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can't wait to read these! Outstanding new picture books, Summer 2014

Outstanding New Picture Books, Summer 2014 - Imagination Soup

"We just wasted over a minute of classtime thinking and sharing about the word obstinate, and I have no idea if students actually understand what the word means. Here enters the game of 7-up."

The Brown-Bag Teacher: 7-Up Vocabulary Practice

Numbered Heads Together-Kagan Cooperative Group strategy

3-D graphic organizer for vocabulary word work.

A Teacher's Treasure: FoldiFun Factory

I like the idea of using folders and journals for writing workshop and keeping them in a special spot. -jb

Syllables - I think i will adapt this idea to a small center with a cut out hand and word cards to sort for reading/ syllable practice

Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons

Back to School Books - A Grade Specific Reading List- great for third grade read a loud at the beginning of school!

12 Ways to Motivate Reluctant Readers

Corkboard Connections: 12 Ways to Motivate Reluctant Readers

40 Book Challenge FREEBIES and more - blog post #wildaboutfifthgrade. Are you incorporating Donalyn Miller's 40 Book Challenge with your readers? Read The Book Whisperer for more info on the challenge and how you can motivate your readers to read, read, read!!!!

Wild about fifth grade: 40 Book Challenge FREEBIES and more

Book Fairy Costume (how-to!)

Lilliedale: Book Fairy Costume

Habit #1 ... Can his pals cheer him up? Will his pout ever end? Is there something he can learn From an unexpected friend?

Paper-Bag books - a way to organize information about a subject.

Third Grade Thinkers: A Famous American Paper Bag Book

Mystery book list for upper elementary-- classic mysteries and scavenger hunt style books

Follow the Clues

TONS of Lucy Calkins Writing Workshop info

Flamingo Fabulous in Second Grade: Writing

Kindergarten/ 1st Grade writing checklist----- A simple rubric even for beginning of year in 3rd grade. ~trs

Jen's Kinder Kids: Do You Checklist?

This is the CUTEST writing assignment EVER!!! I did this a few years ago and their ideas of my secret life were hilarious!

Confessions of a Teaching Junkie: My Teacher's SECRET Life!

Books That Boost Self-Esteem

Books That Boost Self-Esteem

Assignment idea for teaching prepositions. Give kids an object (Lego piece or toy) and they have to go around and take photos of them in, behind, in front of etc different objects.

Prepositions: Vocabulary for Beginning Readers

{FREEBIE} Make-Your-Own Personalized Bookmarks! The front has the student's name and the back includes reading strategies! :)

Reading Strategies Bookmarks: Personalized Freebie

mentor texts - launching writing workshop - creating a variety of entries in your notebook

Flamingos and Butterflies: Lists and poems