Musings from the Middle School: Article of the Week

So, are you itching for winter break to get here or what? I am drowning here, people! Between report cards, conferences (for my student.

Technology Exit Slips - perfect for upper elementary and middle school! ANY SUBJECT!

Exit Slips APPs for ANY SUBJECT- Technology Themed

Technology Exit Slips - Perfect for upper elementary and middle school! ANY SUBJECT! I feel like in high school kids could do this but legit just right on their phones.

I have two doors in my classroom that are "growing" as we march through the year. I thought I would share their progress with you as this first semester ended. My front door is a year long record of

My Classroom Doors (Teaching in Room 6)

Classroom environment:: I have two doors in my classroom that are "growing" as we march through the year. I thought I would share their progress with you as this first semester ended. My front door is a year long record of

Middle-grade book recommendation flowchart-- What books to give a middle-grader who is also a . (from Literaryhoots)

Tickets hidden in library books- My version of the golden tickets has different colors to use in different genres. These will be hidden in library books that have not been checked out in a while. The green ones will encourage the students to try a new book too.

Tickets hidden in library books! My version of the golden tickets has different colors to use in different genres. Hide these in library books that have not been checked out in a while. The green ones will encourage the students to try a new book too.

The Tower of Books Challenge makes a fun and engaging summer reading plan! Encourages a wide range of reading and incorporates motivating tracking methods, in both 2-D (shown) and 3-D options. Lots of reading lists included, as well as an editable component. Gr 1-6 ($)

Reading Log Alternative: "Tower of Books" {An Independent Reading Challenge}

The Tower of Books Challenge makes a fun and engaging summer reading plan! Encourages a wide range of reading and incorporates motivating tracking methods, in both (shown) and options. Lots of reading lists included, as well as an editable component.

Our students love watching the book trailers we linked with the QR codes. Great way to hook them. We are looking forward to having the students make their own book trailers!

Students watch book trailers linked with QR codes. Have students make their own trailers for novels (Image only)

6 Ways to Rethink Your Library Space and Make it Amazing | Over the course of five years, I've worked to renovated and redesign the library at Stewart Middle Magnet. Here, I share what I learn in six lessons that you can apply to your own library or classroom.

6 Ways to Rethink Your Library Space and Make it Amazing. This post is for school librarians but some of the principles apply to any environment where you want to encourage reading.

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