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Close Reading. Scroll all the way to the bottom for an excellent article explaining what it is and best practices for effective delivery.

Professional Learning Binder | Ms. Houser

writing center

Welcome to Room 36!: Fat Tuesday and writng office

SMART Goals for Data Folders I want to post a lot more about this during the school year, but I wanted students to have something to place in their Data Folder about how to set SMART Goals. via iTeach 5th

2 Fulbright Hugs: SMART Goals for Data Folders

Polka Dot Behavior System

Why we have rules. Short video to intro rules lesson

Classroom rules changed into quotes... (In this Classroom, I FOCUS) By Mrs. Harris Teaches Science

Classroom Rules and Classroom Focus

FREE Classroom Posters For Every Teacher - Character Education!! Paint spatter colors or black and white.


WeAreTeachers: Logical Consequences in the Classroom

Infographic for commonly confused (misspelled or misused) words. A helpful infographic from Your Dictionary. Perfect for the classroom!

Commonly Confused Words

Pocket Chart Pictures. Over 200 colorful pictures for teaching beginning sounds, rhyme, syllables and phoneme segmentation. Great for small group instruction.

Pocket Chart Pictures

Freebie Anchor Chart for Vowel Pairs, Vowel Diphthongs, Vowel Digraphs. Great for emergent readers still learning to decode big words.

Why do we add S to some words but ES to others? And when a word ends with Y, how do we know whether to change the Y to I before adding the plural suffix? And why on earth does knife become knives? You can unravel these mysteries with six simple rules.

Spelling Tips and Tricks – Making Words Plural

Persuasive Writing: The Debate Championship - TONS of free printables in this post!

One Lesson at a Time: Persuasive Writing: The Debate Championship


I can tell in the first 5 minutes of any class, how well that lesson is going to be received. Here are 5 simple way to make sure that those first few minutes engage students.

Creative Classroom: World Poetry Day FREEBIE!

Creative Classroom: World Poetry Day FREEBIE!

Shel Silverstein Animated Poems On Youtube! great for poetry unit!

Welcome to Shel Silverstein | Shel Silverstein

Great freebies here! Also ideas to help meet the Common Core!

WAYSIDE SCHOOL A rap about text features...the cutest!


If I could name the 10 most important things to know when you teach reading, this would be it! Try these tips for success in literacy.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Nice Poster Featuring Some of Dr.Seuss Lessons for Kids

rainbow editing strategy for writing

The Classroom Key: April 2014

It's all about CHOCOLATE... teaching ideas to use with The Chocolate Touch including a couple of FREEBIES

A FUN way to review antonyms and synonyms!