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    So cute. Students create a dictionary entry using their names. The definitions are descriptions of themselves and then students put the class in abc and add guide words to the top.

    Take time to reflect on student learning and create “Mindset Moments.” These small moments used to reflect on growing as a learner benefit not just those who share, but every student in your class.

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

    ‘Who I Am’ graphic information sheet, for getting to know my students. DIRECT LINK

    self portrait- awesome idea for open house.

    Read the book "There" to help students create their overall goals for the school year.

    How to Motivate Your Students

    Keeping track of those who have turned in work and who have not. Have a list of the students' names and cross them out when the kids turn in their work. So simple!

    Thick & Thin Questions

    I have the students do this weekly and created a scoring Guide for it! The thinking when reading that is taking place is awesome! The thinking stems hel kids and parents equally! Love it -l. Elliott

    Students find their new group by finding the puzzle pieces that fit together. (You could use this idea on the first day of school as well as throughout the year... anytime you're changing teams.)

    ~Bulletin Board.... I would add student writing on an index card with perhaps why they chose that cover to make it more student centered. Love the idea. *

    Great for teaching Characterization in reading unit. Have students create words about themselves with silhouettes or portraits!

    Whole class journals. Everyone writes in them on the topic you have on the front. They get to read each others writing.

    Great visual of what students can do at a Writing Center...Love this Idea!

    Mystery Person. End of the Year Activity. Teacher makes up a small description about every student and see if the class can guess who everyone is

    give this poem to students on the last day of school along with a little gift {pictures or a slideshow video of class pictures from the school year}

    Show Not Tell Lesson-(For descriptive writing) Read this blog entry to learn how this teacher helps students understand "Show Not Tell"

    To teach my kids questioning I created book marks with space to record student generated question.

    Cute idea to motivate students to write

    Missing Work on a class calendar. Students take their post-it off and attach it to their late work. Good idea