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5 Engineering Challenges with Clothespins, Binder Clips, and Craft Sticks

5 Engineering Challenges with Clothespins, Binder Clips, and Craft Sticks. Awesome STEM activity for kids!

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.

After defining inferencing to my kiddos, I showed them my bag and began to pull out its contents. I explained that they were going to make inferences about me based on what was inside. This was a great way to kick off our weekly skill, and they did a great job with it.

Words Commonly Used to Describe Sounds

The trick is to not use them in their stereotypical way. Ex: "A hard knot clutched at her throat as the little orphan mewed closer, a dirty hand outstretched."