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FREE - Do you let students "Read Around the Room" during daily independent reading time? This bulletin board display idea was passed on to me from a colleague and it's a lifesaver during Reading Workshop so I want to share it with you too! Simply print, l

Great First Lines in Literature -- I love doing bulletin boards to promote books. This was an "interactive" bulletin board. The first line of the book was on the front cover - you lift the flap to see the book title and author. My favorite first line: "Countess Judith kept her husband's head in a box." From "The GleeMaiden" by Hamilton. Wrap books on display with brown paper and the printed line.

August Early Finishers: Choice Board {Intermediate}

Writers Workshop Poster: 100 Colorful Words to Use in Place of "Said"

Handout or mini-poster on colorful words writers can use instead of "said." Students can put the b&w version in their writing notebooks for reference.


Literably in the classroom - a free app that does running records for you! So excited this works - what a time saver.

How to Know Your Students Are Reading Each Night. Great ideas to keep students accountable for reading logs!

Genius Time/Passion Hour/Research Brainstorming

Getting started with Genius Time, Passion Hour, Time, or whatever you call it? For some students, it can be challenging for them to find something they're interested in researching. This page helps students with the brainstorming process. Enjoy!

How to motivate your students to read?

Flashlight Friday - Use finger lights during independent reading! www.rachelatalldr...