This idea, and many of the keys, came from a colleague of mine. Here’s how it worked: I got enough keys for all my students, and then made a tag for each key with a single, made-up line from a story. I threw the keys in a jar, and each student got to pick out a key. The assignment was simple: tell a story that makes that line make sense
MYSTERY KEY STORIES ….Oh my goodness! What a great idea!
Partner Read from Daily 5
Graphic Organizers - Mrs. Warner's 4th Grade Classroom
14 Rubrics to help you with that huge pile of grading! PLUS there are 4 Self-Evaluations for students to fill out about themselves. Save yourself some time... $
Rubrics for All Occasions: Common Core Aligned
Elementary Division Teaching Ideas
Teach Beside Me: Fun Ways to Teach Beginning Division
Writing Pin 2: Scene of the Crime Writing: Set up a fake crime scene. Then have all the children to gather around and examine the scene of the crime. After they have all looked at the crime scene have them return to their desk and tell them to write a story about what they thought happened. This will make some interesting stories, but I would use this in only 4th or 5th grade.
set up a 'crime scene'-students draw inferences, writing project, and/or do some related forensic science experiments
Second Grade Nest: Favorite Pin Friday
4th Grade Common Core Math Assessments and Data Collection *All Standards
4th Grade Assessments and Data Collection for ALL 4th grade Common Core Math Standards!
Mrs. McDonald's 4th Grade: Free IPad Apps for the 4th Grade Classroom
Point of View Anchor Chart - Whoooo doesn't think this is cute. - Oh' Boy 4th Grade: FIVE, moose, and butterflies
Oh' Boy 4th Grade: FIVE, moose, and butterflies
4th Grade Common Core Math Vocabulary Word Wall - 125 illustrated vocabulary cards, aligned to 4th grade common core standards $
4th Grade Common Core Math Vocabulary - WORD WALL
BACK TO SCHOOL ACTIVITY PACKET : WELCOME TO 4TH GRADE - TeachersPayTeache...
Back to School Activity Packet : Welcome to 4th Grade
4th Grade Reading Literature Graphic Organizers for Common Core. Great to use in small groups, whole groups, centers, reading workshop, or literature circles! $
Common Core: Graphic Organizers for Reading Literature Grades 3-5
Read Aloud Snapshot Graphic Organizer
Read Aloud Tips and Strategies
Reading Graffiti Board...I love this! Put up black paper, provide silver sharpies and let students write one quote from a book. They'll be reading more critically to find that one perfect quote!
Life is Better Messy Anyway: Reading Graffiti
101 Writing Prompts Idea in a Jar - like "What would you do if you found a pair of magical shoes?" or "Write a story about a robot that does your homework."
101+ Writing Prompts (with writing checklist)
Please, I need you to participate...
water pollution experiment. Pick up trash around the play ground and put it in water and watch the water over a couple of days. This link also has lots of ideas for things you can make out of recycled items.
Getting Messy With Ms. Jessi: April 2013