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The Center Based Classroom - A great list of FREE websites to use for your listening center! Perfect for the Daily 5!

The Center Based Classroom: Math Websites!

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Free Printable: Kids Reading Scavenger Hunt - great incentive to get kids to try new books!

Free Printable: Kids Reading Scavenger Hunt – 25 items for kids!

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Four corners post-its, one from each student, then they create the best answer in the center.

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

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Love this idea! (I often see similar activities for math, but this is the first time I've seen this activity used within a literacy lesson.)

Reading goals - end up with a necklace for each child at the end of the year!

the teacher wife: math

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Reading mission cards - give kids something to focus on while reading!- Im gonna have to make these!!

Book Mission Kit

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Textural Evidence Sentence Starters Anchor Chart

Point of View Anchor Chart

Crafting Connections: Anchors Away Monday {06.02.14}

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symphony in slang. This is one of my favorites as a child. It made me laugh everytime.

DO THIS. Worksheets: Hyperbole Story I'm going to use this to teach them how to make a story more interesting.

onomatopoeia to Batman theme. Bet the music would make this memorable for some kids.

Sesame Street: J Friends Song, an alliteration with the letter J

Audrey Assad - Even the Winter (Lyrics) The metaphor of seasons has been something I've carried with me for over a decade now - love this song. Love "spring".

Metaphor Song--- Perfect Two by Auburn

Students explore similes with this quick-to-prepare activity. Materials: drawing paper (one sheet per child) crayons or colored pencils A student draws a self-portrait in the center of her paper. Next, she adds a web that extends from her illustration as shown. In each circle of the web, she writes a self-descriptive sentence that contains a simile.

▶ Idioms Song (Idioms by Melissa) - YouTube

The Smoke Seller. Great text for inferring character traits or feelings

Use to teach inferencing/drawing conclusions

We don't know what the Minions are actually "saying" but we understand what is going on. Distance Contest (Ending of "Despicable Me") - context clues and inferences YouTube