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Author's Purpose foldable i would add a fourth letter, S to spell PIES. The S is for share when they write expressively such as poetry.

Fearless in 5th: Author's Purpose, Context Clues, oh my!

Idioms I Have, Who Has Printable Cards. Great idea for all students especially ESOL students. We use idioms so much in the English language... Good way to learn!


Inferencing foldable. Ahhhhhhh love it center idea to practice practice practice

Following My Heart to First Grade: Our Reader's Notebooks

Six easy steps for your students to answer comprehension questions by referring back to text- perfect for test prep!

Choice Board for enrichment and early finishers...color coded by subject or skill...change choices often

For kids who are easily distracted or overwhelmed by amount of work... mind. blown. This has worked with my most distracted kiddo!! I am SO glad I found this!!

classroom rules Must use this in my classroom. It's amazing how many of my students come to English class without paper and a writing utensil.

Did you know Vistaprint has Large Posters? Check mine out!

Bloom's revised Taxonomy with verbs!

Bloom's revised Taxonomy with verbs!

3rd Grade Thoughts: Math Rotations: Math Centers. I think I could adapt this to 5th Grade Pretty Easily.

3rd Grade Thoughts: Math Rotations: Math Centers

SAVE YOUR VOICE on the first day of school and engage your students! For years I talked my way through my classroom rules and syllabus. By the end of the first day of school I was exhausted! Then I thought “Why am I doing all of the work? The kids should be the ones who are tired!” I came up with the idea to have my students go on a “Scavenger Hunt” the first day of school. It is fun for them and easy for you!

Beginning of the Year Scavenger Hunt

Students add Post-it when then find figurative language in a book they're reading

Head Over Heels For Teaching: Educents Poetry Bundle

Made these today.. fun! Story map wind socks. They draw a picture of their favorite part of the story on the cylinder. Then there are 5 paper streamers attached, each describing a part of the story: title, characters, setting, problem, and solution.

30 4th of July Dessert Recipes

30 Fabulous 4th of July Desserts

I would need to change for junior high but I love this idea for I go over the syllabus the first few days of school... Would definitely help them pay attention!

The {4th Grade} Journey: Back to School Freebie!

Classroom Rewards that cost NOTHING!

First Last!: Best "Beehavior" Catalog

Awesome hands-on biology demonstration for kids! What is blood made of?

Hands-on Science: What is blood made of? - I Can Teach My Child!

Be a Common Core Superhero! Use this color coded checklist to document when you have taught to the fifth grade Common Core Standards. Keep it...

Fifth Grade Common Core Checklist

Reading Graffiti Board...I love this! Put up black paper, provide silver sharpies and let students write one quote from a book. They'll be reading more critically to find that one perfect quote!

Life is Better Messy Anyway: Reading Graffiti