Primary Chalkboard blog post about how to organize and set up a middle grades/school classroom. Included many great ideas!

Middle Grades Classroom Set Up and Organization

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Perfect for back to school: Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school.

Icebreakers that Rock

Middle-grade book recommendation flowchart--FREE printable! (from Literaryhoots)

Literary Hoots

This needs to be hanging up in every high school classroom.

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16 Things Teachers Should Try in 2016 [infographic] #GoogleEI #GoogleET

16 Things Teachers Should Try in 2016 [infographic] | Shake Up Learning


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Using stations on the first day of school sets the tone for the year. Show students that they will be out of their seats, engaged in learning, and collaborating with classmates in your classroom. These six stations, some group tasks and some independent tasks, are intended for completion within a 45-minute period. These stations can be used in any subject or grade level, and all of the station directions and activities can be edited to fit the needs of your classroom.

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Reading Response Questions for Any Book! Freebie!

Fourth and Ten: My Fourth Grade Homework Routine

• This Product Includes a Google Form Quiz, Answer Key and Step-by-Step instructions for sharing the Quiz with students and using Flubaroo to grade the quiz • Investigating or quizzing students about Google Drive • It covers Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms and Drawings

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5 YouTube Videos to Use in your Secondary English Classroom

5 YouTube Videos to Use in your Secondary English Classroom

Hundreds of FREE short passages for students in grades 5-12, organized by theme. Each comes with questions for students and a guide for teachers.

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Back to School Get to Know Me ZAP - Engaging back to school game for students to get to know each other in a small group. Click to check it out! $ gr 4-8

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Main Idea Vs. Theme Prezi

Main Idea Vs. Theme

Great blog that discusses a concrete way to teach summary Using Post-It Notes. A differentiation tool for every student!

PeppyZestyTeacherista: Summary Using Post-It Notes

Making Inferences Practice & Assess: FREE No Prep Printables for Grade 6

Making Inferences Practice & Assess: FREE No Prep Printables for Grade 6

Theme Foldable, Theme Interactive Notebook Activity by Lovin' Lit from the ALL NEW Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks, Part 2

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Bring a splash of fun and differentiation to your lesson about author's tone. Students randomly select tones and various phrases to pair. Great scaffolding technique, affective teaching strategy, and way to address multiple learning intelligences. Step-by-step directions for teachers.

Author's Tone Game - Middle and High School - CCSS

Socrative Smackdown - Interesting game approach to teaching argument and debate

Socratic Smackdown

Epic for Educators is 100% FREE for elementary school teachers and librarians in the U.S. and Canada. Sign up with your educator email and gain instant, unlimited access to thousands of high-quality fiction and non-fiction books (now including Spanish!), Read-to-Me books and educational videos.

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Parts of Speech Interactive Notebook Activity, Foldable, Organizer, Lesson

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Fun grammar games for middle and high school

Ways to Teach Grammar to Students

FREE-Text-Evidence-Inferencing-Reading-Passage-1597311 Teaching Resources -

FREE Text Evidence & Inferencing Reading Passage

Texting in the Classroom - great ideas for using text messages to introduce vocabulary and upcoming learning!

Texting in the Classroom

When students don't wear deodarant. #TeacherProblems

Things Teachers Deal with