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10 Memory Tricks for Elementary Students (or I think this would help any age student!)

10 Memory Tricks for Elementary Students (or I think this would help any age student!I'm kind of the bizarre story kind of teacher. I have to come up with these to help me remember:)

School week form for teachers to evaluate carryover of correct productions.  Simple to use as it asks for a rating of "yes" or "no" each morning or...

Classroom Articulation Report

This packet includes comprehension and vocabulary for all ten chapters of Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne which is in the Magic Tree House Series. Answering "wh" questions, synonyms and antonyms are the focus of this comprehension packet.

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

The Literary Maven: 13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Use the short story, “The Black Cat” by American Gothic/Dark Romantic writer Edgar Allan Poe, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis, get them thinking deeply about the text, and provide opportunities for real-world connections via an actual newspaper article/activity detailing a similar crime.

Black Cat, Edgar Allan Poe gothic short story w/non-fiction & multimedia,CCSS

Use the short story, “The Black Cat” by American Gothic/Dark Romantic writer Edgar Allan Poe, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis, get them thinking deeply about the text, and provide opportunities for real-world connections via an actual newspaper article/activity detailing a similar crime.

Using movie shorts in the classroom can be very engaging. Guide your students to make inferences using a Pixar short. The post includes two free graphic organizers to help your students! Perfect to use for any book or video.

Cassie Dahl: Teaching and Technology

Inferences Using movie shorts in the classroom can be very engaging. Guide your students to make inferences using a Pixar short. The post includes two free graphic organizers to help your students! Perfect to use for any book or video.

How to Develop the Situational Awareness of Jason Bourne

How to Develop the Situational Awareness

How to Develop the Situational Awareness of Jason Bourne There’s a scene at the beginning of The Bourne Identity where the film’s protagonist is sitting in a diner, trying to figure out who he is and why he ha

Pigeon: Impossible Wordless film. Great for inferring right from the get go...Infer the setting, the profession of the man, what might happen, character feelings based on actions and expressions...really good.

Inference Video: Pigeon Impossible - wordless film for inferring setting, the profession of the man, what might happen, character feelings based on actions and expressions

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