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Free {Are You a Text Talker?} Using the Text-Based Languag

Kids Easter Basket Ideas :: So many great last minute gift ideas to inspire creativity, imagination, learning, and active play!

Message in a Bottle Book Project - a great Common Core aligned project that could be used after an independent read, lit circles or even a whole class novel. Students identify theme, describe character, setting, and POV. Includes standard alignment, teacher and student instructions, student handouts, and rubric. $3.25

What a great post about how to set up testing review stations! Tons of pictures - makes so much sense to do test prep this way!

Free Writing Printables in Laura Candler's online file cabinet

FREE Bio Poems Made Easy from Laura Candler - Complete packet of printables and directions - Can easily be adapted for grades 3 through 8 and beyond

FREE Bio Poems Made Easy from Laura Candler - Complete packet of printables and directions - Can easily be adapted for grades 3 through 8 and beyond

Treat box for traveling. One per kid, no refills. Tackle box....love this idea! Need to remember for future road trips! This could also be used for adult treats.... or camping - in-the-corner

To Engage Them All: Grudgeball.. a Review Game Where Kids Attack!

FREE Identifying and Writing for an Audience Mini Lesson Includes interactive graphic organizer and situation cards.

Tired of grading endless stacks of essays? Want to lighten your grading load while still having students write and receive meaningful feedback on their literary analysis? Click here for a fun solution that will require NO GRADING by you!

Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: Paper Polyhedron (free template included)

with a large family, can't tell you how much I appreciate a basket for TP versus a holder for one tiny roll. Genius.

Great question to ask your class. I wonder how many do this instead of watch TV or sneak in a video game?

Character traits board

Fingerprint Poetry Templates for your classroom. Great back to school activity!

Use Magazine or Newspaper Scraps for Creating "Chance" Poems - More on blog: Hands-on Poetry Activities

"Roar" By Katy Perry Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Exercises with poetry connections/comparisons

Check out these resources to make your teaching Language Arts life easier! Perfect for poetry month and testing review! ($)

Pixar's story tips

Finally a tech chart that excites me about why technology in classrooms makes a difference

Character Traits and Making Your Students Feel Special