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    Sentence vs sentence fragments anchor chart (picture only)

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    5 Tips for Making Research Meaningful to Students

    Short stories for middle school classroom. I agree with all except "Young Goodman Brown"--that's a little advanced for middle school kids

    Literature black paper on your classroom wall....have students write with silver Sharpie quotes that they love as you/they read throughout the year.

    A Classroom Poetry Peek into how one teacher and her class celebrate poetry with a Poet-Tree along with a poem about a "Worm's Wish." .

    Use to teach inferencing/drawing conclusions

    Text Proof for Stone Soup….Great to use with any book!

    Middle School Door Decorating Ideas | ... School #bulletinboard.... should be in every high school/middle school

    Student-led reading groups in an upper elementary classroom. This contains a self-assessment piece (FREEBIE!)

    How to Start Writers Workshop

    Tried it Tuesday: Mentor Sentences in Middle School great post - Try this with the upper grades!!!

    September is here and so is a new Writer's Workshop! This is an exciting year for our students. They take the knowledge of beginning, middle and end stories and begin to truly craft a creative per...

    Good Writers...

    This is really good stuff -- all kinds of Writing Workshop lessons, SMART Board resources, showing/not telling, etc.

    I Map

    I really enjoy reading this blog! She has a ton of ideas for reading and writing notebooks

    writing expectations & TONS more anchor charts!!! REally loving these for next year!!!