Common Core Social Studies Texts-a helpful list of engaging illustrated social studies texts aligned to the CCSS
Here are a list of Social Studies texts for the elementary school classroom. These could easily be used to integrate Social Studies and Literature. They could also be used for attention-grabbers or student's non-fiction reads.
A helpful list of engaging and illustrated social studies texts aligned to the CCSS.
Guided notes for 4 TED talks to authentically teach students the basics of public speaking! ALSO includes a class discussion activity and a non-fiction article reading jigsaw. Basically…TED talks will sometimes save your life.
Put at writing center Tape 6 different MESSED UP sentences and glue them onto a tissue box. The kids “roll” the box, read the sentence, write it, and then revise it. Great for a writing center! (The tissue box dice thing is a great idea!
Project-based learning can be a fantastic way for kids to get engaged in hands-on, active learning. Here's how parents can encourage and support their children -- and their children's school -- in project-based learning.
Blink Brain Break - blink left eye snap with right hand/blink right eye, snap with left hand. This would be a fun activity to use when middle or high school kids need to recharge in the middle of class.
Reader's Workshop Mini Lessons on launching workshop sorted by grade level. It's ABSOLUTELY amazing. The district has a map of lessons. Seriously it is THE best readers workshop resource I have found! Writers workshop too.