Use speech bubbles on famous paintings to get kiddos thinking/writing!

All 41 School House Rocks CLIPS for the Classroom

Students are given an answer, THEY write the question!

Students view different photo each day and make 5 observations, 5 inferences, and 5 predictions. LOVE this idea!!

Multiple meaning triangles! Tons of grammar activities aligned to the common core!

INFERENCE PICTURES~ These ads are amazing! A lot of them could be used with students when working with inference. This ad is for a sugar-free lollipop.

Create a wonder wall for students to update or add their thinking

Writing Workshop Anchor Charts

Each student was given a sticky note to use to check their paragraphs.

Use an old cd to trace center of the eye; Students draw what character sees through eyes

8 whole class journals for the students to write in. Select 8 students each week to write in one of the journals. The next week, 8 different children will be selected to write, and so on. By the time were finished, each journal should have about 25 different entries written in them. Students will be able to read what their classmates have written as well.

10 MINUTE DAILY NEWSCAST-Great for Current Events

▶ Rights Rights Baby - James Madison teaches some bored students about the Bill of Rights!

This is an authentic activity that students would relate to. They can do this about a character in their book.

Read this book without showing the pictures and have the students draw the monsters using inference.

The Literacy Shed. A collection of videos on each writing genre.

Scrabble Spelling Practice

I am poem by students...combined with art.

Oh my goodness. I am certain that this is what I want to use in my writing section for my students! Unjournaling-- a creative approach to getting kids excited about daily writing

love this : classroom timeline. It helps students remember events throughout the year.

Take a picture of students and have them make a mask for their pictures. Add a straw and have students fill out a dive into summer story. I'm thinking info on fish