What could be more whimsical than a marshmallow snowman speeding down the drifts on a candy-cane sled? Make one for your gingerbread house display!

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rudolph

Christmas Theme | Holidays| Preschool | Kindergarten

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lifting snowflake from the snow

Wooden Snowflake

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Fruit Loop wreath! Great Christmas art project!

Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten: Pancakes!

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Teaching Annotation in Close Reading

WeAreTeachers: Reading With Pen in Hand: Teaching Annotation in Close Reading

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The Middle School Counselor: Promoting a College Going Culture in Your School

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Annotation Rubric | The Joy of Teaching @chargercook Here is a rubric of that same post we were talking about today!

Annotation Rubric

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Post it for everyone a student finds a figure of speech in their book.

Head Over Heels For Teaching: Educents Poetry Bundle

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Persuasive Writing Prompts for Middle School & High School

Persuasive Writing Prompts for Middle School & High School

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Logical fallacies: recognize them in speeches, articles, or conversation to help you counter arguments.

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Common Core Aligned Argument Writing Rubrics for Middle School This packet includes the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade versions of a complete 4-point rubric that assesses eight Common Core Standards. The rubrics are included in a colored version PDF, a gray scale version PDF, and an editable Microsoft Word version.

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Grades 6-8: Poetry Workshop | Scholastic.com

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REQUEST TO RETEST. Love it!

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Annotating Text - This is a good reading strategy to teach when you want them to 'dig' into the passage. We use this strategy quite a bit

Annotating Text

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Language - Mrs. Warner's 4th Grade Classroom

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Roots

Teaching My Friends!: Anchor Charts

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Student Objectives

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How funny! Before you (or your students) publish anything, run rough drafts through this Hemingway app. It will highlight weak adverbs, find passive voice, and identify reading levels. Best of all - it's free. Get monthly tips like this one at http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm

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Cool tool to turn your smart board into an interactive word wall. Free!

Word Forest: an interactive word display for your IWB

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I can tell in the first 5 minutes of any class, how well that lesson is going to be received. Here are 5 simple way to make sure that those first few minutes engage students.

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Here are three of my favorite tips from 10 Tips for Efficient Essay Grading: 1) Require proof that the paper has been edited/revised. 2) Set a timer so that you don't spend too much time on each paper. 3) Create a key for common errors to cut down on the time it would take to write out comments.

10 Tips for Efficient Essay Grading | Secondary Solutions

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I love having students think differently for “All About Me” activities, especially the older kids. This is perfect for middle school. Find a song, embed it on their website, find the lyrics, make a wordcloud, use it with an activity in Language Arts

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Homework Alternatives

So Much Homework

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Foldable idea for root words, This would also be great for describing - label the center and write - function, category, location, what other words go with it and put the answers under the flaps. Artic too - sound in the middle words on the flap and phrase or sentence under the flap!

dandelions and dragonflies: March 2012

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Greek and Latin root word PowerPoints! 20 presentations that cover over 60 Greek/Latin roots and 200 words.

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