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Vocabulary Game: This is a cool interactive game to make vocabulary fun. This can be put into our unit for the difficult vocab on inventions and pollution

Great for the Common Core.

Strategies for Reading Longer Words - classroom wall set - This Reading Mama

FREEBIE! 60 pages to help you to implement Daily 5! .... Follow for more FREE 'too-neat-not-to-keep' literacy tools other fun teaching stuff :)

Middle School Language Arts Classroom / Hello Literacy: Reading is ... Close read thinking strategies

"Teaching Student's to Appreciate Multiple Perspectives" outlines the "Point-Counter Point" feature of our high school text, Exploring Global Issues: Social, Economic, and Environmental Interconnections. It also talks about how you can teach students to develop a complex understanding of global issues that takes multiple perspectives into consideration.

Text Features--Parts of a Newspaper Article Do this with a bit more depth with high school kids. Have them label parts with sharpies/highlighters.

Nonfiction Text Features Comparing Multiple Accounts Spice up your lessons with this Titanic Pack! Just like all of my other activity packs, these lessons are FUN, extremely high-interest, organized, RIGOROUS, and ready to teach today! Your students will: Construct an 11 page "book" in their interactive notebooks (or, there's a standalone version if you don't do notebooks) and then annotate/define all of the nonfiction text features. Click description for more info!

Anchor Chart Ideas - One Stop Teacher Shop, Teaching Resources for Upper Elementary: My Not-So-Pinteresty Anchor Charts

A collection of 40+ anchor charts from Teaching With a Mountain View for Grades 3 and up! Enjoy!

One Stop Teacher Shop: How "Paragraph of the Week" Homework Improved My Students' Writing!

An Apple For The Teacher: Roll and Retell - Building Summarizing, Communication, and Writing Skills

Tips and Tricks for Setting Up Interactive Notebooks

use a tension rod, command hooks, and binder rings to hang your anchor charts

This Is A Pretty Long List But You Will Find Useful Websites Life Hacks

This package contains four informational text resources about fun activities. Each one includes a page of informational text, a page of multiple choice questions, and a graphic organizer. The three sample pages shown are from "Coaster Chronicle." $

How To Use: 1. As a formative assessment to see if students understood a concept. 2. As a way for students to ask questions about something they didn't understand (which I can address or "tweet back" the next day) 3. As a way for students to tell the teacher something they found interesting.

10 Best Organizing Tips for the Classroom Door window shade with dowel rod and hooks. (You do need to buy or make the shade. Untie the bow, and you can quickly cover your window.

Stole the quote off Pinterest. Made my own Vistaprint.

Free Interactive Writing and Grammar Notebook

Language Arts interactive notebook ideas. Middle school but could be adapted for lower grades. This is amazing!!

Setting Up Your Classroom: 9 Practical Things You May Not Have Thought Of | Teach 4 the Heart

You can always find a flip chart but far too often you need the verbiage to ADD to the chart. Here is sound information you can use as a start to making a Parts of Speech flip chart.

I like the idea of having tickets to give to kids (inside and outside of my therapy room) when caught using goof spech to put in the "spotted bowl" for a weekly drawing.