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And you know what, if people are going to spell 'receive' wrong or complain about

Parent contact index cards sent home first day of school...students bring them back and place in a binder. The Wise & Witty Teacher: Freebies!

Parent contact index cards sent home first day of school.students bring them back and place in a binder. The Wise & Witty Teacher: Freebies! Take this even further by using the back of the index cards to log all parent contact!

LitTunes - Many pop tunes have a chorus — and every academic writing paper is anchored to a thesis statement. Connecting these two fundamental building blocks of effective writing is the focus of Kelly Riley's challenging unit of five lessons, designed to teach conceptual frameworks, critical thinking, and academic writing skills to high school English students.

LitTunes - Many pop tunes have a chorus — and every academic writing paper is…

Great tips for learning spellings - fun ideas and multi-sensory techniques.

How to spell: top 10 tricks

learning how to spell :: spelling activities :: spelling centers :: sight word activities

"facebook" for an artist bulletin board... I would love to do this with famous scientists in my science classroom!!

& for an artist bulletin board. I would love to do this with famous scientists in my science classroom!

This Raise a Reader blog highlights some things you can do to help your child remember what he reads.

What to Do When Your Child Can't Remember What He Reads

For Parents: here is some information you might find helpful. It is similar to what I do in class to encourage kids to interact with text. Ask if you have questions. What to Do When Your Child Can't Remember What He Reads easy comprehension strategies

Keep only the things you will need at the moment in your basket!  This page has so many good ideas for guided reading!

GR Supplies Bin (Groups/Students/Levels/Books, Highlighters, Pencils, Post-its, Note Cards)

Evidence sentence frames

Poster created to emphasize the use of text-based evidence in the classroom. It can be used right off the bat with of questions and "the Sherlock Holmes method of reading" (inference) lesson!

Poetry Unit for Grades 4-8   11 poem forms, unit test, final project, and extra fun activities! $6

Complete Poetry Unit

This is a complete poetry unit ready to go with unit test. This unit makes teaching poetry fun for the students and the teacher. All the prep work is done for you! Included in this package is: *the unit outline *poetry booklet outline *poetry booklet m

Great blog post about classroom library…with pics! Plus, FREE Genre Posters from Having Class in Third Grade

classroom library…with pics! Plus, FREE Genre Posters from Having Class in Third Grade

Comparing Fiction and Nonfiction - Do your students need help understanding the differences between fiction vs nonfiction texts? These printables are perfect for making an anchor chart for your classroom as your students are learning to distinguish between fiction and nonfiction.

Comparing Fiction and Nonfiction

Comparing Fiction and Nonfiction - Do your students need help understanding the differences between fiction vs nonfiction texts? These printables are perfect for making an anchor chart for your classroom as your students are learning to distinguish between fiction and nonfiction.

Need an idea to end the day? The End of the Day Jar has 24 questions to ask students to get them talking about their school day. This helps build community in the classroom. You can call on students to answer the questions or have them talk with a buddy.

Community Builder: The End of the Day Jar has 24 questions to ask students to get them talking about their school day. This helps build community in the classroom. You can call on students to answer the questions or have them talk with a buddy.

FREE activities that are perfect Greek and Latin root word study. ....Follow for Free "too-neat-not-to-keep" teaching tools & other fun stuff :)

3 FREE fun and engaging vocabulary activities that can be used with all levels and any words. *A Greek and Latin Root graphic organizer *Vocabulary Cinquain Poem template and frames *Frayer Model graphic organizer

Apple Distinguished Educator Lawrence Reiff modernizes Shakespeare in the high-school classroom with “If Shakespeare Could Tweet.” His lesson helps students understand point of view using apps like iAnnotate and Notability to manipulate original text. Imagine students reducing Hamlet’s “To be, or not to be…” soliloquy to a 140-character tweet! They then move on to using iMovie to create a film, complete with voiceover soundtrack —or they can create a graphic novel using ComicLife.

Apple Distinguished Educator Lawrence Reiff modernizes Shakespeare in the…

The Cognitive Science Behind the Common Core

The cognitive science that provides the basis for the Common Core State Standards will lead to improved student learning.

Definitely want to do this to my classroom door! Maybe the back side so when it's closed during class students in the halls can see it.

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