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Great idea for Common Core.

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Interactive bulletin board to track the settings of all the books we read in class. This could encourage students to read outside of class so they can add to the board.

A Teacher's Treasure: bulletin boards


Five cooperative learning activities that will help build your classroom community during the first week of school. Find out the activities that I have fallen in love with over the past 16 years of teaching.

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Thank You Note, great for a group of kids to give to a coach, teacher, scout leader etc.

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Write one-syllable-word stories, turn an experience into a movie synopsis, and write from new points of view with these creative writing prompts for teens

Creative Writing Prompts for Teens


Writing Prompt~ What happened when this zipper was unzipped? My students love these picture prompts

Why Zippers Have YKK On Them


A list of FREE online resources for Non-Fiction Texts and Articles. Perfect for Reading Centers. Grades 3-6

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ExitTicket is a powerful interactive student response system designed to give you detailed performance data for every student in your class.

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ExitTicket is a classroom and student response system

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Dialogue Tags

Dialogue Tags: 100 Ways to Say “Said”


Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies. This project is so simple, and you can do it with any novel. This example is for Where the Red Fern Grows.

Matchbook Chapter Summaries for Novel Studies


hall passes- uh, this seems brilliant, easy and possibly not breakable in the first two weeks of school!

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Poetry idea: color and words

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Modigliani portraits, elementary art

Teacher-tested Art Projects


Mentor Text for teaching the 6th grade informational Common Core Standards.. I've been looking for this list forever!! #mentortext #CCSS

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Persuasive Writing!! Find this anchor chart and more at A walk in my shoes...

A walk in my shoes...: Persuasion Anchor Chart


Mythology Trading Cards (but I see potential application as a character study for any novel with several characters)

Teaching with Blonde Ambition: More Greek Mythology Fun


Cardboard Greek Warrior Headgear #DIY #Costume

Cardboard Greek Warrior Headgear


Kid Inspiration - All for the Boys - Crafteeo - DIY Cardboard Warrior Helmets

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anchor charts on writing prompts...good prep for writing tests.

Writing Prompts


Cheyenne Proverb: "Do not judge your neighbor until you walk two moons in his moccasins." #native #proverb

Remember Native Americans - Google+


Roses are red, dirt is brown, please be my valentine or I will frown - Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Roses are red dirt is brown please be my valentine or i will...


I cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from passing over my head, but I can keep them from building a nest in my hair. :-) From Walk Two Moons

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Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. Such a good book. Sad, too.

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Walk Two Moons:Sal's Journey

Walk Two Moons:Sal's Journey