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Elementary School Teacher, Educational blogger {The Colorful Apple}

Creating 4 different planners

Discussion tables. Pick a passage from a book you are reading {read aloud, book club book, etc.} and glue it to the center of bulletin board paper and have the students write their thoughts about the passage and respond to their classmates.

An easy way to keep track of student conferences! Just tape index cards to a file folder- boys on one side, girls on the other. You can easily flip through and write anecdotal notes and the date you met with your students. It is a great reference for report cards and parent meetings.

Teaching With Love and Laughter: Bright Idea: Using Google Docs to Schedule Conferences

Such a cool way to create a teacher to-do list! Includes a free template.

Use great critical reading strategies without copying the textbook! Students can keep a sheet protector in their notebook/binder to have ready in any class! Simply trim the side and bottom edge, leave three hole punched edge. Write with dry-erase markers, then wipe clean for the next 2-page spread

Language Arts Anchor Charts

designed for novel writing but would be great to teach literature analysis

Character Traits Anchor Chart (blog post includes a FREEBIE and an activity idea!)

This blog has so many great ideas for charts that are perfect for Reader's and Writer's Workshop! We use student samples often in mini-lessons - this is a great way to keep the ideas alive. # Pin++ for Pinterest #

Branches of Government anchor chart :)

Character Traits anchor chart. Kids ask themselves these questions while dissecting a character in a novel.

Literacy Coaching in Progress: CCSS Literature Circles Rubric

Third Grade Thinkers: Tell me a story... Accountable Talk anchor chart

How to have a literature discussion- need to do this for my book circles!

I'm going to type this, make 30 copies, and keep them in plastic sleeves. On days when I hold a graded discussion, I'm going to hand them out to help those students who find it difficult to join the conversation. And, it gives students a chance to come up with other conversation starters that can be added as the year progresses. They simply take the page out of the sleeve and add to it.

The Creative Apple: Literary Elements anchor chart and freebie so children can make notes

Anchor chart that gives students sentences that provokes feelings about their books. What they liked, didn't like, what they weren't sure about and how they felt after reading.

Kara! I pinned this for you... good list : A List of Gluten Free Foods You Can Eat