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Put a different colored dot on each desk in a group. When you need to have one student from each table do something, you can just simply say "Green dots, come get the papers for your table." or "Orange dots, take your table's trash to the trashcan."

Three Tiny Tips - Owl-ways Be Inspired

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- Students select two unfamiliar and interesting words from their own reading. After becoming "expert" or "master" of these words students design a card which provides a series of clues so that a partner (who does not know the secret words) can guess the words.

BALANCEDLITERACYDIET :: Balanced Literacy Diet

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Motivation for the class... Each time they are given a compliment or caught for good behavior a student flips over a letter to revel the "prize"

What the Teacher Wants!

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Task Card Corner: In the Classroom

Task Card Corner: In the Classroom

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Four corners post-its, one from each student, then they create the best answer in the center.

Runde's Room: Five For Friday - Test Prep and Angry Birds

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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

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top 10 books to read when teaching fractions

Activities for Teaching Fractions with Legos. Way to work in some fine motor practice!

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This is a "Shout Out Wall" where students can shout out their success in school, home, work or activities

Good night, Posterous

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This foldable is awesome! I could see myself using this to teach students about the x and y graphing system so that they'd have something easy to refer back to.

Book Retriever - This app allows you to scan, level and inventory your entire classroom library. Leveling choices include Guided Reading Levels, Lexile, Accelerated Reader, Reading Counts, DRA and Reading Recovery.

Book Retriever on the App Store on iTunes

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Use vinyl transfers to make semi-permanent decals for words you don’t want to have to rewrite everyday. | 36 Clever DIY Ways To Decorate Your Classroom

36 Clever DIY Ways To Decorate Your Classroom

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Why Reading 30 Minutes A Day Matters Heidi Songs Reading Infographic

Why Reading 30 Minutes A Day Matters

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10 Video Projects Every Teacher Should Try

We Are Teachers

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Take A Number: Busy working with students individually and don't want kids interrupting you for non-urgent things? Have them take a numbered clothespin and respond to their concerns/questions/etc. in order. {via a 5th grade Special ed teacher's blog}

From the Desk of Mr. Foteah

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Reading Comprehension Question Cube- Neat idea for a lit circle activity. This activity would have students developing their own questions and curiosity. (TEAM)

Reading Comprehension Question Cube

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The All About Me Gazette for the first day of school. We do use this in 5th grade.. then at the end of the year the art teacher has them create a TIME magazine self portrait. Combine the two for a great foyer display to celebrate moving on to 6th grade!

All About Me Gazette.pdf - Google Drive

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Class photographer - each day one student is assigned the task of being class photographer. They are responsible for photographing an important moment, then writing about it for the class blog. LOVE IT!

Day In the Classroom - Class Photographer

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