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The Curious Apple: Differentiated Instruction

Really nice & detailed post on how she does 5th Grade Literacy Centers - including examples of her centers.

A Teacher's Treasure: 5th Grade Literacy Centers!

Changes to the EARTH Foldable by Science Doodles

Changes to the EARTH Foldable by Science Doodles

Shades of feelings. Good for writing words without using very or generic words like sad, mad, happy, etc...

Mrs. Kelly's Klass: Giveaways, Sales, and FALL.. OH MY! :)

Substitute Teacher Report

The Crafty Teacher: Substitute Teacher Report

This activity allows the students to be creative and also shows how to calculate area. They can make their house as big or little as the want, as long as the can find the area of the house when its finished.

Dream House: An Additive Area Project (Common Core FREEBIE!)

Teaching Theme Using Close Reading 4.RL.2 5.RL.2 6.RL.2

This little rhyme would help students remember how to round up decimals. It would be inexpensive to make and easily replaced if damaged. It may be difficult for the students to remember what exactly the rhyme is suggesting. Maybe you could write on the top "Rounding Rhyme" to help them remember.

24-Hour research project frontloading background information on The Giver; students collaborate and teach each other about the author, dystopian genre, themes, Communism, and characteristics of The Giver and its series, which means NO unit prep for the teacher! (CCSS aligned)

The Giver: 24-Hour Collaborative “Short Research Project”

All about me self portrait. Could be a collage of things that they love, hobbies etc.

Classroom Freebies: What's On Your Mind?

MAP OUTLINES!!!!! Social Studies Online - Holy cow! TONS of maps, games, and more!

Social Studies Online

Theme & Main Idea. Teach kids to learn the difference between the two, and they will FINALLY understand how they both function in books!

Teaching With a Mountain View: Teaching Main Idea Vs. Theme