Definitely want to do this to my classroom door! Maybe the back side so when it's closed during class students in the halls can see it.

Definitely want to do this to my classroom door! Students sign the classroom door! Maybe the back side so when it's closed during class students in the halls can see it.

Ideas for setting up anchor-chart friendly bulletin boards! From: Ms. Lilypad's Primary Pond (Blog)

Making the Most of Bulletin Boards

Ideas for setting up anchor-chart friendly bulletin boards! Modify this idea: Create larger board from foamboard (add year-round items to the top); add hooks to the bottom to change out anchor charts.

Reading Response Questions and Response Pages...perfect for monitoring comprehension during independent reading! Freebie!

DIY your photo charms, compatible with Pandora bracelets. Make your gifts special. Make your life special! Fourth and Ten: My Fourth Grade Homework Routine

"Show what you know" post-it responses on top of each students name... When teaching conventions of writing, have each student write a sentence on their post-it to assess one area you've been working on.  Can also use across subject areas for formative assessment

Reading Workshop tips that are workin' for me

Great for the reading center- The only thing I don't like is that it's an image, not a link to how they came up with it or how to get a copy of our own.

Included in this post is a reading genres poster. This poster is designed to help students identify different genres. Additionally, the poster compares genres and encourages students to explore new genres.

Tons of great reading and writing anchor charts.  Branson Reader's Workshop / Anchor Charts Photos

Tons of great reading and writing anchor charts. Branson Reader's Workshop / Anchor Charts Photos by effie

Leaves are an essential element to this November bulletin board idea, and they make it easy to turn this classroom tool into a three-dimensional work of art.    Use this free bulletin board tree template as a guide. You can use a document camera or transparency on an overhead to sketch out and decorate a large tree on the bulletin board’s surface. Students can then participate in the creation of the overall concept by creating leaves that go with the theme of your bulletin board.

Leaves are an essential element to this November bulletin board idea, and they make it easy to turn this classroom tool into a three-dimensional work of art. Use this free bulletin board tree template as a guide.

Miller discusses the importance of students exploring and understanding different genres. This makes me think of the wide variety of books I want my students to be exposed to so they can discover what they are interested in.

Reading Genre List

Another pinner wrote: Miller discusses the importance of students exploring and understanding different genres. This makes me think of the wide variety of books I want my students to be exposed to so they can discover what they are interested in.

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