author study corner

Author Study- love the idea of always keeping an active author study. There are so many great authors to introduce to kids. These are great to set up after a read aloud so students can see more of the author's writings. {Image only}

I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids

One day, third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to fill-in-the-blank in this sentence: "I wish my teacher knew _____." The results astounded her. Some answers were humorous, others were

This week we were learning a few prefixes and suffixes! We introduced the lesson with an anchor chart.      Here is a super cute flipchart I...

Prefixes and Suffixes Interactive Journal ideas. Did you know that the CCSS specifically include Greek and Latin root study?

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Week A Literate Life: Lots of Reading & Writing Resources, including Anchor Charts - Use this idea for synonym & antonym notes/examples

Mrs. Robinson's Classroom Blog: Classroom Photos

The FACE of a Reader bulletin board Asking Questions While We Read Classroom Jobs Display Daily Schedule, Weekly Words, an.

Practice that feels like play. Get the K12 app that teachers use.  IXL’s free tablet app is here to make math and language arts practice fun and engaging for kids everywhere. Boasting all the functionality of the IXL website as well as a host of unique tablet-only features, it’s practice that feels like play. Download the teacher-approved K-12 app for free on iPad, Android and Kindle.

Practice that feels like play. Get the app that teachers use. IXL’s free tablet app is here to make math and language arts practice fun and engaging for kids everywhere. Boasting all the functionality of the IXL website as well as a host of unique ta

5 Learning Target Signs for the basic subjects: reading, writing, math, science and social studies. Display these signs and write your learning target underneath. A learning target helps students grasp the lesson's purpose--why it is crucial to learn this chunk of information, on this day, and in this way.

Learning Targets for your "I Can" Statements

5 Learning Target Signs for the basic subjects: reading, writing, math, science and social studies. Display these signs and write your learning target underneath. A learning target helps students grasp the lesson's purpose--why it is crucial to learn this

Students could suggest one book per month to another student. Go ahead and write students name in to, so every student gets a suggestion :)

peer book recommendations - fun idea for beginning of the year, too - maybe a book you read over the summer. Also, could do this with peer music recommendations. I could restrict to certain genres or artistic periods.

I use this for summarizing with my 3rd graders, as well as "CWBME, that's what summary means to me" (Characters, When/Where, Beginning, Middle, End).  This website seems to have a lot of neat teaching ideas.

One of my favorite ways to teach summary. Summarization anchor chart- did this in summer school and it really helped!

Little Lovely Leaders: Classroom Complete!

Little Lovely Leaders: Classroom Complete!-this has real job titles for classroom grade classroom but could be adapted for other grades-very clever

Interactive Reading Notebooks

Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks ~ Teaching Literary Elements with Common Core Alignment for Grades Links to other grade level Reading Notebook packets.

Literacy & Math Ideas: Using Interactive Common Core Reading Journals to Teach Theme

Using venn diagram for theme/main idea. Literacy & Math Ideas: Using Interactive Common Core Reading Journals to Teach Theme

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