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How to respond to what you read - great prompts to encourage critical reading. Also like the idea of allowing students to "quick respond" to the prompts with sticky notes! Could encourage brainstorming and classroom collaboration during a class reading unit.

Teaching With a Mountain View: Anchor Charts

Did they learn anything? Questions and prompts with language from the learning framework to quickly assess students' learning

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Great Step-by-step anchor chart for citing evidence and making inferences. Interesting blog from Dr. Roz Linder.

Common Core Reading Standard 1 - Text Based Evidence & Motivating Generation Z To "Cite Specific Textual Evidence"

Check out this blog post for more information about the story maker iPad app which allows students to create stories using text, voice, and pictures.

Category: 07. Notice & Note + Mind Maps = Improved Reading Lessons - The CreativityCore

A "Poetry Tower" (This would be good for any kind of student work display.)

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Plan a Better iMovie Trailer with These PDFs — Learning in Hand

Plan a Better iMovie Trailer with These PDFs

Using task cards in small groups (or whole class) to review answering fiction comprehension questions. Provide evidence within the text, and who doesn't love color coding!?

Teaching With a Mountain View: Fiction Comprehension

Theme Anchor Chart! Great for discussing big ideas and themes in stories, along with questions to help with student thinking!

Following My Heart to First Grade: Anchors Away!

Fractured Fairy Favorite Unit EVER!!

love2learn2day: Fractured Fairy Favorite Unit EVER!!

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Poetry in Music: Teaching poetry in Middle school!

Poetry in Music

Instead of grading yet another stack of essays, why not try a writing contest instead? Lots of feedback for students; no grading for you. Check it out!

Haha I totally drew something like this when I was teaching 4 th grade this one looks a lot better than mine!

Graphic Organizer Bundle: Plot, Main Idea/Details

FREE Wreck This Journal Classroom Packet. www.teachervision... Enter TeacherVision's Wreck This Journal Sweepstakes by December 3, 2012 for your chance to win copies of Keri Smith's book for your entire class!

Station Work for ELA Centers. I plan to make some of these for my 8th Grade Reading Class.

mrs. prince & co.: Visual Plans and Sticky Note Reading Strategies!

Write "terms to know" on the board and then have each student erase one and tell the class something about that term (definition, connection, example, etc.). Follow link to read about using a graffiti board as an Activating Prior Knowledge lesson. I can totally do this on the first day of school!

THANK YOU. Middle school and even high school appropriate classroom management ideas that are practical, useful, and boost economy of effort for teachers and students. Oh, joy, finally a resource that calls my name! So many excellent ideas for a professional, mature yet functioning, fun, and learning-filled classroom!