It's All About Evidence: Graphic Organizers for Grades 5-9
These fun organizers focus on two literacy skills: #1 Key Ideas and Details (e.g. close reading, summarizing) and #2 Integration of Knowledge (e.g. evaluating claims, extracting evidence). #strugglingreaders ~ Available at TpT.
How to Help Your Principal Evaluate Your Special Ed Class: Be Proactive
As a special education teacher, does your principal evaluate you and your classroom with the same criteria as other general education classes? Do you feel like your teaching evaluations don't reflect the needs of your students and classroom? I'm sharing tips for how to help administrators understand the needs of your students and what they might look for in evaluations. I also included ideas for how to approach administrators about this somewhat intimidating subject.
Have students fill out a self evaluation before Parent Teacher Conferences. This will give them the opportunity to be accountable for their behavior, grades, and work habits. Perfect for fall and spring Parent Teacher Conferences. Read more tips & ideas on the blog post!
This ones for older students and can push students to use several different kinds of prompts in their writing. I love that it is visually stimulating and therefore students are more likely to refer to it when writing in class. It shows that there are many ways to evaluate a text and starting with each prompt can change the tone and content of your paragraph/essay. This can be used anytime my students are asked to analyze/evaluate a text, story, video, etc.