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Here is a fun and simple needs-analysis to give on the first day of school.

Question and Answer Relationships - Teaching students to take the lead.

Free Poster/Handout {Are You a Text Talker?} Using the Text-Based Language of Close Reading Sentence Starters

Increasing Critical Thinking. Give students the answer, and each student has a spot to place their question.

Creating individual student data folders - Great for parent conferences and when goal setting with students

what a smart teacher!!!! pinner says: My latest ploy-- getting my kids into more non-fiction. I'll post a crazy fact a day, and if they can bring in a fact for me and show me where they read it (any non-fiction resource, print or digital) I'll put it up for the day with their name. I'm hopeful I can hook them! {image only}

Movie clips for your lesson plans... Features I like are ability to search by genre (age ranges), mood, theme

ParaNorman – Trailer #1

Monthly behavior logs w/ behavior codes for much quicker school-home communication -- brilliant template to make!

team building activities first week or these would be great Friday activities to build community in the classroom

Student Friendly Behavior Notice for Classroom Management....could list the social contract and attach instead of writing noted

Higher Order Thinking Skills Reading Log product from Resources-from-Room-114 on

Saw this game at Kohl's. Will definitely buy for my classroom. Involves higher order thinking skills such as justifying! Woo Hoo!

Higher order thinking questions chart

Posters: Graphic Organisers for Higher Order Thinking Skills

Higher order thinking prompts

Higher order thinking prompts

FUN Critical Thinking Activities-good preparation for developing higher order thinking