generationOn: It has a section for downloading free lesson plans for grades Pre-K thru 12th, and you can narrow the search based on subject, topic, or keyword. I looked through them and will definitely be using some for the kids!
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Evidence anchor chart
Orange Polka Dots: Anchor Chart Academy
START A NEW CLASSROOM TRADITION~ Cute mice play Happy Birthday in this animated video!
▶ Natures best Camouflages (The "Where's Wally" of nature) - YouTube
Reading Foldable- a summary of the story character traits for two characters (with supporting evidence) setting (both place and time - inferred from the story) a reflection based on the question, "How did the main character's feelings change throughout the story?" (they also had to include supporting evidence from the text).
An easy way to keep track of student conferences! Just tape index cards to a file folder - boys on one side, girls on the other. You can easily flip through and write anecdotal notes and the date you met with your students. It is a great reference for report cards and parent meetings.
First Day ideas
Confessions of a Teaching Junkie: The BEST First Day Ever!
Reading Is Thinking: literary report card
"Discussion Tables" is a fun activity to analyze text. Pick a passage from the class' book and glue it to a large sheet of paper. In groups, students write their thoughts around the corners of the passage. Set the timer and then rotate!
Conversations in Literacy: Tabletop Twitter
Classroom RULES! $
Classroom Rules Poster Multi-Colored
Post it for every time students find figurative language in a book
Head Over Heels For Teaching: Educents Poetry Bundle
Click HERE for middle and high school class resources.
Getting to Know You ~ Free math activity for upper elementary.
Shut the Door and Teach: Figure Me Out Beginning of the Year Math
Conflict in literature...