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Middle School Classroom Tour

Great ideas and inspiration in this middle school classroom reveal - from decorating to small group areas to hanging posters and anchor charts. |…

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Task Cards in the Middle School Math Classroom

I gotta be honest, before this year I’d never really heard about task cards, let alone used them in my math classroom. But, I’ve been converted and now I can’t imagine teaching without them. What are task cards? Task cards are a set of cards with one question or task printed on each card. They … Continue reading Task Cards in the Middle School Math Classroom →


It has a clear beginning, middle and end. I love to read this book to students and then to stop after the middle. They WANT to know how it ends ... and that's a good time to teach the importance of a beginning, middle AND end. After sufficient begging, I always finish the book. :) This book also teaches foreshadowing through pictures ... the author has wanted signs posted in pictures before the burglars ever come into play. Alliteration is also evident in the newspaper adds.