Iesha Dirks

Iesha Dirks

Stillwater / Character is what you really are, while reputation is merely what others think you are. Live selflessly.
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Do your students struggle using strong word choice in their writing? This post is geared towards the upper elementary or middle school curriculum and uses the term MILLION DOLLAR WORDS when referring to word choice. It is part of the revising stage of the writing process. It is also part of a series of writing mini lessons designed for scaffolding in writing workshop.

Do your students struggle using strong word choice in their writing? This post is geared towards the upper elementary or middle school curriculum and uses the term MILLION DOLLAR WORDS when referring to word choice. It is part of the revising stage of the writing process. It is also part of a series of writing mini lessons designed for scaffolding in writing workshop.

Make your own beautiful (BUT TOTALLY FUNCTIONAL) Interactive Anchor Charts. Just cut, place, color, and laminate. Use sticky notes or dry erase markers. No more making a new anchor chart every week. Thank you for saving me time!

Interactive Anchor Charts: Reading Edition Want to make beautiful and functional Anchor Charts that will LAST for your classroom? This pack of Interactive Anchor Charts are designed to save you time (and frustration) when it comes to making reading Anchor

Close reading is a challenging technique to implement in the classroom, as it requires a delicate balance. I've tried to make close reading instruction easier with the help of these two no-prep close reading resources. They're ready for you to use right away, and they come with text dependent questions. Get all of the details about what these resources include and how you can implement them in your classroom in this post!

Get engaging, kid-friendly close reading passages with standard-based, text-dependent questions all on the same page with this ready-to-use resource.

Interactive way to have students involved in their progress, I can see using it for letter, sound and number recognition too especially for kindergarten.

Bright Idea: Using Data Walls to Motivate Your Students-keeping track of not only individual student data but also class data. Love Creative Teaching Press's Dots on Turquoise border in her class!