This unit has been created with the teacher in mind. The material is geared toward senior students with a focus on argumentation and good construction of arguments. It also teaches the importance of historical context as well as literary allusion in the development of themes.

The Cha Cha Slide is a great Brain Break. The video clip has easy to follow directions. It is fun, gets kids moving, and is only about 3 minutes long! Awesome!!!

Included are 24 reading comprehension skills and strategies posters. Each poster has the name of the strategy, prompts that you might ask students, a sample graphic organizer, and sample student responses with sentence frames (when applicable). These are awesome posters that develop the comprehension skill / strategy as well as give students to the language they need to ask and answer questions using that strategy. A great resource for guided reading / small groups.

Here is a great first day of school idea using Osmo! In this workshop, students get to experience taking a self-photo and sketch out their own self portrait. 1. Students will start by taking a selfie with the iPad. 2. Teacher demonstrates choosing an image to draw from the camera roll and changing the visible lines. 3. Students begin tracing their photo and drawing a self portrait. For more ideas on how to revolutionize your classroom with Osmo, visit:


Literally "Walking through Math Problems": Great for any student who struggles with explaining their thinking. This is Awesome!

A Collection of Apps for Flexible Thinking

Bright Colors Journeys 1st Grade Focus Wall Set -Banners,

Multiplying Fractions- I have never seen it drawn out with over lapping the 2 multiplied fractions!

You can remember the value of Pi by counting each word's letter in "May I have a large container of coffee."

Hero Jar - classroom management idea. I like the idea of the student not knowing that they are the super hero until the end of the day, and then only if they earned it.

Dramatic Play Pyramid, where was this when we did our Egypt Unit for my last month! There's always next year!--Tippytoe Crafts:

Read about five things I do to make my Back to School Night run smoothly.

could be a fun activity at any age

This Periodic Text Message Table is such a perfect find because at Laboratory5 Inc we love to bring together all elements of STEAM and tie them up into a package to promote the work each individual...

This is a great list!! Could be good for most ages! SmallWorld: 100 Not-Boring Writing Prompts for Middle- and High Schoolers

How does your character handle fear? Hint: There's more to it than fight or flight.

Chalkboard and Burlap Classroom Decor - Look at this beautiful classroom! LOVE everything about it....AND it's editable!

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Elementary Music Methods: Real Life Edition: Choir Basic Training

Compilation of brain scans of patients diagnosed with various psychological problems are compared with those who do not have the symptoms of such disorders. These scans show that the patient, in fact, have abnormal brain activity and therefore perceive reality different than a person with healthy brain development and no traumatic experiences.

what a week (with a little classroom tour!) - love the font for daily five and the teal and yellow scheme

3rd Grade Thoughts: Whole Brain Teaching: 10-Finger Woo! Alternatives

We Teach High School: First days: Rules