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A Shel Silverstien poem done in fancy lettering. From the Kimmy Design Blog

Chalkboard Panels. Different font ideas.

Facebook Getting to Know You

The Middle School Abyss: Another Freebie

Tutorial for Drawing Chalkboard Banners [Fancy up yourself -- 12-05-14]

My Vintage Window: Another Chalkboard Tutorial

Tabletop Twitter! I LOVE this idea! 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 "tweet" their thoughts about the passage. Then you can hang it up in the classroom. by valarie

"A class to tweet about" bulletin board idea

Middle School Math - Twitter Exit Ticket Bulletin board. Use this idea with an English grammar or writing lesson instead of math.

Anchor charts for high school English class bulletin board

High School English Book Madness Basketball March Madness bulletin board

Patti Wagon: Beans, Bears, and Bulletin Boards

Readbox bulletin board for my reading corner at school- a play off of Redbox. I saw the idea on Pinterest and customized it for my secondary English classroom.

Kleinspiration: If Our Characters Had Instagram (new bulletin board: free printables to make your own)

Use a cover slip when collecting assignments. Grade the assignment, record the grade on the cover slip, then pass the papers back to students. No alphabetizing papers for the grade book.

Fifth in the Middle: Optimum Organization Linky - I'm in Heaven!

Before you (or your students) publish anything, run rough drafts through this Hemingway app. It will highlight weak adverbs, find passive voice, and identify reading levels. Best of all - it's free. Get monthly tips like this one at

Beloved classic short stories are ramped up in this MASSIVE bundle of dynamic lessons. Click here for a full month of active learning.

American Literature Research Paper: Everything You Need

Use this at the beginning of the year to get to know your students. Way more fun than a regular worksheet with a list of questions.

I just downloaded this app and tried it. You can scan your classroom books and it catalogs them by author, series, genre, etc.! Helps to keep track of all your books and now you can answer the question, "Does anyone have...?"