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12 Ways to Motivate Reluctant Readers
5 Reasons to Use Nearpod in the Classroom - Nearpod is a free tool that you can use to create enriched multimedia presentations. Great guest blog post by Jen Kimbrell of Tech with Jen
How to identify important facts when taking notes.
Astronomy - Picture of the Day
FREE! POP Sight WORD Game.
Wow! The students are really engaged! Free! Cause and Effect activity to go with the book, "Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type".
Read a Fry Phrase for fluency! Spin the spinner and read a phrase in the column! FUN and effective!
Website that provides short lessons and quizzes for FREE - Thank You, Mr. Anker!
Elementary Matters: Ten Brain Based Learning Strategies
point of view
read alouds to teach point of view
FREE printable pages for January! Great for reviewing after winter break.
Color by Word Family for Christmas!! Such a FUN way to practice sight words!
free christmas simile and metaphor sort
each guided reading group gets its own task clipboard with the day's assignment
My kiddo's are looking for random acts of kindness to fill the Grinch with love. Whenever they see someone doing something nice for someone else, the person doing the kind deed gets to put a heart on the Grinch.
help students find the main idea and details in nonfiction passages-- includes a freebie!!
simile + metaphor fling the teacher game
Teaching students to "show" in their writing.
online figurative language games
hurricane mentor text for personification + similes
This is a great idea for Biography Reports.
Freebie from Common Core Crunch - May
Great Poetry Lesson to teach lyrical poems - especially around Veterans or Memorial Day
Piggie and Elephant Comic Strips - Love this!