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    Use this mini clip chart to manage students’ blurting out! This is a great visual reminder for students to remember to raise their hands and stop blurting out!

    When the light's on, students may not talk to you. What a FABULOUS idea! Perfect for guided reading or math groups.

    COOL trick for teaching your students the difference between talking and whispering. This is a great classroom management trick!

    Each time a student BLURTS out loud without raising hand they have to take one down. Last person to have all 3 gets rewarded!

    7/1/12: This blog talks a lot about how this teacher uses only 1 IPad in the classroom. This could be useful if I could get one to use in my classroom!

    Your students will love editing the letters that Shadow writes for them each day. She is looking for a quiet place to sleep. Do you have one for her in your classroom? $

    These 72 differentiated literacy sentence starters will help your students develop the necessary communication skills to discuss books in meaningful ways. These cards can be used to focus student discussions during Turn and Talk and partnership times. They may also be used as sentence starters in literacy journals. I've included 4 blank cards for you in case you'd like to add your own sentence starters.

    Students will love this Alphabet Picture Book.

    • Popplet is a tool to capture and organize your ideas • Students use Popplet for learning • Used as a mind-map, Popplet helps students think and learn visually • Students can capture facts, thoughts, and images and learn to create relationships between them

    A way for students to keep up with their make-up work.

    An encouraging little report card...

    Scamper will help your students learn editing and letter writing skills. Children love to read and edit the letters that she writes to them each day for a month. A great way to make daily oral language fun for your students.

    Designate one student as the “Ask Me” student who can answer the questions of other students while you’re busy assisting others. | 37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

    Make learning fun and engaging by sending your students on a novel scavenger hunt using sticky notes with printed questions on them! $

    Using Weekly Letter Writing as homework! Perfect way to encourage students to write and learn more about each other.

    Area and perimeter robots! A fun math craft that students LOVE!

    You'll wish you knew about these organization and decoration ideas sooner.

    Literary devices interactive dictionary... Help students explore figurative language with fun, engaging activities! Grades 5-8

    that's smart!

    Lol, Leave it on a day that you don't tell your students you will be absent. Students would love this!!