How and Why to Use Word Walls with Older Students - Building Book Love
I’ve been using a Word Wall with my high school students for 9 years now, and the results have been incredible. How: I have 90-minute classes, so I’m able to give my students 8-10 minutes of free reading time each day. I put this time at the BEGINNING of the class for several reasons. 1. ... Read More about How and Why to Use Word Walls with Older Students
How to Host a Classroom Murder Mystery – Engaging and Effective Teaching
My murder mystery lesson is by far my students’ favorite – and for good reason! They get to be a part of the story, walk around and engage with classmates, and compete to see who can solve the mystery first! Here’s a link to my classroom mystery resources via TeachersPayTeachers, or read on to learn … Continue reading
United States History Activities That Your Students Will Love! – Student Savvy
Interpreting history can seem like a daunting task for students, but with a few creative tools and ideas, teachers can bring historical events and people to life. I love providing students with an interconnection to the people who shaped our country. Our history is on-going and by studying our past, we can hopefully learn
I'm still surprised with how well we've all adjusted back to school. We're still not starting as early as I would like, but it's getting earlier. Everyone got used to sleeping in later while I was dealing with the tiredness and sickness of pregnancy. I'm still dealing with some sickness, but it's mostly just nausea and has gotten much better. The weather was great this week and I wish we had gotten out to enjoy it more. Looks like next week is going to be nice too so I really want to try to…
Journaling is a great way to get students writing about a topic, even U.S. government! The only issue is finding or creating journal prompts on U.S. government. This product solves that problem and includes 100 prompts on a range of topics in U.S. government, only .03 per prompt. It can be used a...
I can explain how freed Blacks were prevented from exercising their newly won rights. This product includes five Black Codes "posters." Two papers listing the common Black Codes and three listing some of the specific state codes (South Carolina, Mississippi, and Louisiana). Each page lists some of ...
History's Great Mystery (How can I make my classroom more interactive?!) - Be your best teacher!
One of the great mysteries of teaching a class like history, is how to get your students involved and interested in the material. Although the trend is towards “group work” which, in all honesty, tends to lead to “group-think”, there are other ways to get your students out of their chairs, and yourself away from… Continue reading →