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Third grade biography project. Student becomes the historical person when presenting their poster.

Great intro video for using context clues-examples

Fabulous in Fourth!: Persuasive Essay on the reasons I deserve to go to fifth grade

During activities, punch holes in the papers of students that are off task. Easy to keep track of participation when you collect the papers. Hmmm...

Nonfiction Text Features! make collages by having kids cut out different features they find in scholastic news magazines

Choose a travel brochure and write a letter persuading your parents to take you there.

While students are working problems, walk around the room with a handful of green pens. When someone finishes the problems correctly, they get a green star and a green pen. Now they are qualified to coach and star papers for other students, and so on, until everyone is done.

As kids finish their books, they create a book spine to display on the wall in the 'book nook'

New Years Resolutions for Kids - fun printable to set goals for 2014 www.thirtyhandmad...

BUNDLE of "I Can" statements for technology standards. This is the Fourth Grade bundle and you will save 10% by buying both products together. $

Really nice basic formula for personal/fictional narrative that combines writing skills and elements of fiction.

Shelf Talkers: students complete shelf talker to recommend a book. Model with first classroom read aloud. Shelf talker must contain: title of book, author, color, eye-catching illustration, persuasive language, and teaser summary of book giving setting, character(s), problem, plot preview, description of author's style.

Teaching Informational Text with Magazines - Blog post with tips and strategies ... and a giveaway for a subscription to Sports Illustrated for Kids

An Educator's Life: Poetry Tool #1- Rhythm

This blog post has TONS of free graphic organizers you can print to use for your persuasive writing unit!

This is a fun writing assignment that teaches children about similes. After students have an understanding of similes, they write a paragraph desc...

similes and metaphors mix and match book. The students create similes and metaphors that deal with parts of the body (head, torso, legs) They then create this flip book. The kids LOVED this....and so did I!

Good lesson for the beginning of the year

Absent easy way to make students responsible for getting make-up work (and less clutter on my desk!)

101 Websites That Every Elementary Teacher Should Know About

This blog post is all about teaching theme. It also includes a free Theme poster and a free theme graphic organizer. www.minds-in-bloo...

Get your students writing and thinking on their first day of school. This file contains a visually appealing "I Am" poem template for students to ...