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    ▶ Notice and Note - Again and Again - YouTube There are short videos for all the signposts

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    Make a bag full of vocabulary words, have students draw one, then spin this spinner and do the resulting activity. All kinds of word fun!

    E is for Explore!

    FREE anchor chart download, 6 Signposts from the book Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading

    The Classroom Key

    Notice and note bookmarks from Ladybug's Teacher Files

    Notice & Note: Student Bookmarks

    woodland theme classroom ~~~~I like the bluebrown and would also do green brown. Or orange and brown.

    Woodland Animals Classroom Theme

    FREE download from Teachers Pay Teachers. 75 QR codes to say "Good Job" a little bit differently. Perfect to put on stickers and to share with students: www.teacherspayte...

    75 Ways to Say Good Job - a QR Code Enabled Poster

    “Change your words- change your mindset." Perfect bulletin board for the hallway!

    Twitter / jenny_cimini: “Change your words- change ...

    I have found the art and science of teaching to be taken over more by standardized testing and textbook companies. What these people in charge don't understand is that listing standards and checking off boxes is not the best way to educate our students long-term. Because of the dis-connectivity between and among standards in the way they are presented in our textbooks, I felt the need to fill in those gaps for my students.

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    We don't know what the Minions are actually "saying" but we understand what is going on. Distance Contest (Ending of "Despicable Me") - context clues and inferences YouTube

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    Teaching With a Mountain View: Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Texts

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    Investigating Nonfiction Part 2: Digging Deeper With Close Reading |

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    Back to School : Dry Erase Chore Charts. Get the free printable at

    The 36th AVENUE | Back to School Chart Printable

    A free parent-friendly handout - 3 Key Ideas for Parents about the Common Core + 10 Strategies parents can do to support the Common Core at home by Jen Jones & Kate Duty

    A Parent Handout: 3 Key Ideas for Parents about the Common Core + 10 Strategies for Supporting the Common Core At Home

    Great collection of FREE PARENT BROCHURES on reading!

    Trelease Brochures on Reading

    YES! Daily 5 becomes Daily 3 for my purposes. Writing can encompass both writing projects and response to literature? Mrs. Crofts' Classroom: Daily 5/Cafe in a 6th grade classroom

    Mrs. Crofts' Classroom: Daily 5/Cafe in a 6th grade classroom

    Teaching To Inspire In 5th: Daily Three in an Upper Grades Classroom

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    First 20 Days for Reading Workshop.doc

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    Back to School Board Games FREEBIE is a collection of 3 printable Back to School Board Game by Games 4 Learning. Perfect as 'getting to know you' games for the first days of school!


    Birthday Stars

    Birthday Stars

    Brain Breaks....great idea for academically heavy days!

    Roll Some Fun Freebie

    Make in powerpoint using Wordart. The font is grobold. Put one per page and blow them up to take up the whole page. Use the wordart that is outline only so it will be blank in the middle. Once you have the name typed and on the page, you can format (or it might say edit) the wordart....that's where you can make the outline thicker.

    4th Grade Frolics: Monday Made It #12

    Best End of the Year gift ever! My kids absolutely loved it, and I love getting notes from them all summer long:)

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    Great blog post about classroom library…with pics! Plus, FREE Genre Posters from Having Class in Third Grade

    Having Class: Classroom Libraries - Freebie Alert!

    Super hero all about me packet! Great for back to school!

    Super Student All About Me Books