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Parent Support for At Home Reading - FREEBIE parent letter

Growing Firsties: Parent Support for At Home Reading

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…

This is so perfect for my students who refuse to go back and look for things in the text. How to teach finding text evidence, step-by-step- and a product that MAKES them go back, too!

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:

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

Featured Downloadable: First Day Jitters Activity Guide

First Day Jitters

Bookmark for interactive perfect is this? Could easily use it for interactive notebooks in any subject!

Science Notebooks | Kristen's Kindergarten

I.LOVE.THIS!!! I am soooo going to come up with an inferring lesson for the beginning of the year! Awesome!

first week of school activity for intermediate grades- revisit how to infer, use pictures and captions from Mysteries of Harris Burdick to work in groups and discuss

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

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

Hola, hola coca cola. Que te pasa calabaza? Nada, nada limonada. Otra cosa, mariposa. No se, Jose. Te explico, Federico? De volon, pin pon. Hola, crayola. De nada, empanada.

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

Mandy's Tips for Teachers: Procedures, Procedures

Mandy's Tips for Teachers: Procedures, Procedures

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

All Students Can Shine: Apps For Classroom Management Too Noisy Meter, Name Selector, Group Creator!

All Students Can Shine: Apps For Classroom Management

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!