Primary Chalkboard blog post about how to organize and set up a middle grades/school classroom. Included many great ideas!
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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.
Middle-grade book recommendation flowchart--FREE printable! (from Literaryhoots)
This needs to be hanging up in every high school classroom.
16 Things Teachers Should Try in 2016 [infographic] #GoogleEI #GoogleET
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.
Reading Response Questions for Any Book! Freebie!
• 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
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. www.CommonLit.org
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
Main Idea Vs. Theme Prezi
Great blog that discusses a concrete way to teach summary Using Post-It Notes. A differentiation tool for every student!
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
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.
Socrative Smackdown - Interesting game approach to teaching argument and debate http://www.instituteofplay.org/work/projects/print-play-games-2/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.
Fun grammar games for middle and high school
FREE-Text-Evidence-Inferencing-Reading-Passage-1597311 Teaching Resources - TeachersPayTeachers.com
Texting in the Classroom - great ideas for using text messages to introduce vocabulary and upcoming learning!
When students don't wear deodarant. #TeacherProblems