Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes. Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Then condense it onto the medium-sized card. Finally, students condense it further onto the small card.
We teach our students how to behave by what we allow, what we stop, what we ognore and what we reinforce.
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The binder is cool, but I like the actual Center task. very useful for centers and guided reading sessions. What a great idea for any grade! Once the binder is made, you have all of your centers for the year all done!
Rock & Teach: Stop what you're doing. Stop sign/make better choice. Walk over and hand this to a child instead of yelling across the classroom.
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I will use this Plate Tectonics graphic organizer as a way to introduce the unit. Students will be able to see how Plate Tectonics divide up the world. To enhance the lesson, I could have students identify the continents.
A word wall using synonyms ! I like this idea. Students who are GT or don't have anything to work on in enrichment can create this synonym word wall bulletin board (and then maybe an antonym board?