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1st day- have to tweak for my freshmen. Great way to see if students are able to follow directions.

in a school daze: Following Directions

Using song lyrics to teach cause and effect in upper elementary classrooms. When students get the gist of cause and effect, take it a step further so they have to do a little bit of inferencing! Free download.

Taking risks for 21st century research skills

Taking Risks for 21st Century Research Skills |

Teaching Kids to Write Super Sentences - Strategies and free seasonal printables to encourage students to add detail to their sentences.

Teaching Kids to Write Super Sentences

Use with sentence types

mrs. prince & co.: 4 Types of Sentences flip book...and snow!

To end class

End of the Day Dismissal Checklist |

Reading Response Questions and Response Pages...perfect for monitoring comprehension during independent reading! Freebie!

Fourth and Ten: My Fourth Grade Homework Routine

INTENSE STUDY TIPS - excellent tips from a girl in college - great for kids in middle school and high school who struggle with studying and organization.


Comparing and Contrasting: Read two books to the students and fill out the chart together(headings for each section:Plot, characters, setting,...). Then use highlighters to mark the similarities and the differences. Next day make a venn diagram.

Mandy's Tips for Teachers: Comparing and Contrasting

Reading Non-Fiction File Folder Project enrichment time Make into a flip book

Looking for less 'cutsie' worksheets and handouts? Want graphically appealing and engaging resources for the middle/high school classroom?

Strategies for interactive notebooks in high school English.

The Curly Classroom: Notebook Nitty Gritty

Freebie! TONS of reminder notes for students!! ....Follow for "too-neat-not-to-keep" fun & free teaching stuff :)

This could even work with big kids - middle school - add a few more requirements (works cited, more research...)

KinderGals: Anyone Doing Any Research?

Internet Research: Searching, Selecting, and Citing Credible Sources. A Mini-unit for Grades 7-10, perfect to accompany your Expository Writing or Research Project. Technology Education, Information, 21st Century Skills.

Historical events chart

What the Teacher Wants!: History Detective Report

Multigenre Research Projects offer students product options that encourage and challenge their creativity and research capabilities. Try one and find out how much fun it is to see your students engaged in an assignment that is fun to create and to grade!

Multigenre Research Project

Writing Prompts for a Paragraph-would be great to print out, cut up and put in a jar for students to pick randomly!

Writing Prompts for a Paragraph Worksheets

Free Resource! What is an effective way to get your students thinking at a deeper level? Let me share what works well for my students! Free Resource for your classroom! Rachel Lynette has my idea posted on her blog! 1. Lesson Plans for any book (2 pages) 2. List of Character Traits for student notebooks (2 pages) 3. Possible Themes poster or printable 4. Evidence Web 5. Critique Questions (2 pages) 6. Reasoning Web 7. Example questions 8. Book Response Reasoning Printable ROCKIN RESOURCES

Rock with Us is a fun and engaging way to improve fluency, depth of connection and comprehension. Students read repeatedly on-line with the rapper/rocker to gain fluency. As students memorize more text and become familiar (which is actually fun), the question level increases and really pushes understanding. Plus, all 3 levels of quizzes are immediately graded for you:) Saves time and improves scores. Whaaaaat?

Classroom Games for Middle School Language Arts | eHow

Great methods for Middle School or High School level English!

Classroom Strategies | Resources for educators of kids in grades 4-12 |

**Free** Lead Sentence Chart For Narrative, Opinion, and Informational Text Writing

Reading improves test scores! — click to download the poster.