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cause and effect chain. What a great visual for students to SEE cause and effect.

cause and effect chain

Teach Tone with One Sentence

Meatballs in the Middle: Teach Tone with One Sentence

Using Mind Maps to teach Literature--teacher creates the framework--what students should look for, etc. Students then use this as a guide for reading and discussion, adding their own comments.

Mind Maps for Teachers

Wow! I have been inspired! Reading this BLOG for over an hour now... Creativity in the Language Arts Classroom! (This is from the perspective of an AP English class, but I can easily modify this for my own Middle School students...) www.thecreativity...

The CreativityCore - The Blog

Group work trick: Each student writes their own answer on a post-it, they bring the answers together and write a group answer in the center.

Runde's Room: Five For Friday - Test Prep and Angry Birds

ahhhh hang up the higher order questions then you won't forget to ask the right questions the one day you are scored :)

Following My Heart to First Grade: Anchors Away!

Automatic Seating Chart Maker. Allows you to enter relationships between students and gives you a happiness percentage based on your preferences. All you have to do is type in your students names and add in the needs and relationships. Awesome!!!

HappyClass: Automatic Classroom Seating Chart Maker for Teachers

use a tension rod, command hooks, and binder rings to hang your anchor charts

Life in First Grade: New Series: Favorite Pins

To flip or not to flip: Here are some great education ideas.

To flip or not to flip: ¿es esta la cuestión? |...

Parts of Speech {Pennant Banners!}

Parts of Speech {Pennant Banners} Posters!


Bloom's Taxonomy Flip Chart {Freebie}!

Learning Engineer: Reading Strategy or Reading Skill?

Learning Engineer: Reading Strategy or Reading Skill?

{FREEBIE} Make-Your-Own Personalized Bookmarks! The front has the student's name and the back includes reading strategies! :)

Reading Strategies Bookmarks: Personalized Freebie

50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out (2014 Edition) - InformED

For the record: Generally speaking, affect is a verb, and effect is a noun. Save the English language!

Guided Reading + Lit Circles - very student-centered organized. Tasks are common core based.

Tips & Tricks Teaching: Guided middle school...

writing bulletin board ideas | My Word Wall

Teaming Up To Teach: Next stop: Polka Dot Paradise! :-)

Textual evidence bulletin board- common core

DIY Burlap Bulletin Board

DIY Burlap Bulletin Board (The Ashcraft Bunch)

National Poetry Month

Mrs. Lodge's Library: Super Easy Poetry Center