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

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

These colorful posters will brighten up your classroom and help remind your students of these different techniques. These posters were designed with the Middle / High School classroom in mind.

Figurative Language Posters

Love this fairy tale unit wall display!

The Land of 2nd Grade: Fairy Tale Unit

15 hands-on formative assessments for any novel! Engage your students while assessing their knowledge at the same time! $

Easy Letter Of The Week Crafts - with matching books for every letter!

Read & Make : Letter Of The Week - No Time For Flash Cards

The Black Rabbit (Activating background knowledge, Making connections, Making predictions, Making inferences, Visualizing, Alliteration, Author's purpose, Dialogue)

Teach Mentor Texts: The Black Rabbit

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