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The BEST visual timers for kids. Helps them stay on task while gaining understanding of time. My class request me to use them for our centers. (FREE)

Great Online Visual Timers for Kids

How To Make A Movie Poster: A Template For Students. Possibility: Make posters for books that aren't being made into movies.

How To Make A Movie Poster: A Template For Students

Free Synonyms Posters .....Follow for Free "too-neat-not-to-keep" teaching tools & other fun stuff :)

Free Literacy Display, Synonyms Posters

Reading Directions Picture Key- great for helping kids independently read directions on worksheets. Free!

PIE: Author's Purpose (P= Persuade; I = Inform; E = Entertain)

Mrs. Gilchrist's Class: Author's Purpose Charts

The most awesome teaching strategy I've seen so far. Visible an reachable achievement walls. Here is an example of basic literacy and numeracy data in the kindergarten classroom. Guildford Public School

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Learning log.....Works great for students to reflect on learning and keep a record of learning.

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Goal Setting in the Classroom- love this. Students set smart goals, ones the can measure. I even set a goal and reflect on it too. Kids can check in on me and see how I'm achieving my goals as well.

Fourth Grade Literacy Lovers: Goal Setting in the Classroom

Vocabulary Thinking Map

End of Year for Letter to Students from Teacher ( freebie )

End of Year for Students

Marzano Strategies Chart | DouglassHSContinuousImprovementPlan2012-13-Updated

Examples of Marzano Scales | ... Goals and Scales, Part 2: Who Creates the Scales? - Marzano Center

My Teacher Friend: Math Benchmark Tracking

My Teacher Friend: Math Benchmark Tracking

Student Self Evaluations! - The Organized Classroom Blog

Student Self Evaluations!

Marzano’s Six Step Vocabulary Teaching Process. A nice clear summary with teaching ideas for each step.

Marzano’s Six Step Vocabulary Teaching Process

Students Monitoring Their Own Learning - The Brown-Bag Teacher -- breakthrough idea! We use a Marzano scale occasionally, but I love(!) the idea of adding it to practice papers, homework, tests, everything...

Students Monitoring Their Own Learning - The Brown-Bag Teacher

John Hattie's Influences Effect Sizes Related to Student Achievement -- Excellent resource for School Improvement Plans

138 Influences Related To Achievement - Hattie effect size list

Marzano Kid-Friendly Scales! Your choice of 4-point or 5-point scale (Both Included!! - Just print the one you want to use). Also includes individual Student Scales!!!

Mrs. Gilchrist's Class: Marzano Kid-Friendly Scales!

[FREE] Marzano's Levels of Understanding (0-4 Point Scale) Poster and Rubric. In order for a learning target to be meaningful to students, they must interact with it. My plan this year (for every learning target) is to have students rate themselves at the beginning of the lesson and again at the end.

Site/ideas For vocabulary instruction. Repinned by Columbus Speech & Hearing Center. For more ideas like this visit

Hello Literacy: Marzano's Six Steps for Vocabulary Instruction

Marzano's six levels of learning

Simple classroom poster showing a #1-4 Learning Scale for student self assessment after any lesson. Based on Marzano's Levels of Understanding. $

Using Marzano question stems in the high school classroom. PRINT THESE!!

Using Marzano Question Stems in a High School Classroom

How to implement and use student data tracking binders and standards based assessments with Marzano's 4 Levels of Understanding in the middle of the year. This last months show some of the most student growth! $