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Immigration - KIDS DISCOVER. This site has a great lesson plan for students about immigration. It depicts an interactive news paper that students can read and understand about immigration. The paper has great pictures to really set the lesson off.

Immigration - KIDS DISCOVER

1/2 hour - Ellis Island - History of Immigration to the United States (1890-1920)_ Award Winning Documentary - YouTube

How To Draw A Muppet - because you never know when you might need to whip out a Beaker...

How To Draw A Muppet - My Crazy Good Life

Character Traits-Uses the acronym F.A.S.T. for Character's (F)eelings, (A)ctions, (S)ayings, (T)houghts...Could do this in students readers' notebooks.

Confessions of a (former) Fourth Grade Teacher: My Anchor Charts!

I love this...summarizing chart with squares for post-its...will laminate these for re-use.

I Teach. What's your super power?

Powerful argument

Tone vs Mood handout

Tone and Mood Vocabulary Chart

Ashton Kutcher Great Speech at Teen Choice Awards 2013

Literature Circles Unit. Literature Circles are a fun and engaging way for students to take ownership of their learning. Literature Circles encourage students to have rich conversation surrounding text. This is a great unit for reading instruction at the middle school level because you can use it several times throughout the year with chapter book sets that are available at your school based on units and themes that you already use.

Horrible Histories It's A New World song OK, I love Horrible Histories as much as my kids do. And it's teaching them more about history than their teachers.

POW+TIDE Mnemonic Poster from SRSD

POW+TIDE Mnemonic Poster from SRSD

Little Piece of Tape - using winged sandals to take Greek god notes

Notes for the website www.wingedsandals.... Before the kids can explore the sight (AKA playing games), they must watch two of the "storytime" stories and fill out this graphic organizer.

Download this Printable Writing Aid: Words that describe someone's voice... from Butterfly and Bear (blog)

Writing Aid - words that describe someone's voice

Author's Purpose Anchor Chart (picture only)

Notice and Note Signposts in your reading. Good questions for students to ask as they read.

Twitter / B10LovesBooks: Starting today, my sophies ...

Argument: Counterclaim sentence frames... from Twitter!

Make an inference/Provide a caption.

Anchor charts for Historical Reading Skills!

Intro to Historical Thinking | Stanford History Education Group

Simply the Middle: 8th Grade ELA Common Core Checklist

Simply the Middle: 8th Grade ELA Common Core Checklist

Question starters for critical thinking

Nonfiction Anchor Charts

Life in 4B...: 10/9/11 - 10/16/11