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    Instead of "I Can't" or "I don't know"... I would change a few of these though and guide students in "creating" the list as a class (beginning of the year mini-lesson).

    9 Alternatives To "I Don't Know" and "I Can't"

    Are parents always asking you how they can help their students become better readers? This list of questions is a quick way to help!

    Teaching In The Fast Lane: Take Home Binders and a Freebie!


    Left vs. Right Brain…

    Primary Possibilities: Positive Behavior Rewards SECRET STUDENT--so much fun, Love this idea!

    Primary Possibilities: Positive Behavior Rewards

    This is a spelling game that makes practicing spelling words fun! This is also a game that helps students remember how to spell old spelling words. I use this game in my spelling center. This game is intended for a small group (4 students), but when I first introduce it, I play it in a whole group. $

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    Anchor Chart: How to Talk about Books

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    Greeting cheat sheet!

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    Read about how this teacher uses I CAN Math Games in her classroom! *****

    The Primary Gal: I Heart Math Centers {I Can Math Games}

    Motivate and reward your students each week with this Top "Pop" Star board. Our work completion and "on time" assignments doubled!

    Ms. Fultz's Corner

    Erosion and Pollution Science Experiment - Easy to set up science experiment that shows the value of understanding how an ecosystem works.

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    good readers

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    Love this idea!! Instead of "banned," just have students line up with their favorite book. Could use this idea for "caught being good" too!

    Lamoille Union Middle and High School Library

    Neat visual to show difference between expository vs narrative writing

    Texas Teaching Fanatic

    This is a story tower where children illustrate the title on one card, the setting, author's purpose, beginning, middle, end... whatever! They write sentences or a paragraph on the back. Then they build it...This can be each child doing one card to build a group story tower or each child can make their own.(Pic only/See explanation above)

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    Slope-Intercept Form Battleship. What a cool class activity! Fun way for students to practice writing the equation of a line.

    i is a number: Slope-Intercept Form Battleship

    Many of us try to control the events around us, but is that the best use of your time? Focusing on what you can control and influence will get your time back.

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    THIS IS GENIUS! Use great critical reading strategies without copying the textbook! Students can keep a sheet protector in their notebook/binder to have ready in any class! Simply trim the side and bottom edge, leave three hole punched edge. Write with dry-erase markers, then wipe clean for the next 2-page spread

    Annotate a Textbook with Sheet Protectors

    Algebra 1 Teachers: How to Get Kids Thinking in Math Class. Simple suggestions for big change!

    How to Get Kids Thinking in Math Class - Algebra 1 Teachers

    "Reading" is breathing for the mind...

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    POSTER: 7 More Go To Activities for Conversation Class

    POSTER: 7 More Go To Activities for Conversation Class

    Teaching Students to Close Read... When you can't mark the text!

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    Cute math anchor charts.

    Frugal in First: Math

    Higher order thinking activities for any text.

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    Interesting way to have students self evaluate themselves with exit tickets

    Class Organize: Exit Slip, Exit Ticket, Ticket out the Door