.  Can fit under 6.RL.10 Reading: Literature Range ofreading and level of text complexity10. By the end of the year read and comprehend literature, stories, dramas, poems, etc. by geneva
geneva
geneva "genre tickets" completed during indpendent reading time to help ensure that students have a "balanced diet" of different types of literature. Can fit under 6.RL.10 Reading: Literature Range ofreading and level of text complexity10. By the end of the year read and comprehend literature, stories, dramas, poems, etc.
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Use this idea for a silent read countdown. Turn all lights on. Every 5 minutes turn one off so the students have a visual cue of how much time they have left to read silently. by teri-71
teri-71
teri-71 Use this idea for a silent read countdown. Turn all lights on. Every 5 minutes turn one off so the students have a visual cue of how much time they have left to read silently.
Books Worth Reading
A great idea for silent reading time: Turn all lights on, then turn one off every five minutes to give students have a visual cue of how much time they have left to read. by teri-71
teri-71
teri-71 A great idea for silent reading time: Turn all lights on, then turn one off every five minutes to give students have a visual cue of how much time they have left to read.
Books Worth Reading
Make sure students are engaged during Silent Reading by using highlighting tape and this bookmark. Especially the lower readers who are challenged by trying to record their thinking with pencil and paper.

"While you read today, use the tape to track your thinking/learning."

Green: use to mark main   
           idea/important facts

Orange:use to mark new vocabulary
         Words you learned

Pink: I have a question here, by anita
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anita Make sure students are engaged during Silent Reading by using highlighting tape and this bookmark. Especially the lower readers who are challenged by trying to record their thinking with pencil and paper. "While you read today, use the tape to track your thinking/learning." Green: use to mark main idea/important facts Orange:use to mark new vocabulary Words you learned Pink: I have a question here,
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How Santa Got His Job...Will have to check this book out...possible read aloud to go along with my December persuasive writing activity. (Students write a cover letter to Santa asking him to hire them as an elf.) by graciela
graciela
graciela How Santa Got His Job...Will have to check this book out...possible read aloud to go along with my December persuasive writing activity. (Students write a cover letter to Santa asking him to hire them as an elf.)
Spend
have students pick out a picture special to them...then have them write about being "frozen in that moment." what is going on during that time tht picture was taken? Great writing idea!! by darla
darla
darla have students pick out a picture special to them...then have them write about being "frozen in that moment." what is going on during that time tht picture was taken? Great writing idea!!
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Tabletop Twitter! I LOVE this idea! Pick a passage from a book you are reading {read aloud, book club book, etc.} and glue it to the center of bulletin board paper and have the students "tweet" their thoughts about the passage. Then you can hang it up in the classroom. by valarie
valarie
valarie Tabletop Twitter! I LOVE this idea! Pick a passage from a book you are reading {read aloud, book club book, etc.} and glue it to the center of bulletin board paper and have the students "tweet" their thoughts about the passage. Then you can hang it up in the classroom.
Christmas Ideas
Discussion tables. Pick a passage from a book you are reading {read aloud, book club book, etc.} and glue it to the center of bulletin board paper and have the students write their thoughts about the passage and respond to their classmates. This Would also be cool for math problem solving! by valarie
valarie
valarie Discussion tables. Pick a passage from a book you are reading {read aloud, book club book, etc.} and glue it to the center of bulletin board paper and have the students write their thoughts about the passage and respond to their classmates. This Would also be cool for math problem solving!
Christmas Ideas
Just like me and Kyle although he says pictures say a thousand words and he doesn't have time to read it!! by janie
janie
janie Just like me and Kyle although he says pictures say a thousand words and he doesn't have time to read it!!
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Before starting a read-aloud, write the names of all the char.s, cut them up and have students draw a name.  While reading, they are responsible for recording (on cut up sticky notes) anything new learned about their char. (infered or told, physical or).  Discuss together and add them to the chart. by shauna
shauna
shauna Before starting a read-aloud, write the names of all the char.s, cut them up and have students draw a name. While reading, they are responsible for recording (on cut up sticky notes) anything new learned about their char. (infered or told, physical or). Discuss together and add them to the chart.
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Telling Time Snowball Fight: Students have a one minute indoor snowball fight, then they grab a snowball and read the clock printed on the snowball.$ by lynette
lynette
lynette Telling Time Snowball Fight: Students have a one minute indoor snowball fight, then they grab a snowball and read the clock printed on the snowball.$
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Each student comes up and picks a stick out of my hand; they have to place the word in the right cup. Then, after all sticks have been sorted, students can choose one stick from each cup and create a sentence using all three words. A great informal assessment! by mandy
mandy
mandy Each student comes up and picks a stick out of my hand; they have to place the word in the right cup. Then, after all sticks have been sorted, students can choose one stick from each cup and create a sentence using all three words. A great informal assessment!
Wedding ideas
This file has a page for each letter of the alphabet. Students color the letter, read a sentence about the letter and sound, find the focus letter, and practice writing the letter. These practice pages would be great as morning work, homework, literacy center, or during word work. $ by mitzi
mitzi
mitzi This file has a page for each letter of the alphabet. Students color the letter, read a sentence about the letter and sound, find the focus letter, and practice writing the letter. These practice pages would be great as morning work, homework, literacy center, or during word work. $
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These flips books would be great for teaching onset and rime. Students could actually make these in class. For a phonics lesson in 1st or 2nd grade the teacher could hand out the folded pieces of paper and have the students write words with the same rime in each one. These could eventually be a great "study guide." by madeleine
madeleine
madeleine These flips books would be great for teaching onset and rime. Students could actually make these in class. For a phonics lesson in 1st or 2nd grade the teacher could hand out the folded pieces of paper and have the students write words with the same rime in each one. These could eventually be a great "study guide."
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These 18 fun sheets will help your students practice reading and writing CVC words. First, they read the word. Then, they write the word. Next, they read a sentence, which is made up of high frequency words, and locate the CVC word and highlight it. Finally, they choose one of the CVC words and write it in a sentence. These print and go sheets will really help maximize your teaching time! They combine CVC words, sight words, and grammar, for by nicole.burger.14
nicole.burger.14
nicole.burger.14 These 18 fun sheets will help your students practice reading and writing CVC words. First, they read the word. Then, they write the word. Next, they read a sentence, which is made up of high frequency words, and locate the CVC word and highlight it. Finally, they choose one of the CVC words and write it in a sentence. These print and go sheets will really help maximize your teaching time! They combine CVC words, sight words, and grammar, for
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The new core talks extensively about conducting close reads. A common best practice is to have students “read with a pencil”. This allows them to find evidence, quotes, etc. directly from the text to mark and review later. I have created this toolbox page with common symbols for my class to use. They make these marks as they go along the passage (during the 1st read) so we can come back and discuss them later (usually during the 2nd and 3rd by geneva
geneva
geneva The new core talks extensively about conducting close reads. A common best practice is to have students “read with a pencil”. This allows them to find evidence, quotes, etc. directly from the text to mark and review later. I have created this toolbox page with common symbols for my class to use. They make these marks as they go along the passage (during the 1st read) so we can come back and discuss them later (usually during the 2nd and 3rd
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End of Year Turtle Compliments - Have students each tape a "shell" on their back. Then they walk around and write down a compliment to each of their classmates. This is a silent activity because turtles don't talk. Finally, they can take them off and read them. by fay
fay
fay End of Year Turtle Compliments - Have students each tape a "shell" on their back. Then they walk around and write down a compliment to each of their classmates. This is a silent activity because turtles don't talk. Finally, they can take them off and read them.
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$ Watch Me Tell Time for 2nd Grade uses individual student watches to get your students up and moving and actively involved in learning to tell time to the nearest five minutes. The unit includes 48 individual watches for you to print out, laminate and have students wear during activities to teach time to 5 minute intervals. The watches are available in both color and black and white to save printing costs. by erma
erma
erma $ Watch Me Tell Time for 2nd Grade uses individual student watches to get your students up and moving and actively involved in learning to tell time to the nearest five minutes. The unit includes 48 individual watches for you to print out, laminate and have students wear during activities to teach time to 5 minute intervals. The watches are available in both color and black and white to save printing costs.
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$ Watch Me Tell Time To the Nearest Minute uses individual student watches to get  students up and moving and actively involved in learning to tell time to the nearest minute. The unit includes 48 individual watches for you to print out, laminate and have students wear during activities to teach time to the nearest minute. Use Velcro or tape to attach the watches and they are good for years of use. Everything in the unit is available in both by erma
erma
erma $ Watch Me Tell Time To the Nearest Minute uses individual student watches to get students up and moving and actively involved in learning to tell time to the nearest minute. The unit includes 48 individual watches for you to print out, laminate and have students wear during activities to teach time to the nearest minute. Use Velcro or tape to attach the watches and they are good for years of use. Everything in the unit is available in both
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I created these flip charts to use in the classroom during Daily 5 to remind students of the strategies they have learned so far this year. They are color coded to match the CAFE board in the classroom to make it easier to make the connections. Please see my other pictures to see what each page of the flip chart looks like :) by Suzannep
Suzannep
Suzannep I created these flip charts to use in the classroom during Daily 5 to remind students of the strategies they have learned so far this year. They are color coded to match the CAFE board in the classroom to make it easier to make the connections. Please see my other pictures to see what each page of the flip chart looks like :)
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FIX IT UP SENTENCES (APRIL) - NOW AVAILABLE! This pack makes great morning work, literacy centers, homework, or a mini lesson. Students are required to correct each sentence by capitalizing words at the beginning of the sentence and a few other words such as Easter and add the correct ending punctuation. Your students will have FUN "fixing" each sentence. Take a look! $ by olive
olive
olive FIX IT UP SENTENCES (APRIL) - NOW AVAILABLE! This pack makes great morning work, literacy centers, homework, or a mini lesson. Students are required to correct each sentence by capitalizing words at the beginning of the sentence and a few other words such as Easter and add the correct ending punctuation. Your students will have FUN "fixing" each sentence. Take a look! $
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Have student wrinkle up the paper heart (not tearing it) and then try to flatten it out. Discuss how words or actions can harm a heart and take time to heal.... Good first week of school activity! by carlani
carlani
carlani Have student wrinkle up the paper heart (not tearing it) and then try to flatten it out. Discuss how words or actions can harm a heart and take time to heal.... Good first week of school activity!
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