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Hands on Top Attention Getter

In order to establish control before beginning instruction, students need a way to stop what they are doing so they can listen out for instruction. I envision myself using different strategies, such as having students stop and put their hands on their head, clapping patterns with my hands, and counting down from five to establish control of the class before I begin instruction. This will manage the classroom by making instructions clear and saving time by not having to repeat directions.

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Writing Workshop Mentor Texts for 1st and 2nd Grade

Some great mentor texts here for narrative, informational, and opinion/persuasive writing!!

One of the most boring and banned words in classrooms is ‘went.’ There are SO many synonyms that you’re simply trying at all if you stick with the word ‘went.’ Lucky for you, there’s hundreds (literally) of other ways to express yourself using the English language.

Paragraph Reminder~ This is great for students who are beginning to write multi-paragraph narratives or essays. Simple, clear, and helpful!

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Dear Mr. Farmer ... a Persuasive Writing Activity

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