Close reading must be stretched over several lessons to truly dive deep into each short text with annotation, text-dependent questions for purpose, discussions, and analysis. This post breaks down what should be done over the course of three days with one poem.
I can tell in the first 5 minutes of any class, how well that lesson is going to be received. Here are 5 simple way to make sure that those first few minutes engage students.
How do I get this student to pay attention? What can I do meet the needs of my students with special needs in my classroom? This student is so far behind, what can I do? I’m worried about this student who isn’t in special education. What should I do? Answers to these important questions!
Very Short Stories for High School & Middle School
Ideas by Jivey shares through video and free activities how to use one book (What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins) to teach science, reading, and writing standards in first and second grades! Using mentor texts can truly cover so many st
Sharing Sunday: Figurative Language Ideas for November
Classroom management is critical for creating and maintaining a positive learning environment. Students of all ages - even middle school and high school - thrive on structure. Read this post to read about the foundation for my classroom culture and the