character analysis venn diagram
A video tutorial on using Google Docs in the classroom
A great read aloud to work on the skill of making predictions. Each short chapter is a crime case. You can stop and get predictions from students about who did it, or how it happened. The kids love this. It's really engaging for them (I've seen it used with fourth grade, but I'm sure it would be great for fifth too and maybe third).
16 Literary Techniques Explained through Disney examples. There's a bit more to archetype.
pickles and ketchups—On Fridays, place them on the board. Anyone who has turned in all of their assignments is a “pickle” so write their name under the pickle sign. Anyone who is missing an assignment has their name placed under the ketchup bottle. Pickles can “pick” a fun game or activity, while “ketchups” catch up on missing work. It is amazing how quickly assignments come in!