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Summer Birthday - Half Birthday Celebration Form {Free}

Summer Birthday - Half Birthday Celebration Form {Free}

Secondgradealicious: How About a Tug of War? Making Thinking Visible - an excellent resource for promoting engagement and higher order thinking skills!

Outsource it! 50 Ways to Utilize Classroom Volunteers - This post is part of the Bright Ideas Blog Hop. Use the Link-Up at the bottom of the post to find more awesome ideas for the classroom!

School Is Tough. Teach Your Kids to Relax and Be A Friend. A blog post and free poster sets for your class.

Catch kids reading and add them to a school board to promote good reading habits.

Raki's Rad Resources: Language & Literacy Week Recap

Lots of cute Owl inspired ideas in this well organized classroom

My Classroom 2011-2012

Tap light to help students remember guided reading rules. This blog has many helpful teaching ideas.

Literacy & Math Ideas: Guided Reading Ideas

Computer Choices

Totally Terrific in Texas: Computer Choices

Building Better Answers in Math- for Kagan groups

Runde's Room: Still Building Better Answers in Math

Fantastic Student Led LITERATURE CIRCLE DISCUSSION PACKET; Common Core Aligned - Available in PDF and Word

Literature Circles Packet

Peer-led group discussions in a relaxed environment can teach students to respect others' opinions, consolidate differences, and possibly see a different way to approach a situation.

Socratic seminar - an hour long student-led discussion based on connecting their reading to current events. They also answer unit essential questions. It's always one of the BEST discussions of the year. This one connected Orwell's pressure to shoot the elephant with President Obama's pressure for military action in Syria.

Group Talk for Reading from Experimenting in the Classroom on - (4 pages) - This product is to give students talking points during student discussion and move the lesson focus away from teacher-led towards being student-led.

Group Talk for Reading |

What do we know about literature circles now that we didn't understand eight or ten years ago? What new resources and procedures can help teachers organize their classroom book clubs better? What are the most common pitfalls in implementing student-led discussion groups? And getting beyond the basics, what do mature or "advanced" literature circles look like?

These cards help reinforce and align with the CCSS for listening and speaking! :) I love using these cards with my students. My students were in ...

7 literature circle role sheets that student can use to "take charge" of student-led discussion

This is my favorite student-led discussion format. Middle School Fish Bowl Discussion - YouTube

Something to Talk About- Student Led Discussions in the Classroom

The Applicious Teacher: Something to Talk About- Student Led Discussions in the Classroom

Student Led Discussion Prompts - FREEBIE!

Student Led Discussions in the Classroom-Empower your students while hitting those speaking and listening Common Core Standards using informational and literary discussion cards. #CCSS #studentleddiscussions

Tackle student-led discussions with the tips from this ASCD author.

How to Tackle Student-Led Discussions

Student-Led Discussions: How Do I Promote Rich Conversations About Books, Videos, and Other Media? (ASCD Arias)

Code of Cooperation for student-led discussions - aligned to CCSS ELA Speaking & Listening standards