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Popcorn Review Activity: Students pick a yellow or white piece of paper with a review problem. See which group can finish their "popcorn" first! Containers can sometimes be found for $1 at Target's dollar section

Place Value Partners Game - Battleship-style game that can be adapted for any grade 2 through 5. This is a great review from Patty of 2nd in Line who shares how she used it with her students. Love all the classroom photos! $

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4-14-40 Method

Robert Marzano, a guru of vocabulary instruction, tells us that the bright kids need about 4 exposures to a word to own it, average students need about 14, and our struggling students need at least 40. Strategies for the classroom

"Would You Like A Synonym With That" Synonym Word Wall- This display would be a great way to get students to expand their vocabulary by visually seeing the different words they can use or by adding more synonyms to the wall.

[LANGUE - grammaire classe grammaticales] Flipbook. This needs to be done the first week of school!

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How to get students to follow directions the first time

Fantastic tips to help students follow directions so you don't have to repeat yourself a million times. The magic word idea is a great technique to try.

One student reads a word while two other students race to try to smack the bug with the corresponding word. Could do with math problems as well. OR We could use Vocabulary words and read the definitions OR we could use Editor marks

1.) Tape a name of a celebrity, teacher in the school, or tv character on each students back. Their job is to figure out who they are! 2.) Teach them how to ask… “What am I like?” and phrases like “I know that already”, “What else?” and, of course..”YOU ARE _______” could be used for inferencing This would be good to use for academic vocabulary

A fun vocabulary activity to get your students to use more exciting words in their writing.