Growth Mindset Posters FREEBIE
Best read-aloud for 11 year olds EVER. This is my 29th year of teaching...14th year in 5th grade; trust me. KIDS LOVE THIS BOOK. Great way to start the school year, discussing rules. Wonderful story to introduce CONFLICT in lit.
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Cassie Stephens: In the Art Room: - 1st grade mural
Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School- I think even high school kids would love this!
Hide questions under their seat and announce 'hot seat' sometime during the day. Whoever has a question under their seat has to answer it. Perfect way to review/have fun! This is an idea from kindergarten that could be used in ANY grade!!
Meet the Teacher night treat that I made for each student. "This year is going to ROCK!" Goes perfectly with my RockStar themed classroom.
Title: Exit Ticket Emoji Description: End of lesson task to allow pupils to reflect on how the lesson went via the medium of Emoji. Idea adapted from Twitter. #ded318
Social Studies Success: Door Slaps - Formative Assessment
Opinion writing idea, take a picture of students holding their favorite book. Then they write about why they like it. More writing ideas here: https://goo.gl/ygR4F8
Facts and Opinions. Enseñar a distinguir entre hechos y opiniones es una buena manera de comprender lo que leemos y entender el mundo que nos rodea de una forma más crítica.
Procedure for papers (students generated list)
Have the students write one thing they learned at the end of each day on the wall. (one student or so per day) Then you have a record of your learning over the course of the year.
The Teacher Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: "Me as a Reader" Learn about setting meaningful reading goals with your students.
When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges
Awesome ideas to teach writing! PASS THAT TEST!
Textmapping is my #1 strategy for fostering close reading! Read all about it on the blog: www.musingsfromthemiddleschool.blogspot.com!
Hundreds of FREE short passages for students in grades 5-12, organized by theme. Each comes with questions for students and a guide for teachers. www.CommonLit.org
Students suggest books for classmates to read...love this idea.
Creative writing fun! Students have "accidentally" been put on Santa's naughty list. Step-by-step lesson helps guides students through writing a persuasive friendly letter.
The Jigsaw Method, a powerful cooperative learning strategy that increases student engagement and social-emotional learning, is a strategy you might need to brush up on.
**VIDEO** post about implementing Writer's Workshop in your classroom!! Lots of great tips :)
Why I Love Using Trifolds to Teach Novel Studies & Because of Winn-Dixie | The Third Wheel
- author's message - author's purpose - ideas for our writing Could do with any author...
writing expectations. Quiet writing time with fun music was one of the MOST peaceful times in my classroom this year. The kids loved it. Love this chart to introduce the expectations for it.