Kalthoom

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Classroom discussion strategies for engaging all students

Classroom discussion strategies for engaging all students

The Tower of Books Challenge is an independent reading challenge, great for a summer reading assignment or to replace that hum-drum reading log your students dread. An engaging format and tons of options! Read more about it in this blog post by The Thinke

The Tower of Books Challenge is an independent reading challenge, great for a summer reading assignment or to replace that hum-drum reading log your students dread. An engaging format and tons of options! Read more about it in this blog post by The Thinke

7 - Visualizing

7 - Visualizing

On the lookout for some great chapter book read alouds? This is it! Click through to see four great books and the reading strategies, standards, and skills they allow you to teach with confidence. Great ideas here for your upper elementary students - particularly 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classrooms (and even homeschool families). {third, fourth, fifth, sixth grader}

Chapter book read alouds are always a favorite highlight of my students' Read to hear more about our 4 read alouds in my grade classroom.

When I was a kid, one of my teachers gave us an opportunity to enter a WAX MUSEUM, and I chose not to because I knew I wouldn't have the CLOTHES at home to make a costume for it.  This project REMOVES that problem and TOTALLY BEATS WAX MUSEUM PROJECTS (in my opinion)!

Love this idea! students pretend they are the main character. Biography Poster- This will really require students to KNOW what they have on their poster, not just write facts down :-) Could so be used for author studies or character analysis.

mind-jar

"A Mind Jar is a meditation tool to use whenever a child feels stressed, overwhelmed or upset. Imagine the glitter as your thoughts. When you shake the jar, imagine your head full of whirling thoughts, then watch them slowly settle while you calm down".