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poem strips and portraits glued onto abstract painting!

Committed to Get Fit: Week 3 P90X3 Progress Update and Meal Plan

Technology in education - 5 main benefits of using it

Middle School First Day of School Activities ...there were only a couple ideas I liked, may even use.

The goal of close reading is to gradually release responsibility to students, a shift from the teacher modeling close reading strategies to students employing strategies independently. The role of the teacher is to make these strategies visible to students through thinking aloud, modeling, and posting anchor charts for reference. In this article are some strategies that set the stage for students to interact with a text through an independent analysis and group discussion with peers.

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures. Beautiful

Desk arrangement all done! This is a great idea for classrooms that have desks.

This rainbow Crayon holder makes every cleanup a breeze!

Struggling Readers Series: 10 Things Struggling Readers Need ~ from phonics instruction, fluency, and comprehension strategies to kinds of texts we should choose for them | This Reading Mama #SmartMarch

The 50 best read aloud chapter books for young kids- this is an awesome list!

Transitions in writing: Showing passage of time...Patricia Polacco is so good at this.

Close Reading in 1st Grade & A Freebie - Thank God Its First Grade (TGIF!)

I love history, it helps bring life into prospective and make every day things more meaningful.

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS: Test review activity that fully preps the kids while giving the teacher a chance to just walk around and check for understanding.

Sick of preaching the importance of editing? Let students find out for themselves why we still need grammar! Students read nonfiction articles by credible authors and then write their own argumentative essays on whether or not grammar is still relevant in the 21st century.

"This website has really interesting writing prompts. Some of them are really fun!"

As kids finish their books, they create a book spine to display on the wall in the 'book nook'. THIS IS THE COOLEST IDEA EVER! LOVE IT!

Map of the Ingalls family travels.