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Five Ways to Play with Words - Word play with your kids is a fun way to engage with words in an intentional manner.

This is such a great idea! I love how it is told from the students perspective. The article gives good reasons for using TEDtalk from the teachers and students view point.

This website has clever, unique, and interesting writing prompts. Some of them are really fun!

10 Ways for Kids to Experience Poetry from Creekside Learning

Really neat (and totally FREE) e-book of language games and activities - "a fun, educational romp through the more common aspects of linguistics for kids"

Great post outlining 5 ridiculously easy ways to improve your student's writings. Will def have to implement some of these in my writing workshop!

Fun way to teach Vocabulary Words. SUCH a good idea.

Go way beyond the typical book report with these 20 great ways to get kids to interact with text...good for any grade!

Free website for kids. Type in their spelling words for the week and it creates games to help them practice the words.

Need to read. Learning shouldn't be about copying and reciting word for word

Are We Really Still Assigning Book Reports? 20 Ways to Encourage Students to Interact with Texts

Fun Review/Vocab Game I play this with my hs students all the time. I call it a "Snowball Fight." They LOVE it!

50 free, printable guided journal pages. Could encourage some kids to have fun with writing. #homeschool @TheHomeScholar

8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more | The Cornerstone

Making a Pretend Checkbook

Fun ways to group students - Free download

Cha Cha Slide...Play on the SMART board during rainy day recess! The kids will love it and it gets them moving!

ALL TEACHERS SHOULD WATCH THIS NOT JUST FOR ADHD KIDS, BUT ALL KIDS AS WELL...Celebrate Calm Teacher Training: 3 Ways To Improve Focus & Behavior. Concrete, practical, research based!

Fun grammar, literature, writing, and poetry activities for High School English

Masculine and feminine sorting spanish

Pinner says, "everyone writes the vocabulary words on index cards {or scrap} and we continue to play Swat! at their seat! They love it & they need, need, need exposure to vocabulary! I call out definitions, fill-in the blank sentences, opposites, ABC order, all sorts of things that gets their mind moving while their body is moving too!"