Command hooks and a tension rod create a super easy anchor chart stand

Snow Day Activities & Holiday Hoopla

Fun With Firsties: Command hooks and a tension rod create a super easy anchor chart stand. I wouldn't use this as an anchor chart stand, but I can think up some uses for it!

Get to sit in the "Sweet Seat" for good behavior! Great idea.

Sweet Seat

Get to sit in the "Sweet Seat" for good behavior! I love this idea. Students will want to sit in the special seat. I would have it at their desk and the seat would move around during the week to students showing good behavior.

Figurative Language Puzzles {FREEBIE}

Free figurative language puzzles- The story and the puzzle pieces work together to help students make what are sometimes subtle differences in literary techniques.

"Teaching Tiny Humans is Exhausting" Mug – WeeStructed

"Teaching Tiny Humans is Exhausting®" Mug

Teaching tiny humans is exhausting, right? Curl up on the couch before teaching the wee ones with this coffee mug. - Black and white two-tone 12 oz. - Red and white two-tone 12 oz.

1 minute activities to get the kids up and moving :-) Sometimes they just need a break!

One minute activities to get the kids' blood pumping and to break up seatwork time. Say "activity time" choose a stick and set the timer.

Grades 4-8. Interactive Reading Notebooks: Informational Text  ~ Teaching Nonfiction Strategies for Common Core. Some topics: main idea, outlining nonfiction, summarizing, author's purpose, text structure (description, problem/solution, cause/effect, order/sequence, compare/contrast, persuasion techniques, primary and secondary sources, nonfiction text features. Includes Common Core Alignment and 14 original nonfiction passages for teaching each strategy. $9

Reading Interactive Notebook: Nonfiction Text Activities

Grades Interactive Reading Notebooks: Informational Text ~ Teaching Nonfiction Strategies for Common Core.

These are hilarious ideas

Love, Teach: Five Ways To Spice Up Your Teaching With Almost Zero Effort! Maybe a stretch on classroom management but I would so do these if I was still in the classroom. Playing goofy videos work, did that!

I really want to try this!! How to run book clubs in the classroom....I think I could actually handle this :)

Book Clubs Have Begun :)

I love how she sets up her book clubs (literature circles) and includes questions from edhelper that she grades. (not just content but correct sentence usage, proving where the answer came from, etc)

Lexile Levels by Grade~a GREAT tool to have when explaining book levels to parents!!

Lexile Levels by Grade~a GREAT tool to have when explaining book levels to parents! I'm a seventh grader in the Lexie rangeXD

Poetry Towers.

Poetry Tower–Insect Theme

I've done this as 'story towers'. The kids loved it! Each class could do a poetry tower and display them in the library.

Interactive POETRY Notebooks ~ Poetry Elements for Common Core, Grades 4-8+ ]

Poetry Interactive Notebook: Poetry Activities for Common Core Grades 4-8+

Interactive POETRY Notebooks ~ Poetry Elements for Common Core, Grades Do you dread teaching poetry? Do your students dread it even mor.

wwwatanabe: Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with Tech--Part 1

wwwatanabe: Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with Tech--Part 1 - Text Dependent Questions (Resource - Close Reading)

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