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Delaying the Grade: How to Get Students to Read Feedback | Cult of Pedagogy

You spend hours marking and commenting on student work, and then they don't even read your feedback. The solution is all in how you time it.

5 Steps for Teaching Reading Strategies in an Elementary Classroom - Raise the Bar Reading

5 Steps for Teaching Reading Strategies in an Elementary Classroom

5 Steps for Teaching Reading Strategies in an Elementary Classroom - Raise the Bar Reading

10 Ways to Add Movement in the ELA Classroom - Building Book Love

Whether your students are lethargic or super-charged, adding movement to your lesson plans will help to solve both issues. Not only is it healthy to move throughout the day, but it can also help students focus and become more engaged with the content they are trying to master. Due to the nature of English classes, ELA ... Read More about 10 Ways to Add Movement in the ELA Classroom

10 Book Report Ideas That Kids Will Love - Appletastic Learning

Book reports don't need to be painfully boring. In fact, they can be a ton of fun! Here are 10 creative book report project ideas to use in your classroom.

Getting the Most Out of Scholastic Book Orders

Get the most out of your Scholastic Book Orders by using these tips!

Enhance the reading culture in your classroom with this toolkit to create your own bookflix board. Also includes an editable version for students so that they can join in the bookish fun! #BulletinBoard #MiddleSchoolELA

Bookflix Reading Bulletin Board Display Kit and Student Book Activity

Enhance the reading culture in your classroom with this toolkit to create your own bookflix board. Also includes an editable version for students so that they can join in the bookish fun! #BulletinBoard #MiddleSchoolELA

Middle and high school English teachers: use this engaging writing activity to teach students the power of brainstorming while they work on description and understanding point of view. #descriptivewriting #writingprocess #ela #englishlessons

Lesson Planning in Room 213: Speaking, Listening & Brainstorming with Candy - Learning in Room 213

Middle and high school English teachers: use this engaging writing activity to teach students the power of brainstorming while they work on description and understanding point of view. #descriptivewriting #writingprocess #ela #englishlessons

Looking for FREE informational texts, short stories, poems, or historical documents to integrate into your novel units? Use CommonLit's collection, organized by themes, to find and download hundreds of relevant short passages that will prompt college-level discussions in your classroom.

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Looking for FREE informational texts, short stories, poems, or historical documents to integrate into your novel units? Use CommonLit's collection, organized by themes, to find and download hundreds of relevant short passages that will prompt college-level discussions in your classroom.

Classroom Libraries – Freebie Alert!

Yes, it has it’s own board on my Pinterest account. I used to be embarrassed by how fascinated and excited I was about classroom libraries. I paroused thrift stores, hit up retiring teachers,…

Take Your Students on a Haiku Hike

An Upper Elementary Collaborative blog written by 13 teachers. Includes teaching ideas and resources for grades 3, 4, and 5.

FREE Paired Texts: Fiction to Nonfiction Sample

This paired texts freebie in print and digital targets reading comprehension using two different passages, (one fiction and one nonfiction) on the same skywriting themed topic. Each passage has reading comprehension questions and there is also a vocabulary page, a double sided paired text worksheet ...

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Small Group Lessons Kids LOVE | Main Idea VIDEO — The Simple Classroom

If you’re new around here, you may not know that I am ALWAYS preaching on and on about managing your time in the classroom efficiently , especially when it comes to centers. This is because I am of the firm belief that centers clear space for the best teaching you can possibly give: small group

Interactive Notebooks: Informational Texts (Simply Secondary)

One of the biggest struggles in Literacy classrooms can sometimes be incorporating informational texts into literary units. Another struggle, getting students to read on level. Another struggle, getti

Prefix and Suffix Review with Jenga | Free Printables - Teaching with Jennifer Findley

Review affixes with this prefix and suffix review game with Jenga blocks! Get all the details and free printables to engage your students in this fun review