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Rewards to recognize good students. They draw a tile and place it wherever they want. When the prize is completely spelled, the class gets that reward. I really like this idea!

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Bloom's revised Taxonomy with verbs!

Love this idea! (I often see similar activities for math, but this is the first time I've seen this activity used within a literacy lesson.)

Teachers—Love this one: Have parents write their address on an envelope at Open House. Then, send a positive note home for each student

Reading improves test scores! — click to download the PDF poster... English, Language Arts; standardized testing; high school, middle school

Love this! Front folders for unfinished work instead of inside desks where sometimes the work disappears into black holes. - or on the sides if they sit at tables!

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Totally doing this to my ugly brown stool!

Guided reading more re-typing lists every time a student moves! Post inside the cabinets to protect student privacy.

New Student Packets - this teacher makes 5 extra of everything at the beginning of the school year so that when a new student comes midyear, she has a name tag, beginning of the year info, labels for folders/journals, etc. for the student. Good planning!

Smart! Each student has a stick with their number on it. When they take a book from the box, they put their stick in. Then they know where to return their book.

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“I Can” Common Core! This shows exactly what they need to know for all grades!

This is perfect! How many times do kids just make random connections that get them away from the text instead of into it?

"When we are studying inferences, I use a chart very similar to the K-W-L chart. This is our O-Q-I chart (I call it our "okee" chart). When we are reading a text for the first time, I hand out three stickies to each student. They must make an observation (I know that ...), a question (I wonder what/why ...), and an inference (I think ...). We then post the stickies on the chart at the end of the lesson (kind of like their exit slip, only they don't get to 'exit')"