This great graphic on levels of questions includes the fact that the author doesn't know who created the original. Read on for some ideas for genius hour as well.
Avenue4Learning - Ideas for Teaching Students in THEIR World…
Teaching nonfiction text features using a "scavenger hunt"-style game keeps it engaging and encourages students to think of how and what the text feature teaches them.
Literacy & Math Ideas: Using Interactive Common Core Reading Journals to Teach Theme
My anchor chat about making inferences :-) ... Uploaded with Pinterest Android app. Get it here: bit.ly/w38r4m
KETCHUP folder: When students are absent, place a "ketchup folder" on their desk and slide their missed assignments inside the folder throughout the day.
TheHappyTeacher: KETCHUP folder
Learning to Teach in the Rain: Author's Chair Response Stems freebie
first week activity for intermediate grades- revisit inferring and work in groups to discuss pictures and captions from Chris Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
chris van allsburg book PERFECT for inferencing
Who is Harris Burdick?
The Cup Challenge: Teach your students how to work in cooperative groups with this simple and fun challenge.
In the middle: Life as a seventh grade language arts teacher
The Creative Classroom - Desk Arrangement Ideal arrangement: groups of 4 (one high level student, two mid level, and one low level)-----set-up opportunities for social learning, language development, use of vocabulary in peer discussion
The Creative Classroom - Desk Arrangment | Minds in Bloom
LOVE this idea for next year!!!tAs kids finish their books, they create a book spine to display on the wall in the 'book nook'
Heather Wolpert-Gawron » The Importance of The Classroom Library
I found this idea on Pinterest. Put dice inside mini containers to help with "flying dice" control. I love this idea especially this year because I have some boys who sometimes forget how to keep the dice in their area!