Amy Smitherman
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Writing Process Posters

Writing Process Posters Students flourish in their ability to write when we teach them that writing is a process. These Writing Process Anchor Posters can be used in two ways: As a visual reminder to your students of the steps to the writing process, or

Do you feel like a “talking head” during the first couple days of school? We know that explicitly teaching procedures and expectations is a MUST for the beginning of the school year. However it’s a lot of information for a teacher to disseminate and for students to absorb. I have this simple little trick to

Do you feel like a “talking head” during the first couple days of school? We know that explicitly teaching procedures and expectations is a MUST for the beginning of the school year. However it’s a lot of information for a teacher to disseminate and for s

How to Have Meaningful Classroom Conversations

How to use discussion starters or discussion cards to have meaningful classroom conversations, teach listening and speaking skills, and create a strong classroom community.

Great ideas for the first day or first week back to school, including "Jitter Juice" and writing activities! {School and the City: The First Week of Second Grade}

Great ideas for the first week of school, including "Jitter Juice" and fun writing activities! {School and the City: The First Week of Second Grade}

KABOOM! is a fun, engaging game that is a classroom MUST HAVE! It can be used for all subject areas, easily differentiated, and your kids will beg you to play.

Vocabulary practice during b KABOOM! is a fun, engaging game that is a classroom MUST HAVE! It can be used for all subject areas, easily differentiated, and your kids will beg you to play.