Writing Goals chart - add to it as you teach new concepts. The bottom pocket has a reflection sheet that students attach to a writing piece to prove they met the goal. This is completed before they move their clip to a new goal.
Synonym Rolls~ The common word goes in the middle, and students write 10-12 synonyms along the swirly lines. Color it in lightly with cinnamon and glaze colors and you have a yummy display. Great idea from We've Got a Diem to Carpe!
Using Legos in the classroom is not a new concept at all. There are so many different classroom applications for the popular brightly colored bricks, and despite the myriad of uses, the go-to task for Legos is most often math. The handy little nubs sitting atop the bricks offer a chance to teach things like …
This lists the rules for comma usage. This addresses the Common Core standard for 6th Grade Language: 6.SL.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Love & Logic: Change the wording of what you ask the kids to do and become more effective. This is true of working with adults as well.. It's all perspective. Change accusatory you statements, into action-packed I-statements and foster results
pickles and ketchups--On Fridays, place them on the board. Anyone who has turned in all of their assignments is a "pickle" so write their name under the pickle sign. Anyone who is missing an assignment has their name placed under the ketchup bottle. Pickles can "pick" a fun game or activity, while "ketchups" catch up on missing work. It is amazing how quickly assignments come in!