They wrote their hopes and dreams in balloons and attached a picture of themselves soaring with them. Make "Oh the Places You Go" Bulletin Board!

Carried away with excitement for the new school year. Students write goals on balloons. Then, attach pictures of students being "carried away"!

photo prompts for journals? Yes, please!

writingprompts

Great resource for journal & photo writing prompts. Appropriate for middle/high school. Imagine the creative writing that could be sparked from these pics!

Check out this blog post for tons of excellent anchor charts!

Anchor Charts Galore

Ideas for setting up anchor-chart friendly bulletin boards!

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.

Teaching students to write long reading response off of sticky note that...

Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom: Workshop Wednesday: Response to Literature {FREEBIES!} plus anchor chart for implementation!

The Classroom Key: Taking the Rocket Science out of Close Reading

Taking the Rocket Science out of Close Reading

The Classroom Key: Taking the Rocket Science out of Close Reading -- good strategy for literacy in other contents when the teacher is less comfortable guiding students to close read

Writing Mentor Texts - next week I will begin teaching the Lucy Calkins writing program and found this website to be very useful for finding texts that display the writing objectives I will be teaching.

Writing Mentor Texts - Lucy Calkins writing program - this website to be very useful for finding texts that display the writing objectives teaching.

Free poetry book and posters to help you students learn important terms. Great for learning centers.

Poetry Terms/Types Anchor Chart: These posters and anchor charts can be used when teaching the types of poetry. Poetry examples are also provided in this resource.

23 Great Picture Books for 5th Grade by Mia Wenjen

23 Great Picture Books for 5th Grade

The Pragmatic Mom has it right . These are 23 GREAT picture books for kids in fourth and fifth grade! Picture books are such a powerful way to teach language in bite size portion

What is a Scientist poster...will have a mirror on the face. Want my kids to know that THEY are the scientists!

Another idea for talking about scientist and starting the year of science lessons. This would be good for kids to make in their science journals also. It would be neat to see what each child thinks a scientist is.

Why Crossing the Midline Activities Helped this Child Listen to his Teacher | ilslearningcorner.com

Why Crossing the Midline Activities Helped this Child Listen to his Teacher

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