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Google Drive Teacher Planner

Watch the video to see how you can set up your google drive teacher planner for success! In less than 14 minutes, you'll be ready to plan!

'A Ball About Me', a fun first week back to school art activity. This soccer ball template invites children to respond to prompts in a personal, imaginative way using doodles, mark making, graffiti style lettering and imagery. Click on the link for me information and images

Back to School Art Activity | A Soccer Ball All About Me

'A Ball About Me', a fun first week back to school art activity. This soccer ball template invites children to respond to prompts in a personal, imaginative way using doodles, mark making, graffiti style lettering and imagery. Click on the link for me information and images

‘Split into small teams and discuss …’ Why won’t they discuss? There might be a whole lot of reasons for that: I don’t know enough words. I’m worried about my grammar. I’m …
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CLASS DISCUSSION TECHNIQUES: NO HIDING, NO OVERPOWERING

‘Split into small teams and discuss …’ Why won’t they discuss? There might be a whole lot of reasons for that: I don’t know enough words. I’m worried about my grammar. I’m …

Identify the theme by asking "What did the main character learn?"--Lesson 7 of 8 (Standard RL.3.2) - YouTube
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The only way you will ever need to teach theme

(youtube.com) more on my blog: http://guidingontheside.blogspot.com/ Broken down into the cognitive steps, students can determine theme with the support of modelling and c...

I absolutely love how these sticky note templates help my 4th grade students jot down their thoughts while indepndently reading. They cover a variety of skills like comparing and contrasting, making inferences, and cause and effect and are just the right size for upper elemetnary students.
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Reading Response Template | Digital and Print - Distance Learning

I absolutely love how these sticky note templates help my 4th grade students jot down their thoughts while indepndently reading. They cover a variety of skills like comparing and contrasting, making inferences, and cause and effect and are just the right size for upper elemetnary students.

The Unfair Game is a highly competitive review game for any class that your students will love to hate!

The Unfair Game - The Comprehensible Classroom

The Unfair Game is a totally unfair twist on Jeopardy that your students will LOVE to hate! Learn how to play and find sample game boards in this post.

Using an escape room in the classroom is a super fun way to engage your students in any topic. But you do not need to spend countless hours making one!

Make Any Worksheet Into an Escape Room in the Classroom -

An escape room in the classroom is a super fun way to engage your students in any topic. Make one easily with the worksheet you already have!

I love this idea and it would be so simple to recreate!
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Literary Jenga: Reading Literature Game for ANY Novel Grades 7-12

I love this idea and it would be so simple to recreate!

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ELA: Love and Reading on Instagram: “Class novel I will miss you with all my heart! While it is not usually easy to read the same novel out-loud multiple times a day, this book…”

102 Likes, 12 Comments - ELA: Love and Reading (@ela.love.and.reading) on Instagram: “Class novel I will miss you with all my heart! While it is not usually easy to read the same novel…”

This is BY FAR the most fun my students have had at the end of a novel study! If you’re looking for something NEW and INTERACTIVE to wrap…
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The Classroom Sparrow on Instagram: “📖 This is BY FAR the most fun my students have had at the end of a novel study! If you’re looking for something NEW and INTERACTIVE to wrap…”

This is BY FAR the most fun my students have had at the end of a novel study! If you’re looking for something NEW and INTERACTIVE to wrap…

This is the perfect nonfiction podcast! The subject of the unsolved 1912 ax murders of an entire family and their guests keeps students engaged, and it aligns with CCSS since students evaluate purpose, bias, and validity of evidence. Great for Halloween or any time you want to change things up.
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Scary Podcasts for High School Students – Engaging and Effective Teaching

This is the perfect nonfiction podcast! The subject of the unsolved 1912 ax murders of an entire family and their guests keeps students engaged, and it aligns with CCSS since students evaluate purpose, bias, and validity of evidence. Great for Halloween or any time you want to change things up.

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Daily Quick Writes

Hi Friends! Confession time…writing is my LEAST favorite subject to teach. I know, I know…teachers shouldn’t have favorites! In all seriousness, teaching writing to first graders was not my favorite subject to teach. I was in a place where I thought, “If it’s boring to me, isn’t it boring for them?” I desperately needed to spice things up. That year I made it my professional goal to improve my writing instruction. I spent time reading, researching best practices and developing a system that…

Lots of short stories and a graphic organizer for students to explore theme by looking at specific examples from the stories. jj
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Great Short Stories for Teaching Theme in Fiction

Lots of short stories and a graphic organizer for students to explore theme by looking at specific examples from the stories. jj

FREE Vocabulary Builder Flip-book when you sign up for my newsletter! Excellent reference for the most common prefixes, roots, and suffixes!

FREE Vocabulary Builder Flip-book! • Teacher Thrive

FREE Vocabulary Builder Flip-book when you sign up for my newsletter! Excellent reference for the most common prefixes, roots, and suffixes!

Are you an English teacher in need of engaging reading activities for your middle school or high school English class? Stage a progressive dinner of knowledge with fiction, nonfiction, and poetry texts or excerpts of your choosing. Students will take notes on paper plates and "fill their plates" with ideas for small group discussion. "Menus" offer reading strategies, discussion questions, and creative writing extension activities. Be sure to click through to check out a preview.

Reading Stations Activity for Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

This fun reading activity "progressive dinner"™ asks students to read different fiction, nonfiction, and poetry texts or excerpts of your choosing, take notes, and engage in small group discussion. If you're looking for a structured way to practice critical close reading skills in a hands-on and int...

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Interactive Vocabulary Notebooks - I'm Lovin' Lit

Interactive Vocabulary Notebooks for Grades 4-8 Click here to purchase! Each lesson includes a photo of the completed activity, complete step-by-step instructions, all notes for writing on/in templates, and student activity pages to run off. Click here to purchase! […]