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Ticket Out the Door - great for exit slips

FREE! Ticket Out the Door Sign Topper

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"Be" bulletin board - great way to encourage the character traits you wish to see in your students!

Teaching is Forever: Bulletin Board Decorating

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Punctuation Saves Lives - Poster Language Arts humor

*Tree*mendous books -language arts classroom idea. Could also use to showcase popular books from various time periods.

This is from a college professor who is combatting punctuation "myths" kids pick up in school. It's a nice article. I like the how the "commas go where you breath" myth is debunked. I like the witty comeback. I think I'll start using it.

Will seriously vouch for KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES. Read this aloud 4-5 nights a week for several months with all the kids. Excellent, excellent family fun. Shannon Messenger is brilliant.

Evernote Tutorial Part 1: How to set up notes to track student progress in guided reading groups! Freebie checklists included!

This is from a college professor who is combatting punctuation "myths" kids pick up in school. It's a nice article. I like the how the "commas go where you breath" myth is debunked. I like the witty comeback. I think I'll start using it.

Love & Logic: Change the wording of what you ask the kids to do and become more effective.

When you say fist to five check students rate their understanding by holding up the appropriate number of fingers. The goal is for everyone to be in the green. Great way for students to self-assess their understanding and help you to gauge student understanding.

This a great closure activity/strategy to any lesson. Students can reflect on their learning....

Looking for side by side exemplars of Argumentative vs. Persuasive Writing on the same topic? (6 Traits of Writing)

List of 30 procedures to remember to teach at the start of the year. Good list even for veteran teachers.

Ticket out the Door I like the idea of having a place for everyone to put their sticky note. Then you can quickly tell who didn't turn it in.

The Complete Guide to Book Clubs in the Upper Elementary & Middle School Classroom is a 38 page common core aligned resource designed to lead your classroom successfully through book clubs from start to finish. This resource will work with ALL novels. Get your students self-selecting books, creating a reading schedule, reading daily and writing responses, working within a club of students to construct meaning, rating, summarizing, and recommending quality literature. $